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    Yahoo Breach Spotlights Links Between Russian Spies, Hackers
    Mar16

    Yahoo Breach Spotlights Links Between Russian Spies, Hackers

    A U.S. indictment of two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers alleged to have stolen more than half a billion U.S. email accounts in 2014 has cast a spotlight on the intertwining of the Russian security services and the murky digital underworld. The officers of the powerful FSB, Russia’s Federal Security Service, are accused of...

    OSCE Extends Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by One Year
    Mar16

    OSCE Extends Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by One Year

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday that its monitoring mission to Ukraine will be extended by one year. “The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consensus decision taken at its meeting in Vienna today, agreed to renew the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by one year until 31 March...

    Ukraine Slaps New Sanctions on Russian State-owned Banks
    Mar15

    Ukraine Slaps New Sanctions on Russian State-owned Banks

    Ukraine will impose sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks, the central bank said Wednesday, part of a wider crackdown over increased tensions in eastern separatist regions. The restrictions will ban the banks from taking money out of Ukraine, Kateryna Rozhkova, a deputy central bank chief, told journalists in a...

    Moscow Moves to Absorb Rebel Georgian Region’s Military
    Mar14

    Moscow Moves to Absorb Rebel Georgian Region’s Military

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered his officials to seal an agreement which will, in effect, incorporate the armed forces of Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia region into the Russian military’s command structure. Georgia condemned the move, which is likely to spark accusations from its Western allies that the Kremlin...

    Russia’s Sberbank Expresses Concern About Protests Against Ukraine Subsidiary
    Mar14

    Russia’s Sberbank Expresses Concern About Protests Against Ukraine Subsidiary

    Russian lender Sberbank said Monday it was deeply concerned by protests against its Ukrainian subsidiary, which included a nationalist group walling up the entrance to one of its branches in Kyiv with masonry and cement. Periodic protests have been held against Kremlin-owned banks operating in Ukraine since bilateral ties broke down in 2014 after...

    Poland to Seek Extradition from United States of Suspected Nazi Commander
    Mar14

    Poland to Seek Extradition from United States of Suspected Nazi Commander

    Poland plans to seek the extradition of an American on suspicion of committing crimes against humanity in the World War II deaths of 44 Polish villagers, Poland’s government-affiliated history institute said Monday. The man, identified as Michael K., is suspected of ordering the killings in 1944 in eastern Poland when he was a commander in...

    Defense Spending by European NATO Allies Inches up in 2016
    Mar13

    Defense Spending by European NATO Allies Inches up in 2016

    Defense spending by European NATO states inched up for the first time in seven years in 2016, the military alliance said on Monday, but still remained below the threshold the new U.S. President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve. Trump made NATO states in Europe nervous when he criticized the alliance as “obsolete” during...

    Merkel Coming to Washington to Talk Trade, Russia Strategy
    Mar12

    Merkel Coming to Washington to Talk Trade, Russia Strategy

    U.S. President Donald Trump plans to quiz German Chancellor Angela Merkel about her experience dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the chancellor visits the White House Tuesday. A senior administration official said Friday Trump would be “very interested to get German Chancellor Merkel’s insights” as he prepares to engage the...

    Trump to Ask Merkel’s Advice on Putin, Ukraine – US Officials
    Mar10

    Trump to Ask Merkel’s Advice on Putin, Ukraine – US Officials

    President Donald Trump will ask Chancellor Angela Merkel for advice on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. officials said on Friday, as the U.S. and German leaders meet next week after sometimes pointed disagreements in recent months. Merkel will visit the White House on Tuesday for talks with Trump and a joint news conference...

    Czech President Zeman Tells Backers He Will Run for Second Term
    Mar10

    Czech President Zeman Tells Backers He Will Run for Second Term

    Czech President Milos Zeman told supporters on Thursday he would seek a second term in 2018, ending speculation over whether he would run again. Zeman, who has pushed for better ties with Russia and backed Donald Trump in the U.S. vote last year, announced his decision at an annual party at Prague Castle to celebrate the anniversary of his...

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