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    News of the day from across the world, June 26
    Jun26

    News of the day from across the world, June 26

    The death toll reached 1,000 on Thursday in the southern Pakistan port city of Karachi as residents grappled with a devastating heat wave that has crippled the city and overwhelmed its health system. Marines to Bulgaria: A U.S. Marine Corps unit equipped with tanks, light armored vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria this fall as part...

    Julian Assange: Mainstream Media Rife With Censorship
    Jun26

    Julian Assange: Mainstream Media Rife With Censorship

    Seung-yoon Lee, CEO and co-founder of Byline, recently conducted a rare exclusive three-hour interview with Julian Assange in Embassy of Ecuador, London. The interview has been serialized into three parts. In part two of the series, Assange reflects on media — how it works, whether there is hope in new media models and citizen journalism...

    Putin Calls Obama To Talk Iran, Ukraine And ISIS
    Jun26

    Putin Calls Obama To Talk Iran, Ukraine And ISIS

    WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to discuss Iran nuclear talks, “the increasingly dangerous situation in Syria” and the need to counter Islamic State militants, the White House said in a statement. “The leaders...

    White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran
    Jun26

    White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. …read more Source: U.S....

    White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran
    Jun26

    White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. …read more Source: CNS...

    U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers
    Jun26

    U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

    The U.S. won’t give the Ukrainian army lethal weapons to fight Russian-backed rebels, but it has sent 300 trainers to help the beleaguered, bedraggled Ukrainian military.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash
    Jun26

    Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The five countries investigating last year’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an… …read more Source:...

    US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria to reassure allies
    Jun26

    US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria to reassure allies

    BERLIN (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps commander says a unit equipped with tanks, light armored vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria this fall as part of American plans to help reassure NATO allies worried by Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Canada does not have right weapons to help Ukraine, defence minister reveals
    Jun26

    Canada does not have right weapons to help Ukraine, defence minister reveals

    Hinting at how close Canada has come to providing lethal aid to Ukraine in its war against Russian-backed separatists, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Thursday that he recently ordered a military inventory to determine what weapons Canada could send to the Ukrainian army, if it chose to do so. The answer that came back was: not much....

    Key countries call for tribunal to prosecute those responsible for Malaysia Airlines crash
    Jun26

    Key countries call for tribunal to prosecute those responsible for Malaysia Airlines crash

    The five countries investigating last year’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible. …read more Source: FOX...