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    Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: U.S. Needs To ‘Wean’ Europe Off Russian Gas
    May12

    Ex-CIA Chief Hayden: U.S. Needs To ‘Wean’ Europe Off Russian Gas

    Russ Read Security, Europe “I can think of nothing that pulls the choke collar on Vladimir’s chain more than: ‘We’re taking your only hole card away from you,’” Hayden told CNN in December. The U.S. should become Europe’s top gas supplier so American allies are no longer dependent on Russian energy, former CIA Director...

    Trump Orders Preparation for Electric Grid Cyber Attacks
    May12

    Trump Orders Preparation for Electric Grid Cyber Attacks

    President Trump ordered the federal government to prepare for a devastating cyber attack against America’s electric grid amid growing fears foreign states are set to carry out attacks aimed at plunging the nation into darkness. A presidential order signed Thursday directed key federal agencies to assess preparations for a prolonged power...

    Jewish, Catholic headstones damaged in main Rome cemetery
    May12

    Jewish, Catholic headstones damaged in main Rome cemetery

    ROME (JTA) — Unidentified individuals damaged dozens of gravestones and memorials in both the Catholic and Jewish sections of one of Rome’s main cemeteries. According to the Italian media, the damage was discovered Friday morning during an inspection before the Verano cemetery opened. The culprits smashed or toppled crosses as well as Stars...

    British Hospitals, Spanish Firms Among Targets of Huge Cyberattack
    May12

    British Hospitals, Spanish Firms Among Targets of Huge Cyberattack

    LONDON/MADRID—A huge cyberattack brought disruption to Britain’s health system on Friday and infected many Spanish companies with malicious software, and security researchers said a dozen other countries may be affected. Hospitals and doctors’ surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments....

    Cyberattack across Europe closes hospitals, disrupts phone service
    May12

    Cyberattack across Europe closes hospitals, disrupts phone service

    Government agencies and leading companies from Britain, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine have reported being hit by an extensive cyberattack on Friday. Officials from Britain’s National Health Service said hospitals across the country were hit by a “ransomware” cyberattack that has blocked some access to patient information...

    How a European song contest offers a glimpse of the Russian psyche
    May12

    How a European song contest offers a glimpse of the Russian psyche

    Eurovision 2017 has become yet another stage for the tensions between Russia and Ukraine. But Russia’s abstention from this year’s edition actually highlights how much the competition – and engagement with Western culture – matters to the Russian public. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Trump’s tweet on Russia and Ukraine wasn’t just silly. It’s bad diplomacy.
    May12

    Trump’s tweet on Russia and Ukraine wasn’t just silly. It’s bad diplomacy.

    Yesterday, on the same day- I had meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the FM of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.#LetsMakePeace! pic.twitter.com/SPiIrJqI6G — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2017 Last night, President Trump tweeted something kind of strange — a photo of him with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, pasted...

    Don’t miss Trump’s incredibly telling non-answer on financial ties to Russia
    May12

    Don’t miss Trump’s incredibly telling non-answer on financial ties to Russia

    A simple question that deserves a real answer. Donald Trump’s admission that he had the Russia investigation on his mind when he fired FBI Director James Comey has, naturally, attracted the lion’s share of attention out of Thursday night’s interview with NBC News’s Lester Holt. But he made another telling admission in...

    Ukrainians Welcome Visa-Free Travel To EU
    May12

    Ukrainians Welcome Visa-Free Travel To EU

    European Union member states have endorsed visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens entering the EU’s Schengen Area. The new visa regime is set to come into effect on June 11. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service asked residents of Kharkiv to share their reactions to the decision. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Russian fighter flew within 20 feet of a US Navy aircraft in the Black Sea
    May12

    A Russian fighter flew within 20 feet of a US Navy aircraft in the Black Sea

    The Black Sea region has seen an uptick in encounters with Russia in an area that includes Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source: Business...