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    White House sanctions Russia over election hacks
    Dec29

    White House sanctions Russia over election hacks

    In one of its final moves to keep Russia at bay and secure America from digital intruders, the Obama administration on Thursday slapped Moscow with a round of sanctions over its alleged election-season hacks.The punishments hits several Russian individuals and entities, including the country’s primary security services, known as the FSB,...

    Obama administration announces sanctions against Russia for 2016 election hacks
    Dec29

    Obama administration announces sanctions against Russia for 2016 election hacks

    The Obama administration has announced sanctions against Russian entities and individuals in retaliation for Russian state hacking efforts aimed at influencing the 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 Russian intelligence operatives from...

    Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian ‘Cyberwar’
    Dec29

    Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian ‘Cyberwar’

    Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. In December, Ukraine suffered attacks on its finance and defense ministries and the State Treasury that...

    Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian ‘Cyberwar’
    Dec29

    Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian ‘Cyberwar’

    Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. In December, Ukraine suffered attacks on its finance and defense ministries and the State Treasury that...

    John McCain isn’t going to let Rex Tillerson become secretary of state without answering tough questions about Vladimir Putin
    Dec29

    John McCain isn’t going to let Rex Tillerson become secretary of state without answering tough questions about Vladimir Putin

    (Credit: AP) It won’t only be Democrats who oppose many of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. As Sen. John McCain of Arizona made clear on Thursday, he won’t vote to confirm Rex Tillerson as secretary of state unless the ExxonMobil CEO answers some tough questions. “I and several of my colleagues have concerns about...

    Imprisoned With ISIS: An American Journalist’s Experience in Post-Coup Turkey
    Dec29

    Imprisoned With ISIS: An American Journalist’s Experience in Post-Coup Turkey

    For more than two months, American journalist Lindsey Snell shared a cramped Turkish jail cell with a young ISIS recruit and two other women who were the wives of al-Qaeda fighters. Her time there was horrifying. One day, Snell witnessed prison guards drag off one of the al-Qaeda fighters’ wives, who was pregnant and had gone into labor....

    Vladimir Putin’s Most Attention-Seeking PR Stunts
    Dec29

    Vladimir Putin’s Most Attention-Seeking PR Stunts

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ending 2016 on a high, with state polls showing his approval rating at nearly 87 percent—the highest it’s been all year, and only three points off his all-time record. Despite Russia’s financial crisis and controversy abroad, the Russian president continues to be personally the most trusted public...

    A Ukrainian Christmas . . .
    Dec29

    A Ukrainian Christmas . . .

    Whether it’s celebrated according to the Gregorian or the Julian calendar, Christmastide in Ukraine this season might seem to be one in which the bad news is all the news there is. Russian aggression, low-key but lethal, continues in the eastern regions of the country, as do cyber-warfare and other forms of Russian agitprop throughout the...

    Russia Accuses Obama of ‘Personal Hatred’ as U.S. Prepares to Announce New Sanctions
    Dec29

    Russia Accuses Obama of ‘Personal Hatred’ as U.S. Prepares to Announce New Sanctions

    Moscow has accused U.S. President Barack Obama of “personal hatred” for Russia, after reports he will introduce new sanctions in light of allegations that Russian hackers interfered in the U.S. presidential election. Russian officials and state enterprises have been under several sets of sanctions since 2014, due to Moscow’s involvement...

    Ukraine releases 15 people to separatists near front line
    Dec29

    Ukraine releases 15 people to separatists near front line

    Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine say the government has released 15 people who had been held in custody. …read more Source: FOX...