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    Migrant Crisis: Why They’re Fleeing, Where They’re Going
    Sep04

    Migrant Crisis: Why They’re Fleeing, Where They’re Going

    The image of a Syrian toddler’s lifeless body washed up on a Mediterranean beach sent shock waves around the world Thursday, bringing into sharp focus the migrant crisis that has engulfed Europe. Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi died along with his 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece....

    Migrant Crisis: Why They’re Fleeing, Where They’re Going
    Sep04

    Migrant Crisis: Why They’re Fleeing, Where They’re Going

    The image of a Syrian toddler’s lifeless body washed up on a Mediterranean beach sent shock waves around the world Thursday, bringing into sharp focus the migrant crisis that has engulfed Europe. Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi died along with his 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece....

    Canada ‘does not bear responsibility’ for helping stop refugee ships, Kenney said
    Sep04

    Canada ‘does not bear responsibility’ for helping stop refugee ships, Kenney said

    The Canadian government earlier this year said it bore “no responsibility” to provide military help to European nations struggling to deal with the thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean as they fled fighting in Syria and crushing poverty in Africa. Many were paying human smugglers based in Libya, but such voyages at times ended in...

    Eastern Ukraine cease-fire violated with ambush on army vehicle
    Sep04

    Eastern Ukraine cease-fire violated with ambush on army vehicle

    JUDY WOODRUFF: While much of the world’s attention turned away from Ukraine this summer, the fighting there largely raged on, killing and wounding more fighters and civilians and continuing to displace people in that country’s East. Yet another cease-fire between Russian pro-separatists and Ukrainian forces went into effect this week,...

    In Ukraine, why resistance is growing to a negotiated settlement with separatists
    Sep04

    In Ukraine, why resistance is growing to a negotiated settlement with separatists

    JUDY WOODRUFF: And Margaret joins me now. Margaret, welcome. So, how significant is this cease-fire? You pointed out it was broken almost right away. MARGARET WARNER: It was, though, in the view of U.S. officials, it is holding enough to be holding. And so they want the Europeans now, who are really handling these negotiations, to push Putin very...

    UAE interested in purchasing Mistral-class ships originally ordered by Russia
    Sep04

    UAE interested in purchasing Mistral-class ships originally ordered by Russia

    Russia has given approval to France to sell the two Mistral-class amphibious ships to either Egypt or the UAE, according to news reports out of Russia. Russia originally ordered the ships but France has declined to deliver them because of Russia’s involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. My Defense News colleague Awad Mustafa has written this...

    Beleaguered Ukrainian Forces Press United States for New Warships
    Sep03

    Beleaguered Ukrainian Forces Press United States for New Warships

    Ukraine is requesting new warships for its navy after it lost about two-thirds of its fleet from the Russian seizure of Crimea last year, Defense One reports. Ukrainian forces have been battling Russian-backed separatists on their eastern border in a conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives since last April. A month before the clashes...

    Russians Banned From TV And Radio Companies In Ukraine
    Sep03

    Russians Banned From TV And Radio Companies In Ukraine

    Ukraine’s parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television or radio stations in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A ‘perfect demographic storm’ is crippling Russia
    Sep03

    A ‘perfect demographic storm’ is crippling Russia

    Like Japan, Russia is in a demographic crisis. The men are dying too young; the women aren’t having enough kids; the country has more immigrants than it knows what to do with; and it’s running out of working-age people to support everybody else. Plus: vodka. According to World Health Organization data cited by Quartz’s Matt...

    Ukraine: Sufficient Vaccine Coming to Block Polio Outbreak
    Sep03

    Ukraine: Sufficient Vaccine Coming to Block Polio Outbreak

    One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country’s health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.Health officials have warned for years that Ukraine was at risk of a polio… …read more Source:...