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    U.S. Commander: Increased Rotation of U.S. Combat Units To Europe Beginning Next Year
    Mar30

    U.S. Commander: Increased Rotation of U.S. Combat Units To Europe Beginning Next Year

    A top U.S. military commander has announced more frequent rotations of U.S. combat units to Eastern Europe beginning early next year, citing an “aggressive Russia” as the main reason for the increase. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The End of the Beginning in Syria
    Mar30

    The End of the Beginning in Syria

    A boy plays on rubble in the rebel-held besieged town of Douma, Syria. Bassam Khabieh / ReutersFive years ago this week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave a television address about the largely peaceful protests against his rule. “Let us act as quickly as possible to heal our wounds and restore harmony to our larger family and maintain love...

    Glavin: A foreign policy of irresponsible contradiction?
    Mar30

    Glavin: A foreign policy of irresponsible contradiction?

    It’s quite true, as Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion asserted on Tuesday, that you don’t have to be a Liberal to be mostly amenable to the mandate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set out for Canada’s engagement with the world. The advancement of Canada’s economic and security interests, a leading role on climate...

    Is Belgium’s Nuclear Security Up to Scratch?
    Mar30

    Is Belgium’s Nuclear Security Up to Scratch?

    Belgium’s counterterrorism efforts are once again being called into question following the recent tragedies in Brussels. The attacks were carried out against soft targets—the public check-in area of Brussels Airport and Maelbeek metro station—but a series of unusual and suspicious occurrences were also reported at nuclear facilities in the...

    Russia says 2 cyclists, water polo player test positive
    Mar30

    Russia says 2 cyclists, water polo player test positive

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s troubles with the banned substance meldonium resurfaced Wednesday when officials confirmed that two track cyclists and an Olympic hopeful water polo player had failed doping tests. Anastasia Chulkova, who won the points race at the 2012 world track championship, and former European bronze medalist Pavel Yakushevsky...

    The Malthusian Holocaust
    Mar30

    The Malthusian Holocaust

    “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting,” wrote Milan Kundera about the struggle against communism. After totalitarianism, this struggle is against selective forgetting. Official Russia today “remembers” the Soviet and Russian efforts to save the countries between Russia and Germany from foreign and...

    EZ Jewel Box is a real gem
    Mar30

    EZ Jewel Box is a real gem

    Of all the things Elena Zakharov thought possible as a Ukrainian girl growing up in the repressive communist era of the 1970s, cruising through Beverly Hills in a Mercedes Benz was never one of them. Neither was moving to Canada, earning a second degree nor starting her own online jewelry store — yet the 46-year-old mother of two sons has done...

    New Ukraine Coalition Uncertain After Fatherland Party Demurs
    Mar30

    New Ukraine Coalition Uncertain After Fatherland Party Demurs

    Ukraine’s prospects of forming a new coalition – vital to get IMF loan talks back on track – were thrown into fresh doubt on Tuesday after Yulia Tymoshenko pressed demands as the price of taking her Fatherland Party into an… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    U.S. to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe
    Mar30

    U.S. to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe

    The officials said the Army will announce Wednesday that it will be sending a full set of equipment with the brigade to Europe. Earlier plans had called for the Pentagon to rotate troops into Europe, where they would have used a set of training equipment pre-positioned there.RELATED LINKSAt five-year mark for Syrian conflict, Putin makes a...

    Russia’s Patriotic Chess Star From Crimea Sets His Sights On World Title
    Mar30

    Russia’s Patriotic Chess Star From Crimea Sets His Sights On World Title

    Crimean-born, Russian chess star Sergei Karjakinspeaks about his upcoming bid to become world chess champion, his decision in 2009 to play for Russia instead of his native Ukraine, and his staunch support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...