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    News of the Day From Around the World, May 17
    May17

    News of the Day From Around the World, May 17

    Immigration officials in Papua New Guinea have told asylum-seekers and refugees being held in a detention center financed by Australia that they need to leave the camp so it can be shut down, detainees said Monday. Under the deal, people who tried to reach Australia by boat were placed in the detention center as their refugee claims were being...

    Ukraine blocks social networking sites with new sanctions against Russia
    May17

    Ukraine blocks social networking sites with new sanctions against Russia

    The president of Ukraine banned four of the nation’s most popular websites Monday with a new round of sanctions targeting Russia over its 2014 annexation of Crimea and subsequent aggression. President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree Monday evening broadening anti-Russian sanctions and expanding Kiev’s blacklist to 468 companies and...

    As Russia Uses Cyberattacks, Ukraine Bans Some Social Media Sites
    May17

    As Russia Uses Cyberattacks, Ukraine Bans Some Social Media Sites

    KYIV, Ukraine—Citing Russian cyberattacks as a national security threat, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Tuesday banning several popular Russian social media sites, as well as other Russian websites and news outlets, for three years. The move was part of a comprehensive cyber sanctions package against Moscow, which...

    Cyber Attack Group Threatens to Release More Malicious Code
    May16

    Cyber Attack Group Threatens to Release More Malicious Code

    WASHINGTON—Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.S. hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry “ransomware” attack warned it would release more malicious code. The fast-spreading cyber extortion campaign, which has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide...

    Trump’s Mouth Has Made America an Unreliable Ally
    May16

    Trump’s Mouth Has Made America an Unreliable Ally

    President Donald Trump’s reported disclosure of classified information about the Islamic State to Russian diplomats is, like many of his reckless acts, both shocking and entirely unsurprising. In fact, it was predicted even before Trump became president. In mid-January, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, relying on the reporting of...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Back Ban On Ribbon Embraced As Patriotic Symbol In Russia
    May16

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Back Ban On Ribbon Embraced As Patriotic Symbol In Russia

    The Ukrainian parliament has approved legislation introducing fines and potential jail time for people who appear in public wearing a black-and-orange ribbon widely viewed a patriotic emblem in Russia, but which many Ukrainians see as a symbol of Russian aggression. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘El Daily Stormer’: Neo-Nazi Website Now in Spanish, Too
    May16

    ‘El Daily Stormer’: Neo-Nazi Website Now in Spanish, Too

    How does a leading neo-Nazi website that has railed against Hispanic immigrants expand its audience beyond a loyal base of U.S. white supremacists? By publishing a Spanish-language edition, of course. The Daily Stormer — infamous for orchestrating internet harassment campaigns by its “Troll Army” of readers — recently launched El...

    A Massive Cyberattack Has Hit Over 150 Countries. Here’s How to Protect Your Computer.
    May16

    A Massive Cyberattack Has Hit Over 150 Countries. Here’s How to Protect Your Computer.

    A cyberattack is currently hitting countries from Great Britain to Russia, affecting hospitals, businesses, and home computers. The attack, also known as WannaCry, has reportedly affected over 200,000 businesses across 150 countries since initially being reported on Friday. In Great Britain alone, 16 National Health Service hospitals were hit....

    Watch: H.R. McMaster defends Trump’s Oval Office conversation with Russian foreign minister
    May16

    Watch: H.R. McMaster defends Trump’s Oval Office conversation with Russian foreign minister

    President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, explained the “context” of Trump’s Oval Office conversations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, discussions in which he reportedly revealed highly classified information, according to the Washington Post. McMaster gave the “context of the conversation”...

    El Daily Stormer: Neo-Nazi website now in Spanish
    May16

    El Daily Stormer: Neo-Nazi website now in Spanish

    By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Andrew Auernheimer, a notorious computer hacker and internet troll associated with The Daily Stormer. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) How does a leading neo-Nazi website that has railed against Hispanic immigrants expand its audience beyond a loyal base of U.S. white supremacists? By publishing a Spanish-language edition, of...