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    UN: Civilian deaths, injuries double in eastern Ukraine
    Sep08

    UN: Civilian deaths, injuries double in eastern Ukraine

    GENEVA (AP) — Civilian deaths and injuries in war-hit eastern Ukraine more than doubled in the three months to mid-August, mostly due to shelling… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine New Prime Minister Petition: Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili Gets 26,000 Online Signatures
    Sep08

    Ukraine New Prime Minister Petition: Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili Gets 26,000 Online Signatures

    An online petition asking for former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to be appointed prime minister of Ukraine has attracted more than 26,000 signatures and will be considered by President Petro Poroshenko. The petition, which first appeared in English on Monday on Poroshenko’s website, asks for Saakashvili to replace current...

    ‘Have You Been To Church Today?’ Or How To Avoid A Traffic Ticket In Ukraine
    Sep08

    ‘Have You Been To Church Today?’ Or How To Avoid A Traffic Ticket In Ukraine

    Ukrainian Metropolitan Pavlo was filmed telling off Kyiv police officers who stopped him for a traffic violation. The clergyman retaliated by saying that it was the police who are violating laws — divine laws. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At least 105 civilian deaths in Ukraine over past three months, UN says
    Sep08

    At least 105 civilian deaths in Ukraine over past three months, UN says

    The UN human rights office says at least 105 civilians were killed in violence-marred Ukraine between mid-May and mid-August, more than double the number of the previous three months in part because of shelling of residential areas. …read more Source: CTV...

    Israel Sells Drones To Russia To Spy On Ukraine Border
    Sep08

    Israel Sells Drones To Russia To Spy On Ukraine Border

    Russia has purchased 10 intelligence-gathering drones from Israel to monitor the Ukraine border, the Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. The Russian Ministry of Defense allegedly purchased the drones from Israel Aerospace Industries earlier this year. …read more Source: International Business...

    World Health Organization: Polio detected in Mali
    Sep08

    World Health Organization: Polio detected in Mali

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says a child has been paralyzed by polio which was detected in Mali.It is the first case of polio in Mali since 2011 and WHO says the 19-month-old child was stricken in Guinea before arriving in Bamako. In a statement issued this week, WHO said the polio strain responsible for the new outbreak is...

    BREMMER: Putin is serious about entering Syria — and not to go after ISIS
    Sep08

    BREMMER: Putin is serious about entering Syria — and not to go after ISIS

    The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is weakening, and one of Assad’s primary backers — Russian President Vladimir Putin — is upping the ante. “Assad has lost significant territory over the past months; Putin is not about to tolerate his ouster,” geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, the president of Eurasia Group, told...

    Who Ordered the Assassination of Russian Liberal Icon Boris Nemtsov?
    Sep08

    Who Ordered the Assassination of Russian Liberal Icon Boris Nemtsov?

    The first thing I did after getting to my hotel in Moscow (I am giving some lectures this week in Russia and Ukraine) was to walk through Red Square to the bridge over the Moskva River where Russian liberal patriot Boris Nemtsov was gunned down on February 27th. The bridge, located right next to the Kremlin, is lined with bouquets, candles,...

    Bailey Lecturing in Russia and Ukraine on the Liberation of Medicine
    Sep08

    Bailey Lecturing in Russia and Ukraine on the Liberation of Medicine

    The liberal NGO InLiberty.ru and Esquire Russia magazine have invited me to lecture in a series that looks at alternatives to our social realities. In my case, I will be describing how medicine and physicians gained so much social, political, and economic power of the past century and half. Among other things, I will describe how the American...

    Ukraine: Arresting Dissidents, Eager for U.S.’s Military Support
    Sep08

    Ukraine: Arresting Dissidents, Eager for U.S.’s Military Support

    Trouble is, still, a-brewing in Ukraine (see our P.M. links both today and yesterday) and prominent Republican candidate Ted Cruz seems to think it is our sworn duty to provide the Ukrainians with weapons to fight their enemies foreign and domestic, while the Obama administration is seriously considering it. Stephen Walt in Foreign Policy gave...