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    Pro-Russia Authorities Detain Four Crimean Tatars Suspected Of Terrorism
    May12

    Pro-Russia Authorities Detain Four Crimean Tatars Suspected Of Terrorism

    Russia-backed Crimean authorities have detained four Crimean Tatars suspected of terrorism, a charge denied by Tatar activists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hackers Try to Attack Merkel’s Party, Security Consultants Say
    May12

    Hackers Try to Attack Merkel’s Party, Security Consultants Say

    A group of hackers that cybersecurity experts say targets critics of the Russian government has been trying since April to attack the computer systems of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party, a security research firm said on Wednesday. Researchers at Trend Micro said the hackers, called Pawn Storm, appear to be...

    Why Parag Khanna’s “Connectivity” Doesn’t Quite Connect
    May12

    Why Parag Khanna’s “Connectivity” Doesn’t Quite Connect

    This review appeared first in The New York Journal of Books. Donald Trump must be punching himself for not locking up the rights to the title of Parag Khanna’s second book in the trilogy that Connectography now completes. Khanna’s previous tome carried the truly Trumpian title: How to Run the World. His latest is a 466-page...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Contestant Sings Of Crimea’s Revival
    May12

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Contestant Sings Of Crimea’s Revival

    Representing Ukraine, Jamala is the first ever Crimean Tatar singer to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest. Before qualifying for the May 12 semifinals in Stockholm, Jamala said her performance symbolizes the need for a revival in Ukraine and Crimea. Titled 1944, her song is about Josef Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central...

    The Morning Vertical, May 12, 2016
    May12

    The Morning Vertical, May 12, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access To RFE/RL’s Crimea Website
    May12

    Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access To RFE/RL’s Crimea Website

    Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL’s Crimea news website, Krym.Realii. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The US Is Switching On An $800 Missile Defense System In Eastern Europe
    May12

    The US Is Switching On An $800 Missile Defense System In Eastern Europe

    The United States switches on an $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, a step it sees as vital to defend itself and Europe from so-called rogue states, but which the Kremlin says is aimed at countering Russia’s nuclear capabilities in the event of war.At the remote Deveselu air base in Romania, senior US and NATO officials...

    The Daily Vertical: Insults, Mockery, And Lies
    May12

    The Daily Vertical: Insults, Mockery, And Lies

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. To Switch On $800 Million Missile Shield Over Europe
    May12

    U.S. To Switch On $800 Million Missile Shield Over Europe

    DEVESELU, Romania, May 12 (Reuters) – The United States will switch on a $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, part of an umbrella from Greenland to the Azores against Iranian rockets that Russia aims to knock out its nuclear weapons.At the remote Deveselu air base in Romania, senior U.S. and NATO officials will declare...

    US to Switch On European Missile Shield Despite Russian Alarm
    May12

    US to Switch On European Missile Shield Despite Russian Alarm

    The United States’ European missile defense shield goes live on Thursday almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite Russian warnings that the West is threatening the peace in central Europe. Amid high Russia-West tension, U.S. and NATO officials will declare operational the shield at a remote...