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    US intelligence-gathering aircraft are flying over the Black Sea more and more — and Russia is responding
    Apr10

    US intelligence-gathering aircraft are flying over the Black Sea more and more — and Russia is responding

    Online flight tracking suggests increase in missions flown by U.S. manned and unmanned aircraft near Crimea. …read more Source: Business...

    China’s Xi to U.N. Chief: ‘We Need to Be Pushing for’ Global Governance
    Apr10

    China’s Xi to U.N. Chief: ‘We Need to Be Pushing for’ Global Governance

    Chinese communist leader Xi Jinping met United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Beijing this weekend and reportedly urged the leader to further promote “global governance” to solve the world’s problems. …read more Source:...

    Russian stocks, ruble and oligarchs’ wealth all take a hit in wake of U.S. sanctions
    Apr09

    Russian stocks, ruble and oligarchs’ wealth all take a hit in wake of U.S. sanctions

    Russia began to feel the pinch from the latest round of U.S. sanctions Monday as the ruble dropped nearly 2% against the dollar and stocks took their biggest drop since the world reacted to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Russia’s top stock indexes, Mossbirge and the RTS, dropped by 9% and almost… …read more Source: Los...

    Search Warrant Shows Depth Of Manafort Ukraine Probe When Mueller Took Over
    Apr09

    Search Warrant Shows Depth Of Manafort Ukraine Probe When Mueller Took Over

    A redacted search warrant that was released in court filings this weekend suggests that federal investigators were already zeroing in on the Paul Manafort’s Ukraine work soon after Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed. That timeline casts further doubt on the argument Manafort has tried to make that the financial crimes connected to...

    Read Mark Zuckerberg’s full prepared testimony before his meeting with Congress
    Apr09

    Read Mark Zuckerberg’s full prepared testimony before his meeting with Congress

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released the testimony he plans to give to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Wednesday. Here’s the full text:INTRODUCTION Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Pallone, and Members of the Committee, We face a number of important issues around privacy, safety, and democracy, and you will rightfully have...

    The Inside Story of How Russia Almost Built a Deadly Aircraft Carrier (And Why It Never Happenned)
    Apr09

    The Inside Story of How Russia Almost Built a Deadly Aircraft Carrier (And Why It Never Happenned)

    Paul Richard Huard Security, The Ulyanovsk is a tantalizing “almost” of history. Moscow never finished the project, because it ran out of money. Construction took place at the Black Sea Shipyard in Ukraine—often called Nikolayev South Shipyard 444. It’s an old facility, dating back to the 18th century when Prince Grigory Potemkin signed...

    Ukrainian Christians Celebrate Easter With ‘Holy Fire’
    Apr09

    Ukrainian Christians Celebrate Easter With ‘Holy Fire’

    Orthodox and Eastern Rite Christians in Ukraine celebrated Easter on April 7 and 8, one week later than the holiday celebrated by believers in Western churches. On the evening before Easter Sunday, a church delegation brought the Holy Fire, a flame lit at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to the cathedral of St. Volodymyr in Kyiv....

    ‘The Bay Area is broken:’ Why local startups are hiring outside Silicon Valley
    Apr09

    ‘The Bay Area is broken:’ Why local startups are hiring outside Silicon Valley

    Silicon Valley may be the world’s tech paradise, but it’s a hiring nightmare for many local startups now forced to venture from Portland to Boise in search of talent. Enormous salary expectations — driven by the Bay Area’s soaring cost of living and competition from well-paying giants such as Google and Facebook — have made it...

    Could the Cold War return with a vengeance?
    Apr09

    Could the Cold War return with a vengeance?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel. File) Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now. Who’s even paying attention, given the eternal changing of the guard at the White House, as well as the latest in tweets, sexual revelations, and investigations of every sort? And yet it increasingly looks as if, thanks to current...

    How China and the U.S. Are Spawning a Global Rivalry Over the Seas
    Apr09

    How China and the U.S. Are Spawning a Global Rivalry Over the Seas

    The last thing we need is an arms race in the oceans. Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The U.S. and Chinese navies have been repositioning warships and establishing naval bases as if they were...