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    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction
    Aug03

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction

    KYIV, UKRAINE – Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman-turned-lawmaker who spent two years in a Russian jail, announced a new hunger strike on Tuesday to speed up the release of other Ukrainian …read more Source: Big News...

    Back in Ukraine,   freed pilot launches new hunger strike
    Aug02

    Back in Ukraine, freed pilot launches new hunger strike

    Kiev: A Ukrainian pilot released from a Russian jail in May launched a fresh hunger strike on Tuesday in protest over Kiev’s failure to secure the return of other prisoners of war in the separatist east. A Russian court sentenced the 35-year-old army helicopter navigator Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison in March over the 2014 killing...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction
    Aug02

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction

    Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman-turned-lawmaker who spent two years in a Russian jail, announced a new hunger strike on Tuesday to speed up the release of other Ukrainian prisoners-of-war, accusing Ukraine’s president of ignoring their plight. Savchenko’s return from Russia in May via a prisoner swap was a PR coup for...

    Estonian Ministry of Defence: Military cooperation off table until Russia takes troops out of Ukraine
    Aug02

    Estonian Ministry of Defence: Military cooperation off table until Russia takes troops out of Ukraine

    The Estonian Ministry of Defence has taken the stance that military cooperation with Russia may only be taken into consideration if and when the latter complies with NATO’s demands to remove their troops from Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ to be president
    Aug02

    Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ to be president

    US President Barack Obama speaks about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a press conference in Washington, DC on August 2, 2016 © AFP / Saul LoebWashington, United States, Aug 2 – In a blunt and virtually unprecedented presidential rebuke, Barack Obama on Tuesday described Donald Trump as “unfit” to be president and called on...

    What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy
    Aug02

    What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy

    Analysts largely agree that the hacking of various arms of the Democratic Party, and the release of hacked emails that deepened divisions with the party just ahead of its presidential convention, is a big deal. But there’s less agreement about whether what we’re witnessing is fundamentally old or new. The answer to that question could...

    President Obama: US still seeks cooperation with Russia on Syria
    Aug02

    President Obama: US still seeks cooperation with Russia on Syria

    Washington, SANA-US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that his country still seeks to cooperate with Russia to find diplomatic solutions to the crises in Syria and Ukraine although “the difficult relation” between the two states. “Relations with Russia are difficult and hard, but this will not prevent us from trying to find solutions...

    The Siloviki Shuffle Goes Nationwide
    Aug02

    The Siloviki Shuffle Goes Nationwide

    Last week, Vladimir Putin made some major political moves, marking the biggest Russian government staff reshuffle in recent years. Four regional heads lost their posts, and five Presidential Envoys to Federal Districts, as well as the head of the Federal Customs Service, were appointed by Russia’s President in one day. Three appointees are...

    Seeing Russia, the Khans and Donald All Together
    Aug02

    Seeing Russia, the Khans and Donald All Together

    I’d like to take a moment to pull together a series of recent threads on Donald Trump. We’ve now seen another episode of Donald Trump’s impulsive and self-destructive behavior play out in his fight with the Khan family. There was a less noted moment where he apparently didn’t realize that Russia annexed the Crimean...

    Camelot and Canada: When Diefenbaker met Kennedy
    Aug02

    Camelot and Canada: When Diefenbaker met Kennedy

    Book review: Camelot and Canada by Asa McKercher The similarities between the John Diefenbaker—John F. Kennedy relationship and that of Stephen Harper and Barack Obama are striking. Both Diefenbaker and Harper were more conservative and scions of Western politics who clashed sharply with their liberal, urban-intellectual American presidential...