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    The Russia Lobby Flops in Canada
    Oct07

    The Russia Lobby Flops in Canada

    On Wednesday night, Canada’s lower house of Parliament voted unanimously to approve its own version of the Magnitsky Act, the 2012 U.S. law sanctioning Russian officials involved in human rights abuses. That law has become a famously radioactive issue in U.S.-Russian relations, first triggering a retaliatory ban on American adoptions of...

    Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue
    Oct07

    Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue

    Russian hacking, secret payments to Paul Manafort, suspicions of missile technology smuggled to North Korea — seemingly all illicit roads lead back to one country. …read more Source: The New York...

    Smoke Bomb In Ukrainian Parliament
    Oct07

    Smoke Bomb In Ukrainian Parliament

    A smoke grenade and scuffles disrupted the Ukrainian parliament on October 6. A member of the nationalist Svoboda, or freedom, party tossed the smoke grenade just after legislators gave their preliminary approval to two bills. The Svoboda lawmaker later said he was protesting against what he called an “unconstitutional” measure...

    Ukraine’s Exploding Munition Depots Give Ammunition To Security Concerns
    Oct07

    Ukraine’s Exploding Munition Depots Give Ammunition To Security Concerns

    Ukraine’s munition depots keep blowing up, giving ammunition to allegations of sabotage and to warnings about the dangers of aging Soviet infrastructure. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amid Scuffles And Smoke, Bills On East Ukraine Conflict Advance In Parliament

    Ukrainian parliament debate on legislation addressing the conflict in the country’s east was interrupted by scuffles and a smoke grenade that was tossed into the auditorium. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine arrests 3 alleged terrorists accused of targeting Jews in Uman
    Oct07

    Ukraine arrests 3 alleged terrorists accused of targeting Jews in Uman

    (JTA) — Ukrainian police arrested three men they said were terrorists who, in their efforts to pit ethnic groups against one another, also targeted Jews in the central city of Uman. The men were arrested earlier this month at a border crossing while carrying explosives, according to the KP news site. Citing unnamed officials from the regional...

    Inuit call for halt on satellite launch over rocket’s toxic fuel fears
    Oct07

    Inuit call for halt on satellite launch over rocket’s toxic fuel fears

    Inuit in Canada and Greenland are calling for a stop to a rocket launch next week, over fears the rocket’s fuel may contaminate a rich Arctic ecosystem they rely on for food. …read more Source:...

    Trump’s company had more contact with Russia during campaign, according to documents turned over to investigators
    Oct02

    Trump’s company had more contact with Russia during campaign, according to documents turned over to investigators

    By Tom Hamburger,,Rosalind S. Helderman and Adam Entous | The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Associates of President Donald Trump and his company have turned over documents to federal investigators that reveal two previously unreported contacts from Russia during the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with the matter. In one case,...

    This One Russian Jet Made NATO Go Crazy (But Might Just Be a Paper Tiger)
    Oct02

    This One Russian Jet Made NATO Go Crazy (But Might Just Be a Paper Tiger)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, The MiG-29. MiG-29s are being actively used in combat in Ukraine—there were eighty before hostilities in 2014, but two have been shot down by rebel surface-to-air missiles—and Syria. Syria is believed to have fifteen to twenty operational MiG-29SMs upgraded by Russia with launch rails for deadly R-77 air-to-air...

    Violence, ‘Hypocrisy’ In Catalonia: Russia Reacts To Spanish Turmoil
    Oct02

    Violence, ‘Hypocrisy’ In Catalonia: Russia Reacts To Spanish Turmoil

    As violence marred a banned independence vote by the Spanish region of Catalonia, Russian media drew attention to the clashes and accused Brussels of double standards and “repressive” meddling. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...