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    Ukraine’s ‘hybrid war’ against rebels offers lessons for Canada’s military
    Jan08

    Ukraine’s ‘hybrid war’ against rebels offers lessons for Canada’s military

    The Ukraine army faces a “formidable foe” in eastern Ukraine, says the commander of the Canadian Forces training mission. It is the kind of multifaceted insurgency that is also teaching the Canadian Army some new tactics. …read more Source:...

    Russian Hacker Sandworm Blamed For Ukraine Power Outage
    Jan08

    Russian Hacker Sandworm Blamed For Ukraine Power Outage

    U.S. cyberintelligence firm iSight Partners said it is certain that a Russian hacking group known as Sandworm caused last month’s unprecedented power outage in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian hacking group Sandworm caused Ukraine blackout
    Jan08

    Russian hacking group Sandworm caused Ukraine blackout

    U.S. cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners said that Sandworm caused last month’s unprecedented power outage in Ukraine. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    U.S. firm blames Russian ‘Sandworm’ hackers for Ukraine outage
    Jan08

    U.S. firm blames Russian ‘Sandworm’ hackers for Ukraine outage

    By Jim Finkle (Reuters) – U.S. cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners said on Thursday it has determined that a Russian hacking group… …read more Source:...

    Orthodox Christmas for thousands in Ottawa
    Jan08

    Orthodox Christmas for thousands in Ottawa

    Thursday was Christmas for thousands of Ottawa residents who belong to the Orthodox Church, and a two-hour liturgy service at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church was one of the city’s celebrations. Father Maxym Lysack estimates there are probably more than 25,000 Orthodox Christians in the city, divided among Greek, Antiochian, Coptic,...

    Why Russia and China Won’t Curb North Korea Any More Than the U.S. Will Curb Saudi Arabia
    Jan08

    Why Russia and China Won’t Curb North Korea Any More Than the U.S. Will Curb Saudi Arabia

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — On Jan. 6, the North Korean government announced to the world that it had conducted a successful test of a hydrogen bomb. There are significant doubts as to whether the device detonated was actually a thermonuclear bomb. For that, the energy yield should have been by orders of magnitude greater. According to...

    Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid
    Jan08

    Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid

    In the last months of 2015, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea’s annexation and continuing strife in Ukraine’s east appeared largely to be in stalemate. But now, with the new year, it appears the conflict is heating up again, and playing out on the region’s electric grids. On Dec. 23, a massive power outage in...

    Poland’s President Signs Media Law Despite EU Concerns
    Jan07

    Poland’s President Signs Media Law Despite EU Concerns

    WARSAW, Poland — A new wave of concern for media freedom in Poland rose among European Union leaders and independent journalists after Poland’s president signed a temporary new law Thursday that’s a step toward giving the government full control of state radio and television. The legislation will take effect Friday and expires on June...

    Bloggers use open sources to pinpoint suspected Russian cluster bomb use in Syria
    Jan07

    Bloggers use open sources to pinpoint suspected Russian cluster bomb use in Syria

    Thomson ReutersRussian open-source bloggers say they have documented more evidence that Russia is using cluster bombs in its air campaign supporting Syria’s embattled regime. The findings by Ruslan Leviev and the Conflict Intelligence Team, which has uncovered other secretive Russian military activity both in Syria and Ukraine in the past,...

    Human rights in Crimea: “Dire” and deteriorating
    Jan07

    Human rights in Crimea: “Dire” and deteriorating

    NEW YORK – The human rights situation in Crimea is “dire” and will continue to deteriorate unless there is immediate action, was the urgent message of a series of programs in New York featuring international human rights activists, diplomats and lawyers, and the release of a new report on human rights violations in Crimea. “The […] …read...