Secretary of State: Americans Should Be ‘Encouraged’ with US Diplomatic Efforts

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has touted the diplomatic accomplishments of President Donald Trump’s administration this year, saying “Americans should be encouraged” by its dealings with the U.S.’ “greatest security threat,” North Korea, along with China and Russia. In an Op-Ed published Thursday in The New York Times, Tillerson wrote that Trump “abandoned the failed… Please follow and like us:

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Texas Company Reports Selling Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

A U.S. company says it has been selling lethal weapons to Ukraine since last year, ahead of an expected decision by the Trump administration on whether to provide such weapons to Ukraine. “We started delivering our product to Ukraine last year and we are continuing deliveries up until now,” said Richard Vandiver, Chief Operating Officer at… Please follow and like us:

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The ‘European Investment Bank’ Increases Support To ‘Eastern Partnership’ Countries

European Union boosts support for Ukraine ahead of Eastern Partnership Summit with new finance from the EU Bank The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) support to Eastern Partnership countries reached nearly EUR 8 billion in signed loans today, with a new operation for Ukraine’s crucial agriculture sector. This reflects the ongoing commitment of the EU Bank to… Please follow and like us:

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Paul Manafort Turns Himself in to the FBI

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, turned himself in to federal authorities Monday as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s 2016 election interference. Manafort and his associate, Rick Gates, who also turned himself in on Monday morning, are facing several charges, including money laundering. The New York Times reported that Gates… Please follow and like us:

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What Is Bad Rabbit? Massive Cyberattack Hits Russia

An advanced cyberattack has hit media outlets and infrastructure in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe, causing mass disruption Cybersecurity researchers from Kaspersky described the malware, dubbed Bad Rabbit, in a blogpost on Tuesday, October 24. They explained how the previously unknown malware takes control of computer systems and encrypts data so that people can’t access it.… Please follow and like us:

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Thousands evacuated after Ukraine arms depot blast

More than 30,000 people have been evacuated in Ukraine’s central Vinnytsia region after a huge arms depot storing missiles caught fire and exploded, in what authorities said was a possible act of “sabotage”. The fire, near the town of Kalynivka, about 200km south-west of Kiev, injured two people, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service said in a statement… Please follow and like us:

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Ukraine Blames Russia for Massive Cyber Attack

Ukraine has blamed Russian security services for a massive cyber attack that started in the last week in Ukraine and eventually spread to computers across the world. Ukraine’s security agency, the SBU, said in a statement Saturday the attack bore resemblances to past hacks of Ukrainian infrastructure by the Russian security services. “The available data, including… Please follow and like us:

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Russia says US interferes in its affairs

MOSCOW — The Russian government has steadfastly denied that it hacked or otherwise interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Now, some Russian officials are saying America is meddling in Moscow’s domestic affairs. The U.S. has been doing it for years, they say. The Kremlin’s website is attacked daily “from within U.S. territories,” Dmitry Peskov, President… Please follow and like us:

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The ‘Pro-Russia’ GOP Platform Conspiracy That Won’t Die

Short on evidence to prove that any fire accompanies the tenuous “smoke” suggesting a 2016 election conspiracy between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian agents, liberal pundits and Democratic politicians continually return to a different conspiracy theory involving the Republican platform. The theory goes like this: Trump campaign operatives intervened at the Republican National Convention in… Please follow and like us:

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WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems in 99 countries on Friday, with Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan being the top targets. The hack forced British hospitals to turn away patients,… Please follow and like us:

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Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the State Department Wednesday for talks expected to be dominated by the two countries’ differences over Syria and Ukraine. Later in the morning Lavrov will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House. This will be the first time Lavrov has… Please follow and like us:

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Tillerson, Lavrov to Discuss Syria and Ukraine Wednesday

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday in Washington to discuss Syria, Ukraine and other issues. “On Syria, the secretary intends to discuss efforts to de-escalate violence, provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, and set the stage for a political settlement of the conflict,” the… Please follow and like us:

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US Secretary of State to Discuss Russian ‘Aggression’ With NATO 

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he will discuss “Russia’s aggression in Ukraine” when he meets with NATO allies Friday. Upon arrival in Brussels, the top U.S. diplomat said he sees three important areas to discuss: NATO’s resources for its mission, the organization’s fight against terrorism, including Islamic State, and NATO’s posture in Europe, “most… Please follow and like us:

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‘Trumpomania’ Cools in Russia

Once, there was effusive coverage on Russian state media. Once, Duma lawmakers offered champagne toasts and ovations to celebrate “our man in the White House.” And once, above all else, there was optimism: a sense among Russians that, after years of deeply contentious relations between the Kremlin and the Obama administration, a Donald Trump presidency would… Please follow and like us:

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