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    National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks
    Feb01

    National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks

    Ukraine’s electric power grid is once again under cyberattack, just one month after a similar incident successfully brought down portions of the system and left millions in the dark. Worse, researchers studying the attacks say the malware believed responsible – a new version of the so-called BlackEnergy bug – has likely spread to numerous...

    Why Ukraine Must Outsource Its Fight Against Corruption
    Feb01

    Why Ukraine Must Outsource Its Fight Against Corruption

    Kiev is losing the fight against corruption. It’s time for a radical cure. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Merkel, Poroshenko Say EU Sanctions Against Russia Should Continue
    Feb01

    Merkel, Poroshenko Say EU Sanctions Against Russia Should Continue

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the European Union to renew its sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s support for pro-Russian separatists that are fighting Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says sanctions against Russia must remain
    Feb01

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says sanctions against Russia must remain

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday urged the West to maintain sanctions against Russia over its backing of… …read more Source:...

    Chechen Head Kadyrov Puts Russian Opposition Leader in Sniper Scope
    Feb01

    Chechen Head Kadyrov Puts Russian Opposition Leader in Sniper Scope

    Chechen President and Kremlin ally Ramzan Kadyrov has shocked the Russian opposition by posting an ominous video on his Instagram feed that shows opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper’s crosshairs. Kasyanov leads Russia’s Parnas party, which he co-chaired with Boris Nemtsov until Nemtsov was mysteriously shot near the Kremlin...

    Harper wanted to pull out of Europe’s leading security organization: diplomats
    Feb01

    Harper wanted to pull out of Europe’s leading security organization: diplomats

    Former prime minister Stephen Harper wanted to pull Canada out of one of Europe’s leading security organization four years ago but U.S. President Barack Obama convinced him to stay. Three European ambassadors are describing what happened in 2012 when Harper suggested Canada would withdraw from the Organization for Security and Cooperation...

    Moldova Has One of the Largest Cemeteries in Eastern Europe
    Feb01

    Moldova Has One of the Largest Cemeteries in Eastern Europe

    Moldova’s sprawling Saint Lazarus cemetery is one of the largest graveyards in Eastern Europe.It lies on a hill in Chisinau, the capital of this impoverished nation located between European Union member Romania and Ukraine. Built in the 1960s, it covers 200 hectares (495… …read more Source:...

    Russia Shrugs Off Allegations Against Putin
    Feb01

    Russia Shrugs Off Allegations Against Putin

    The story of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the last few years has been one of his steady descent from a leader welcomed and even feted around the world to one who has had allegations of murder and corruption levied at him. Last month, a British public inquiry concluded Putin probably signed off on the 2006 murder of a former Russian spy...

    Soviet-Era Monument Torn Down In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb01

    Soviet-Era Monument Torn Down In Eastern Ukraine

    A crowd in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk tore down a statue of Soviet-era leader Grigory Petrovsky on January 29. Petrovsky, who led the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in the 1920s and 1930s, is seen as one of the architects of the mass famine known as the Holodomor that killed millions of Ukrainians. The statue was one of the...

    Palestinian Authority envoy commemorates Holocaust in Brazil
    Feb01

    Palestinian Authority envoy commemorates Holocaust in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The ambassador of the Palestinian Authority in Brazil joined several Jewish and non-Jewish officials to commemorate the Holocaust at a ceremony in Brazil’s capital. “I could not be absent. It is very important to remember this date,” PA envoy to Brazil Ibrahim Alzeben declared at the event in Brasilia in honor of...