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Ukraine separatist leader vows closer Russia ties after polls

World / Politics Nov 15, 2018

Ukraine separatist leader vows closer Russia ties after polls

The newly elected leader of a self-proclaimed republic in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday promised closer ties to Moscow following polls denounced by Kiev and the West as a sham. Elections in the Russian-backed breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk at the weekend saw their acting ...

Ukraine separatists elect leaders in defiance of West

World / Politics Nov 12, 2018

Ukraine separatists elect leaders in defiance of West

Separatist leaders in Russian-backed areas of eastern Ukraine on Monday looked set for an expected political victory, according to preliminary results from polls condemned as illegal by Kiev and Western countries. Elections in the Donetsk and Lugansk "People's Republics," controlled by separatists since breaking away ...

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot deemed bogus by the West

World / Politics Nov 12, 2018

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot deemed bogus by the West

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West. The elections were to choose heads of government and legislature members in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, where separatists ...

Global cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group

World / Crime & Legal Oct 10, 2018

Global cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group

The latest innovations in cybercrime have shifted from financially motivated actors to state-backed hackers focused on sabotage and intelligence gathering, a Russian cybersecurity firm said Tuesday. "The focus of innovations and research on the creation of complex malware, as well as organization of multi-layered targeted ...

One by one, rebel chiefs in east Ukraine are slain

World Sep 1, 2018

One by one, rebel chiefs in east Ukraine are slain

Eastern Ukrainian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko has become the latest rebel official to die in a series of apparent murders, slain Friday in an explosion in a cafe in the city of Donetsk. Since the start of the conflict between the Moscow-backed separatists in the ...