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    A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food
    Feb12

    A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food

    Image: A Russian military parade dedicated to the anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-45). Author: Kremlin.ru News coverage of the trial of a Russian soldier accused of killing all seven members of an Armenian family in 2015 has revived the issue of Russian neglect and mistreatment of its troops. The question of Russian troops...

    Chicago community marks Unity Day, honors heroes defending Ukraine
    Feb12

    Chicago community marks Unity Day, honors heroes defending Ukraine

    CHICAGO – The annual event marking Ukraine’s independence of January 22, 1918, and the unification of eastern and western Ukraine of January 22, 1919, was held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on January 24. As in previous years, the commemoration was organized by the Illinois Division of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)....

    ‘Cessation Of Hostilities’ In Syria Lets Russia Keep Bombing
    Feb12

    ‘Cessation Of Hostilities’ In Syria Lets Russia Keep Bombing

    MUNICH, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Major powers agreed on Friday to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to halt Russian bombing poised to give government forces their biggest victory of the five-year-old war.If implemented, the deal would allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged towns....

    Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya
    Feb12

    Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

    Cherop, a 29-year-old single mother of two, works at AAA Growers’ Simba farm in Nyahururu, four hours’ drive north of the capital, Nairobi. International events, including Russia’s war in Ukraine and plummeting oil prices, have shaped flower fortunes for numerous Kenyan farms. Sales to oil-producing nations, such as Norway and...

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid
    Feb12

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand in Cyberattacks on Power Grid

    Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid in December, Ukraine’s energy ministry said on Friday. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyberattack, and has prompted fears both within Ukraine and...

    Ukraine threatens Uman visa bans following Israeli minister’s Crimea visit
    Feb12

    Ukraine threatens Uman visa bans following Israeli minister’s Crimea visit

    (JTA) — Following an Israeli minister’s meeting with the governor of an area which Russia annexed from Ukraine, Kiev threatened to tighten visa requirements for tourists from the Jewish state. Ukraine made this threat in a letter sent this week by its ambassador to Tel Aviv to Israel’s foreign ministry, the Segodnya Daily reported...

    The Daily Vertical: From Minsk To Munich: Here We Go Again
    Feb12

    The Daily Vertical: From Minsk To Munich: Here We Go Again

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid
    Feb12

    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday major powers have agreed to seek a cessation of hostilities in Syria to begin in one week’s time. Jan Egeland, the chairman of the the United Nations humanitarian meeting in Germany where the Munich Agreement was reached said it “could be the breakthrough we’ve been waiting...

    Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe
    Feb12

    Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met the head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, Friday after the Western military alliance and the United States announced plans for the biggest military build-up in Europe since the Cold War. The United States is planning to quadruple military spending in Europe to $3.4 billion in 2017 as NATO increases troops on...

    The leaders of Christianity’s two biggest churches will meet for the first time  in 1000 years
    Feb12

    The leaders of Christianity’s two biggest churches will meet for the first time in 1000 years

    REUTERS/Alexandre MeneghiniVatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration. The Argentinian pontiff is due to spend around two hours in private conversation with Russian...