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    If hackers wanted to mess with Dem convention, mission accomplished on Day 1
    Jul25

    If hackers wanted to mess with Dem convention, mission accomplished on Day 1

    PHILADEPHIA, United States — The first day of the Democratic convention included an FBI investigation, senior party figures getting booed and fears of a Russian plot to defeat Hillary Clinton. If indeed Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin intended to sow chaos in this U.S. presidential campaign, that mission was surely accomplished Monday. The FBI...

    Hang Glider From Moldova Smuggles Cigarettes Into Romania
    Jul25

    Hang Glider From Moldova Smuggles Cigarettes Into Romania

    Romanian border police say they have confiscated thousands of packs of cigarettes that apparently were dropped in a field from a powered hang glider near the border with Moldova. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine has become a hotbed of illegal arms trading
    Jul25

    Ukraine has become a hotbed of illegal arms trading

    The recent conflict there took huge amounts of arms out of government arsenals and put them in the hands of irregular units unable to properly control them. …read more Source: Business...

    Trump Time Capsule #56: Russian Quids and Quos
    Jul25

    Trump Time Capsule #56: Russian Quids and Quos

    Strong man. (RIA Novosti / via Reuters)Suspicions about foreign interference in U.S. politics have arisen before. In 1980, the Ayatollah’s Iranian government may have delayed the the release of American hostages as a way of punishing Jimmy Carter in his race against Ronald Reagan. If you’d like a whole new field of inquiry, you can...

    Putin’s Buddy Trump Is About To Get National Security Briefings. Intel Officers Are Worried.
    Jul25

    Putin’s Buddy Trump Is About To Get National Security Briefings. Intel Officers Are Worried.

    Members of the intelligence community are worried that Donald Trump ― who has deep ties to Russia and is apparently the preferred presidential candidate of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ― could have access to highly classified national security briefings as early as Friday. Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will begin...

    Journalist’s Murder, Kerry Trip to Moscow Among Events That Rattle Ukraine
    Jul25

    Journalist’s Murder, Kerry Trip to Moscow Among Events That Rattle Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—Little more than two weeks ago, things were looking up for Ukraine. Fighting had tapered off in the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine and Kyiv had scored a series of diplomatic wins, including high-profile gestures of solidarity from NATO leaders at the Warsaw summit. But the good news quickly was overshadowed by events inside Ukraine...

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems
    Jul25

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems

    While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system. Countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine punch above their weight in the Olympic medal table, but their high rates of performance...

    The Muscovite Candidate?
    Jul25

    The Muscovite Candidate?

    Sometimes a conspiracy theory can be true. Or, to put it another way, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.Take the burgeoning email leaks scandal that hit the Democratic National Committee on Friday. A searchable cache of 20,000 emails showed up on WikiLeaks. The dump arrived about five weeks...

    FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia
    Jul25

    FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia

    WASHINGTON — The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is “investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC,” adding that...

    Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting
    Jul25

    Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting

    Canada’s and Russia’s foreign affairs ministers met on Monday in an attempt to mend relations strained by the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. In a first meeting of its kind, since Canada froze high-level contacts with Russian officials two years ago, Foreign Affairs...