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    Take missiles off high alert to avoid a cyberattack starting a nuclear war, says former U.S. commander
    Apr30

    Take missiles off high alert to avoid a cyberattack starting a nuclear war, says former U.S. commander

    Taking U.S. and Russian missiles off high alert could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces says. Associated Press national security writer Robert Burns, who wrote the above, adds that neither Russia or the U.S. appears willing to increase the lead-time to prepare the weapons for...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Russia Seizes Leader’s Assets
    Apr30

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Russia Seizes Leader’s Assets

    Roshen, the confectionary company owned by President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine, says that assets of the company worth $39 million in Lipetsk, Russia, have been seized this week by the Russian authorities …read more Source: The New York...

    Inside the Ring: House funding bill targets Russian information warfare in Ukraine
    Apr30

    Inside the Ring: House funding bill targets Russian information warfare in Ukraine

    The current House defense authorization bill is targeting Russia’s aggressive information warfare operations in Ukraine, along with propaganda activities by Islamist terrorists. The House Armed Services Committee bill added $30 million to special operations forces funding to counter Russian disinformation and Islamic State social media...

    Iran Avoids the Outstretched Hand
    Apr30

    Iran Avoids the Outstretched Hand

    In a blustery speech at New York University today, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif drew a hard line on the ongoing nuclear negotiations. He started by calling into question American talking points on sanctions relief, which Zarif said would have to be implemented as soon as the deal was signed. Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin reports:...

    As U.S. Presses for Extradition of Ukrainian Magnate, His Lawyers Cry Foul
    Apr30

    As U.S. Presses for Extradition of Ukrainian Magnate, His Lawyers Cry Foul

    Dmitry V. Firtash’s lawyers argue that his arrest — on charges of bribes in India — was a bid by the United States to remove him from public life in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Gazprom’s Ties to Putin Could Help It Try to Escape the EU’s Wrath
    Apr30

    Gazprom’s Ties to Putin Could Help It Try to Escape the EU’s Wrath

    The European Union’s antitrust case against Russian energy giant Gazprom is a clear challenge to a company that has alternately succored and bedeviled the Old Continent for decades. But the landmark case, formally opened last week after more than three years of investigation by the EU’s army of gray suits, also raises a host of...

    Ukraine! – I Love It! (Photo)
    Apr30

    Ukraine! – I Love It! (Photo)

    Ukraine! – I Love It! (Photo) / Люблю Тебе, Україно! (фото) …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Why Ukraine’s Mini Sex Scandal Is a Sign of Progress
    Apr29

    Why Ukraine’s Mini Sex Scandal Is a Sign of Progress

    Andrei Miroshnik is having a bad week. Last Thursday, when he was still a member of the Ukrainian parliament, a sharp-eyed photographer caught him in the act of texting during a parliamentary session. That alone probably wouldn’t have amounted to much of a scandal in a national legislature known in the past for its fistfights. In this case,...

    Russian media is loving the Baltimore riots
    Apr29

    Russian media is loving the Baltimore riots

    As the world watched TV screens and Twitter streams showing Baltimore in chaos, Russia’s propaganda machine got to work exploiting the unrest with what is known locally as “whataboutism.” In the Soviet era, any criticism of the Motherland — such human rights violations or censorship — was met with a “what...

    Global ‘Elders’ Call For Compliance With Minsk Agreement
    Apr29

    Global ‘Elders’ Call For Compliance With Minsk Agreement

    Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has met with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and other prominent former global leaders in Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...