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    New mortars for Ukraine military
    Mar07

    New mortars for Ukraine military

    Richard TomkinsKIEV, Ukraine, March 7 (UPI) — Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom’s Mayak business unit has delivered its initial batch of new 120mm Molot mortars to the country’s military. …read more Source: United Press...

    Peru is turning into Latin America’s newest ‘narco’-state
    Mar07

    Peru is turning into Latin America’s newest ‘narco’-state

    Reuters/Enrique Castro-MendivilPeru has long vied with Colombia as the world’s top producer of cocaine, but has only periodically produced high profile drug lords. Gerson Gálvez Calle — alias “Caracol” or Snail — is one of these. Caracol sprung to the nation’s attention late last year after news emerged that he was heading...

    Russian Embassy in Kiev Pelted by Rocks and Eggs in Savchenko Protest
    Mar07

    Russian Embassy in Kiev Pelted by Rocks and Eggs in Savchenko Protest

    Protesters calling for Russia to free Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko have attacked the Russian embassy in Kiev over the weekend, throwing rocks, eggs and tomatoes at the building, according to reports from independent news agency Interfax . Savchenko is on trial in Russia for allegedly directing artillery fire towards two Russian journalists in...

    Ukraine: Hard Choices in a Forgotten War
    Mar07

    Ukraine: Hard Choices in a Forgotten War

    Two years into Ukraine’s war, many of the people caught in the midst of it see the conflict as frozen and forgotten by the rest of the world. With diplomatic efforts thus far failing, many see either an escalation or the relinquishing of territory as the only alternatives to ending the war. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities
    Mar07

    Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities

    American investigators have concluded a coordinated cyberattack brought down much of Ukraine’s power grid on Dec. 23, leaving 225,000 Ukrainians without power for several hours. The attack, executed over a period of six months, appears to be the first deliberate attempt to shut down a national electrical grid using cyber warfare, according...

    A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union
    Mar07

    A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Griszka Niewiadomski A particularly despicable way of punishing dissidents during Soviet times was committing them to insane asylums. In those institutions, perfectly sane dissidents were surrounded by real lunatics, including many prone to violence; were abused by asylum staff; and were often forced to take...

    Political Leaders, Others Sign Letter Urging Savchenko’s Release
    Mar07

    Political Leaders, Others Sign Letter Urging Savchenko’s Release

    More than 200 political leaders and other prominent individuals have signed an open letter to European leaders urging them to take “emergency measures” to demand that Russia release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Protests Over Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Lead To Assaults On Embassies In Kiev, Moscow
    Mar07

    Protests Over Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Lead To Assaults On Embassies In Kiev, Moscow

    MOSCOW — Tit-for-tat embassy attacks in Moscow and Kiev Sunday, sparked by protests over Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, could further strain ties between the two former Soviet countries. Savchenko is facing a 25-year prison sentence in Russia. Windows and CCTV cameras were reportedly smashed and diplomatic cars broken into at the Russian...

    Stripping and Starbucks — when corporations take over desire
    Mar07

    Stripping and Starbucks — when corporations take over desire

    My regular is an elegantly dressed gentleman in his mid-50s, slightly overweight in a way that calls out for the word “portly.” He is soft-spoken and a little dull, but he pays me to listen—two or three nights a week, he comes to the club and buys me drinks and tells me his troubles, but never demands a dance. He likes me, he says, because I am...

    Protesters In Kyiv Demand Russia Release Ukrainian Pilot
    Mar07

    Protesters In Kyiv Demand Russia Release Ukrainian Pilot

    Thousands of people rallied in Kyiv’s Independence Square on March 6 to demand Russia release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...