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    Weekend Roundup: Preventing ‘Madmen’ From Getting Their Hands on Nuclear Material
    Apr02

    Weekend Roundup: Preventing ‘Madmen’ From Getting Their Hands on Nuclear Material

    A weighty question loomed large for world leaders who gathered in Washington this week for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit: could terrorists obtain dangerous nuclear material? “There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent...

    Poroshenko Predicts Win In Dutch Vote On Ukraine Pact With EU
    Apr02

    Poroshenko Predicts Win In Dutch Vote On Ukraine Pact With EU

    The United States urged Dutch voters to approve Ukraine’s cooperation agreement with the European Union in a referendum on April 4, even as Ukraine’s president predicted victory. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama's Obscene, Hypocritical Lecture About Press Freedom
    Apr02

    Obama's Obscene, Hypocritical Lecture About Press Freedom

    Politico’s Jack Shafer has an entertaining rant skewering Obama’s condescending lecture to the press. How do we hate Obama’s treatment of the press? Let me count the ways. Under his administration, the U.S. government has set a new record for withholding Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a recent Associated Press...

    If the West Doesn’t Act on Ukraine Reform, the Country Could Break Down
    Apr02

    If the West Doesn’t Act on Ukraine Reform, the Country Could Break Down

    KIEV, Ukraine — “No, I won’t exchange your hryvnias back to dollars — unless you have the receipt I gave you a week ago when you first arrived,” says the lady at the currency exchange in the Kiev airport. Discouraged, we take our hryvnias with us back to the United States. That’s right: two years since the...

    Russia is Not Nine Feet Tall
    Apr02

    Russia is Not Nine Feet Tall

    As Russia has boycotted the global Nuclear Security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, March 31-April 1, 2016, questions arise as to the second nuclear superpower’s policies and capabilities. Can Moscow afford to stay out in the cold, when the leaders of over 50 countries decide most urgent questions of international...

    PM: Canada will offer $42M to help protect nuclear material from terrorists
    Apr01

    PM: Canada will offer $42M to help protect nuclear material from terrorists

    WASHINGTON — Canada is contributing $42 million to global efforts to protect nuclear materials and keep them away from terrorists. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among several world leaders making similar commitments Friday at a nuclear safety summit in Washington, an event aimed at sustaining nuclear safety as a long-term international...

    Robert Fulford: Putin says Ukraine isn’t a country. Too many in the West agree with him
    Apr01

    Robert Fulford: Putin says Ukraine isn’t a country. Too many in the West agree with him

    This week, the Ukrainian parliament banned all Russian films released after Jan. 1, 2014, the date Russia annexed Crimea, moving it from Ukraine’s jurisdiction to Russia’s. The note accompanying the decision said it was taken for reasons of national security. Connecting security with movies sounds like eccentric policy, but perhaps...

    Kadyrov: Putin Should Get Nobel Prize, Not Obama
    Apr01

    Kadyrov: Putin Should Get Nobel Prize, Not Obama

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has called for the world to take U.S. President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and give it to a more deserving candidate—Vladimir Putin. Kadyrov has often referred to himself as “a servant of Allah and a footsoldier of Putin.” The Chechen leader has named a street after Putin in his capital of Grozny and...

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid
    Apr01

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid

    The White House says the United States will provide Ukraine with an additional $335 million in security assistance. The new aid was announced Thursday after a meeting between U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington. The White House also said that Biden told Poroshenko that efforts to form a stable,...

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia
    Apr01

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the United States and other Western powers to continue their sanctions on Russia to help end its “direct armed aggression against my state.” Addressing a large forum at the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol on March 30 discussing Ukraine’s continuing battle for freedom,...