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A decorated raven bone discovered in Crimea may provide insight into Neanderthal cognition.

The cognitive abilities of Neanderthals are debated, but a raven bone fragment found at the Zaskalnaya VI site in Crimea features two notches that may have been made by Neanderthals intentionally to display a visually consistent pattern, according to a study by Ana Majkic at the Universite de Bordeaux and colleagues, ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Nordic countries unite to reboot cooperation with Russia.

Disagreements between Nordic countries and Russia on Crimea and Ukraine are briefly set aside at a conference on Arctic development.

- EU Observer - EU

Paul Manafort, former Trump chairman, under investigation for money laundering.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort provides a wide range of services to his clients. For Vladimir Putin, Manafort put together a $10 million-a-year plan to influence American politics and slant news coverage. For Viktor Yanukovych's pro-Russian Party of Regions, Manafort landed both the presidency of Ukraine ...

- Daily Kos - US

EU top court upholds sanctions against Russia's oil major Rosneft.

Europe's top court yesterday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the Court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and stepped them up ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

EU's Highest Court Upholds Sanctions Against Russia's Rosneft.

The European Court of Justice, Europe's top court, on Tuesday ruled that sanctions imposed by the UK and the EU on Russia's oil giant Rosneft are valid, in a ruling that also asserts the court's jurisdiction over the common policy of the European Union . The EU imposed sanctions on Russia in 2014 over Moscow's annexation of ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Video: Putin building bridge from annexed Crimea to mainland Russia.

It's been three years since Vladimir Putin signed off on Russia's annexation of Crimea - a unilateral act which landed Moscow with a wave of sanctions from Europe and the United States. Last year, Russia started building a bridge across the Kerch Strait which separates the peninsula of Crimea from the Russian mainland. It's ...

- France24 - FR

New attack on Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov.

Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has been summoned for questioning and informed he is facing a preliminary criminal investigation on absurd charges. This is the latest overt offensive against Kurbedinov and other lawyers defending Russia’s ever-increasing number of political prisoners in occupied Crimea.

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

From torture to solitary confinement for a letter in Crimean Tatar.

Teymur Abdullaev, one of 19 Crimean Muslims held illegally in indefinite detention in Russian-occupied Crimea has been placed in a punishment cell for writing a letter to his family in Crimean Tatar. The guards considered that only Russian was acceptable.

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Exiled Crimean Tatars Keep Traditions Alive In Kyiv.

It's estimated that 10,000 Crimean Tatars have left the Ukrainian peninsula since Russia annexed it. Many moved to Kyiv -- where they're determined to preserve their national identity .

- Radio Free Europe - US

Occupation of Donbas, Crimea makes Ukrainian exports lose almost $13 bln – economy ministry.

Export losses due to the occupation of Donbas and Crimea amounted to US$12.9 billion, while total export losses of Ukraine amounted to $25.2 billion over the past years, that’s according to a draft export strategy, published on the website of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

- UNIAN - UA

The ‘predictive crime’ units patrolling a Japanese city.

Crime prevention remains a key part of the job description of the Japanese police but one force is emphasising crime prediction. Kyoto Prefectural Police have introduced a computer-based simulation that crunches data on more than 100,000 crimes committed in recent years and ­identifies where and when similar incidents ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

AFP: Russia's largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine

Moscow - Russia's Sberbank, the largest in the country, on March 28 announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow's annexation of Crimea. The post AFP: Russia's largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Hearings on Oschadbank's lawsuit against Russia start in Paris

Hearings on Oschadbank's claim against the Russian Federation in connection with the total destruction of the bank's investments in Crimea after the annexation of the peninsula started in Paris on March 27, according to a press release of the bank. According to the report, the titled arbitration tribunal includes royal ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Top EU Court Upholds Sanctions Against Russia's Rosneft

The top European Union court has ruled that EU sanctions imposed on Russian energy giant Rosneft over Moscow's seizure of Crimea and involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine are lawful.

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid

The EU Court of Justice's decision came in response to a legal challenge by Russian oil and gas giant Rosneft before a British court. Rosneft wants to annul a decision by EU leaders in July 2014 to restrict certain financial transactions and sensitive exports imposed after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

- Times Of India - IN

EU top court upholds sanctions against Russia's Rosneft

By Julia Fioretti LUXEMBOURG - Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea from ...

- Sify - IN

Russia's largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine

AFP Sergei SUPINSKYMoscow - Russia's Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Sberbank, whose controlling stake is owned by the Russian state, said in a statement Tuesday that it had signed a deal ...

- Business Insider - US

EU Top Court Upholds Sanctions Against Russia's Rosneft

Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy. The EU slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and stepped them up ...

- Voice of America - US

Kyiv demands from Russia to cease occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the third anniversary of the adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution “Territorial Integrity of Ukraine” demands from the Russian Federation to stop the occupation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. Ukraine, for its part, will continue taking steps to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Win in Malta crucial says Hamsik

Marek Hamsik said the 3-1 victory over Malta on Sunday was central to Slovakia's chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup finals in Russia. The Slovaks had no margin of error at the National Stadium to maintain their hopes of finishing in second place in Group F behind England who continued to lead the way after a ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Baltics' Russian Media Use Online Humor to Combat Propaganda

Russia's nationalist propaganda machine kicked into high gear after the 2014 annexation of Crimea sparked the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War.   State media quickly fell behind the Kremlin line while Russia's few independent media came under increasing pressure to conform or self-censor.   As Russian ...

- Voice of America - US

Life under Russia not what's cracked up to be

The pro-Moscow Crimean politician who signed a document handing control over the Ukrainian Peninsula to Russia in March 2014 said the three years since had been a time of disappointment for many people in the region.

- The Daily Star - LB

UEFA to provide one million euro for Crimean Football Federation

The Union of European Football Associations will allocate 1 million euro to the Crimean Football Federation, which is part of the Football Federation of Ukraine , and another 1 million euro as humanitarian assistance for children who are engaged in football in the occupied Crimea, FFU President Andriy Pavelko has said. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Intimidation, propaganda and sweet promises: Russian special services aim to recruit Crimean Tatars in occupied territory

Following the occupation of Crimea, 90% of local staff of the SBU Security Service and police sided with Russia, as well as nearly 70% of the military, that’s according to the SBU counterintelligence department.

- UNIAN - UA

DICK CHENEY: 'No question' Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be 'an act of war'

Economic TimesIn a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times' Global Business Summit, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Cheney cited a "rising number of threats" in the world that beyond national security, "even pose a threat to the ...

- Business Insider - US

The Senate Intelligence Committee will question Jared Kushner over relations with Russians

The Senate Intelligence Committee will question President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, over his meetings with Russian officials as part of its ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, The New York Times reports. Kushner met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December ...

- The Week - US

Baltics’ Russian Media Use Online Humor to Combat Propaganda

Since Russia's annexation of Crimea, the Kremlin's propaganda machine has shrunk the field for independent media and increased cynicism about politics and current events. To combat the problem, one group of Russian journalists, "The Meduza Project," moved operations to Latvia and focuses on online content and humor to ...

- Voice of America - US

Activists report 43 abductions in Crimea since Russian annexation

Since Russia sent its troops into Crimea in late February 2014, a total of 43 local activists have been abducted in the Kremlin-occupied territory , apparently by the Russian authorities and their accomplices. Eighteen of those who were abducted are still missing. Six of them have been found dead. These are the findings of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Uncovering the cost and profitability of DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks are a popular cyber criminal technique, used either to cause a distraction for a different crime or demand a ransom for calling off or not launching an attack. New research from Kaspersky Lab reveals how profitable this activity can be. Researchers studied the DDoS services on offer on the black market and ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Video: Crimean dissidents silenced by Moscow

Three years after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, Russia has deployed all the tools at its disposal, in the police and the justice system, to silence dissenting voices. Whether it's the Tatars , journalists who express a critical point of view, or pro-Ukrainian activists, all those who question the ...

- France24 - FR

Gerashchenko says Voronenkov's killer trained in Russia, served in Ukrainian National Guard

Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian interior minister and Verkhovna Rada deputy , said that Ukrainian citizen Pavlo Parshov who killed former Russian State Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov was trained in Russia's school of sabotage. “Denis Voronenkov was killed by a Ukrainian citizen, Pavlo Oleksandrovych ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

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 ...

- Voice of America - US

The Guardian: Eurovision wants barred Russian singer to compete via satellite in Ukraine

Yulia Samoilova handed lifeline after host nation Ukraine barred her from country for illegally entering Crimea. The post The Guardian: Eurovision wants barred Russian singer to compete via satellite in Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Crimean Tatar leader likely to face trial soon on separatism charge

A Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula appears likely to face trial soon on what he says are spurious charges of separatism. The post RFE/RL: Crimean Tatar leader likely to face trial soon on separatism charge appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine-Russia conflict engulfs Eurovision song contest

The host of this year's Eurovision song contest, Ukraine, has banned Russia's entry from the country after it emerged that she performed in Crimea back in 2015.

- EurActive - UK

EurActiv: Ukraine-Russia conflict engulfs Eurovision song contest

The host of this year’s Eurovision song contest, Ukraine, has banned Russia’s entry from the country after it emerged that she performed in Crimea back in 2015. The post EurActiv: Ukraine-Russia conflict engulfs Eurovision song contest appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Crimean Tatar leader likely to face trial soon on separatism charge

A Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula appears likely to face trial soon on what he says are spurious charges of separatism, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine spy agency bars Russian Eurovision singer

On Wednesday, Ukraine's domestic intelligence agency barred Russian singer Yulia Samoylova from entering the country for three years, two months ahead of the Eurovision song-contest, where Samoylova was to represent Russia. In 2015 Samoylova had toured in Crimea, a Ukrainian region annexed by Russia, without permission from ...

- EU Observer - EU

Menacing FSB interrogations of Ukrainian Cultural Centre activists in Russian-occupied Crimea

Four members of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre have faced FSB interrogation in a move that seems clearly aimed at intimidation and at labelling any pro-Ukrainian activities, however unpolitical, as ‘extremist’. Another activist is facing possible criminal charges for a photo on her social network page with a ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

What role will Crimean Tatars play in Russian-Turkish relations?

Observers wonder just how far Turkey is willing to stick out its neck to support Crimean Tatars during its quest to further reconcile with Russia.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Russia invites EU diplomats to occupied Crimea

The Russian foreign ministry on Wednesday invited EU diplomats to "see with their own eyes" how Russian occupation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula for the past three years has led to "positive changes in the lives of people" there. It spoke after the EU foreign service and the European Parliament voiced support for political ...

- EU Observer - EU

Ukraine bars Russia entry from Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Ukraine has barred Russia's Eurovision contestant from entering the country because she previously performed in Crimea. Relations between the neighbors have deteriorated since Moscow's 2014 annexation of the territory.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Crimean Tatar Leader Likely To Face Trial Soon On Separatism Charge

A Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula appears likely to face trial soon on what he says are spurious charges of separatism.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ukraine Bars Russia's Eurovision Contestant Over Crimea Visit

Ukraine's main state security agency says it has barred Russia's contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

UNIAN: Interview with Moscow State University student Zakhar Sarapulov

This story is a reflection of Russian reality. An eight-minute interview with Zakhar Sarapulov, a post-graduate student at the History Faculty of Moscow State University, who flew a Ukrainian flag on the third anniversary of Crimea annexation, shows the real state of affairs in Russia. The post UNIAN: Interview with Moscow ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Postgraduate student at Moscow State University Zakhar Sarapulov: 'Hundreds of thousands of people at the rally dedicated to Crimea's accession had to see the Ukrainian flag'

This story is a reflection of Russian reality. An eight-minute interview with Zakhar Sarapulov, a post-graduate student at the History Faculty of Moscow State University, who flew a Ukrainian flag on the third anniversary of Crimea annexation, shows the real state of affairs in Russia.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia invites EU diplomats to occupied Crimea

The Russian foreign ministry Wednesday invited EU diplomats to "see with their own eyes" how Russian occupation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula for the past two years has led to "positive changes in the lives of people" there. It spoke after the EU foreign service and the European Parliament voiced support for political ...

- EU Observer - EU

Tensions spike as Ukraine bans Russian singer from Eurovision

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest today after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea.

- Zee News - IN

SBU bans Russian Eurovision singer from entering Ukraine

Ukraine’s SBU state security service on March 22 banned Yulia Samoylova, Russian’s entry to 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, from entering Ukraine for three years because she visited the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory of Crimea illegally in June 2015. “Ukraine's Security Service has banned Russian national ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Guardian: Ukraine bans Russia's Eurovision entrant over Crimea tour

Ukraine has banned Russia’s entrant for this year’s Eurovision song contest because she has performed in Russia-annexed Crimea, a security service spokeswoman has said. The post The Guardian: Ukraine bans Russia's Eurovision entrant over Crimea tour appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

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