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    Ukraine needs to enforce US sanctions on Iran
    Feb08

    Ukraine needs to enforce US sanctions on Iran

    The Ukrainian State Border Guard seized anti-tank missile components, reportedly the AT-4 Spigot, destined for Iran on Jan. 19. The weapons were concealed in the cargo section of a UM Airlines flight from Kiev to Tehran. Ukraine deserves praise for… …read more Source: The...

    NATO Troops Deploy in Lithuania, Underscoring Commitment to Defense
    Feb08

    NATO Troops Deploy in Lithuania, Underscoring Commitment to Defense

    Germany and NATO on Tuesday underscored their commitment to beefing up the defense of eastern Europe’s border with Russia as the first of four new battalions under the North Atlantic alliance’s banner arrived in Lithuania. In moves agreed last year under former U.S. President Barack Obama, NATO is expanding its presence in the region...

    Wife Says Gravely Ill Putin Critic Was Poisoned
    Feb08

    Wife Says Gravely Ill Putin Critic Was Poisoned

    The wife of Russian journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent opposition activist and Kremlin critic, says “acute poisoning” has left her husband gravely ill in a Moscow hospital. Yevgenia Kara-Murza said Tuesday that doctors told her “an unidentified substance” caused massive organ failure in her husband last week. The...

    Defence minister hints at new money for military after meeting U.S. counterpart
    Feb08

    Defence minister hints at new money for military after meeting U.S. counterpart

    OTTAWA — Canada’s defence minister is hinting at new money for the military following a much-anticipated meeting with his U.S. counterpart in Washington this week. But Harjit Sajjan says what’s equally important is what countries do with their military, a line successive federal governments have used to fend of criticism of...

    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks
    Feb08

    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks

    The Ukrainian central bank is stepping up efforts to edge Russian state-owned commercial banks out of the local market, though that process should be gradual to avoid disruptions, one of its deputy chiefs said Tuesday. Five Russian state-owned banks operate in Ukraine, including three in the top 20, and they hold a combined market share of 8.6...

    Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks
    Feb07

    Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets “have their reasons” for not reporting what he described as a “genocide” underway at the hands of the group. The president did not immediately offer evidence...

    The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars
    Feb07

    The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars

    A fighter of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fires an anti-aircraft weapon from Tel Tawil village in the direction of Islamic State fighters positioned in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr February 25, 2015. (Rodi Said/Reuters) Political entities have never been free of interior strife, from disputes to riots,...

    Trump Vows To ‘Find Out’ Nature of Separatist Forces in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Trump Vows To ‘Find Out’ Nature of Separatist Forces in Ukraine

    Trump says he “would be surprised” if forces are “uncontrolled” but unsure. …read more Source:...

    Where Countries Stand With Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet
    Feb07

    Where Countries Stand With Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

    Donald Trump has vowed to put “America first,” but who comes second, and third, and 193rd? Barack Obama may have been more willing than his predecessors to “question why America’s enemies are its enemies, or why some of its friends are its friends,” as Jeffrey Goldberg once wrote in The Atlantic, but Trump has thrown U.S. allies and...

    Liga president meets Ukrainian ambassador about Zozulya
    Feb07

    Liga president meets Ukrainian ambassador about Zozulya

    MADRID (AP) – The Spanish league says its president has met with Ukraine’s ambassador to Spain to discuss Roman Zozulya, a Ukrainian player at the center of a fan protest that could leave him without a team. The league says in a statement that Javier Tebas and ambassador Anatoliy Scherba … …read more Source: The Washington...