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Section: US & Canada

    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...

    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...

    State Department: Russia Restricted Freedoms, Prosecuted Critics Last Year
    Jun25

    State Department: Russia Restricted Freedoms, Prosecuted Critics Last Year

    Restrictions on freedom of expression, politically-motivated prosecutions, and government discrimination against minorities were among the most significant human rights problems in Russia last year, the U.S. State Department says in its newly-released human rights report for 2014. The report, released Thursday, says Russia’s government last...

    Putin Approval Rating Soars
    Jun25

    Putin Approval Rating Soars

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has reached its highest point since he first set foot in the Kremlin over 15 years ago, according to independent Russian pollster the Levada Center. Internationally, Putin’s reputation has plummeted over the last year, as his annexation of Crimea from the territory of Ukraine and his...

    For cred, Azov Regiment looking to Canada
    Jun25

    For cred, Azov Regiment looking to Canada

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian fighters want Canada to burnish their image …read more Source:...

    Kenney says Canada doesn’t have the right weapons to give Ukraine’s army
    Jun25

    Kenney says Canada doesn’t have the right weapons to give Ukraine’s army

    Until now, the official reason Canada has hesitated to arm Kiev has been concern that such a move could inflame the conflict in the east of the country …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Azov Regiment looking to Canada for credibility
    Jun25

    Azov Regiment looking to Canada for credibility

    KYIV, Ukraine – A notorious ultra-nationalist paramilitary group in Ukraine is appealing to Canada to bestow credibility on them and burnish their image. Alexander Alferov, a spokesman for the Azov Regiment, says Canada is a “noble-minded nation” and should publicly reject the characterization of the group as neo-Nazi thugs. The comments were...

    Armenians are protesting over price hikes — and Russia’s not pleased
    Jun25

    Armenians are protesting over price hikes — and Russia’s not pleased

    Thousands in Armenia’s capital Yerevan have been protesting over a 17-22% electricity price hike coming on August 1. Things got particularly ugly over the weekend when police unleashed water cannons, and 237 protestors were arrested. (They have since been released.) Crowds have subsequently grown up to 15,000 people, and protests have...

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian fighters want Canada to burnish their image
    Jun25

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian fighters want Canada to burnish their image

    KYIV, Ukraine – A notorious ultra-nationalist paramilitary group in Ukraine is appealing to Canada to bestow credibility on them and burnish their image.Alexander Alferov, a spokesman for the Azov Regiment, says Canada is a “noble-minded nation” and should publicly reject the characterization of the group as neo-Nazi thugs.The...

    Amid Threats, Latvia, Russia Should Develop ‘Good Neighborly Relations,’ Latvian President Says
    Jun25

    Amid Threats, Latvia, Russia Should Develop ‘Good Neighborly Relations,’ Latvian President Says

    Latvia and Russia should maintain a strong diplomatic relationship despite tensions over the Ukraine conflict and Latvia’s association with the NATO alliance, Latvian President Andris Berzins said Thursday. Berzins reiterated that Latvia and Russia “remain good neighbors” just days after a Russian military official said Latvia could one day...