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    Crown wants 4-5 years prison for man found guilty in deadly scaffolding collapse
    Oct16

    Crown wants 4-5 years prison for man found guilty in deadly scaffolding collapse

    TORONTO – A Crown prosecutor is recommending up to five years in prison for a project manager who oversaw a Toronto construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009.Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty in June on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.Crown...

    Can Containment Work Against Modern Russia?
    Oct16

    Can Containment Work Against Modern Russia?

    Graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin extending a hand to the Ukrainian people on a wall in the Crimean city of Simferopol Shamil Zhumatov / ReutersThe signs of the times are everywhere. Estonia is erecting a 2.5-meter-high metal mesh fence reinforced with barbed wire along much of its border with Russia—and backing it up with...

    Putin’s Challenge
    Oct16

    Putin’s Challenge

    President Obama challenged the media to explain how Russia is challenging U.S. leadership in the world, so we did. Last week, a peevish POTUS asked 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft to explain “in what way” Russia’s aggression was intended as defiance against the West. The Obama administration has long asserted that Russia’s military...

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay Join UN Security Council
    Oct16

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay Join UN Security Council

    Ukraine will now face Russian delegation at council votes, but warns there will be no “conciliatory” treatment …read more Source:...

    Dutch report: MH17 downed by Russian-built Buk missile
    Oct16

    Dutch report: MH17 downed by Russian-built Buk missile

    Dutch investigators say that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that crashed in a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 was brought down by a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile. The report presented by the Dutch Safety Board on October 13 does not specify the exact location from which the missile that downed MH17 was […] …read...

    U.S. officials criticize Ukraine’s prosecutors for failure of reforms
    Oct16

    U.S. officials criticize Ukraine’s prosecutors for failure of reforms

    KYIV – High-ranking U.S. officials have targeted the Procurator General’s Office of Ukraine for criticism in recent weeks for actively obstructing government reform efforts. Most recently, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland called for an overhaul of the body, more than a year after Petro...

    Ukraine wins non-permanent seat on United Nations Security Council
    Oct16

    Ukraine wins non-permanent seat on United Nations Security Council

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukraine on October 15 won its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Egypt, Japan, Senegal and Uruguay were also elected to non-permanent seats for 2016-2017. All five countries ran unopposed as representatives of their respective regions. Their terms on the 15-member Security Council begin on...

    Putin Smiles as Crisis Takes Moldova
    Oct16

    Putin Smiles as Crisis Takes Moldova

    Moldova, Ukraine’s western neighbor, is in an economic and political crisis, Reuters reports: Former Moldovan prime minister Vlad Filat was detained in parliament on Thursday over the theft of $1 billion from the banking system, a crime that has led thousands to camp out in the capital in protest.Television footage showed Filat being...

    NATO deputies pass ‘Solidarity with Ukraine’ resolution
    Oct16

    NATO deputies pass ‘Solidarity with Ukraine’ resolution

    STAVANGER, Norway – The NATO Parliamentary Assembly on October 12 passed Resolution No. 422 on Solidarity with Ukraine, calling on the Allied governments and parliaments to redouble efforts to help Ukraine at this critical juncture by increasing diplomatic, political, financial, economic, material and expert assistance. “The Assembly urges member...

    October 24, 2014
    Oct16

    October 24, 2014

    Last year, on October 24, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence in his Ukraine strategy during the Valdai Club discussion in Sochi. But the reality on the ground was a different story. Two days after the meeting in Sochi, Ukraine held its parliamentary elections, voting in a solid pro-Europe majority for the first time […]...