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    War Returns With A Fury To Embattled Ukrainian City
    Feb01

    War Returns With A Fury To Embattled Ukrainian City

    Nearly three years since first erupting, the war here in eastern Ukraine has exploded anew, with deadly fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatists reported up and down the 450-kilometer front line. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Says Military Plane Shot at From Russian-Occupied Oil Rig
    Feb01

    Ukraine Says Military Plane Shot at From Russian-Occupied Oil Rig

    A Ukrainian official said Wednesday that a military cargo plane belonging to Kiev was shot at from a Russian-occupied oil rig in the Black Sea, an accusation that was denied by Moscow. Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak wrote on Facebook that the plane was damaged but the crew unharmed, according to Reuters. He said that the aircraft was...

    Russia stripped of London relay silver for doping
    Feb01

    Russia stripped of London relay silver for doping

    Russia’s 4x400m women’s relay team was stripped of its London 2012 silver medal yesterday after the IOC named one of its athletes as a doping cheat. Using new technology the International Olympic Committee is retesting hundreds of stored samples from the 2012 and Beijing 2008 Games as part of its drive to clean up the drug-tainted...

    Ukraine fighting could pose early challenge to Trump
    Feb01

    Ukraine fighting could pose early challenge to Trump

    As a rocket and artillery barrage continued on the city of Avdiivka, few chose to evacuate. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Minister hints at sending more help for Ukraine amid new of violence
    Feb01

    Minister hints at sending more help for Ukraine amid new of violence

    OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the federal government is concerned about a new outbreak of fighting in Ukraine and is looking at ways to improve Canada’s military support to the country. Government forces and Russian-backed rebels have traded heavy fire in eastern Ukraine over the last few days, killing at least 19 people and...

    Bill Brownstein: Finding art in dangerous places
    Feb01

    Bill Brownstein: Finding art in dangerous places

    It’s tough enough to create art in an atmosphere of stability. But doing so in politically/culturally sensitive parts of the world can be particularly daunting. As can be reporting on the endeavours of those who seek to make provocative statements in places where that is not always encouraged. Frank Fiorito and Nabil Mehchi are the creators...

    Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over Black Sea plane
    Feb01

    Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over Black Sea plane

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy on Wednesday denied claims that a Ukrainian aircraft came under fire from a Russian-operated gas rig in the Black Sea. The incident reflects the high tensions between the ex-Soviet neighbors following Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and support for a pro-Russia separatist insurgency in...

    Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over Black Sea plane
    Feb01

    Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over Black Sea plane

    MOSCOW (AP) ” The Russian navy is denying Ukraine’s claim that one of its aircraft came under fire from a Russian gas rig in the Black Sea.Ukrainian presidential spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said the aircraft was fired upon Wednesday… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Death toll from upsurge in clashes in eastern Ukraine rises to 19
    Feb01

    Death toll from upsurge in clashes in eastern Ukraine rises to 19

    The death toll from the latest upsurge in fighting between government troops and pro-Russia forces in volatile eastern Ukraine has reached 19, as the United Nations has called on the warring sides to halt the clashes and NATO urges Moscow to help stop the spike in the deadly violence. …read more Source: Iran...

    Minister hints at sending more help for Ukraine amid new of violence
    Feb01

    Minister hints at sending more help for Ukraine amid new of violence

    OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the federal government is concerned about a new outbreak of fighting in Ukraine and is looking at ways to improve Canada’s military support to the country. Government forces and Russian-backed rebels have traded heavy fire in eastern Ukraine over the last few days, killing at least 19 people and...