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    FAQs on Russian Hacking and the U.S. Election
    Dec15

    FAQs on Russian Hacking and the U.S. Election

    1. Didn’t we already know about Russia hacking the Democratic National Committee? Why all the fuss right now?Yes we did. Way back in mid-June, the Democratic National Committee reported an intrusion into its computer network, and the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike publicly blamed Russian hackers after analyzing the breach. In July, after...

    Democrats stake Pruitt fight on climate change denial
    Dec15

    Democrats stake Pruitt fight on climate change denial

    Senate Democrats are laying the groundwork to make the vote on Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency into a referendum on whether Republicans believe humans are causing global warming.Scott Pruitt is high on Democrats’ list of no-go Trump nominees in large part thanks to his resistance to the scientific...

    US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies
    Dec15

    US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies

    The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, in Zagan,...

    Bosnia to Expel Hundreds of Foreign Property Owners Amid Tax Probe
    Dec15

    Bosnia to Expel Hundreds of Foreign Property Owners Amid Tax Probe

    Bosnia will expel more than 300 foreigners, most from the Gulf, as illegal residents after they bought property for investment that they may have evaded taxes on, the office for expatriate affairs said on Wednesday. In recent years, Bosnia has seen an influx of Arab investors who have built residential complexes and tourist resorts, attracted by...

    Dutch Hollow Out Ukraine-EU Deal
    Dec15

    Dutch Hollow Out Ukraine-EU Deal

    As European leaders seek to appease the Dutch about the controversial association agreement with Ukraine, Kyiv is re-learning a familiar lesson: the EU is just not that into Ukraine. Reuters: European Union leaders, anxious to preserve a landmark cooperation agreement with Ukraine, will address Dutch concerns on Thursday by saying the deal does...

    How to Rebuild Eastern Ukraine
    Dec14

    How to Rebuild Eastern Ukraine

    Kiev is too corrupt to do the job itself. The reconstruction of the Donbass must be overseen by an independent body. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine Security Chief Calls for Better Cyber Defense Against Russia
    Dec14

    Ukraine Security Chief Calls for Better Cyber Defense Against Russia

    A Ukrainian security chief said on Wednesday Ukraine needed to beef up its cyber defenses, citing a recent spate of attacks on government websites that he said originated in Russia. Over the past week, Ukraine’s Finance and Defense ministries and State Treasury said their websites had been temporarily downed by attacks aimed at disrupting...

    In collapse of US-Russian military ties, some experts see nuclear risk
    Dec14

    In collapse of US-Russian military ties, some experts see nuclear risk

    LONDON — It’s not quite Cold War II, but the collapse of U.S. military relations with Russia could prove to be one of the most consequential aspects of President Barack Obama’s national security legacy while presenting an early test of Donald Trump’s hope for friendly ties to Moscow. Beyond the prospect of the two militaries...

    PHOTOS: Dutch Court Decides Crimean Treasures Must Go To Ukraine
    Dec14

    PHOTOS: Dutch Court Decides Crimean Treasures Must Go To Ukraine

    When Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, many of the region’s most precious artifacts were on loan to a Dutch museum. A court has now ruled that the objects must go to Ukraine, not Crimea.(Image credit: Peter Dejong/AP) …read more Source:...

    The Putin push: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorability among Republicans has grown over two years
    Dec14

    The Putin push: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorability among Republicans has grown over two years

    In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts at a meeting with Russian and foreign cultural figures in the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. At right, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky. At left back, Russia’s Vakhtangov theater director Kirill Krok. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin...