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    The New Front In Cybersecurity: How to prevent hackers from taking down critical infrastructure
    May05

    The New Front In Cybersecurity: How to prevent hackers from taking down critical infrastructure

    BI IntelligenceOn December 23, 2015, hackers took down the power grid in a region of Western Ukraine, triggering the first blackout ever caused by a cyber attack. This attack was part of a broader trend, as hackers are increasingly exploring ways to target critical infrastructure like power grids, transportation systems, hydroelectric dams, and...

    Concerts: Want to dance? Our 13 picks of the week
    May05

    Concerts: Want to dance? Our 13 picks of the week

    A great deal and a great show are good ways to start the weekend, and it’s only $5 to see L.A. post-punk band Corners play House of Targ on Thursday. The morose pop band is obviously, and literally, influenced by the seminal Joy Division, but Corners songs vary, made intriguing by lighter and heavier touches of incongruous surf rock sounds...

    Analysts: Russia Cynical on Syria, Goal is International Prestige
    May05

    Analysts: Russia Cynical on Syria, Goal is International Prestige

    As the United States and Russia struggle to cement a cease-fire in Syria that includes the embattled city of Aleppo, the Syrian military under President Bashar al-Assad indicated it would be a temporary extension. Syrian rebels accuse Russia of using artillery to support the two-week assault. But while Assad clearly wants to conquer Aleppo, the...

    The Morning Vertical, May 5, 2016
    May05

    The Morning Vertical, May 5, 2016

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

    Belarusian Who Fought Against Ukraine Separatists Jailed
    May05

    Belarusian Who Fought Against Ukraine Separatists Jailed

    A Belarusian national accused of fighting alongside Ukraine’s extremist Right Sector has been sentenced by a district court in Minsk to five years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF To Visit Kyiv To Review Reform Program
    May05

    IMF To Visit Kyiv To Review Reform Program

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will send a mission to Kyiv from May 10 to May 18 to review whether the new Ukrainian government’s reform program is sufficient to restore disbursements from a $17.5 billion bailout loan. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Springtime In The Tunnel Of Love
    May05

    Springtime In The Tunnel Of Love

    Near the Ukrainian village of Klevan, a humble train has created a tree tunnel that draws visitors from around the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Takes Action Against Slacker Members of Parliament
    May05

    Putin Takes Action Against Slacker Members of Parliament

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree which allows parties and committees to suspend lawmakers for non-attendance to parliamentary sessions, according to Russia’s official law archive website. The new regulation means members of parliament can be stripped of their mandate if their fellow members believe they have been...

    Consumer Confidence Tanking in Russia and Other CIS Countries, Surveys Indicate
    May05

    Consumer Confidence Tanking in Russia and Other CIS Countries, Surveys Indicate

    Image: Russian Matroshka. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Russian consumer confidence is the worst in a decade in one recent survey, and near the low-water mark in another. In addition, the Russian public is becoming exhausted with having to count kopeks and go without, according to experts commenting on the situation. Consumer confidence that is...

    Contemplating War in Europe
    May05

    Contemplating War in Europe

    During one of my recent research trips to Germany, among a small discussion group, a colonel in the German Bundeswehr raised a few eyebrows with an off-the-record observation: If Russian President Putin, he posited, ever unleashed his large and powerful mechanized forces across the North European Plain – through Belarus, Poland, Germany and...