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    Lorde pulls planned concert in Israel due to pressure from anti-Israel groups
    Dec25

    Lorde pulls planned concert in Israel due to pressure from anti-Israel groups

    (Credit: Getty/Rawpixel) The New Zealand singer Lorde has cancelled a planned concert in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv due to an outcry from fans who are critical of that country’s human rights record. The news of Lorde’s cancellation came from the concert producer Naranjah, according to The Jerusalem Post. The company released a...

    Fresh Battle Lines Drawn in Russia’s Culture Wars
    Dec25

    Fresh Battle Lines Drawn in Russia’s Culture Wars

    Outside the doors to the Moscow courthouse, the crowd of supporters, and reporters, swelled into the hundreds. Inside, one of Russia’s most famous theater directors was on trial for embezzlement. Just meters away, on a street corner, a young woman stood with a small sign: “Return our artist to us.” Such are the times in Russia,...

    Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections
    Dec24

    Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland planned to use a Friday meeting in Ukraine to get more information on reports that a man arrested there on suspicion of spying for Russia sat in on a meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office this fall. But Canadian officials refused to say how seriously they take the incident, and […] The post...

    Another Soldier Killed In Eastern Ukraine, Holiday Cease-Fire Planned
    Dec24

    Another Soldier Killed In Eastern Ukraine, Holiday Cease-Fire Planned

    Ukraine’s military said on December 22 that one of its soldiers was killed and two wounded in the previous 24 hours in the eastern part of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia issues stern warning US is fueling new bloodshed in Ukraine
    Dec24

    Russia issues stern warning US is fueling new bloodshed in Ukraine

    Russian officials said Saturday that the U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to combat Russian-backed separatists will cause new bloodshed, as long-standing tensions between Washington and Moscow escalated over the 4-year-old conflict. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russia Says U.S.-Supplied Weapons to Ukraine Could Escalate Conflict
    Dec24

    Russia Says U.S.-Supplied Weapons to Ukraine Could Escalate Conflict

    Russian officials said a decision by the United States to provide arms to Ukraine is dangerous as it will encourage Kiev to use force in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    State Dept. OKs ‘enhanced defensive capabilities’ for Ukraine, officials say lethal weapons included
    Dec24

    State Dept. OKs ‘enhanced defensive capabilities’ for Ukraine, officials say lethal weapons included

    The U.S. will provide Ukraine with defensive capabilities meant to counter Russia-backed separatists, the State Department said Friday, including long-sought lethal anti-tank weaponry, according to multiple news reports. Officially the State Department said the U.S. will offer Ukraine “enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort...

    State Dept. OKs ‘enhanced defensive capabilities’ for Ukraine, officials say lethal weapons included
    Dec24

    State Dept. OKs ‘enhanced defensive capabilities’ for Ukraine, officials say lethal weapons included

    The U.S. will provide Ukraine with defensive capabilities meant to counter Russia-backed separatists, the State Department said Friday, including long-sought lethal anti-tank weaponry, according to multiple news reports. Officially the State Department said the U.S. will offer Ukraine “enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort...

    Donald Trump Prepares to Escalate Confrontation with Russia over Ukraine
    Dec24

    Donald Trump Prepares to Escalate Confrontation with Russia over Ukraine

    Doug Bandow Security, Europe Providing lethal weapons would almost certainly encourage the Ukrainians to press for even heavier arms and escalate the fighting, as well as discourage them from negotiating a settlement. Most Americans were told Donald Trump won the presidential election last year. But his policy toward Russia looks suspiciously...

    Ukraine grateful for U.S. weapons as Russia voices outrage
    Dec24

    Ukraine grateful for U.S. weapons as Russia voices outrage

    The angry response from Moscow comes a day after President Donald Trump’s administration approved a plan to provide weapons to Ukraine, including Javelin anti-tank missiles …read more Source: The Globe and...