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    In NYC’s Russian Enclaves, a Big ‘Nyet’ to Hacking Talk
    Dec21

    In NYC’s Russian Enclaves, a Big ‘Nyet’ to Hacking Talk

    Clutching a cobbler’s tool, Roman Gadayev defiantly lashed out against accusations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election to sway the vote to Donald Trump. “Simply impossible,” said the Kazakhstan native who runs a shoe repair shop near the Brighton Beach boardwalk. “This is something that only uneducated people can buy into.” Most...

    US Refutes Russian Claim of Broken Communication
    Dec21

    US Refutes Russian Claim of Broken Communication

    The United States is denying claims made by a Russian spokesman that the two countries had all but frozen communication channels, saying both sides were still engaged. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Mir TV earlier Wednesday, that “almost every level of dialogue” had been severed with the United States. But State Department...

    Kremlin Slams New US Sanctions, says May Respond
    Dec21

    Kremlin Slams New US Sanctions, says May Respond

    The Kremlin said on Wednesday that new sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States would damage relations between the two countries and that Moscow would respond with its own measures. “We regret that Washington is continuing on this destructive path,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. “We...

    US Sanctions Companies, People over Russia Actions in Ukraine
    Dec21

    US Sanctions Companies, People over Russia Actions in Ukraine

    The United States on Tuesday targeted more Russian businessmen and companies over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine, slapping them with U.S. sanctions in a move Moscow criticized as hostile. The measures come a month before U.S. President Barack Obama hands over power to President-elect Donald Trump, who has praised...

    Ukraine Investigates Suspected Cyberattack on Kyiv Power Grid
    Dec20

    Ukraine Investigates Suspected Cyberattack on Kyiv Power Grid

    Ukraine is investigating a suspected cyberattack on Kyiv’s power grid over the weekend, the latest in a series of strikes on its energy and financial infrastructure, the head of the state-run power distributor said on Tuesday. Vsevolod Kovalchuk, acting chief director of Ukrenergo, told Reuters that a power distribution station near Kyiv...

    IMF’s Lagarde Guilty, but Not Punished, in French Negligence Trial
    Dec19

    IMF’s Lagarde Guilty, but Not Punished, in French Negligence Trial

    French judges convicted IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday of negligence for a state payout made while she served as France’s finance minister in 2008, but imposed no punishment, citing her preoccupation at the time with the global financial crisis. It was unclear whether the verdict would force Lagarde from her position as managing...

    Austrian Far-right Signs Deal With Putin’s Party, Touts Trump Ties
    Dec19

    Austrian Far-right Signs Deal With Putin’s Party, Touts Trump Ties

    Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) offered on Monday to act as a go-between for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin after signing a cooperation agreement with Putin’s party. Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache and the FPO’s recently defeated presidential candidate Norbert Hofer attended...

    NATO, Russia Talk But Remain Divided on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia Talk But Remain Divided on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. Western diplomats said the fact that the NATO-Russia Council, where the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic alliance sits with members states’ envoys, had...

    Ukraine Nationalizes Largest Bank After Stability Concerns
    Dec19

    Ukraine Nationalizes Largest Bank After Stability Concerns

    Ukraine is nationalizing its largest bank following concerns over its stability. The cabinet agreed late Sunday to move PrivatBank into full state ownership, saying the move was carried out “in close coordination with international financial organizations” and with the consent of PrivatBank’s owners – an apparent reference...

    NATO Seeks to Allay Concerns at Meeting With Russia
    Dec19

    NATO Seeks to Allay Concerns at Meeting With Russia

    NATO will seek to reassure Russia on Monday that its troop deployments to the Baltics and Poland next year are purely defensive, in a rare meeting of the alliance’s envoys with those of the Kremlin that is unlikely to resolve long-standing grievances. The NATO-Russia Council, the forum bringing together North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

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