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    Russia wants to create 3 new military divisions with 5 nuclear missile regiments
    Jan12

    Russia wants to create 3 new military divisions with 5 nuclear missile regiments

    Eduard KorniyenkoRussia says it will form three new military divisions on its Western flank this year, and deploy five strategic nuclear missile regiments on combat duty. Local news agencies quoted Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as making the announcement on January 12. Shoigu said it will also be necessary to improve the infrastructure...

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix
    Jan12

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix

    “No one was expecting to have kids beaten at 4 o’clock in the morning. No one was expecting people to be kidnapped or killed. It was just unfolding,” explains Evgeny Afineevsky, director of the film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, which documents the 93 day uprising that led to the downfall of president Viktor...

    Lawyer: Savchenko’s Health ‘Worrisome’
    Jan12

    Lawyer: Savchenko’s Health ‘Worrisome’

    A lawyer for Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, who has been on hunger strike in Russian custody for nearly a month, has described the state of his client’s health as “worrisome.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Opposition Move to Overturn Blacklisting of Gérard Depardieu, Fred Durst and Others
    Jan12

    Ukraine’s Opposition Move to Overturn Blacklisting of Gérard Depardieu, Fred Durst and Others

    The Kiev District Administrative Court has requested that Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture justifies the blacklist it has compiled of pro-Russian actors and entertainers, whose work is set to be sanctioned in the country, Ukrainian news agency Ukrainsky Novini reports. Currently 83 people are on the Ukrainian government’s so-called...

    India sentences crew of US-owned ship to 5 years in jail
    Jan12

    India sentences crew of US-owned ship to 5 years in jail

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A news report says an Indian court has sentenced the crew of an American-owned ship to five years in prison for illegally entering Indian waters while carrying weapons and ammunition. In its report late Monday, the Press Trust of India news agency, or PTI, said the 35-member crew includes British, Ukrainian and Estonian...

    Past and Present Islamist, Democratic and Nazi International Brigades
    Jan11

    Past and Present Islamist, Democratic and Nazi International Brigades

    Photo from Public Domain Introduction The Islamic State (IS) has become a magnet for international brigades, drawing over 30,000 fighters from 5 continents and 86 countries to their war in Iraq and Syria. While the international brigades are part of a global movement, most of the volunteers come from two-dozen countries, mainly in the Middle...

    International Monetary Fund’s Rogues Gallery
    Jan11

    International Monetary Fund’s Rogues Gallery

    Photo by Ryan Hyde Introduction The IMF is the leading international monetary agency whose public purpose is to maintain the stability of the global financial system through loans linked to proposals designed to enhance economic recovery and growth. In fact, the IMF has been under the control of the US and Western European states and its policies...

    Forget Putin’s Global Posturing—Russia’s Biggest Challenges for 2016 Are Domestic
    Jan11

    Forget Putin’s Global Posturing—Russia’s Biggest Challenges for 2016 Are Domestic

    After a remarkably fraught and complicated 2015, Vladimir Putin’s Russia finds itself still sanctioned by the West for its conduct in Ukraine, dogged by falling oil prices and dicing with a deadly conflict in Syria. And it’s increasingly difficult to foresee the challenges Putin and his country will face in 2016—or how they will...

    Supervisor’s prison sentence for scaffold deaths sends message to Ontario employers
    Jan11

    Supervisor’s prison sentence for scaffold deaths sends message to Ontario employers

    In the first case of its kind in Ontario, a Toronto project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009 has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years prison. Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty last June on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm....

    Manager in deadly Toronto scaffolding collapse gets 3 1/2 years in prison
    Jan11

    Manager in deadly Toronto scaffolding collapse gets 3 1/2 years in prison

    TORONTO — A Toronto project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009 has been sentenced to three and a half years behind bars. Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty last June on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The judge...