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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...

    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...

    Roma, Jews in Hungary celebrate gypsy singer’s progress in Eurovision song contest
    May12

    Roma, Jews in Hungary celebrate gypsy singer’s progress in Eurovision song contest

    (JTA) — Roma and Jewish groups in Hungary celebrated as a Roma singer’s song about oppressed minorities advanced to the finals of the Eurovision song contest. Joci Pápai, 35, is the first Roma to represent Hungary in the continental song competition among 42 countries. He made the cut in the semi-finals Thursday night in Kiev, along with...

    Yanukovych trial for treason starts as Interpol removes him from wanted list
    May12

    Yanukovych trial for treason starts as Interpol removes him from wanted list

    KYIV – A day before the trial of Viktor Yanukovych for treason started in Kyiv on May 4, his lawyers announced that the disgraced former president of Ukraine is no longer wanted by Interpol. The world’s largest international police organization subsequently confirmed the information. “Interpol has thus confirmed the fact that criminal cases...