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    Nazi crimes probe of Minnesota man shelved
    Jul31

    Nazi crimes probe of Minnesota man shelved

    German prosecutors determine 96-year-old who allegedly commanded a Ukrainian SS unit is unfit to stand trial …read more Source: Toronto...

    Canada will stick with NATO assurance mission until next June: Harper
    Jul31

    Canada will stick with NATO assurance mission until next June: Harper

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will extend its participation in NATO efforts to support security in central and eastern Europe until June 2016. He says the extension of what is known as Operation Reassurance underlines the Canadian commitment to allies in the region. Canada’s participation in the NATO operation began in the...

    Mistral Ships Deal: Russia’s Compensation Amount From France Revealed
    Jul31

    Mistral Ships Deal: Russia’s Compensation Amount From France Revealed

    France will pay Russia $1.27 billion compensation for the non-delivery of two ordered mistral helicopter landing ships, according to a report by the liberal Russian newspaper Kommersant. The deal, which was originally worth $1.2 billion and supposed to be completed in the autumn, was held up after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March last...

    Photos of the Week: 7/25-7/31
    Jul31

    Photos of the Week: 7/25-7/31

    An alpenhorn performance in Switzerland, a portrait of Vladimir Putin made of spent ammunition from Ukraine, fireworks in North Korea, Prince Charles surprised by an eagle, wildfire in California, protests in the Philippines and Turkey, a sunset in Crimea, and much more. This article was originally published at...

    Red Bull under fire for featuring racist video showing men in blackface
    Jul31

    Red Bull under fire for featuring racist video showing men in blackface

    Red Bull is in hot water featuring a controversial, overtly racist video from a recent Moscow event on its website. The highlight reel, filmed at Red Bull’s Flugtag event in Moscow on July 26, opens with two men in blackface and one in a Barack Obama mask chasing a banana in front of a Red Bull banner. See also: Here’s what happens...

    Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Says East Ukraine Fighters From His North Caucasus Country Have Returned Home
    Jul31

    Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Says East Ukraine Fighters From His North Caucasus Country Have Returned Home

    All fighters from Chechnya that went to fight for the Russian-backed rebels in the eastern Ukraine war have now returned home, said Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov Friday, according to a report by the Russian government news agency Tass. The leader of the de facto independent state in the north caucuses region had previously denied that his...

    Widow’s Lawyer: Moscow Has Tried to Block Litvinenko Inquiry
    Jul31

    Widow’s Lawyer: Moscow Has Tried to Block Litvinenko Inquiry

    A lawyer for the widow of Alexander Litvinenko insisted on Friday that the former KGB agent was murdered at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and said Russian authorities have repeatedly tried to obstruct an inquiry into the death. Ben Emmerson said Moscow has attempted “to frustrate and manipulate” the investigation by...

    Donetsk Separatists Claim to Launch Own Mobile Network to Ward Off Kiev Tapping
    Jul31

    Donetsk Separatists Claim to Launch Own Mobile Network to Ward Off Kiev Tapping

    Separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region are launching their own mobile phone network, fearing that existing connections could be tapped by Ukrainian security services or have ceased to work as a result of damage incurred to connection cables as during fighting, according to Russian independent news agency Interfax. Last April, the...

    Boeing is not making any definitive statements about MH370 debris (BA)
    Jul31

    Boeing is not making any definitive statements about MH370 debris (BA)

    This week, debris believed to belong to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 washed up on the shores of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. According to CNN, investigators from Boeing — the plane’s manufacturer — conducted a photo assessment of the wreckage and were able confirm an indentification number that corresponds with a Boeing 777 part. As...

    Germany Shelves Nazi Crime Probe Of Minnesota Carpenter
    Jul31

    Germany Shelves Nazi Crime Probe Of Minnesota Carpenter

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.Munich prosecutor Peter Preuss told the AP that Michael Karkoc’s attorney had refused to allow...