Unexpected deaths of six Russian diplomats in four months triggers conspiracy
Several deaths have been described as 'heart attacks' or the result of a 'brief illness' by officials, in some cases despite evidence to the contrary
Užbaigta jos byla vyskupijos lygiu. Dėka popiežiaus Benedikto XVI dispensos, jos beatifikacija prasidėjo praėjus tik 3 metams po jos mirties, 2008 - 04 30. Pagal Bažnytinę teisę turi praeiti bent 5 metai. Vyskupijos tyrimą atliko 30 žmonių, dirbdami pilnu etatu. Iš jų 8 žmonės priklausė istorinei komisijai, 18 - teologai. Bylos postulatorė sesuo Angela Coelho sakė, kad tyrimas užtruko ilgai, nes Liucija gyveno 98 metus ir prirašė 10 000 laiškų, dienoraštį su 2 000 puslapių ir daug kitų tekstų. Dabar medžiaga bus perduota Vatikanui.
In January, Russian media mentioned Donald Trump more often than Vladimir Putin, according to the Interfax news agency. What are Russian news outlets saying about the new U.S. president? (RFE/RL's Russian Service)
2016 m. islamistai įvykdė 2 474 teroro atakų 61 šalyje, kuriuose žuvo virš 21
In 2016 there were at least 2,474 deadly Islamic terror attacks in 61 countries that claimed over 21,237 lives.
D. Trumpas. Pilna dokumento versija
The Washington Post.Trump’s criticism of intelligence on Russia is dividing Hill GOP
„The most important role of the intelligence community is to speak truth to power,” said Sen. Mark R. Warner (Va.), lead Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, noting that Trump's “rather dismissive attitude of the intelligence community” concerns him. “There is broad-based bipartisan concern that we’ve got to do this investigation in an appropriate manner as quickly as possible,” Warner added.
Centrinės žvalgybos valdybos direktorius John Brennan su Judy Woodruff aptaria greit pasirodysiančią CŽV
ataskaitą dėl Rusijai prikišamo kišimosi į rinkimus.
announcement came from Berlin. Another came from Washington.
And they came weeks apart.
German intelligence warned in late November that Russia had launched a campaign to meddle in upcoming elections to the Bundestag. And in early December, the CIA said it concluded that Moscow had already interfered in the U.S. presidential election.
In any other year, either of these claims would probably have been astonishing, sensational, and even mind-blowing.
Not in 2016.
This was the year such things became routine as the Kremlin took the gloves off in its nonkinetic guerrilla war against the West. It was the year Russia's long-standing latent support for the xenophobic and Euroskeptic far right became manifest, open, and increasingly brazen. It was the year cyberattacks moved beyond trolling and disruption and toward achieving specific political goals.
Russia has threatened to use “nuclear force” to defend its annexation of Crimea and warned that the “same conditions” that prompted it to take military action in Ukraine exist in the three Baltic states, all members of Nato. According to notes made by an American at a meeting between Russian generals and US officials – and seen by The Timesnewspaper - Moscow threatened a “spectrum of responses from nuclear to non-military” if Nato moved more forces into Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Estonia's president, who was raised in New Jersey, on how Crimea has changed 'everything' and what NATO should do now. From the pinkish presidential palace here, the Russia border lies 130 miles due east across a flat coastal Baltic plain. Toomas Hendrik Ilves took up residence in 2006, two years after his small Baltic state joined the European Union and NATO. At the time, most people assumed that any Russian threat had been buried with Peter the Great, who first brought Estonia into Russia's empire.
From Estonia to Azerbaijan: American Strategy After Ukraine
As I discussed last week, the fundamental problem that Ukraine poses for Russia, beyond a long-term geographical threat, is a crisis in internal legitimacy. Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent his time in power rebuilding the authority of the Russian state within Russia and the authority of Russia within the former Soviet Union. The events in Ukraine undermine the second strategy and potentially the first. If Putin cannot maintain at least Ukrainian neutrality, then the world's perception of him as a master strategist is shattered, and the legitimacy and authority he has built for the Russian state is, at best, shaken.