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    Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled
    May17

    Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled

    This year’s Eurovision song contest, hosted in Kyiv, saw Portugal crowned the winner. But Russian officials cried foul even before the competition, as Ukraine banned their last-minute entry of contestant Yulia Samoylova, a singer who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. “We were all very much surprised,” says chairwoman of the Moscow...

    Where Russia Is Seen as a Buffer Against the U.S.
    May17

    Where Russia Is Seen as a Buffer Against the U.S.

    For Americans who worry about Russia’s impact on the United States, recent events have provided plenty of fodder. This week, it was a report claiming that President Trump divulged highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, a disclosure that some say is sure to hurt American interests. Last week, it was the news that Trump had...

    EU Deal On Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians To Be Signed
    May17

    EU Deal On Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians To Be Signed

    Representatives of the European Parliament and the European Council are due to sign a document in Strasbourg formalizing a long-awaited visa liberalization deal with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In new sanctions list, Ukraine targets Russian social-media sites
    May17

    In new sanctions list, Ukraine targets Russian social-media sites

    The sites to be blocked are among the most visited in the country. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Paul Manafort got a $3.5 million tax-free payback-free ‘loan’ from unnamed sources
    May17

    Paul Manafort got a $3.5 million tax-free payback-free ‘loan’ from unnamed sources

    Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort has owned a nice apartment in Trump Tower since 2007—one that’s conveniently located near money laundering Russian mobsters and a real estate scheme run by Russian oligarchs. But in 2016, hours after officially leaving his spot at the top of Trump’s campaign, Manafort picked up...

    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...

    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...