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    Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘Probably’ Approved Killing of Former Agent
    Jan21

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘Probably’ Approved Killing of Former Agent

    LONDON —President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia’s FSB security service to kill a former agent-turned-Kremlin critic who died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison, a British judge said Thursday in a strongly worded report that led Moscow to accuse Britain of souring bilateral relations. Judge Robert Owen, who...

    Crimea’s Russia-Backed Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Tatar Leader
    Jan21

    Crimea’s Russia-Backed Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Tatar Leader

    A court in Russia-annexed Crimea has issued an arrest warrant for the veteran leader of Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Hacker Pleads Guilty In Massive ‘Botnet’ Conspiracy 
    Jan21

    Ukrainian Hacker Pleads Guilty In Massive ‘Botnet’ Conspiracy 

    A Ukrainian computer hacker accused of trying to frame a prominent cybersecurity expert has pleaded guilty to using more than 13,000 computers to steal log-in and credit-card data. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin is calling for Jews to emigrate to Russia
    Jan21

    Putin is calling for Jews to emigrate to Russia

    Thomson ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin has invited Jews to emigrate to Russia amid an increase in anti-Semitic violence in Europe. At a meeting between Putin and members of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) in the Kremlin, Putin was told that discrimination suffered by Jews in Europe was worse than at any time since World War II....

    Russian Space Agency Scales Back Plans as Crisis Shrinks Budget
    Jan21

    Russian Space Agency Scales Back Plans as Crisis Shrinks Budget

    Russia will spend 30 percent less on its space program in the next decade and scale back a slew of projects to save money in the face of tanking oil prices and a falling ruble, a plan presented by the country’s space agency showed on Wednesday, According to the blueprint, presented to Russian media by Igor Komarov, head of space agency...

    Oil Slump Sends Russian Ruble to All-time Low
    Jan21

    Oil Slump Sends Russian Ruble to All-time Low

    The Russian ruble struck a new record low on Wednesday as fresh falls in world oil prices deepened investor worries about Russia’s contracting, commodity-dependent economy. The ruble was trading down 4.6 percent at 82.16 to the dollar at 1715 GMT after earlier reaching a historic low of 82.29 earlier in the session. It was 4.6 percent lower...

    How the Last Surviving Nazis Could Be Brought to Justice
    Jan21

    How the Last Surviving Nazis Could Be Brought to Justice

    Hubert Zafke, a 95-year-old former member of the Nazi SS who served as a medic at the Auschwitz concentration camp, is the latest to be prosecuted in a push by German authorities to hold the last living Nazis accountable for the Holocaust. But so many years after the fact, the pursuit of justice in such cases is far more complicated than merely...

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 2: The Pragmatists
    Jan20

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 2: The Pragmatists

    Editor’s Note: How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and...

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict
    Jan20

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict

    […] after a meeting Wednesday with the so-called Contact Group trying to implement the pact, Ukraine’s representative — former president Leonid Kuchma — said elections were impossible without border control, his spokeswoman Darka Olifer said in a statement on Facebook. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict
    Jan20

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine is hardening its position in negotiations to end the conflict in the country’s east, saying it must regain control of its entire border with Russia before elections can be held in the regions controlled by Russia-backed rebels. The agreement worked out last year by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and...