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    Report: Trump Aides Had at Least 18 Exchanges With Russians
    May18

    Report: Trump Aides Had at Least 18 Exchanges With Russians

    Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed interactions form...

    Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter
    May17

    Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter

    The German Air Force this month sent the U.S. military a written request for classified data on the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet as it gears up to replace its current fleet of fighter jets from 2025 to 2035. The letter, sent by the Air Force’s planning command and seen by Reuters, makes clear that the German government has not yet...

    Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled
    May17

    Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled

    This year’s Eurovision song contest, hosted in Kyiv, saw Portugal crowned the winner. But Russian officials cried foul even before the competition, as Ukraine banned their last-minute entry of contestant Yulia Samoylova, a singer who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. “We were all very much surprised,” says chairwoman of the Moscow...

    ‘El Daily Stormer’: Neo-Nazi Website Now in Spanish, Too
    May16

    ‘El Daily Stormer’: Neo-Nazi Website Now in Spanish, Too

    How does a leading neo-Nazi website that has railed against Hispanic immigrants expand its audience beyond a loyal base of U.S. white supremacists? By publishing a Spanish-language edition, of course. The Daily Stormer — infamous for orchestrating internet harassment campaigns by its “Troll Army” of readers — recently launched El...

    Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites
    May16

    Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites

    Ukraine ordered the blocking of access to a number of Russian websites Tuesday in the latest round of sanctions since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. President Petro Poroshenko’s office announced the decree, which he signed a day earlier, banning operations of popular Russian websites, such as search engine Yandex, for three years. The...

    Cyber Security Experts: Russia Disproportionately Targeted by Malware
    May14

    Cyber Security Experts: Russia Disproportionately Targeted by Malware

    Countries across the globe scrambled to respond to a malicious “ransomware” virus, as internet security watchdogs said the attack had disproportionately targeted Russia. The Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Labs was among the first to identify the so-called “Wanna Cry” malware — a viral worm that exploits a...

    Europol says Global Cyberattack Affects 150 Countries
    May14

    Europol says Global Cyberattack Affects 150 Countries

    Europe’s police agency Europol says a global cyberattack has affected at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, with data networks infected by malware that locks computer files unless a ransom is paid. Speaking to Britian’s ITV, Europol director Rob Wainwright said the healthcare sector in many countries is particularly...

    Portugal’s Sobral Wins Eurovision Contest With Tender Ballad
    May14

    Portugal’s Sobral Wins Eurovision Contest With Tender Ballad

    Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a gentle romantic ballad that challenged the event’s decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery excess. Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet strings and a piano. Unlike the 25 other competitors who...

    Artillery Fire Kills 4 in Ukraine’s Restive East
    May14

    Artillery Fire Kills 4 in Ukraine’s Restive East

    Ukraine officials blamed pro-Russian separatists in the country’s restive east for the killings of four civilians Saturday by artillery fire in a government-controlled area near the Russian border. The shelling in the Donetsk region occurred just hours before the finals of the wildly popular Eurovision song contest, held this year in Kyiv....

    Worldwide Cyberattack Spreads Further in Second Day
    May14

    Worldwide Cyberattack Spreads Further in Second Day

    A cyberattack against tens of thousands of data networks in scores of countries, all infected by malware that locks computer files unless a ransom is paid, spread further in its second day Saturday, with no progress reported in efforts to determine who launched the plot. Computer security experts assured individual computer users who have kept...

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