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    Global Growth the ‘Urgent Priority’, G-7 Leaders Conclude
    May27

    Global Growth the ‘Urgent Priority’, G-7 Leaders Conclude

    Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthiest economies called global growth their “urgent priority” and expressed concern about North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes as their summit in Japan came to a close Friday. A final statement of the meeting addressed broad issues facing the global economy while glossing over a difference of...

    Pilot’s Release Seen Unlikely to Aid Russia’s Relations With West
    May27

    Pilot’s Release Seen Unlikely to Aid Russia’s Relations With West

    Both the Kremlin and some of its opponents expressed doubt Thursday that the freeing of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in exchange for two Russian servicemen captured in eastern Ukraine will dramatically improve relations between Russia and Ukraine and its Western allies. “The return of our guys to Moscow and the pardoning of Savchenko...

    L. TODD WOOD: Markets return a negative verdict on Obama’s Russian sanctions
    May27

    L. TODD WOOD: Markets return a negative verdict on Obama’s Russian sanctions

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: The Obama administration pushed sanctions against Russia for its illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine in 2014 and for the Kremlin’s backing of separatists in eastern Ukraine that continues to this day. The goal was to punish Russia for its actions, and to paraphrase President Obama, “to …...

    Hillary Clinton Tried to Push Fracking on Other Nations When She Was Secretary of State, New Emails Reveal
    May27

    Hillary Clinton Tried to Push Fracking on Other Nations When She Was Secretary of State, New Emails Reveal

    Under Clinton, the State Department saw Poland as a “laboratory for testing whether U.S. success in developing shale gas can be repeated in a different country.” Emails obtained byThe Intercept from the State Department reveal new details of Hillary Clinton’s behind-the-scenes efforts to export fracking—a controversial drilling...

    U.N. Suspends Torture Inquiry in Ukraine
    May26

    U.N. Suspends Torture Inquiry in Ukraine

    Agency investigators left the country a day early after being denied access to sites under control of the domestic intelligence agency, the team’s leader said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Two Ukrainians Accused Of Fighting In Chechen War Sentenced By Russia To Lengthy Prison Terms
    May26

    Two Ukrainians Accused Of Fighting In Chechen War Sentenced By Russia To Lengthy Prison Terms

    MOSCOW — A Russian court Thursday sentenced two Ukrainians to at least 20 years each in jail for allegedly fighting alongside Chechen rebels against Russian troops in the 1990s. Ukraine considers Stanislav Klikh and Nikolai Karpyukh political prisoners and has demanded their release. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukroboronprom speeding up BTR-4 rollout
    May26

    Ukroboronprom speeding up BTR-4 rollout

    Geoff ZiezulewiczKIEV, Ukraine, May 26 (UPI) — Ukrainian defense concern Ukroboronprom announced it is speeding up production of the BTR-4 armored personnel carrier. …read more Source: United Press...

    Cyber attacks against our critical infrastructure are likely to increase
    May26

    Cyber attacks against our critical infrastructure are likely to increase

    This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The threat of more cyber attacks is very real, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The number of cyber attacks that target industrial control systems for automated industrial machines has been on the rise,...

    WHO: Hundreds of Health Care Workers Killed in Attacks Worldwide
    May26

    WHO: Hundreds of Health Care Workers Killed in Attacks Worldwide

    A new report from the World Health Organization says nearly 1,000 health care workers have been killed and more than 1,500 wounded in 19 countries with emergencies and that many of the incidents were intentional. This first effort to consolidate and analyze data on attacks on health care in emergency settings around the world sheds light on the...

    Prisoner swap brings home Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ hero pilot
    May26

    Prisoner swap brings home Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ hero pilot

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko was returned Wednesday after two years as a captive in Russia, a homecoming with important political ramifications at home and abroad. …read more Source: Christian Science...