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    Ukraine Kidnappers Free Bitcoin Analyst After $1 Million Ransom Paid
    Dec30

    Ukraine Kidnappers Free Bitcoin Analyst After $1 Million Ransom Paid

    Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday. Pavel Lerner, a leading analyst and expert in blockchains, or decentralized public ledgers, was abducted by unknown...

    American Elections Remain Unprotected
    Dec29

    American Elections Remain Unprotected

    Two weeks before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the U.S. intelligence community released a declassified version of its report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. It detailed the activities of a network of hackers who infiltrated voting systems and stole documents from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary...

    America and the Great Abdication
    Dec28

    America and the Great Abdication

    When great powers fade, as they inevitably must, it’s normally for one of two reasons. Some powers exhaust themselves through overreach abroad, underinvestment at home, or a mixture of the two. This was the case for the Soviet Union. Other powers lose their privileged position with the emergence of new, stronger powers. This describes what...

    Left-wing sites got trolled by Russians too: The strange saga of “Alice Donovan”
    Dec28

    Left-wing sites got trolled by Russians too: The strange saga of “Alice Donovan”

    (Credit: Getty Images) It has become well known over the past year that various Russian agents conducted an online propaganda campaign to promote the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump. But it is worth noting that while Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump may have some common ideological and personal similarities (such as their...

    Russia-Backed Separatists Pardon Prisoners In Step Toward Planned Swap With Ukraine
    Dec27

    Russia-Backed Separatists Pardon Prisoners In Step Toward Planned Swap With Ukraine

    The leader of Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk has pardoned 74 Ukrainian prisoners as part of a major prisoner exchange that will take place between the two sides of the conflict on December 27. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World briefs: US decision to arm Ukraine angers Russian leaders, who warn of escalation
    Dec27

    World briefs: US decision to arm Ukraine angers Russian leaders, who warn of escalation

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s long-delayed decision to provide Ukraine with defensive lethal weapons signaled a new willingness to oppose Russian intervention in its neighbor, but has made European allies nervous that a recent hike in fighting could escalate. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    ‘It doesn’t look like the war will end. No one wants it to’: This is the longest European conflict since the Second World War
    Dec27

    ‘It doesn’t look like the war will end. No one wants it to’: This is the longest European conflict since the Second World War

    More than 10,300 people have been killed since war broke out between the Ukrainian government and separatists heavily backed by Russia in 2014 …read more Source: Vancouver...

    U.S. decision to provide anti-tank missiles to Ukraine angers Russian leaders
    Dec27

    U.S. decision to provide anti-tank missiles to Ukraine angers Russian leaders

    President Trump’s long-delayed decision to provide Ukraine with defensive lethal weapons signaled a new willingness to oppose Russian intervention in its neighbor, but has made European allies nervous that a recent hike in fighting could escalate. The State Department said Friday that the administration… …read more Source: Los...

    Trump Sends Tank-Killing Missile To Fight Russia in Ukraine, But What Can It Do?
    Dec27

    Trump Sends Tank-Killing Missile To Fight Russia in Ukraine, But What Can It Do?

    A move that has angered the Kremlin and signifies the U.S. government’s escalating involvement in the conflict. …read more Source:...

    UK Navy: Russian ships encroach on British waters
    Dec27

    UK Navy: Russian ships encroach on British waters

    By Michael Birnbaum | Washington Post BRUSSELS – British ships and a helicopter were dispatched over the Christmas holiday weekend to track an “upsurge” of Russian naval vessels passing near British waters, the British Navy said Tuesday, as British and NATO leaders warn of Russian naval activity at levels unseen since the Cold War. At least four...