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    The Latest: Ukraine president lambasts Russia
    Sep21

    The Latest: Ukraine president lambasts Russia

    The Latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is lambasting Russia for being “the instigator and major participant” in the … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    The Latest: Ukraine president lambasts Russia
    Sep21

    The Latest: Ukraine president lambasts Russia

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):1:55 p.m.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko… …read more Source:...

    The Latest: Ukraine president lambasts Russia
    Sep21

    The Latest: Ukraine president lambasts Russia

    Addressing the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Poroshenko accused Russia of “financing, sponsorship, and coordination of terrorist groups which have committed countless crimes against my compatriots.” The conflict in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops has...

    Emma Donoghue on The Wonder, fasting and Irish heritage
    Sep21

    Emma Donoghue on The Wonder, fasting and Irish heritage

    There aren’t many authors working Canada who have achieved the kind if international success that is surrounding Emma Donoghue. The London, Ont.-based writer of Irish-Canadian citizenship, is hard at work on a book tour for her latest novel called The Wonder. At the same time, she is basking in the glow of the success of Room and hard at...

    The Siloviki Coup in Russia
    Sep21

    The Siloviki Coup in Russia

    On the evening of July 15th, international media started broadcasting footage from Istanbul. Tanks were in the streets blocking major roads and communication facilities, and jets were flying overhead. It looked like a coup, and hours later was declared to be a coup attempt by Turkey’s military. By the time the sun had risen over the...

    Lithuania Recalls Moscow Defense Attache Over ‘Russian Wife’
    Sep21

    Lithuania Recalls Moscow Defense Attache Over ‘Russian Wife’

    Lithuania has recalled its military envoy to Russia after citing a “change in familial circumstances” reportedly involving a Russian wife. Lieutenant-Colonel Saulius Pikturna was promoted to the prestigious office of defense attache, at Lithuania’s Moscow embassy earlier this year, however the country’s Ministry of Defense has...

    31 more countries ratify Paris climate pact, including Argentina and Brazil
    Sep21

    31 more countries ratify Paris climate pact, including Argentina and Brazil

    NEW YORK CITY – Thirty-one more countries formally joined the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, doubling the number of those who had previously ratified the document, and bringing it well past one of the the thresholds needed for implementation. But in order for the agreement to go into effect, the countries need to account for at least 55...

    Ukraine Reports Russia Is Practicing Its Readiness For Nuclear Conflict
    Sep21

    Ukraine Reports Russia Is Practicing Its Readiness For Nuclear Conflict

    Ukraine’s military intelligence claims Russia’s nuclear forces have begun training, simulating the conditions of a large-scale conflict. Kiev’s military intelligence posted a statement on Facebook Wednesday, reporting that Russia’s 33 Guards Rocket Army, based in the western Siberian city of Omsk, had kicked off a nuclear...

    Ukraine, rebels agree to pull back troops, weapons
    Sep21

    Ukraine, rebels agree to pull back troops, weapons

    Representatives of Ukraine and separatist rebels agreed Wednesday to pull back troops and weapons from several areas in eastern Ukraine in an attempt to shore up a fragile peace agreement. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine, rebels agree to pull back troops, weapons
    Sep21

    Ukraine, rebels agree to pull back troops, weapons

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Representatives of Ukraine and separatist rebels agreed Wednesday to pull back troops and weapons from several areas in… …read more Source:...