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    Restless in Russia: The Kremlin Braces for a Possible Spring of Discontent
    Jan05

    Restless in Russia: The Kremlin Braces for a Possible Spring of Discontent

    Predicting a coming Russian revolution has been a favorite hobby of Russia watchers for years now. But since President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the doomsaying has intensified, as plunging oil prices and Western economic sanctions wreak havoc on the Russian economy. Yet even though the ruble has lost over half its...

    Survey Shows Ukrainians’ Life Ratings Sank To New Lows In 2015
    Jan05

    Survey Shows Ukrainians’ Life Ratings Sank To New Lows In 2015

    A survey by Gallup shows that Ukrainians gave their lives in 2015 the worst ratings that the opinion pollster has yet measured in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...