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    Mine Kills Civilians as Fighting Heats Up in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    Mine Kills Civilians as Fighting Heats Up in Eastern Ukraine

    A minivan trying to bypass traffic at a checkpoint near Donetsk tripped a land mine, killing four occupants. It was unclear which side had planted the mine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Escalating the Political Propaganda War v. Cooperation with Russia
    Feb10

    Escalating the Political Propaganda War v. Cooperation with Russia

    Stephen F. CohenIn recent days, opponents of diminishing the most dangerous aspects of the new Cold War have assailed such possibilities—from Ukraine, Turkey, and Europe to Syria. …read more Source: The...

    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...

    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

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...