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    Ukraine Set To Rename Over 900 Towns With Soviet Names
    Jan06

    Ukraine Set To Rename Over 900 Towns With Soviet Names

    More than 900 Ukrainian towns and villages will be renamed over the course of the year, in accordance with Ukraine’s push to remove commemorations of Soviet and Communist-era figures, the head of Ukraine’s state Institute for National Memory told Channel 5 on Wednesday. Since Ukraine’s pro-European Maidan protests toppled the...

    Matthew Fisher: North Korea H-bomb testing is another foreign policy failure for lame-duck Obama
    Jan06

    Matthew Fisher: North Korea H-bomb testing is another foreign policy failure for lame-duck Obama

    From North Korea to Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Syria, to Ukraine, eastern Europe and the South China Sea, Obama’s presidency has been a bust …read more Source: Vancouver...

    World Disorder in the New Year
    Jan06

    World Disorder in the New Year

    Stephen F. CohenCivil, terrorist, and trade wars are now destabilizing the international order, abetted by the US-Russian Cold War. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. Navy commander says nuclear force key to U.S. survival
    Jan06

    U.S. Navy commander says nuclear force key to U.S. survival

    Robert Burns of the Associated Press has this article of interest: In his blueprint for a stronger Navy, the sea service’s new top boss, Adm. John M. Richardson, is blunt about what he thinks matters most: nuclear punch. Battling terrorists is today’s problem, but in looking toward a farther horizon, Richardson wants a Navy built to...

    Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany
    Jan06

    Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany

    Orthodox Christianity celebrates the birth and baptism of JesusIn Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and other Orthodox countries that observe a different religious calendar, it’s Christmas Eve Roman Catholics and Protestants celebrate story of the wise men who followed a star to Jesus’ cradle … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The...

    Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany
    Jan06

    Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany

    Orthodox Christianity celebrates the birth and baptism of JesusIn Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and other Orthodox countries that observe a different religious calendar, it’s Christmas Eve Roman Catholics and Protestants celebrate story of the wise men who followed a star to Jesus’ cradle … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Ukraine Officials Call For Coca-Cola Boycott Following Map Blunder
    Jan06

    Ukraine Officials Call For Coca-Cola Boycott Following Map Blunder

    Ukrainian lawmakers have called for a boycott on Coca-Cola products after the company published a map of Russia on social media that included the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia’s territory. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 after pro-European protesters toppled Ukraine’s pro-Russian government of then...

    Orthodox Christians marking Epiphany
    Jan06

    Orthodox Christians marking Epiphany

    Wednesday is Epiphany, a major holiday in much of Orthodox Christianity celebrating the birth and baptism of Jesus. But in Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and other Orthodox countries which observe a different religious calendar, it is Christmas Eve. …read more Source: CTV...

    Did Russia Kill Ukraine’s Electricity? Cyberattack Linked To Power Outage Has Global Implications
    Jan06

    Did Russia Kill Ukraine’s Electricity? Cyberattack Linked To Power Outage Has Global Implications

    It wasn’t a normal power outage when the lights abruptly went out for tens of thousands of western Ukrainians in and around the regional capital city of Ivano-Frankivsk two weeks ago. The short-lived blackout was caused by malware, marking it the first known case of a power outage induced by a cyberattack, experts from several security...

    Why Soldiers Miss War
    Jan06

    Why Soldiers Miss War

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Martin parked the truck outside the concrete slabs arranged in a defensive perimeter around the tactical operations center at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan. A layer of fine brown dust hung in the air. Out in the distance, high, snow-capped mountains ringed the combined U.S.-Afghan base. C-130 transport...