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    Former Japan PM visits Crimea, endorses Russia’s annexation
    Mar19

    Former Japan PM visits Crimea, endorses Russia’s annexation

    Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A senior Japanese statesman shocked many with his visit to Crimea on March 11, where he publicly praised Russia’s annexation. Yukio Hatoyama was Japan’s prime minister briefly from September 2009 to June 20110. […] The post Former Japan PM visits Crimea, endorses...

    Tusk and Merkel Draft Plan at Summit to Renew Sanctions Despite EU Rift
    Mar19

    Tusk and Merkel Draft Plan at Summit to Renew Sanctions Despite EU Rift

    The EU looks likely to renew sanctions on Russia, as European Council president Donald Tusk and German chancellor Angela Merkel met with French president Francois Hollande during a two-day summit to draw up a plan to appease growing dissent on the issue between the 28 member states, according to Reuters. Current sanctions on Russia expire in...

    Volunteers In West Ukraine Keep War Effort Alive, 600 Miles Away
    Mar19

    Volunteers In West Ukraine Keep War Effort Alive, 600 Miles Away

    LVIV, Ukraine — It’s a Friday night in this western Ukrainian city, and seven friends are spending it grinding walnuts, melting honey, and hand-rolling granola bars. They plan to send the bars to soldiers fighting in the east, packing more than one hundred of them with drawings from schoolchildren. The package will go to the eastern...

    UK Military Trainers in Ukraine for Medical, Tactical Drills
    Mar19

    UK Military Trainers in Ukraine for Medical, Tactical Drills

    KIEV, Ukraine—Around 30 British military personnel have arrived in Ukraine to provide medical and tactical training to the country’s troops, officials said Thursday. Britain’s defense ministry said it aims to boost Ukrainian armed forces’ defensive capability in their armed campaign against Russian-backed separatists in the...

    Animals in the News
    Mar19

    Animals in the News

    It’s time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include falcons catching bait dangled from from drones in Abu Dhabi, bats in the Czech Republic, Monarch butterflies in Mexico, a Florida dog rescued from being tied to a railroad track, cageless...

    More proof that a Russian BUK missile shot down passenger plane MH17
    Mar19

    More proof that a Russian BUK missile shot down passenger plane MH17

    A metal fragment from the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a Russian surface-to-air BUK rocket, reports Dutch broadcaster RTLNieuws on Thursday. Despite a mountain of evidence that pro-Russian separatists shot down the commercial flight, Russia blames the West and continues to deny any involvement. The fragment was...

    More proof that a Russian BUK missile shot down passenger plane MH17
    Mar19

    More proof that a Russian BUK missile shot down passenger plane MH17

    A metal fragment from the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a Russian surface-to-air BUK rocket, reports Dutch broadcaster RTLNieuws on Thursday. Despite a mountain of evidence that pro-Russian separatists shot down the commercial flight, Russia blames the West and continues to deny any involvement. The fragment was...

    The Coming Propaganda War With Russia
    Mar19

    The Coming Propaganda War With Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is set to launch a first operation in a new propaganda war with Russia within days of EU leaders giving formal approval to the campaign at a summit on Thursday. Officials told Reuters that a dozen public relations and communications experts would start work by the end of March in Brussels with a brief...

    The Tragedy of Bibi’s Victory
    Mar19

    The Tragedy of Bibi’s Victory

    As the fog of shock begins to dissipate and the devastating reality sets in, it becomes clear that the results of Israel’s election constitute a loss for all involved. Let me count the ways.Israeli Arabs In the 11th hour of his campaign and in a last ditch effort to collect votes, Bibi publicly urged Jewish right-wing voters to the polls by...

    UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills
    Mar19

    UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills

    By PETER LEONARD KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Around 30 British military personnel have arrived in Ukraine to provide medical and tactical training to the country’s troops, officials said Thursday. Britain’s defense ministry said it aims to boost Ukrainian armed forces’ defensive capability in their armed campaign against Russian-backed...