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    Ukraine desperate for U.S. surveillance equipment in standoff with Russia
    Jan11

    Ukraine desperate for U.S. surveillance equipment in standoff with Russia

    When Ukraine’s border defense forces look east and south, they see nothing but Russian trouble. Yet for one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of territory, the Ukrainians are woefully short of devices to spy on the other side to anticipate the next attack and spot intruders. Pockets of pro-Moscow … …read more Source:...

    THE PUTIN INTERVIEW: Russian president defends recent aggression, blames US and Europe for rising tensions
    Jan11

    THE PUTIN INTERVIEW: Russian president defends recent aggression, blames US and Europe for rising tensions

    Daniel Biskup/BILDGermany’s leading newspaper Bild has published an exclusive interview with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. In partnership with Bild, Business Insider has published an English translation below. Putin discussed the Kremlin’s relationship with Germany, tensions with the NATO alliance, and the common threat of...

    New rotation of Canadian soldiers left today for training mission in Ukraine
    Jan11

    New rotation of Canadian soldiers left today for training mission in Ukraine

    A flight with over 100 Canadian soldiers took off for Ukraine earlier today from Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec, according to the Canadian Forces. Eventually some 200 CF members, the majority from the Québec City area, will be sent to Ukraine in order to take part in Operation UNIFIER. These members, who will form Joint Task Force...

    Christmas in Kyiv: Ukraine’s Holiday From the War Comes to an End
    Jan11

    Christmas in Kyiv: Ukraine’s Holiday From the War Comes to an End

    KYIV, Ukraine—Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7. So in Ukraine’s capital city, the holiday season is still in full swing. The festivities in Kyiv leading up to Thursday, Jan. 7, reflect the continuance of normal life despite the frozen conflict in eastern Ukraine and looming battles on the nation’s domestic political...

    In Ukraine, a gun becomes a necessary tool
    Jan10

    In Ukraine, a gun becomes a necessary tool

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    Bitcoin was the top performing currency in 2015
    Jan10

    Bitcoin was the top performing currency in 2015

    RAW Embed It’s Official: Bitcoin was the Top Performing Currency of 2015 The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money. For most investors, the major story of 2015 was the expectation and eventual...

    Canadian and Ukrainian soldiers learn from each other’s experiences
    Jan10

    Canadian and Ukrainian soldiers learn from each other’s experiences

    Lt.-Col. Jason Guiney knew he had a lot to offer when he was appointed commander of the Joint Task Force Ukraine. A veteran of four operational deployments – to East Africa with the United Nations in 1999, Haiti in 2004, Pakistan in 2005, and Afghanistan in 2008-2009 – Lt.-Col. Guiney brought a wealth of experience to his new job. He commands...

    Hackers used malware to confuse utility in Ukraine outage – report
    Jan10

    Hackers used malware to confuse utility in Ukraine outage – report

    By Jim Finkle (Reuters) – Hackers likely caused a Dec. 23 electricity outage in Ukraine by remotely switching breakers to cut power, after… …read more Source:...

    Russia’s New Target in Syria:  The South
    Jan09

    Russia’s New Target in Syria: The South

    Government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by strong Russian air support, appear to be making a strong push in the country’s south—long a stronghold of more moderate rebel forces fighting against Damascus in the grinding Syrian Civil War.Though rebels are currently holding their own in defending the strategically...

    Juncker: A Dutch vote against closer ties between the EU and Ukraine could trigger a ‘continental crisis’
    Jan09

    Juncker: A Dutch vote against closer ties between the EU and Ukraine could trigger a ‘continental crisis’

    Thomson ReutersAMSTERDAM (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that a Dutch advisory referendum in April on the bloc’s association agreement with Ukraine could lead to a “continental crisis” if voters reject the treaty. In an interview published on Saturday by the Dutch daily NRC...