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    Report: More airline deaths in 2015 due to deliberate acts than accidental causes
    Jan05

    Report: More airline deaths in 2015 due to deliberate acts than accidental causes

    The Russian airline Kogalymavia’s Airbus A321 with a tail number of EI-ETJ on an airstrip of Moscow’s Domodedovo international airport. (Tatiana Belyakova, AP Photo) WASHINGTON — There were more airline deaths worldwide due to deliberate acts in 2015 than to accidental air crashes for the second year in a row, according to an industry...

    Experts: Ukraine Utility Cyberattack Wider Than Reported
    Jan05

    Experts: Ukraine Utility Cyberattack Wider Than Reported

    A central European security software firm said on Monday that a cyberattack last month in Ukraine was broader than initially reported last week when the nation’s secret police blamed a power outage on Russia. Western Ukraine power company Prykarpattyaoblenergo reported an outage on Dec. 23, saying the area affected included regional capital...

    Google Translate Makes Russia ‘Mordor,’ Lavrov ‘Sad Little Horse’
    Jan05

    Google Translate Makes Russia ‘Mordor,’ Lavrov ‘Sad Little Horse’

    Something goes awry in the Internet giant’s Ukrainian-to-Russian translations in the latest cyberscuffle during nearly two years of conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    4 things to expect from Europe in 2016
    Jan05

    4 things to expect from Europe in 2016

    GettyIn addition to the continuation of current crises, Europe will face new matters of contention in 2016. Nationalism and fragmentation within the EU will keep growing, including on the Brexit issue. When we look back at the major challenges that Europe has faced in 2015, it seems that a few of these have moved into the frozen category. The...

    Cyberattack In Ukraine Said To Be First To Cause Big Power Outage
    Jan05

    Cyberattack In Ukraine Said To Be First To Cause Big Power Outage

    Highly destructive computer malware infected power authorities in Ukraine last week and caused a power failure that affected hundreds of thousands of homes, researchers said January 4. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Soldiers Said Involved In Downing Of MH17 Airliner
    Jan05

    Russian Soldiers Said Involved In Downing Of MH17 Airliner

    Dutch prosecutors are investigating a claim by a citizen journalist group that at least 20 Russian soldiers were involved in the downing of Malaysian airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Islamic State will focus on attacks outside Middle East, intelligence forecast predicts
    Jan05

    Islamic State will focus on attacks outside Middle East, intelligence forecast predicts

    Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the globe, has outlined some of the trends it sees for 2016. Some of the scenarios make sense or might seem obvious but the report makes for interesting reading nonetheless. In its annual forecast Stratfor noted...

    Europe Eyes LNG as Gazprom Alternative
    Jan05

    Europe Eyes LNG as Gazprom Alternative

    It’s a good time to import liquified natural gas (LNG), so it’s not surprising to see Croatia is looking to take advantage, entertaining bids this week for an LNG terminal on an island off its Adriatic coast. Reuters reports: The project, with a nominal capacity of 6 billion cubic metres, is expected to require investment of around...

    The Russian security chief who just died helped transform one of the country’s most feared intelligence agencies
    Jan04

    The Russian security chief who just died helped transform one of the country’s most feared intelligence agencies

    KremlinOne of the most powerful intelligence figures in Russia died unexpectedly, according to a Russian government announcement on January 4th. Igor Sergun, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia’s General Staff (GRU), died of unspecified causes at the age of 58, The Wall Street Journal reports, although there is no...

    Russia’s Shadowboxing with NATO
    Jan04

    Russia’s Shadowboxing with NATO

    Russia has a new National Security Strategy, signed by President Putin on the last day of 2015, an uncanny New Year’s message that Russia’s relations with the West have entered an even more volatile phase. The new Russian NSS accuses the United States and its NATO allies of “seeking to preserve their global domination in world...