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    Putin responsible for Ukraine violence caused by anti-Putin forces, Nicholson says
    Sep02

    Putin responsible for Ukraine violence caused by anti-Putin forces, Nicholson says

    The Conservatives’ Rob Nicholson is blaming Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the deadly attacks launched by vehemently anti-Russian groups in Ukraine. Nicholson, who is running for re-election, has been serving as Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister. Three security officers were killed and 140 injured in clashes between Ukraine...

    Putin Reportedly Helps Blacklisted MP Get Italian Visa, Offends Many In Russia
    Sep02

    Putin Reportedly Helps Blacklisted MP Get Italian Visa, Offends Many In Russia

    Prominent Russian singer Josif Kobzon was issued an Italian visa even though he was in the E.U. blacklist. Italian embassy spokesperson Daria Klimenko said Wednesday that the singer-turned-MP had been granted visa for humanitarian reasons. The “Russian Sinatra” is known for his support for the annexation of Crimea. He said that he was happy when...

    Russia is clamping down on foreign internet companies
    Sep02

    Russia is clamping down on foreign internet companies

    After briefly banning Wikipedia over a page related to drug use, new details have emerged from Bloomberg about the country’s efforts to block foreign internet companies. Putin’s regime appears to have no problem with the individual companies, just the content they host. Foreign companies, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google, have...

    US To Impose Sanction Against More Russian Individuals, Companies Over Ukraine Ceasefire
    Sep02

    US To Impose Sanction Against More Russian Individuals, Companies Over Ukraine Ceasefire

    The U.S. Department of Commerce added new entities from Russia and other countries in its list of sanctions over the Ukraine conflict. Russian news agency TASS reported that 39 persons under 33 entries had been included in the “Entity List,” according to a rule notice in the Federal Register to be published Wednesday. The entries...

    Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS
    Sep02

    Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS

    Baikonur (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history. The trio — including the first Danish citizen ever to fly into space — blasted off in the Soyuz TMA 18M rocket on schedule at...

    EU Set To Extend Sanctions On Russia Until March 2016
    Sep02

    EU Set To Extend Sanctions On Russia Until March 2016

    The European Union is set to maintain until March 15 sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russians firms, individuals, and Ukrainian separatists to maintain pressure on Moscow to carry out the Minsk cease-fire agreement, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin responsible for Ukraine violence caused by anti-Putin forces, Nicholson says
    Sep02

    Putin responsible for Ukraine violence caused by anti-Putin forces, Nicholson says

    The Conservatives’ Rob Nicholson is blaming Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the deadly attacks launched by vehemently anti-Russian groups in Ukraine. Nicholson, who is running for re-election, was Foreign Affairs minister before the election call. Three security officers were killed and 140 injured in clashes between Ukraine government...

    The Age of Imperial Wars
    Sep02

    The Age of Imperial Wars

    U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class James Finnigan Introduction 2015 has become a year of living dangerously. Wars are spreading across the globe. Wars are escalating as new countries are bombed and the old are ravaged with ever greater intensity. Countries, where relatively peaceful changes had taken place through recent...

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers
    Sep02

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s parliament majority showed cracks Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was leaving the coalition over a measure to give more power to Ukraine’s regions, including the rebel-held east. The announcement from the Radical Party, which came in fifth in last year’s election, came as two more National...

    The Ukraine War Is Supposed to End Today. But It Won’t.
    Sep02

    The Ukraine War Is Supposed to End Today. But It Won’t.

    KYIV, Ukraine—One year ago I was in Mariupol, Ukraine, when the first cease-fire was signed on Sept. 5, 2014. Late that afternoon I visited the still smoldering battlefields outside the city. There had been a battle that day and the day prior, involving tanks and artillery. The aftermath was tragic. Many soldiers still lay dead where they had...