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Paul Scott

From 9,000 to 200,000: Poroshenko’s displays numeracy problem in counting ‘Russian invaders’
The Ukrainian president has named an entirely new, wildly different figure for the number of Russian troops allegedly in Ukraine: over 20 times higher than he claimed earlier this month.

30.06.2015 17:31

​UN says encryption vital to free speech, calls on US govt to end 'backdoor' push
Data encryption is essential to free speech, as it provides the privacy and security necessary in today's digital age, a new UN report states. It calls on the US Congress to prohibit Washington from requiring companies to provide “backdoor access.”

29.05.2015 15:42

Putin: FIFA-linked arrests are US attempt to thwart Blatter re-election
The FIFA-linked arrests on the eve of the re-election of the organization’s chief are an obvious attempt to thwart Sepp Blatter’s re-appointment, Vladimir Putin said, answering journalists’ questions. He added it’s another example of US meddling abroad.

28.05.2015 09:12

'You can Google it': Security experts raise alarm over online drone-hacking instructions
Manuals on hacking military drones have been available online for quite some time, apparently. Research spotting weaknesses is alarmingly commonplace, an Israeli defense specialist warns, citing its possible use in the 2011 downing of a CIA drone by Iran.

30.04.2015 06:26

Australia holds off deporting migrant with autistic child after public outcry
The Australian government refused to reissue a work visa to a nurse from the Philippines because her 9-year-old son suffers from autism. After her petition online gathered over 100,000 signatures, the mother was issued a three- month visa.

29.04.2015 16:18

Hundreds feared dead as boat carrying over 900 migrants capsizes off Libya
A rescue operation is underway after a boat carrying up to 950 migrants, including hundreds of women and children, capsized in Libyan waters, 120 miles south off Lampedusa. Numerous casualties are feared as only a few dozen people have been saved so far.

19.04.2015 07:43

'No one went to jail but me': CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou speaks out
Former CIA analyst John Kiriakou blew the whistle on the agency’s use of waterboarding and was subsequently locked up. Fresh out of prison and on the heels of the CIA torture report, he feels vindicated – and says he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.

10.02.2015 06:35

Ukraine crisis: Putin, Poroshenko, Hollande, Merkel voice plans for Minsk meeting
A 'Normandy Four' meeting may be held in the Belarus capital as early as Wednesday, the German government said, following a phone call between Vladimir Putin, Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande.

08.02.2015 08:38

Lavrov: US escalated Ukraine crisis at every stage, blamed Russia
Sergey Lavrov has lashed out at the US for their double standards over Ukraine and taking steps that “only promoted further aggravation” of the conflict. He added Russia is ready to guarantee agreements between Kiev and the self-proclaimed republics.

07.02.2015 11:14

Constant shelling in Donetsk as peace talks in Minsk end in blame game
Shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk is continuing practically non-stop with shells landing in civilian areas after mediators’ talks failed Saturday. Militia and Kiev forces are fighting for the strategically key area of Debaltsevo.

01.02.2015 13:12

Potential conscripts evade draft, flee country amid escalation in E. Ukraine
The most recent military draft in Ukraine has been described as “problematic” by Kiev's army spokesman. The recruitment effort, coming amid ever more intense fighting in the country’s east, sees a lack of enthusiasm on the part of potential soldiers.

31.01.2015 06:41

#UseMeInstead: Clergy face off with Florida cops over use of mugshots in target practice
Following the controversial news that Florida police were using mugshots of black men for target practice, Lutheran clergy responded on social media by offering officers pictures of themselves as a replacement.

26.01.2015 23:00