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    Russian Soldier Caught Serving in Ukraine, Fuels Ukraine’s Allegations
    Aug13

    Russian Soldier Caught Serving in Ukraine, Fuels Ukraine’s Allegations

    An interview Wednesday with a Russian army major, arrested in Ukraine on charges of terrorism, fueled allegations that Russian soldiers are serving alongside separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities arrested Major Vladimir Starkov on July 25 at the Beryozovo checkpoint. Starkov was inside of a Russian KamAZ truck filled with...

    Army chief of staff says Russia poses ‘most dangerous military threat’ to the U.S.
    Aug13

    Army chief of staff says Russia poses ‘most dangerous military threat’ to the U.S.

    Jared M. FeldschreiberPENTAGON CITY , D.C., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Gen. Raymond Odierno said Russia poses the “most dangerous” threat facing the United States, thanks in part to its “sophisticated” operations in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Posts Video Of Captured ‘Russian Soldier’ Asking For Putin’s Help
    Aug13

    Ukraine Posts Video Of Captured ‘Russian Soldier’ Asking For Putin’s Help

    Ukraine’s state security agency has released a new video purporting to show a Russian army officer who was detained last month in eastern Ukraine appealing to President Vladimir Putin to secure his release. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO and Russia ‘Preparing for Conflict,’ Warns Report
    Aug13

    NATO and Russia ‘Preparing for Conflict,’ Warns Report

    Large-scale military exercises by Russia and NATO are part of a dangerous “action-reaction cycle” that could accidentally elevate the chance of war, a British think tank has warned. The European Leadership Network (ELN), a London-based global security think tank, published a policy brief on Wednesday, warning that NATO and Russia...

    Russian European Food Sanctions 2015: Give Banned Cheese, Meat To The Poor, Communist Lawmakers Say
    Aug13

    Russian European Food Sanctions 2015: Give Banned Cheese, Meat To The Poor, Communist Lawmakers Say

    Russian lawmakers from the country’s Communist faction introduced a bill Thursday to redistribute food confiscated under Russia’s embargo of Western food to the needy and to conflict zones. The embargo, in retaliation for Western sanctions over the country’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis, has led to hundreds of tons of...

    Surprise! Ukraine Loves NATO
    Aug13

    Surprise! Ukraine Loves NATO

    Once hostile, then skeptical, Ukrainians are now ready to embrace the western military alliance. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Kerry Expresses Concern To Lavrov Over Ukraine Attacks
    Aug13

    Kerry Expresses Concern To Lavrov Over Ukraine Attacks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on August 13 to express “grave concern” about the sharp increase in separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine, the State Department said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Double-Dip Oil Rout
    Aug13

    Double-Dip Oil Rout

    Why an Oil Glut May Lead to a New World of EnergyCross-posted with TomDispatch.comThe plunge of global oil prices began in June 2014, when benchmark Brent crude was selling at $114 per barrel. It hit bottom at $46 this January, a near-collapse widely viewed as a major but temporary calamity for the energy industry. Such low prices were expected...

    Why the European Union is a Big Winner from the Iran Deal
    Aug13

    Why the European Union is a Big Winner from the Iran Deal

    On July 14, 2015, Iran and six world powers agreed to a landmark deal to suspend Iran’s nuclear program. The deal offered Iran sanctions relief and an end to its international isolation, in exchange for Iran’s pledge to stop its quest for a nuclear bomb. After the conclusion of this deal, the European Union’s High Commissioner...

    Art exhibits: 7 new events and exhibits this week
    Aug13

    Art exhibits: 7 new events and exhibits this week

    New shows and events in and around Ottawa this week: StoryBoard: Bradley Cayford with guest Celina Gunn, vernissage Aug. 11 from 7 to 10 p.m., exhibit to Sept. 13, Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St. atomicrooster.ca Earth to Vega: Deborah Arnold and Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, opening reception Aug. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., exhibt to Sept. 13, Sivarulrasa Studio...