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    Ukrainian Journalist And Activist Hospitalized After Attack
    Jul14

    Ukrainian Journalist And Activist Hospitalized After Attack

    Ukrainian journalist and activist Oleksandr Nikolaichuk was recovering from his injuries after he was beaten up on July 10 in the city of Olevsk. Nikolaichuk has been involved in campaigning against illegal amber mining, an industry largely controlled by criminal gangs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trade, Russia, up for discussion as Stephen Harper meets Ukraine’s PM
    Jul14

    Trade, Russia, up for discussion as Stephen Harper meets Ukraine’s PM

    CHELSEA, Que. – Stephen Harper is set to send another signal of support to the embattled government of Ukraine as he meets with that country’s prime minister.Harper and Arseniy Yatsenyuk are expected to sign a trade deal, although details of the agreement have not yet been divulged.A spokesman for the prime minister says Harper sees...

    Ukrainian Forces Patrol Mukacheve In Wake Of Clash
    Jul14

    Ukrainian Forces Patrol Mukacheve In Wake Of Clash

    Security forces were continuing to man checkpoints around Mukacheve in western Ukraine on July 14, three days after members of the nationalist Right Sector group were involved in a shootout that left three dead. Two members of the group have been detained, but police were still hunting for other armed militiamen. …read more Source: Radio...

    Stephen Harper meets with Ukrainian PM
    Jul14

    Stephen Harper meets with Ukrainian PM

    CHELSEA, Que. – Stephen Harper is set to send another signal of support to the embattled government of Ukraine as he meets with that country’s prime minister. Harper and Arseniy Yatsenyuk are expected to sign a trade deal, although details of the agreement have not yet been divulged. A spokesman for the prime minister says Harper sees the...

    Assad loves the Iran deal
    Jul14

    Assad loves the Iran deal

    Following the signing of the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he expected Iran to increase its backing of “just causes” throughout the region. In a congratulatory message to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released through Syrian news agency SANA and translated...

    Iran Nuclear Deal: World Powers Reach Historic Agreement to Lift Sanctions
    Jul14

    Iran Nuclear Deal: World Powers Reach Historic Agreement to Lift Sanctions

    Pact needs approval by US Congress and the Iranian parliament before it can be implemented. Iran and six world powers have concluded an agreement that will lift sanctions onIran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme for more than a decade, in a historic compromise designed to stop the spread of atomic weapons and avert a major new...

    The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism
    Jul14

    The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

    The growing middle class in developing countries has been touted as one of the most promising demographic changes in recent decades. Millions around the globe have been lifted out of poverty and are now enjoying a better quality of life. The trend is projected to continue until at least 2030, particularly in emerging market behemoths China and...

    Strategic Concerns Impact Greek Crisis
    Jul14

    Strategic Concerns Impact Greek Crisis

    When Greek and other European leaders came to the 17th hour of their all-night talks that culminated in an agreement Monday morning, their immediate concerns were economic. But experts say there were also serious strategic issues driving them toward the accord. The leaders avoided the unprecedented removal of a country from the common euro...

    U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops
    Jul14

    U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials are considering expanding the American military training mission in Ukraine to include army and special… …read more Source:...

    Situation Report: The Deal is done; Israel unhappy; the coming Gulf spending spree; U.S. soldiers learning from Ukrainian troops; Pentagon studying transgender troops; lots of robot news; and more
    Jul14

    Situation Report: The Deal is done; Israel unhappy; the coming Gulf spending spree; U.S. soldiers learning from Ukrainian troops; Pentagon studying transgender troops; lots of robot news; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Adam Rawnsley It starts here. An agreement has been reached. After an intense 18 days of negotiation, six world powers and Iran finally managed to strike a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement will prevent Iran...