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    Analysts: Russia’s Military Threats Mainly Bluster, but Conflict Risk Rising
    Jun23

    Analysts: Russia’s Military Threats Mainly Bluster, but Conflict Risk Rising

    A series of close encounters this month over the Baltic Sea and U.S. shoot-downs of Russian allies’ aircraft in Syria have triggered concerns among defense analysts that any direct incident between Russia and the United States, even if accidental, could quickly spiral out of control. Reports say a Russian fighter jet and a U.S. spy plane on...

    EU Tackles Pressing Issues at First Summit Since Brexit Talks
    Jun23

    EU Tackles Pressing Issues at First Summit Since Brexit Talks

    On the first anniversary of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, leaders from the bloc Friday concluded a summit in Brussels with questions about the residency rights of EU citizens in Britain once it exits the regional grouping. Addressing the bloc this week, British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the fate of the 3 million...

    5 things Trump did while you weren’t looking: Week 3
    Jun23

    5 things Trump did while you weren’t looking: Week 3

    The White House declared it “Tech Week,” inviting a group of CEO’s to repair the administration’s somewhat rocky relationship to the innovation industries. But for all intents and purposes, this turned out to be Healthcare Week in Washington.The Senate GOP’s healthcare bill dropped with a bang on Thursday, drafted so secretly...

    Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crimea Ordered to Renounce Faith or Fight For Occupying Russian Army
    Jun23

    Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crimea Ordered to Renounce Faith or Fight For Occupying Russian Army

    Human rights groups say the order violates multiple international humanitarian laws. …read more Source:...

    Is U.S. power grid at risk from Russian hacking?
    Jun23

    Is U.S. power grid at risk from Russian hacking?

    Wired magazine takes an in-depth look at a years-long string of cyberattacks in Ukraine​ that could have implications for the U.S. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Cyberwar Lab and Haiti’s Portable Pharmacies: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Jun23

    Russia’s Cyberwar Lab and Haiti’s Portable Pharmacies: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    How an Entire Nation Became Russia’s Test Lab for Cyberwar Andy Greenberg | WIRED“Yushchenko, who ended up serving as Ukraine’s president from 2005 to 2010, believes that Russia’s tactics, online and off, have one single aim: ‘to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, to make its government look incompetent and vulnerable.’...

    How NATO is getting serious about Russia
    Jun23

    How NATO is getting serious about Russia

    The 2001 Lithuanian general census found the population of Stašėnai, a dot-on-the-map village whose existence is barely perceptible amid flat and verdant farmland northwest of Vilnius, to be 66 souls. By the next census, a decade later, the figure had fallen to 45. Earlier this week the population of Stašėnai and the fields around it swelled,...

    CNN: Senate Is Investigating Russian Fund Tied To Trump Associates
    Jun23

    CNN: Senate Is Investigating Russian Fund Tied To Trump Associates

    The Senate Intelligence Committee is looking into a $10 billion Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-run bank tied to several Trump associates, CNN reported Friday. A congressional source told CNN that lawmakers are investigating the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is overseen by the state-run Vnesheconombank, whose CEO met...

    Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault
    Jun23

    Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

    By Greg Miller,Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous, (c) 2017, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior...

    Politics Causes Trash Pile up in Lviv, Volunteers Try to Help
    Jun23

    Politics Causes Trash Pile up in Lviv, Volunteers Try to Help

    The city of Lviv is one of Ukraine’s top tourist attractions. That will change if trash keeps piling up there. The city’s dumps are full. The Ukraine government is supposed to haul garbage to landfills outside the city. But the country’s president and Lviv’s mayor belong to warring political parties. For a year now garbage...