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    The very first war photography was staged
    Jan06

    The very first war photography was staged

    …More about Photography, War, History, Us World, and Crimea …read more Source:...

    Coca-Cola has managed to upset both Russia and Ukraine with a social media blunder
    Jan06

    Coca-Cola has managed to upset both Russia and Ukraine with a social media blunder

    Coca-ColaAn apparently innocuous New Year message issued by Coca-Cola on social media has left consumers in Ukraine and Russia seeing red, following the decision to first include an image of the disputed territory of Crimea, before then erasing it. Russia annexed the peninsula in March 2014 at the height of a proxy war with the Ukraine, a move...

    Navy leader says ‘nukes’ essential to US survival
    Jan06

    Navy leader says ‘nukes’ essential to US survival

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 counter unpredictable future threats from other...

    Orthodox Christians To Mark Christmas Eve On January 6
    Jan06

    Orthodox Christians To Mark Christmas Eve On January 6

    Orthodox Christians in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, and elsewhere will celebrate Christmas Eve on January 6. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian hackers suspected in blackout in Ukraine
    Jan06

    Russian hackers suspected in blackout in Ukraine

    U.S. Homeland Security and intelligence agencies are analyzing computer code from what appears to be one of the first known cyberattacks that resulted in an electrical power outage — this one in Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Malaysia Airlines lifts baggage ban on Europe flights
    Jan06

    Malaysia Airlines lifts baggage ban on Europe flights

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines said Wednesday it has lifted a ban on check-in baggage on flights to Paris and Amsterdam, after the move angered many passengers who slammed the airline on social media. The U-turn came less than 24 hours after the airline announced that passengers cannot check-in baggage for Tuesday and Wednesday...

    Ukrainian immigrants to be celebrated throughout Saskatchewan in 2016
    Jan06

    Ukrainian immigrants to be celebrated throughout Saskatchewan in 2016

    REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says 2016 will be marked as the Year of Ukrainians in the province. The declaration is to acknowledge the 125th anniversary of the first wave of Ukrainian immigration to Canada and Saskatchewan. Premier Brad Wall says more than 13 per cent of provincial residents trace their ancestry back to Ukraine. He says...

    Sensitivity key for Canadian foreign service, says religious freedom envoy
    Jan06

    Sensitivity key for Canadian foreign service, says religious freedom envoy

    Canada’s ambassador for religious freedom says the explosive rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran highlights religion’s growing influence on global affairs — and a potential “blind spot” for Canadian diplomats. In an exclusive interview, Andrew Bennett said Canadian foreign service officers and other government officials need more...

    Igor D. Sergun, Chief of Russian Military Intelligence, Dies at 58
    Jan06

    Igor D. Sergun, Chief of Russian Military Intelligence, Dies at 58

    General Sergun managed Russia’s military intelligence service, known as the G.R.U., which has been accused of playing a crucial role in the 2014 takeover of Crimea. …read more Source: The New York...

    Cold War Lessons Relevant Again in Georgia
    Jan06

    Cold War Lessons Relevant Again in Georgia

    The “Lonely Planet” travel guide is enthusiastic about the Republic of Georgia and its almost four million residents: “[It] is one of the most beautiful countries on earth… Equally special are its proud, high-spirited, cultured people.” Inhabiting the crossroads of western Asia and eastern Europe, Georgians have lived a complex and often painful...