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    Obama administration joins European Union in blacklisting 15 Russian entities
    Dec22

    Obama administration joins European Union in blacklisting 15 Russian entities

    The Obama administration has slapped sanctions on 15 Russian individuals and businesses because of their involvement in projects in Ukraine and Crimea. The Treasury Department designated seven individuals and eight corporate entities involved in a range of projects, including the construction of a bridge connecting Russia to the Crimean...

    Russia Blasts Netherlands Over Arms Buildup, Ruling On Crimean Treasures
    Dec22

    Russia Blasts Netherlands Over Arms Buildup, Ruling On Crimean Treasures

    Russia blasted the Netherlands for allowing the United States to begin stocking tanks there, and for a court ruling that ordered Crimean treasures on loan to a Dutch museum to be returned to Ukraine rather than Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian hacks into Ukraine power grids a sign of things to come for U.S.?
    Dec22

    Russian hacks into Ukraine power grids a sign of things to come for U.S.?

    Some U.S. electric utilities have even weaker security than those Russians breached in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Russian cyberattack targets Ukrainian power grid; U.S. next?
    Dec22

    Russian cyberattack targets Ukrainian power grid; U.S. next?

    Russian hackers have launched multiple cyber attacks in the past year on power grids in Ukraine. Experts say a similar attack in the U.S. could leave people without electricity, reports Holly Williams. …read more Source:...

    News of the Day From Around the World, Dec. 22
    Dec22

    News of the Day From Around the World, Dec. 22

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said earlier this week that their two conditions for peace talks are the removal of the group leader’s name from the U.N. blacklist and the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan. […] the Afghan government rejected the group’s demands — an indication of the depth of the rift...

    Masterpieces stolen in Italy museum heist returned with only scratches
    Dec22

    Masterpieces stolen in Italy museum heist returned with only scratches

    Seventeen masterpieces valued at $17.7 million were returned to Italy from Ukraine after being stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year …read more Source:...

    ‘We Have to Defend Our Motherland’: On the Front Lines of Ukraine’s War
    Dec22

    ‘We Have to Defend Our Motherland’: On the Front Lines of Ukraine’s War

    NOVOMYKHAILIVKA, Ukraine—In the woods outside this front-line town in eastern Ukraine, a battle-worn unit of Ukrainian soldiers have hunkered down for the winter. The troops live and fight sometimes only a few hundred yards across no man’s land from their enemies, a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars. Some of the...

    US-supplied Drones Prove Disappointing in Ukraine Conflict
    Dec22

    US-supplied Drones Prove Disappointing in Ukraine Conflict

    Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kyiv had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an adviser to...

    Your Support for The Daily Signal Is Critical. And These 21 Comments Are Pretty Awesome, Too.
    Dec21

    Your Support for The Daily Signal Is Critical. And These 21 Comments Are Pretty Awesome, Too.

    Earlier this week, we asked our Morning Bell subscribers to share their feedback about The Daily Signal. (If you’re not a subscriber, sign up here.) We get letters, Facebook comments, and tweets every day of the week, and reading them is one of the things I enjoy most about my job as editor-in-chief. Even the critical ones challenge us to...

    Germany to Commit More Troops to NATO in Lithuania
    Dec21

    Germany to Commit More Troops to NATO in Lithuania

    Germany is upping its contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the Baltic state of Lithuania. This is a welcome development. The initial news came in October when Germany announced its commitment of Bundeswehr forces to Lithuania in 2017 as part of a NATO deterrence mission. Materially, the German deployment will be...