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    Tall tales from the online atrocity factory
    May15

    Tall tales from the online atrocity factory

    A North Korean defense minister is executed with anti-aircraft fire for falling asleep in a meeting (or was it a parade)? If you don’t find that hard to believe, you probably buy everything you see advertised on TV. Even so, news media throughout the world repeated this story about the alleged demise of General Hyon Yong Chol, based on an...

    Timeline: Eugene Melnyk has been running the Senators since 2003
    May15

    Timeline: Eugene Melnyk has been running the Senators since 2003

    Early years: Grows up in the High Park neighbourhood of Toronto, the son of Ukrainian immigrants 1978 Graduates from Toronto’s St. Michael’s College and spends a year with a new wave group called the Studabakers. Drops out of York University after two lectures, insisting real-world business will be his teacher. 2001 Pharmaceutical...

    Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final
    May15

    Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final

    Paris (AFP) – Holders Sevilla, who crushed Fiorentina, face unheralded Ukrainians Dnipro in the Europa League final in Warsaw on May 27.The finalists progress to the Polish capital finale in wildly contrasting fashions.Sevilla, seeking a record fourth success in the competition, were firmly in the driving seat after last week’s 3-0...

    The Environment in 2025: News Flash, Direct from the Future!
    May15

    The Environment in 2025: News Flash, Direct from the Future!

    Concerns about the environment are generally approached in one of two ways: one being about environmental catastrophes to come; the other, solutions to avoid them. It is never a good idea to live your life based on simple predictions, but all signs are pointing to the next decade being characterized by a dual trend. On one hand, an increased...

    America’s shabby absence from Russia’s VE celebrations
    May15

    America’s shabby absence from Russia’s VE celebrations

    John C.K. Daly The US, snubbing the 75th Victory in Europe celebrations in Moscow over Russia’s Ukraine policies, was an unworthy gesture toward’s America’s WWII ally, which took the brunt of the fighting and casualties in defeating Nazi Germany. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia-US Dialogue Elevated, But Ukraine Tensions Remain
    May15

    Russia-US Dialogue Elevated, But Ukraine Tensions Remain

    Political analysts agree the four-hour meeting this week between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin was a step up in contact between the two countries. Despite tensions over Ukraine, the two sides hold regular discussions, including president-to-president phone calls and numerous meetings between their top...

    Children in southern Russia put on WWII Victory Day parade
    May14

    Children in southern Russia put on WWII Victory Day parade

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of children have walked past medal-bedecked Russian veterans in a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazis’ defeat in World War II. Thursday’s parade in the city of Rostov-on-Don, 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of the Ukraine border, featured preschoolers riding three-wheeled bikes while...

    Baltics Demand a NATO Presence
    May14

    Baltics Demand a NATO Presence

    The Baltic nations, rattled by Russian moves in Ukraine, will ask NATO to permanently station troops in their countries. A Lithuanian army spokesman said that the request would be put in a letter to the Supreme NATO Allied Commander Europe, and would be for at least a brigade—3,000 to 5,000 troops—to be put in each country. The U.S. currently...

    Crimean Prosecutors Seek Four-Year Prison Term For Maidan Activist
    May14

    Crimean Prosecutors Seek Four-Year Prison Term For Maidan Activist

    ​Crimea’s prosecutors are seeking more than four years in prison for a man accused of attacking a Ukrainian security officer in Kyiv during the February 2014 protests in Kyiv against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia moves closer to India and China – joint military exercises planned later this year
    May14

    Russia moves closer to India and China – joint military exercises planned later this year

    Russia is in the process of moving closer economically and militarily to India and China as it deals with sanctions from Western countries over the situation in Ukraine. While Western leaders boycotted May 9 ceremonies in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis, Chinese and Indian leaders were high profile at the event. In...