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    U.S. To Move Forward With $1 Billion Loan Guarantee For Ukraine
    May14

    U.S. To Move Forward With $1 Billion Loan Guarantee For Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Biden told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the United States will move forward with a third loan guarantee agreement to support reforms against corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US-Nordic Summit Takes on Russian Aggression
    May14

    US-Nordic Summit Takes on Russian Aggression

    President Barack Obama said Friday that an agreement between the U.S. and five Nordic nations to increase cooperation in the face of rising Russian aggression is an effort to ensure that “smaller nations are not bullied by larger nations.” The president hosted the leaders of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland at the White House...

    Germany Accuses Russia of Being Behind Parliament Cyberattack
    May14

    Germany Accuses Russia of Being Behind Parliament Cyberattack

    Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says Russia was likely behind a cyberattack on Germany’s lower house of parliament last year, which forced its computer system to be temporarily shut down. The BfV intelligence agency said a group known as Sofacy, or APT 28, was behind the parliament cyberattack and said it has indications that...

    Belarus capital Minsk receives first Limmud Jewish learning event
    May14

    Belarus capital Minsk receives first Limmud Jewish learning event

    (JTA) — Hundreds of Jews from across Belarus gathered in the capital Minsk for its first Limmud conference, a festival of Jewish learning that also drew visitors from Israel to the isolated country in Eastern Europe. Approximately 750 people came to the three-day event’s opening session Friday, organized by Limmud FSU together with...

    Ukraine hackers name thousands of journalists
    May14

    Ukraine hackers name thousands of journalists

    The list included reporters from the BBC, ‘USA TODAY,’ CNN, the ‘New York Times’ and Al Jazeera. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia is pinning its Eurovision hopes on a gay-friendly singer who spurns its Crimean policy
    May14

    Russia is pinning its Eurovision hopes on a gay-friendly singer who spurns its Crimean policy

    For Russia’s leaders, Eurovision is no minor frivolity. When Russia won the contest for the first time in 2008, Vladimir Putin himself made a surprise entrance at one of the rehearsals, to reinforce the music competition’s priority status in bringing Russia’s cultural ascendance to the world. And when Azerbaijan didn’t...

    European Missile Defense Sites: Rolling Back the Russian Bear
    May13

    European Missile Defense Sites: Rolling Back the Russian Bear

    Dan Goure Missile Defenses, Europe It is a good thing when Washington refuses to be intimidated by the thugs in the Kremlin. Today marks the first significant setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assault on Europe. For more than two years, Russia has been on the march in Europe and elsewhere, undermining the political and economic...

    Duma to Restrict Foreign Travel for Russians
    May13

    Duma to Restrict Foreign Travel for Russians

    A package of “counterterrorism bills” was approved by the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament at its first reading today. The bills seek to amend the Russian Criminal Code by adding severe punishments for promoting terrorism and extremist activities. Earlier this week, the Kremlin had recommended to the Duma that it pass these bills. If—or...

    Russian TV Doesn’t Get Ukraine’s Eurovision Entry
    May13

    Russian TV Doesn’t Get Ukraine’s Eurovision Entry

    Ukraine’s Eurovision entry has reached the finals with a song about the suffering of Crimean Tatars forcibly deported under Josef Stalin. But seen through the prism of Russian state media, the song has a very different meaning. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amid Russian Aggression, Nordic States Determined To Maintain Sanctions After Obama White House Meeting
    May13

    Amid Russian Aggression, Nordic States Determined To Maintain Sanctions After Obama White House Meeting

    The leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden had one nation on their minds while attending a summit at the White House on Friday — Russia — and its airspace violations and aggressive posturing. While meeting with President Barack Obama, the leaders all agreed on the need to maintain sanctions against Russia following the illegal...