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    Obama admin. announces sanctions on Russia, ejects intelligence operatives
    Dec29

    Obama admin. announces sanctions on Russia, ejects intelligence operatives

    After warning that it would do so for weeks, the Obama administration announced new actions punishing Russia for the accused computer hacking of U.S. government offices and politicians. This includes having 35 Russian intelligence operatives ejected from the country and placing sanctions on their intelligence agencies suspected in the...

    US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats
    Dec29

    US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

    President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats
    Dec29

    US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and...

    Obama administration announces sanctions against Russia for 2016 election hacks
    Dec29

    Obama administration announces sanctions against Russia for 2016 election hacks

    The Obama administration has announced sanctions against Russian entities and individuals in retaliation for Russian state hacking efforts aimed at influencing the 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 Russian intelligence operatives from...

    Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian ‘Cyberwar’
    Dec29

    Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian ‘Cyberwar’

    Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. In December, Ukraine suffered attacks on its finance and defense ministries and the State Treasury that...

    Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian ‘Cyberwar’
    Dec29

    Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian ‘Cyberwar’

    Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. In December, Ukraine suffered attacks on its finance and defense ministries and the State Treasury that...

    John McCain isn’t going to let Rex Tillerson become secretary of state without answering tough questions about Vladimir Putin
    Dec29

    John McCain isn’t going to let Rex Tillerson become secretary of state without answering tough questions about Vladimir Putin

    (Credit: AP) It won’t only be Democrats who oppose many of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. As Sen. John McCain of Arizona made clear on Thursday, he won’t vote to confirm Rex Tillerson as secretary of state unless the ExxonMobil CEO answers some tough questions. “I and several of my colleagues have concerns about...

    Imprisoned With ISIS: An American Journalist’s Experience in Post-Coup Turkey
    Dec29

    Imprisoned With ISIS: An American Journalist’s Experience in Post-Coup Turkey

    For more than two months, American journalist Lindsey Snell shared a cramped Turkish jail cell with a young ISIS recruit and two other women who were the wives of al-Qaeda fighters. Her time there was horrifying. One day, Snell witnessed prison guards drag off one of the al-Qaeda fighters’ wives, who was pregnant and had gone into labor....

    Vladimir Putin’s Most Attention-Seeking PR Stunts
    Dec29

    Vladimir Putin’s Most Attention-Seeking PR Stunts

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ending 2016 on a high, with state polls showing his approval rating at nearly 87 percent—the highest it’s been all year, and only three points off his all-time record. Despite Russia’s financial crisis and controversy abroad, the Russian president continues to be personally the most trusted public...

    A Ukrainian Christmas . . .
    Dec29

    A Ukrainian Christmas . . .

    Whether it’s celebrated according to the Gregorian or the Julian calendar, Christmastide in Ukraine this season might seem to be one in which the bad news is all the news there is. Russian aggression, low-key but lethal, continues in the eastern regions of the country, as do cyber-warfare and other forms of Russian agitprop throughout the...