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    Defence industry update: Airbus buys Waterloo-area firm, Canadians work on Type 26 combat ships
    Mar07

    Defence industry update: Airbus buys Waterloo-area firm, Canadians work on Type 26 combat ships

    Esprit de Corps magazine, in its latest issue, has these details on developments in the defence and aerospace industry: Rolls-Royce announced that it had achieved a significant milestone for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship program. At a recent ceremony in Bristol the company marked the completion of a successful factory...

    Pro-LGBTQ Users Hijack Homophobic Russian Hashtag
    Mar07

    Pro-LGBTQ Users Hijack Homophobic Russian Hashtag

    Russia is not exactly known for its acceptance of the LGBTQ community and a social media campaign declaring that “Gays Are Not People” in Russia on Monday set Twitter ablaze. However it was not for the reason its authors intended. The hashtag #ГеиНеЛюди (Gays Are not People) appeared on Monday morning alongside posts declaring that homosexuality...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Political Leaders, Others Sign Letter Urging Savchenko’s Release
    Mar07

    Political Leaders, Others Sign Letter Urging Savchenko’s Release

    More than 200 political leaders and other prominent individuals have signed an open letter to European leaders urging them to take “emergency measures” to demand that Russia release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Protests Over Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Lead To Assaults On Embassies In Kiev, Moscow
    Mar07

    Protests Over Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Lead To Assaults On Embassies In Kiev, Moscow

    MOSCOW — Tit-for-tat embassy attacks in Moscow and Kiev Sunday, sparked by protests over Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, could further strain ties between the two former Soviet countries. Savchenko is facing a 25-year prison sentence in Russia. Windows and CCTV cameras were reportedly smashed and diplomatic cars broken into at the Russian...