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    Dramatic Battles Rock Ukrainian Village
    Jun12

    Dramatic Battles Rock Ukrainian Village

    RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service has brought further dramatic evidence that the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is not being observed. Video shot in the village of Pisky on June 6 shows Ukrainian troops defending the village with machine guns, and taking cover in trenches. During the filming, one soldier was injured and received treatment....

    Here Are 5 Reasons the G7 Summit Was a Disappointment
    Jun12

    Here Are 5 Reasons the G7 Summit Was a Disappointment

    Once upon a time the G7 countries ruled the world. Today, not so much. The leaders of Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and the U.S. wrapped up their annual summit in Bavaria earlier this week. The results were disappointing to say the least. These five facts show why we no longer live in a G7 world—even if the G7 themselves...

    Podcast: The Long War
    Jun12

    Podcast: The Long War

    According to an influential new report by Chatham House, the West needs to settle in for a protracted conflict with a weakening, but still very dangerous, Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s $400-billion military modernization plan in jeopardy due to Western sanctions and lower oil prices
    Jun12

    Russia’s $400-billion military modernization plan in jeopardy due to Western sanctions and lower oil prices

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defence systems and its computerized controls make driving it feel “like playing a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military modernization...

    Canadian Jewish leaders, East European officials talk restitution
    Jun12

    Canadian Jewish leaders, East European officials talk restitution

    TORONTO (JTA) — Holocaust survivors and Jewish community leaders from Canada met with representatives of central and eastern European countries in an effort to speed restitution of war-era property. Over two days in Ottawa earlier this week, meetings took place with ambassadors or delegates from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia,...

    Russian Youth Pays Price For Speaking Out Over Ukraine
    Jun12

    Russian Youth Pays Price For Speaking Out Over Ukraine

    A teenager from a Moscow suburb has alienated his family and schoolmates and attracted the attention of the police for his criticism of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. “You are my enemy,” his own grandfather told him. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis Won’t Get U.S. Money
    Jun12

    Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis Won’t Get U.S. Money

    What happens to the far-right militia when this round of fighting ends? …read more Source:...

    Malaysia Airlines Plane Forced to Turn Around After Engine Fire Concern
    Jun12

    Malaysia Airlines Plane Forced to Turn Around After Engine Fire Concern

    As though Malaysia Airlines hasn’t had enough problems of late, there was an incident Thursday evening concerning Flight 148. The plane took off from Melbourne and was headed to Kuala Lumpur before being forced to return to Australia after an engine fire light came on in the cockpit. Though the light indicated an engine fire, the plane was...

    Ex-Pussy Riot member stages Moscow performance protest with a sewing machine
    Jun12

    Ex-Pussy Riot member stages Moscow performance protest with a sewing machine

    MOSCOW — Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot fame, along with activist Katya Nenasheva, staged a brief performance in support of female prisoners at central Bolotnaya Square before being dragged away by police officers. See also: Ukraine’s children of war Donning drab makeshift prison garb with hand-scrawled serial numbers, the women laid out...

    Obama’s Grave Miscalculations
    Jun12

    Obama’s Grave Miscalculations

    Driving residents from their homes, imposing an iron-fisted dictatorship, looting and murder—no, this isn’t ISIS in Iraq. It’s the Shi’a militias backed by Iran and the government that President Obama has a kinda-sorta strategy for working with. The Times of London: The Iranian-backed Shia militias used by the embattled Iraqi...