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    Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won’t Stop Website
    May12

    Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won’t Stop Website

    Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL’s news website, Krym.Realii or Crimea Realities. The de facto prosecutor of Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, said on May 12 that Russia’s Internet regulator, Roskomnadzor, had launched measures to shut down the site. The website’s chief,...

    Ukrainian MPs Clear Way for Poroshenko Ally to Become Top Prosecutor
    May12

    Ukrainian MPs Clear Way for Poroshenko Ally to Become Top Prosecutor

    Ukrainian lawmakers paved the way on Thursday for a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to become the new general prosecutor, a position seen by the West as crucial for Ukraine to tackle entrenched corruption. Parliament passed a law removing a requirement that only a person with a legal background can take the post, enabling Yuriy Lutsenko,...

    Pro-Russia Authorities Detain Four Crimean Tatars Suspected Of Terrorism
    May12

    Pro-Russia Authorities Detain Four Crimean Tatars Suspected Of Terrorism

    Russia-backed Crimean authorities have detained four Crimean Tatars suspected of terrorism, a charge denied by Tatar activists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hackers Try to Attack Merkel’s Party, Security Consultants Say
    May12

    Hackers Try to Attack Merkel’s Party, Security Consultants Say

    A group of hackers that cybersecurity experts say targets critics of the Russian government has been trying since April to attack the computer systems of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party, a security research firm said on Wednesday. Researchers at Trend Micro said the hackers, called Pawn Storm, appear to be...

    Why Parag Khanna’s “Connectivity” Doesn’t Quite Connect
    May12

    Why Parag Khanna’s “Connectivity” Doesn’t Quite Connect

    This review appeared first in The New York Journal of Books. Donald Trump must be punching himself for not locking up the rights to the title of Parag Khanna’s second book in the trilogy that Connectography now completes. Khanna’s previous tome carried the truly Trumpian title: How to Run the World. His latest is a 466-page...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Contestant Sings Of Crimea’s Revival
    May12

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Contestant Sings Of Crimea’s Revival

    Representing Ukraine, Jamala is the first ever Crimean Tatar singer to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest. Before qualifying for the May 12 semifinals in Stockholm, Jamala said her performance symbolizes the need for a revival in Ukraine and Crimea. Titled 1944, her song is about Josef Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central...

    The Morning Vertical, May 12, 2016
    May12

    The Morning Vertical, May 12, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access To RFE/RL’s Crimea Website
    May12

    Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access To RFE/RL’s Crimea Website

    Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL’s Crimea news website, Krym.Realii. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The US Is Switching On An $800 Missile Defense System In Eastern Europe
    May12

    The US Is Switching On An $800 Missile Defense System In Eastern Europe

    The United States switches on an $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, a step it sees as vital to defend itself and Europe from so-called rogue states, but which the Kremlin says is aimed at countering Russia’s nuclear capabilities in the event of war.At the remote Deveselu air base in Romania, senior US and NATO officials...

    The Daily Vertical: Insults, Mockery, And Lies
    May12

    The Daily Vertical: Insults, Mockery, And Lies

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...