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    Hard lessons for Energy Dept., power sector after Ukraine hack (+video)
    May13

    Hard lessons for Energy Dept., power sector after Ukraine hack (+video)

    At a Passcode event Thursday, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall said the unprecedented cyberattack in Ukraine provides valuable lessons for the US power industry. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Is There a Hillary Doctrine?
    May13

    Is There a Hillary Doctrine?

    It has seemed to me, for as long as I’ve been watching Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama make foreign and national-security policy, that the differences in outlook and approach between the two of them are fundamental and dramatic. I would call these differences profound, but I don’t want to be accused of hyperbole. It is not just that...

    Verkhovna Rada approves Lutsenko as Ukraine’s procurator general
    May13

    Verkhovna Rada approves Lutsenko as Ukraine’s procurator general

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on May 12 to approve the president’s nomination of Yuriy Lutsenko as procurator general. He will be expected to accomplish what his three post-Euro-Maidan predecessors failed to do: prosecute and convict corrupt key state officials, both past and present. Mr. Lutsenko’s election came after the...

    Roundtable discusses legacy and lessons of Chornobyl
    May13

    Roundtable discusses legacy and lessons of Chornobyl

    WASHINGTON – A roundtable discussion commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster was held at the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) on April 26. The panelists were Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S.; Mykola Riabchuk, a prominent Ukrainian writer and literary critic; and Nadia McConnell, USUF president. Ms....

    How Conservatives Can Save the EU
    May13

    How Conservatives Can Save the EU

    If the critics and proponents of European integration can agree on one thing, it is that the European Union has seen better days. “Not only has [Europe] not recovered from its post-2008 cold,” says President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, “beset by multiplying crises, it is now on the verge of developing pneumonia.” The...

    Crimea Realities Chief Welcomes Unblocking Of Website
    May13

    Crimea Realities Chief Welcomes Unblocking Of Website

    The chief of RFE/RL’s Krym.Realii or Crimea Realities, says Russian authorities have unblocked access to the news website. On May 12, the de facto prosecutor of Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, announced that Russia’s media regulator, Roskomnadzor, had decided to shut down the site. The website’s chief, Volodymyr Prytula, said in...

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl
    May13

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl

    The plane was shot down by a missile over eastern Ukraine in July 2014. The couple wrote the birth ‘is a testament to our belief that love is stronger than hate’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl
    May13

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl

    Maslin Family handout, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade via AP SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian couple whose three children were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine two years ago has welcomed a new baby, saying the birth has given them faith that love trumps hate. Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris,...

    Ukraine seeks armed police mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk
    May13

    Ukraine seeks armed police mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Ukraine is asking for an international armed police mission under Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) auspices, to be deployed in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. Russia and its local proxies hold the monopoly on military presence and policing in that part of Ukraine. And Russia holds veto power in the OSCE...

    Police mission in Ukraine’s east: An OSCE milestone?
    May13

    Police mission in Ukraine’s east: An OSCE milestone?

    Ukraine wants the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to consider deploying an international, armed police mission in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. The declared rationale is to provide security for elections that might be staged in that territory under the Minsk armistice – elections that Ukraine deems...