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    Putin: ‘Patriotic’ hackers fight those who speak badly of Russia
    Jun01

    Putin: ‘Patriotic’ hackers fight those who speak badly of Russia

    By IAN PHILLIPS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the U.S. to forge constructive relations with President Donald Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person with a...

    Amid Conflict With Russia, Ukraine Moves Closer to EU
    Jun01

    Amid Conflict With Russia, Ukraine Moves Closer to EU

    Don’t look now, but Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine isn’t going how he expected. While the Ukrainian army and its allied militias continue to skirmish with the Russian-backed separatists (and sometimes the Russian army itself) in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions—almost 100 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed so far this year...

    Verdict In Moscow-Based Ukrainian Library Director’s Hate-Crime Trial Postponed
    Jun01

    Verdict In Moscow-Based Ukrainian Library Director’s Hate-Crime Trial Postponed

    A Moscow court has postponed the verdict in the trial of Natalya Sharina, a librarian who is charged with inciting hatred in a case that is steeped in the confrontation between Moscow and Kyiv and has been denounced by rights activists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO and partners hold land, sea exercises in eastern Europe
    Jun01

    NATO and partners hold land, sea exercises in eastern Europe

    The training includes “tracking down and fighting submarines and sea mines, the use of air defense and landing troops as well as defense against navy vessels,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jacek Kwiatkowski, spokesman for the exercise. Poland, Romania and other countries on NATO’s eastern flank are concerned for their security and defense...

    Convicted Former Auschwitz Guard Dies in Germany at 95
    Jun01

    Convicted Former Auschwitz Guard Dies in Germany at 95

    Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for Holocaust victims, has died. He was 95. Hanning died on Tuesday, his attorney Andreas Scharmer told The Associated Press on Thursday without providing further...

    Putin: Russian State Has Never Engaged In Hacking!
    Jun01

    Putin: Russian State Has Never Engaged In Hacking!

    ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and scoffed at allegations that hackers could influence the outcome of elections in the United States or Europe. But the Russian leader admitted the possibility that some individual “patriotic” hackers could have mounted...

    The epic Trump-Merkel feud, explained
    Jun01

    The epic Trump-Merkel feud, explained

    The president’s trip abroad caused a subtle, unsettling shift in the world order. In the wake of President Trump’s trip to Europe — deemed an unparalleled success by Republicans — there has been a subtle, unsettling shift in the world order. As German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at a political rally the day after Trump’s...

    Putin claims Russia has never engaged in hacking
    Jun01

    Putin claims Russia has never engaged in hacking

    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Reuters) ST.PETERSBURG, Russia – President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and scoffed at allegations that hackers...

    A Malaysia Airlines Jet Returned to Australia After a Bomb Scare
    Jun01

    A Malaysia Airlines Jet Returned to Australia After a Bomb Scare

    (CANBERRA) — A Malaysia Airlines plane returned to Australia after a mentally ill passenger threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit before he was tackled and tied up by passengers, police said Thursday. The 25-year-old Sri Lankan man had been discharged from a Melbourne psychiatric hospital on Wednesday before buying a...

    The Morning Vertical, June 1, 2017
    Jun01

    The Morning Vertical, June 1, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...