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    Russia Plays Big Role in Cyber Spying, Hacking
    Nov17

    Russia Plays Big Role in Cyber Spying, Hacking

    Even in these times of incessant cyber-attacks and Internet hacks, the news took many security analysts by surprise – and led to the doors of the Kremlin. Late in October, computer networks at the White House were breached by an outside group, causing disruptions throughout the entire system. White House officials were quick to point out that the...

    Polish Diplomats Given 48 Hours to Leave Russia
    Nov17

    Polish Diplomats Given 48 Hours to Leave Russia

    Russia said on Monday several of its diplomats had been expelled from Poland and that a number of Polish diplomats had left Russia after Moscow took “adequate” measures in return. Ties between Russia and European Union member states have been strained by the crisis in Ukraine and by EU sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula...

    MH17 Wreckage Removal Begins in E. Ukraine
    Nov16

    MH17 Wreckage Removal Begins in E. Ukraine

    Local emergency workers recovered human remains and aircraft parts Sunday from the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, four months after the plane was downed, killing 298 people. Dutch inspectors had hoped to examine the crash site themselves, but they remain concerned about the safety of their staff in the...

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Recovery in Ukraine
    Nov16

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Recovery in Ukraine

    Local Ukraine emergency services have begun collecting parts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage from its crash site in the middle of the conflict zone, Dutch air accident investigators said Sunday. The flight was downed on July 17, killing 298 people, two-thirds of them Dutch citizens. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Putin Under Pressure at G20
    Nov16

    Putin Under Pressure at G20

    The G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, has ended, capping a week of summits that saw several awkward encounters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Australia, the host of this year’s G20 wanted this meeting to focus on trade and job growth, but it was President Obama’s efforts to isolate Vladimir...

    Georgians Protest Planned Military Alliance Between Abkhazia and Russia
    Nov16

    Georgians Protest Planned Military Alliance Between Abkhazia and Russia

    Tens of thousands of Georgians marched through Tbilisi Saturday against what they say is the government’s passive reaction to a planned military alliance between Russia and the breakaway Abkhazia republic. The protesters say the agreement, which has yet to be finalized, is a step toward Russian annexation of Abkhazia. Some of the marchers...

    Ukraine’s Financial Outlook Is Gloomy
    Nov15

    Ukraine’s Financial Outlook Is Gloomy

    Ukraine is engulfed in a financial crisis. Without further Western aid, the Kyiv government will run out of money to service its debts. If the situation continues, Ukraine could face possible default on its bonds in four to six months, if Russia demands early repayment on a multibillion-dollar loan it gave Kyiv before the ouster this year of...

    Obama: US Leads World in Opposing Russian Aggression In Ukraine
    Nov15

    Obama: US Leads World in Opposing Russian Aggression In Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. is leading the world in opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Speaking Saturday in Australia at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Mr. Obama said Russia is “a threat to the world” as witnessed in the “appalling shoot-down of MH17;” a reference to the downing of...

    Putin Criticized US Ahead of G20 Summit
    Nov15

    Putin Criticized US Ahead of G20 Summit

    World leaders are gathering in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 meeting of the world’s largest economies amid tense rhetoric between Russia and the West. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot has pledged to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over his support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, while the Kremlin has announced long-range...

    Putin Criticizes US Ahead of G20 Summit
    Nov14

    Putin Criticizes US Ahead of G20 Summit

    With world leaders gathering in Australia for a summit meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States is “crudely violating” the spirit of international cooperation that should drive groups such as the G20. In particular, Putin complained about the U.S.-led sanctions against Russia...

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