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    Convictions in the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
    Jun29

    Convictions in the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

    A Russian jury convicted five men Thursday in the murder of Russian opposition leader and prominent Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, concluding a trial Nemtsov’s family has criticized as being insufficient.Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics, was killed while walking near the Kremlin in February 2015,...

    Russia, the Last Colonial Empire
    Jun29

    Russia, the Last Colonial Empire

    When the Soviet banner was lowered over the Kremlin on December 25, 1991, and replaced by the old Russian flag, it was widely celebrated as the fall of communism. Many assumed that this would lead to the “end of history” and to the dawn of a new world order based on the principles of political democracy and economic freedom. But the end of a...

    Venezuela’s Shield-Bearing Protesters Inspired by Ukraine
    Jun29

    Venezuela’s Shield-Bearing Protesters Inspired by Ukraine

    By Victoria Ramirez and Andreina AponteCARACAS (Reuters) – Drawing inspiration from Ukraine’s 2013-14 revolt, Venezuela’s young protesters are… …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine Faces ‘Substantial Fine’ Over Russia Eurovision Row, Organizers Say
    Jun29

    Ukraine Faces ‘Substantial Fine’ Over Russia Eurovision Row, Organizers Say

    Ukraine’s national broadcaster is facing a “substantial fine” after Russia’s contestant in May’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv was barred from entering the country, organizers say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Goal of latest mass cyberattack possibly not financial, say experts
    Jun29

    Goal of latest mass cyberattack possibly not financial, say experts

    A message demanding money on a computer hacked by a virus known as Petya. The Petya ransomware cyber attack hit computers of Russian and Ukrainian companies on June 27, 2017. (Donat SorokinTASS/Getty Images) PARIS – The dramatic data-scrambling attack that hit computers around the world Tuesday appears to be contained. But with the damage and...

    Putin thinks the US is trying to overthrow him
    Jun29

    Putin thinks the US is trying to overthrow him

    That’s what a new DIA report says. Russia believes the US wants regime change in Moscow; helped spark the Arab Spring; and is responsible for the ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, the wars in Kosovo, Iraq, and Libya, and the revolutions in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. Those are the major new findings in a new...

    5 Found Guilty for Murder of Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov
    Jun29

    5 Found Guilty for Murder of Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov

    A Moscow court has convicted five people for the murder of the Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was an opponent of the Russian government, and was especially critical of Moscow’s support for Ukrainian separatists. He was shot dead late at night in 2015 as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin. The official TASS news...

    Cyberattack may not have been meant to get money
    Jun29

    Cyberattack may not have been meant to get money

    PARIS (AP) — The dramatic data-scrambling attack that hit computers around the world Tuesday appears to be contained. But with the damage and disruption still coming into focus, security experts worry the sudden explosion of malicious software may have been more sinister than a criminally minded shakedown of computer users. “There may be a more...

    A strange new kind of ransomware is sweeping the internet
    Jun29

    A strange new kind of ransomware is sweeping the internet

    On Tuesday, Windows computers — first in Ukraine, later across Europe and the United States — began to show users a message that looked something like this: This is called ransomware, a relatively new form of malware that scrambles a victim’s files and then demands a payment to unscramble them. Attacks like this have become an increasingly...

    Security Experts Weigh Motives Behind Worldwide Cyberattack
    Jun29

    Security Experts Weigh Motives Behind Worldwide Cyberattack

    PARIS (AP) — The dramatic data-scrambling attack that hit computers around the world Tuesday appears to be contained. But with the damage and disruption still coming into focus, security experts worry the sudden explosion of malicious software may have been more sinister than a criminally minded shakedown of computer users. “There may be a more...