• Poland ratifies Montenegro's NATO membership

    The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, signed the law ratifying the protocol for Montenegro’s membership in the North-Atlantic Alliance, Ukrinform reported, with reference to the Office of the President of Poland.

    “The Montenegrin side has repeatedly signaled that it wants Poland, host of the NATO Summit and a country that strongly supports the membership of [Montenegro] in the Alliance, to be one of the first member countries that will ratify the Protocol of Accession,” the report said. The …

  • 13 countries condemned IOC's decision to allow Russia to participate in the Olympics

    The Anti-doping Agencies of Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States condemned the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their unwillingness to take responsibility for the decision on the admission of Russian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as indicated in a statement by the heads of the National Anti-doping agencies of 13 countries, the Guardian reports.

    The representatives of these …

  • German gold medalist returns medal in protest of decision to allow Russia to participate in Rio Olympics

    A German table-tennis player from the late 1950s – early 1960s, former President of the German Table Tennis Federation and a member of the National Olympic Committee of Germany, Hans Wilhelm Gäb, returned his Olympic medal which he received in 2006. He explained that he was doing so as a result of his disagreement with the decision of the IOC to allow the Russian national team to participate in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio, reports rp-online.de.

    Gäb also reflected his protest in a letter sent …

  • Ukrainian PACE delegate condemns visit of French MPs to Crimea

    The Ukrainian delegation to PACE spoke about the illegality of the visit of French deputies to Crimea.

    According to MP Volodymyr Ariev, the chairman of Ukraine’s permanent delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Ukrainian PACE delegation was disappointed to receive news about another visit of a group of French deputies headed by PACE delegate Thierry Mariani to Crimea.

    “On behalf of the Ukrainian delegation, I declare that we are outraged by the defiant …

  • NSA may be conducting cyber-attacks on Russian groups to determine if they were responsible for hacking DNC

    Computer experts from the US National Security Agency (NSA) may be conducting cyber-attacks on Russian hacker groups to determine if they are responsible for the hacking of the US Democratic National Committee (DNC). ABC News reported this information on Saturday, July 30, citing three former senior US intelligence employees.

    Robert Joyce, the head of the secret Tailored Access Operations, part of the NSA, told ABC News that the agency has sufficient technical capacity and the legal power to “ …