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    Harper’s tight-lipped strategy could hurt him on trade and TPP
    Jul16

    Harper’s tight-lipped strategy could hurt him on trade and TPP

    Last week I wrote that the Conservative Party’s allergy to the news media has gone past silly and become self-destructive. This week offered more evidence of the same. The Prime Minister met with the leader of Ukraine, but would take no questions from reporters. Not everyone agrees with Stephen Harper when it comes to Russia and Ukraine,...

    Little Certainty a Year After MH17 Downed Over Ukraine
    Jul16

    Little Certainty a Year After MH17 Downed Over Ukraine

    A year since a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine — killing 298 people — there has been little official word of progress in determining what brought down Flight MH17. One of the probes under way reportedly points toward a ground-to-air missile fired from a village held by Russia-backed...

    One Year After Flight MH17 Went Down, Culprits Still Not Brought To Justice
    Jul16

    One Year After Flight MH17 Went Down, Culprits Still Not Brought To Justice

    A boy waves a flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic at a memorial to the victims of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane crash at the crash site near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)MOSCOW (AP) — A year since a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky...

    Little certainty 1 year after airliner shot down in Ukraine
    Jul16

    Little certainty 1 year after airliner shot down in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A year since a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine — killing 298 people — there has been little official word of progress in determining what brought down Flight MH17. One of the probes under way reportedly points toward a ground-to-air missile fired from a village held by...

    John Boehner Says Iran Deal ‘Blows My Mind’
    Jul16

    John Boehner Says Iran Deal ‘Blows My Mind’

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal “blows” House Speaker John Boehner’s mind, the Ohio Republican declared Thursday, vowing to do everything he can to scuttle the historic agreement.”Given everything I’ve seen so far, this is a bad deal. It paves the way for a nuclear Iran,”...

    Little Certainty 1 Year after Airliner Shot Down in Ukraine
    Jul16

    Little Certainty 1 Year after Airliner Shot Down in Ukraine

    SCOW (AP) – A year since a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine – killing 298 people – there has been little official word of progress in determining what brought down Flight MH17. One of the probes under way reportedly… …read more Source:...

    Lawsuit blames Ukrainian rebel leader for MH17 crash
    Jul16

    Lawsuit blames Ukrainian rebel leader for MH17 crash

    Ed AdamczykCHICAGO, July 16 (UPI) — A former separatist commander in Ukraine was formally accused of involvement in shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in a lawsuit. …read more Source: United Press...

    Families of MH17 victims sue ex-rebel leader for $900 mn
    Jul16

    Families of MH17 victims sue ex-rebel leader for $900 mn

    Moscow (AFP) – Relatives of MH17 crash victims have filed a nearly $900 million suit against a former leader of Ukrainian insurgents over the shooting down of the passenger jet in July last year.A writ filed in Chicago on Wednesday claimed that Igor Strelkov, a Russian citizen, was acting with the “actual or apparent” authority...

    MH17 Downing: One Tragedy, One Truth, But Many Stories
    Jul16

    MH17 Downing: One Tragedy, One Truth, But Many Stories

    Leaked findings on the downing over eastern Ukraine of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet point the finger at pro-Russian rebels using a Russian-supplied weapon — and could scarcely be more at odds with assertions and suppositions flowing out of Russia in the year since the disaster. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Needs Ukraine, Too
    Jul16

    Russia Needs Ukraine, Too

    Russia’s incursions into Ukraine and its seizure of Crimea threw a spotlight on Gazprom’s stranglehold on Europe’s gas market, and sent many policymakers into a tizzy worrying over how to reduce dependence on Russian supplies. For years Moscow has wielded its enormous oil and gas reserves as a geopolitical lever in Europe, and...