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    Troops Roll Through Crimea As Russia Holds Military Drills
    Feb10

    Troops Roll Through Crimea As Russia Holds Military Drills

    Tanks and army trucks were lined up on the highways of Simferopol on the Crimean Peninsula on February 9, a day after the start of large-scale Russian military exercises in the region. (RFE/RL’s Crimean unit) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support
    Feb10

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support

    Putin has seen the burly, red-haired 39-year-old former rebel as essential to keeping Chechnya stable after two separatist wars, and has given him privileges no one else in Russia’s tightly controlled political system has seen. Things began to change when opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot dead on Feb....

    Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead
    Feb10

    Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead

    Let’s stop quibbling about the monument to victims of communism and ask the real question: Should we have such a monument in our capital? I think not. At a time when our country must focus on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, why not invest instead in the long-proposed National Aboriginal Centre on Victoria Island? The Liberal...

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support
    Feb10

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin-backed strongman of Chechnya has issued a stream of threats against Russia’s liberal opposition, but his primary audience appears to be the Russian president himself. With Ramzan Kadyrov’s five-year stint as regional leader about to expire, he is trying to parlay his strong personal ties with President...

    3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least three people have been killed in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man’s land between separatist rebels and government troops. …read more Source: CNS...

    Eastern Orthodox Cacophony in America
    Feb10

    Eastern Orthodox Cacophony in America

    On January 22-23 there took place a meeting (technically called a synaxis) of all Eastern Orthodox primates (presiding bishops or patriarchs in different parts of the world). The meeting took place at the Orthodox Center in Chambesy, near Geneva, and was presided over by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who (rather uncomfortably) resides in...

    NATO to Increase Forward Presence in East Europe
    Feb10

    NATO to Increase Forward Presence in East Europe

    NATO’s secretary general says the alliance’s increased “forward presence” in Eastern Europe sends a “clear signal” to any would-be aggressor. Speaking Wednesday in Brussels before a two-day NATO defense ministers meeting, Jens Stoltenberg said with an obvious reference to Russia, that “NATO will respond as one to any...

    3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    3 people killed by land mine in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Three people were killed Wednesday morning in eastern Ukraine when a bus hit a land mine in a no man’s land between separatist rebels and government troops. The bus driver and a female passenger were killed instantly, while another passenger died of his wounds in the hospital after the minibus drove over the mine on...

    The Pentagon Has Fired the First Shot in a New Arms Race — Against ‘Russian Aggression’
    Feb10

    The Pentagon Has Fired the First Shot in a New Arms Race — Against ‘Russian Aggression’

    The Defense Department’s message is unambiguous: Russia is a much bigger threat than ISIL. As the voters of New Hampshire braved the snow to play their part in the great pageant of American democracy on Tuesday, the US secretary of defence was setting out his spending requirements for 2017. And while the television cameras may have...

    NATO, EU sign agreement on cyberdefense cooperation
    Feb10

    NATO, EU sign agreement on cyberdefense cooperation

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyberdefense, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called a concrete example of the two Brussels-based organizations joining forces to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare. The technical agreement, signed at NATO headquarters on Wednesday,...