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    RFE/RL: Majlis Podcast: Who Would Help Defend Central Asia From Insecurity In Afghanistan?
    May15

    RFE/RL: Majlis Podcast: Who Would Help Defend Central Asia From Insecurity In Afghanistan?

    These are certainly tense times for security officials in Central Asia. Barely halfway through this spring, the violence in northern Afghanistan, in provinces just across the border from Central Asia, has already reached levels not seen since the late 1990s. The April 21 attack on a military base in Balkh Province, just across the border from...

    Ransomware Attack Could Wreak Greater Chaos as Companies Re-Boot
    May15

    Ransomware Attack Could Wreak Greater Chaos as Companies Re-Boot

    (TOKYO) — Global cyber chaos is spreading Monday as companies boot up computers at work following the weekend’s worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack. The extortion scheme has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear. The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers...

    Higher prices dent Putin’s sky-high popularity: paper
    May15

    Higher prices dent Putin’s sky-high popularity: paper

    Russians’ concern about rising prices has eroded President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings but these remain extremely high, the daily Vedomosti reported on Friday. It cited a poll by the Public Opinion Foundation as showing that 72 percent of Russians would have voted for Putin in August, down from 76 percent in May. Another poll,...

    Russia mainly bombing Syria insurgents, not Islamic State
    May15

    Russia mainly bombing Syria insurgents, not Islamic State

    Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting. Washington, which is leading its own air campaign against Islamic State, says Moscow has been using its campaign as a pretext to hit other groups opposed to Russia’s ally,...

    Corbyn’s sect betray Labour’s proud foreign policy traditions
    May15

    Corbyn’s sect betray Labour’s proud foreign policy traditions

    A noble tradition of liberal internationalism has pumped blood to the heart of the Labour Party since its foundation. It is an essential part of the Labour story. As a biographer of Clement Attlee, I can testify to that skein running through Labour history like an arterial vein. It was the British Labour Party that was most enthused by Woodrow...

    EUROVISION 2017 IN KYIV: PORTUGAL TRIUMPHS
    May15

    EUROVISION 2017 IN KYIV: PORTUGAL TRIUMPHS

    Final. Portugal won the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in impressive style, sealing victory with both the jury vote and the popular vote. In a field of much pumping beats and pyrotechnics, Salvador Sobral secured victory for his nation for t…(Фінал. Переможцем 62-го міжнародного пісенного конкурсу “Євробачення-2017» став...

    Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek’s start
    May15

    Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek’s start

    LONDON (AP) — Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they’re victims of a global “ransomware” cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear. A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by...

    Washington’s political chaos is a good return on investment for Moscow
    May15

    Washington’s political chaos is a good return on investment for Moscow

    Russia has yet to collect much of what it hoped for from the Trump administration, including the lifting of US sanctions and recognition of its annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Ukraine on the spot for massive $264 Million arms sale to South Sudan
    May15

    Ukraine on the spot for massive $264 Million arms sale to South Sudan

    Tweet By: JOSEPH ODUHA in Juba, THE EASTAFRICAN, May/14/2017, SSN; The United Nations has accused Ukraine of supplying weapons to South Sudan against an international embargo. A report by the UN Panel of experts (PoE) monitoring the international compliance with the arms embargo on South Sudan, disclosed that Ukraine was supplying weapons that...

    Poland’s WWII museum under political bombardment
    May15

    Poland’s WWII museum under political bombardment

    GDAŃSK, Poland — So sure was the staff of Poland’s new Museum of the Second World War that the country’s government would not like it, that it was advertised with the slogan, “See it before they close it.” They were right to be wary of the government’s reaction. Since the museum opened its...