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    Russia’s Drive to Replace Western Power Technology Hits Snag
    Apr17

    Russia’s Drive to Replace Western Power Technology Hits Snag

    Russia’s drive to build a large power-generating turbine to lessen its dependence on Western technology has suffered a major set-back after a prototype broke beyond repair, two sources familiar with the project told Reuters. In the past few years Russia has imported the large-capacity gas turbines required to run modern power stations from...

    The Meaning of “Hard” in Syria
    Apr17

    The Meaning of “Hard” in Syria

    Some decades ago already the phrase “CNN effect” was coined, referring to a concern that the emotional power of pictures might generate such popular sentiment as to overwhelm the calm and careful deliberations of governments during crisis decision points nested in humanitarian debacles. The concern actually predated the name, since CNN set up...

    Ex-Auschwitz guard, now 94, charged in Germany as accomplice in 13,335 murders at the camp
    Apr17

    Ex-Auschwitz guard, now 94, charged in Germany as accomplice in 13,335 murders at the camp

    BERLIN (JTA) — A former Auschwitz guard, now 94, has been charged in Germany as an accomplice to 13,335 murders in the death camp. State prosecutors in Stuttgart announced Monday that the man, from the state of Mannheim, is charged with supporting the genocide through his function as a guard and on-call member of the SS at the camp from December...

    The Sanctions on Russia That Never Came
    Apr17

    The Sanctions on Russia That Never Came

    There is a certain pattern to foreign-policy announcements from the Trump administration: A senior official foreshadows a new, tough announcement that’s widely applauded or criticized, depending on the policy. Later, it emerges that the president might actually want to do something else.The latest example: a fresh round of sanctions against...

    The investigation into Michael Cohen is a ‘second front’ in Trump’s war with the law
    Apr17

    The investigation into Michael Cohen is a ‘second front’ in Trump’s war with the law

    The revelation that Michael Cohen’s mysterious third client was Fox News commentator Sean Hannity was amusing to everyone—except Hannity, Cohen, and Donald Trump. With Trump and Hannity forming an Elliot Broidy sandwich, it’s become clear that the sort of “fixing” that occupied Cohen much of the time was following around these men to...

    5 things we learned at the Michael Cohen hearing
    Apr17

    5 things we learned at the Michael Cohen hearing

    Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer and loyal deputy of President Donald Trump, appeared in federal court Monday, one week after the FBI raided his house, office and hotel room in search of documents related to alleged crimes involving his business dealings. For almost three hours, the government lawyers sparred with Cohen and Trump’s...

    Putin, Merkel Discuss Syria, Baltic Gas Pipeline
    Apr17

    Putin, Merkel Discuss Syria, Baltic Gas Pipeline

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the situation in Syria and a controversial Baltic gas pipeline project in a telephone conversation, the Kremlin says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed Fighting Separatists
    Apr17

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed Fighting Separatists

    Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed and five wounded in clashes in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The U.S. and U.K Warn That Russia Is Targeting Global Internet Routers for Espionage
    Apr17

    The U.S. and U.K Warn That Russia Is Targeting Global Internet Routers for Espionage

    Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive...

    US says Russia targets internet routers for espionage
    Apr17

    US says Russia targets internet routers for espionage

    By FRANK BAJAK | The Associated Press The U.S., Britain and Australia have accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the...