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    Clear Winner Unlikely in Bulgaria’s Third Election in Four Years
    Mar26

    Clear Winner Unlikely in Bulgaria’s Third Election in Four Years

    Bulgarians began voting in a snap general election Sunday with the center-right GERB party challenged for power by Socialists who say they will improve ties with Russia even if it means upsetting the country’s European Union partners. Opinion polls put the GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, 57, narrowly ahead of the...

    Belarus Police Arrest Hundreds Defying Protest Ban
    Mar26

    Belarus Police Arrest Hundreds Defying Protest Ban

    Riot police in Belarus launched a massive crackdown Saturday on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Minsk. Hundreds were reported arrested, and a human rights leader said many of the detainees had been beaten by police and needed medical attention. An estimated 700 people were trying to march through a central part of the capital, part of...

    Trump Administration Reviewing What Role US Nuclear Weapons Should Play 
    Mar25

    Trump Administration Reviewing What Role US Nuclear Weapons Should Play 

    The United Nations begins negotiations Monday on a legally binding treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. This comes as the United States commences a review of what role its nuclear weapons should now play. “Shortly after taking office, the president directed a new Nuclear Posture Review to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern,...

    Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report
    Mar25

    Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report

    U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s American presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank. In December, CrowdStrike said it found...

    Latvia-Russia Ties Shaped by Soviet History, Marred by Politics
    Mar24

    Latvia-Russia Ties Shaped by Soviet History, Marred by Politics

    Russia justified its 2014 annexation of Crimea, and ongoing support for rebels in east Ukraine, by claiming ethnic Russians there were threatened by nationalists and faced discrimination. But while Russian rhetoric, frequent military drills, and the legacy of Soviet aggression raise concerns, there is surprisingly little tension within the...

    Former Russian Lawmaker Killed in Kyiv
    Mar23

    Former Russian Lawmaker Killed in Kyiv

    Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kyiv Thursday in a likely contract killing ordered by Russia, Ukrainian police said. Voronenkov fled to Ukraine last year, fearing for his safety and testified in a treason case against Ukraine’s pro-Russia former president, Viktor Yanukovych. Ukraine’s general prosecutor,...

    Saboteurs Blow Up Ukraine Warehouse Full of Tank Ammo
    Mar23

    Saboteurs Blow Up Ukraine Warehouse Full of Tank Ammo

    The Ukrainian military said unknown saboteurs blew up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the east of the country early Thursday, but nobody was hurt. The base, which contained about 138,000 tons of ammunition, is in the city of Balakleya about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the frontline of Ukraine’s war against...

    NATO Secretary General Seeks New Date for NATO Talks
    Mar23

    NATO Secretary General Seeks New Date for NATO Talks

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to look for a date that would allow all NATO allies to attend a meeting of foreign ministers. Tillerson had initially decided to skip talks set for April 5-6 in Brussels, unsettling European allies who have questioned President Donald...

    Lithuania Boosts NATO’s Baltics Border Defenses With Eye on Russia
    Mar22

    Lithuania Boosts NATO’s Baltics Border Defenses With Eye on Russia

    A German-led NATO battle group of tanks, armored vehicles, and troops, including Lithuanians, engaged “enemy attackers” mid-March on a field outside a military base in Rukla, Lithuania. The NATO group fired flares, smoke canisters, and blanks for what a press officer said was the first demonstration of maneuvers since they arrived in Lithuania...

    Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data
    Mar21

    Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data

    An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election. The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of...

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