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    UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children
    Feb19

    UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children

    The United Nations children’s agency says the conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected 580,000 children close to the front lines and in areas not under government control in the volatile east. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children
    Feb19

    UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations children’s agency says the conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected 580,000 children close to the front lines and in areas not under government control in the volatile east. UNICEF said in a statement released late Thursday that 200,000 youngsters — more than a third — need psycho-social support....

    UN Says Conflict in Ukraine Has Affected 580,000 Children
    Feb19

    UN Says Conflict in Ukraine Has Affected 580,000 Children

    The U.N. children’s agency says the conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected 580,000 children close to the front lines …read more Source: ABC...

    Obama in Havana: Turn Back to Human Rights
    Feb19

    Obama in Havana: Turn Back to Human Rights

    Ana Quintana Diplomacy, The Castro regime has a long history of using violence and poverty as tools of repression. Earlier this week, President Obama announced plans to visit Cuba in March. Logically—and more importantly—strategically, the visit makes no sense. Mr. Obama and General Raul Castro have already met. Their famous handshake occurred...

    The Pentagon went $106 million over budget to build Afghanistan’s defense headquarters
    Feb19

    The Pentagon went $106 million over budget to build Afghanistan’s defense headquarters

    Thomson ReutersThe United States has spent $154.7 million, three times the original estimate, to build the Afghan Ministry of Defense headquarters in Kabul, according to a top federal watchdog. The price tag for the five-story building was initially set at $48.7 million but because of “problems with the contract from the outset,” the cost...

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition
    Feb19

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a second faction bailed out. …read more Source: U.S....

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition
    Feb19

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a second faction bailed out. The move by Samopomich (Self Help), which has 26 seats in the 450-seat parliament, leaves the coalition partners with 217 votes. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s...

    Biden welcomes passage of Ukraine reforms in call with Poroshenko: White House
    Feb19

    Biden welcomes passage of Ukraine reforms in call with Poroshenko: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a telephone call on Thursday, commended Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on the… …read more Source:...

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition
    Feb19

    Another faction quits Ukraine’s governing coalition

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a… …read more Source:...

    Liberals didn’t sign off on Saudi arms sale but will let it stand, says Dion
    Feb19

    Liberals didn’t sign off on Saudi arms sale but will let it stand, says Dion

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says the Liberal government does not necessarily approve of Canada’s sale of $15 billion worth of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, a country with a dismal human rights record. But Dion says the government is simply allowing a previously negotiated contract to stand. In a rare...