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    Cyberattacks Spread From Ukraine to Europe, US
    Jun27

    Cyberattacks Spread From Ukraine to Europe, US

    What Ukraine’s prime minister calls an “unprecedented” cyberattack in his country has begun to spread beyond Ukraine’s borders. “The attack is unprecedented but our IT experts are working on it and defending critical infrastructure,” said Volodymyr Groysman, speaking of efforts to contain the crisis. Banks, government...

    Cyberattack Hits Oil Giant and Banks in Russia, Ukraine
    Jun27

    Cyberattack Hits Oil Giant and Banks in Russia, Ukraine

    Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft said a large-scale cyberattack hit its servers on Tuesday and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighboring Ukraine were also disrupted. A Moscow-based cyber security firm, Group-IB, said it appeared to be a coordinated attack simultaneously targeting victims in Russia and Ukraine. In...

    Senior Ukrainian Intelligence Officer Killed in Car Bombing
    Jun27

    Senior Ukrainian Intelligence Officer Killed in Car Bombing

    Ukrainian authorities say that a senior military intelligence officer has been killed in a car bomb in the country’s capital. Police said in a statement that the driver of a luxury car was killed instantly as the vehicle blew up at a Kyiv intersection Tuesday morning. Photos released by Kiev police showed the mangled car in the middle of...

    Thirteen EU Nations Back Plan for Talks With Russia Over Pipeline
    Jun27

    Thirteen EU Nations Back Plan for Talks With Russia Over Pipeline

    Thirteen EU nations voiced support on Monday for a proposal to empower the bloc’s executive to negotiate with Russia over objections to a new Russian gas pipeline to Germany, despite opposition from Berlin. At an informal debate among EU energy ministers, Germany’s partners in the 28-nation bloc spoke out against Russia’s Nord...

    Trump Eager For Big Meeting with Putin, Some Advisers Wary
    Jun26

    Trump Eager For Big Meeting with Putin, Some Advisers Wary

    President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in...

    Macron, Poroshenko Hopeful of Progress on Resolving Ukraine Conflict
    Jun26

    Macron, Poroshenko Hopeful of Progress on Resolving Ukraine Conflict

    French President Emmanuel Macron and his Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Monday expressed hopes of making progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine, with Macron pressing for a withdrawal of forces around the border area with Russia. Both Macron and Poroshenko said they expected a new “Normandy format” meeting on Ukraine —...

    Ukraine Says Two Soldiers Killed Despite Cease-Fire
    Jun25

    Ukraine Says Two Soldiers Killed Despite Cease-Fire

    The Ukrainian military has said that two soldiers were killed and two wounded in the eastern part of the country despite a cease-fire that began Friday. In a statement posted on Facebook on Saturday, the military accused anti-government rebels of firing artillery rounds in both the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The statement did not provide...

    Analysts: Russia’s Military Threats Mainly Bluster, but Conflict Risk Rising
    Jun23

    Analysts: Russia’s Military Threats Mainly Bluster, but Conflict Risk Rising

    A series of close encounters this month over the Baltic Sea and U.S. shoot-downs of Russian allies’ aircraft in Syria have triggered concerns among defense analysts that any direct incident between Russia and the United States, even if accidental, could quickly spiral out of control. Reports say a Russian fighter jet and a U.S. spy plane on...

    EU Tackles Pressing Issues at First Summit Since Brexit Talks
    Jun23

    EU Tackles Pressing Issues at First Summit Since Brexit Talks

    On the first anniversary of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, leaders from the bloc Friday concluded a summit in Brussels with questions about the residency rights of EU citizens in Britain once it exits the regional grouping. Addressing the bloc this week, British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the fate of the 3 million...

    Q&A: Putin Critic Weighs in on ‘Putin Interviews’ Series
    Jun23

    Q&A: Putin Critic Weighs in on ‘Putin Interviews’ Series

    As the dust from Oliver Stone’s politically explosive (or not, depending upon which American you ask) “Putin Interviews” begins to settle, Russian viewers were just finishing the concluding episode Thursday. In the United States, where the controversial series — four hourlong episodes — was made available to Showtime subscribers June 12-15,...

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