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    Hillary Clinton Promises A More Muscular Foreign Policy As President
    Sep09

    Hillary Clinton Promises A More Muscular Foreign Policy As President

    WASHINGTON — In the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s vote to authorize the Iraq War six years before haunted her on the campaign trail. It put her in stark contrast with then-Senator Barack Obama, who touted his foresight in opposing the ill-fated war. But if Clinton was scarred by the perception that her...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Building Large Military Base Near Ukraine’s Border
    Sep09

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Building Large Military Base Near Ukraine’s Border

    Russia has begun building a large-scale military base near the Ukrainian border, according to a report from Reuters Wednesday. When completed, the base could house up to 3,500 soldiers, suggesting the Kremlin has no immediate plans to back away from the ongoing conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: International...

    Poisoned Chalice: Russian Loan Looms As Threat To Ukraine Bailout
    Sep09

    Poisoned Chalice: Russian Loan Looms As Threat To Ukraine Bailout

    Two years ago, the Kremlin gave Kyiv a bailout loan to try to keep it loyal to Russia. Now Moscow is threatening to use the loan to trigger a cutoff of IMF funds to Ukraine if it defaults on repayment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his dismissal is the result of ‘intrigue’
    Sep09

    Former rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his dismissal is the result of ‘intrigue’

    A former rebel chief in eastern Ukraine who has lost his job in a sudden reshuffling has attributed his downfall to unspecified “intrigue.” Andrei Purgin said Wednesday he had spent four days under arrest at the local security agency headquarters in the rebel-held city of Donetsk before being released. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ex-rebel chief in eastern Ukraine: ouster due to ‘intrigue’
    Sep09

    Ex-rebel chief in eastern Ukraine: ouster due to ‘intrigue’

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former rebel chief in eastern Ukraine who has lost his job in a sudden reshuffling has attributed his downfall to… …read more Source:...

    Russia Building Huge Base Near Ukrainian Border: Report
    Sep09

    Russia Building Huge Base Near Ukrainian Border: Report

    Russia has started to build a huge military base housing ammunition depots and barracks for several thousand soldiers near the Ukrainian border. …read more Source:...

    Clinton Calls For Tougher Response To Russia On Ukraine, Syria
    Sep09

    Clinton Calls For Tougher Response To Russia On Ukraine, Syria

    Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state who is now a leading contender to be the next president, has called for a stronger response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine and Syria, saying Moscow’s objectives were “to stymie, to confront, and to undermine American power whenever and wherever.” …read more Source:...

    Syrian refugee queries draws catcalls from Conservative supporters
    Sep09

    Syrian refugee queries draws catcalls from Conservative supporters

    OTTAWA — A Conservative supporter at a Stephen Harper campaign event heckled a reporter Wednesday who was asking about the government’s handling of the Syrian refugee crisis. The government’s response of the crisis is now front and centre in the federal election campaign. The catcalls came in Welland, Ont., as the Conservative leader...

    Russia Ridiculed On Internet Over Claim Ukraine PM Fought In Chechnya
    Sep09

    Russia Ridiculed On Internet Over Claim Ukraine PM Fought In Chechnya

    After Moscow’s top investigator claimed that Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk fought, tortured, and killed Russian soldiers in Chechnya, social media satirists let fly with a barrage of scornful memes. Many used Photoshop to insert the bespectacled face of the bookish premier among the warlords of the North Caucasus – and at the...

    Understanding Hitler’s Anti-Semitism
    Sep09

    Understanding Hitler’s Anti-Semitism

    Georg Pahl / Wikimedia The evocative title of Timothy Snyder’s new book—Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning—is a reference to the fertile soil of Ukraine, where Adolf Hitler hoped to establish lebensraum, or “living space,” for the German race. And yet it could also be seen as an allusion to what Snyder argues is the...