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    Canada extends sanctions against Russia
    Jun30

    Canada extends sanctions against Russia

    Ed AdamczykOTTAWA, June 30 (UPI) — Canada said it would expand economic sanctions against Russia over Russian involvement in Ukraine and Crimea, and retaliatory sanctions announced last week. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia vs China: The Conflict in Washington Over Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List
    Jun30

    Russia vs China: The Conflict in Washington Over Who Should Lead America’s Enemies List

    Cross-posted with TomDispatch.comAmerica’s grand strategy, its long-term blueprint for advancing national interests and countering major adversaries, is in total disarray. Top officials lurch from crisis to crisis, improvising strategies as they go, but rarely pursuing a consistent set of policies. Some blame this indecisiveness on a lack...

    How to Write About World War III
    Jun30

    How to Write About World War III

    A Chinese ship steams through the southern Indian Ocean. (Greg Wood / Reuters) One of us first fought World War III from the backseat of a station wagon headed toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For the other, it was at an island cabin on the Puget Sound waters of Washington state. We wouldn’t meet for another couple decades, but like...

    Ukraine to Creditors: Do Your Worst
    Jun30

    Ukraine to Creditors: Do Your Worst

    Ukrainian delegates, IMF staff, and representatives of foreign creditors led by the Franklin Templeton group are to meet in Washington today. As it mulls its economic options, Kiev has clearly been listening to Bob Dylan, who wrote that “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.”Ukraine will be arguing that it just doesn’t...

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire
    Jun30

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire

    Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, authorities said …read more Source: Vancouver...

    This German entrepreneur just patented the word ‘Grexit’ for a vodka drink
    Jun30

    This German entrepreneur just patented the word ‘Grexit’ for a vodka drink

    German entrepreneur Uwe Dahlhoff has trademarked the term “Grexit” — used to refer to the possible Greek exit from the eurozone — and plans to use it to market a new vodka drink. The 47-year-old from Hamm, western Germany, has mocked up labels for the new Grexit drink featuring a sad looking Angela Merkel in the background and Greek...

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire
    Jun30

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire

    KIEV, Ukraine — Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday. It was unclear if the blaze has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire, although authorities said the flames swept...

    Prosecutor says still no suspects identified in investigation into downing of MH17
    Jun30

    Prosecutor says still no suspects identified in investigation into downing of MH17

    The flight heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was brought down July 17 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17
    Jun30

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch prosecutor leading an international criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine’s battlefields said Tuesday the probe has not yet identified specific suspects for possible prosecution, but that he is optimistic it will ultimately be a success. Earlier...

    Ukraine’s NATO Entrance Amid Russian Aggression ‘At Least 6-7 Years’ Away, Poroshenko Says
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s NATO Entrance Amid Russian Aggression ‘At Least 6-7 Years’ Away, Poroshenko Says

    It will take several years of work and a nationwide referendum for Ukraine to meet the minimum standards required to join the NATO military alliance, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday. Ukraine is one of several Eastern European nations whose leaders have broached the possibility of joining NATO amid an increase in Russian military...