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    Flirting With Humanity
    May12

    Flirting With Humanity

    There have been machines that move themselves for millennia. In the first century C.E., the Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria designed dolls that could be used to act out miniature theatrical scenes. The original treatises he wrote about these automata were lost to history. But a group of Sicilian scholars discovered Arabic translations in...

    US to Switch On European Missile Shield Despite Russian Alarm
    May12

    US to Switch On European Missile Shield Despite Russian Alarm

    The United States’ European missile defense shield goes live on Thursday almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite Russian warnings that the West is threatening the peace in central Europe. Amid high Russia-West tension, U.S. and NATO officials will declare operational the shield at a remote...

    Why the OSCE Keeps Failing to Make Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
    May12

    Why the OSCE Keeps Failing to Make Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Azad Garibov Security, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh The Minsk Group’s co-chairs could put Azerbaijan and Armenia on the road to resolution. The unprecedented escalation of hostilities on the frontline between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia on April 2–5, 2016, brought the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict back onto the...

    Ukraine Tracks Down Old Master Paintings Stolen from Verona
    May12

    Ukraine Tracks Down Old Master Paintings Stolen from Verona

    The 17 precious paintings stolen from a museum in Verona, Italy, including works by Tintoretto, Rubens and Mantegna, have been recovered by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in what the nation’s president hailed Wednesday as a “brilliant operation.”President Petro… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Talks in Germany Make Progress on Security Issues
    May11

    Ukraine Talks in Germany Make Progress on Security Issues

    The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine reached several agreements Wednesday to improve security in the war-torn Donbas region, but failed to agree on holding elections in that part of eastern Ukraine, which is controlled by Russia-backed separatists. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who hosted the talks with...

    Panama Files Show Russian Crackdown on Offshoring Is Failing
    May11

    Panama Files Show Russian Crackdown on Offshoring Is Failing

    MOSCOW—The thousands of Russian names on a list of offshore companies suggests President Vladimir Putin’s effort to crack down on such entities is ineffective, experts say, and highlights how keeping wealth abroad remains one of the few ways to keep it safe from corrupt local officials. A database published by investigative journalists on...

    U.S. Missile-Defense System In Romania To Go Operational As Russian Fumes
    May11

    U.S. Missile-Defense System In Romania To Go Operational As Russian Fumes

    The ambitious U.S. plan to protect Europe from ballistic missiles goes online this week, and Russia is already making clear that a stern, if not outright belligerent, response may be forthcoming. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Recovers 17 Paintings Stolen In Italy
    May11

    Ukraine Recovers 17 Paintings Stolen In Italy

    Ukraine says it has recovered 17 paintings that were stolen from an Italian museum last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine tracks down Old Master paintings stolen from Verona
    May11

    Ukraine tracks down Old Master paintings stolen from Verona

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has hailed the ex-Soviet nation’s law enforcement agencies for tracking down prized Renaissance paintings stolen from a museum in Verona, Italy. …read more Source: U.S....

    U.S. Gears up Missile Defense System in Europe to Protect Against Middle Eastern Threats. Here’s Why Russia Isn’t Pleased.
    May11

    U.S. Gears up Missile Defense System in Europe to Protect Against Middle Eastern Threats. Here’s Why Russia Isn’t Pleased.

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S. missile defense system aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats is moving into higher gear this week, with a site in Romania becoming operational on Thursday and officials breaking ground at another site in Poland a day later. The system has been under development for years and is, NATO and U.S....