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    [Ticker] VIPs’ letter urges EU to act on Ukrainian pilot
    Mar07

    [Ticker] VIPs’ letter urges EU to act on Ukrainian pilot

    More than 400 personalities from the cultural, scientific, and political arenas in Europe have, in an open letter to EU leaders, urged them to help free Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot snatched from Ukrainian territory by Russia and jailed, who went on hunger strike last week. …read more Source:...

    New mortars for Ukraine military
    Mar07

    New mortars for Ukraine military

    Richard TomkinsKIEV, Ukraine, March 7 (UPI) — Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom’s Mayak business unit has delivered its initial batch of new 120mm Molot mortars to the country’s military. …read more Source: United Press...

    Peru is turning into Latin America’s newest ‘narco’-state
    Mar07

    Peru is turning into Latin America’s newest ‘narco’-state

    Reuters/Enrique Castro-MendivilPeru has long vied with Colombia as the world’s top producer of cocaine, but has only periodically produced high profile drug lords. Gerson Gálvez Calle — alias “Caracol” or Snail — is one of these. Caracol sprung to the nation’s attention late last year after news emerged that he was heading...

    Ukraine urges US, EU to press Russia over jailed pilot (AFP)
    Mar07

    Ukraine urges US, EU to press Russia over jailed pilot (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on Washington and Brussels on Monday to step up pressure on Moscow to secure the release of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot from a Russian jail. …read more Source: The West...

    Leszek Balcerowicz may become Prime Minister of Ukraine
    Mar07

    Leszek Balcerowicz may become Prime Minister of Ukraine

    According to the popular Ukrainian Internet newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda (“Ukrainian Truth”), Leszek Balcerowicz may become the Prime Minister of Ukraine. The newspaper claims that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko has sent a deputy (legislator) to Balcerowicz, who must convince the former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland to accept the...

    Russian Embassy in Kiev Pelted by Rocks and Eggs in Savchenko Protest
    Mar07

    Russian Embassy in Kiev Pelted by Rocks and Eggs in Savchenko Protest

    Protesters calling for Russia to free Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko have attacked the Russian embassy in Kiev over the weekend, throwing rocks, eggs and tomatoes at the building, according to reports from independent news agency Interfax . Savchenko is on trial in Russia for allegedly directing artillery fire towards two Russian journalists in...

    Ukraine: Hard Choices in a Forgotten War
    Mar07

    Ukraine: Hard Choices in a Forgotten War

    Two years into Ukraine’s war, many of the people caught in the midst of it see the conflict as frozen and forgotten by the rest of the world. With diplomatic efforts thus far failing, many see either an escalation or the relinquishing of territory as the only alternatives to ending the war. …read more Source: Voice of...

    10 of the most beautiful female soldiers in the world (pics)
    Mar07

    10 of the most beautiful female soldiers in the world (pics)

    The armed forces in the minds of most people is associated with tough guys and weapons. However, women have been part of the military for quite some time now. And as you will see it takes nothing away from their beauty and femininity. Here are some of the most beautiful female army personnel in the world. 1. Sweden Since 1989, Sweden allows women...

    Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities
    Mar07

    Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities

    American investigators have concluded a coordinated cyberattack brought down much of Ukraine’s power grid on Dec. 23, leaving 225,000 Ukrainians without power for several hours. The attack, executed over a period of six months, appears to be the first deliberate attempt to shut down a national electrical grid using cyber warfare, according...

    A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union
    Mar07

    A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Griszka Niewiadomski A particularly despicable way of punishing dissidents during Soviet times was committing them to insane asylums. In those institutions, perfectly sane dissidents were surrounded by real lunatics, including many prone to violence; were abused by asylum staff; and were often forced to take...