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    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports

    DONETSK, Ukraine: Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk province on Wednesday began issuing their own passports in a bid to reassert their independence from the Western-backed leaders in Kiev. The red documents are similar in appearance to their Russian counterparts and are issued by the authorities of the...

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine
    Mar16

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine

    A fresh contingent of Canadian troops has arrived in eastern Europe to take part in NATO exercises meant to reassure jittery allies, and their deployment from Valcartier, Que., comes following a spike in violence between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists. The over 100 soldiers, from the 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, will be...

    Glavin: Inside Obama’s foreign-policy depravity
    Mar16

    Glavin: Inside Obama’s foreign-policy depravity

    A temptation to be vigorously resisted, perhaps especially at the worst of times, is the urge to pronounce that the American epoch is finally over, that the fat lady is singing, and that the United States, so recently the world’s sole superpower, is now just another country. Like Brazil, maybe, or Australia, but without the kangaroos....

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports (AFP)
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk province on Wednesday began issuing their own passports in a bid to reassert their independence from the Western-backed government in Kiev. …read more Source: The West...

    Why Record Numbers Of Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing To Israel
    Mar16

    Why Record Numbers Of Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing To Israel

    On a recent afternoon, a large white van pulled up to a red brick building on the outskirts of Dnepropetrovsk, a city in eastern Ukraine. A woman with a plump face and dark eyes stepped out. She smiled hesitantly, looking out at one of several newly built transit centres for displaced Ukrainian Jews.The driver of the van took care of her bags,...

    Ukrainian Player Called ‘Traitor’ For Opting To Play In Russia
    Mar16

    Ukrainian Player Called ‘Traitor’ For Opting To Play In Russia

    With tensions between Kyiv and Moscow at all-time highs, even the transfer of top Ukrainian soccer player Yevhen Seleznyov to a club in Russia stirs passions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Withdrew from Syria Because He Thrives on Instability
    Mar16

    Putin Withdrew from Syria Because He Thrives on Instability

    In the Post, Ralph Peters argues that Putin pulled out of Syria to avoid letting Iran gain too much power. Putin didn’t go into Syria because Assad was a pal. He sent in his air power and his commandos to expand Russia’s regional influence as American power ebbed. He thought he saw a not-to-be-missed strategic opportunity. And he...

    Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing The Country — For Israel
    Mar16

    Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing The Country — For Israel

    On a recent afternoon, a large white van pulled up to a red brick building on the outskirts of Dnepropetrovsk, a city in eastern Ukraine. A woman with a plump face and dark eyes stepped out. She smiled hesitantly, looking out at one of several newly built transit centres for displaced Ukrainian Jews.The driver of the van took care of her bags,...

    Corruption Threatens Ukraine’s Hard-Earned Freedom
    Mar16

    Corruption Threatens Ukraine’s Hard-Earned Freedom

    KYIV—The idyllic days of the Maidan revolution are over. With the stench of corruption rising from a government that once inspired so much hope, Ukraine is overwhelmed with disillusionment and a clouded political future. Ukraine’s respected economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned suddenly in February declaring that he would not...

    Poland seizes record contraband amber haul
    Mar16

    Poland seizes record contraband amber haul

    WARSAW: Polish customs said Wednesday they had seized a record 1.5 tonnes of amber on the border with Ukraine, with some stones “the size of an ostrich egg”. The amber, worth an estimated €6 million (RM27.65 million), was found carefully wrapped and stashed among legal merchandise in a Polish lorry consignment. Some of the haul was...