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    Tyler Dawson: Magna Carta rights are still at risk today
    Jun12

    Tyler Dawson: Magna Carta rights are still at risk today

    Eight centuries after Magna Carta was first sealed, the gut reaction, fuelled by hundreds of years of lionization, is to look back on a glorious history of rights, wherein the trajectory is straight from a solid foundation to today’s human rights. This impulse is wrong – at least in the sense that it’s coupled with the conclusion...

    Ukrainian Activists Welcome Saakashvili In Odesa
    Jun12

    Ukrainian Activists Welcome Saakashvili In Odesa

    Around 300 Ukrainian activists gathered outside the main administration building in Odesa on June 11 to meet the new governor of the region, former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. After briefly chatting with them outside, he invited them in for a question-and-answer session. Saakashvili drew applause pledging that he would be like a...

    Russia Steps Up Military Modernization – But at What Cost?
    Jun12

    Russia Steps Up Military Modernization – But at What Cost?

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it “feel like a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military modernization drive...

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it feel “like playing a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping...

    Gas Pipeline Damaged By Shelling In Eastern Ukraine
    Jun12

    Gas Pipeline Damaged By Shelling In Eastern Ukraine

    The gas transport company Ukrtransgaz said gas supplies would be cut to three towns — including the port city of Mariupol — as repair work, expected to take up to two days, is carried out. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia rumbles forward with ambitious military modernization drive _ but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia rumbles forward with ambitious military modernization drive _ but at what cost?

    It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it feel “like playing a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military modernization drive that...

    Russia Telling ‘Outright Lies’ To Hide Kremlin’s Involvement In Ukrainian Crisis: US
    Jun12

    Russia Telling ‘Outright Lies’ To Hide Kremlin’s Involvement In Ukrainian Crisis: US

    Russia has been resorting to “outright lies” on Ukraine to hide the Kremlin’s direct involvement in the conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, said Thursday. The statement is considered to be one of Washington’s toughest rebukes to Moscow in...

    Night Fighting In Eastern Ukraine
    Jun12

    Night Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

    Russian-backed separatists attacked positions of the Ukrainian army’s 93rd mechanized brigade defending the village of Pisky, near Donetsk, on the night of June 6-7. Attacks are often launched under cover of darkness, despite the cease-fire agreed in Minsk in mid-February. The Ukrainian military said that in this attack the separatists used...

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?
    Jun12

    Russia steps up military modernization _ but at what cost?

    NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia (AP) — It has a remote-controlled turret, it bristles with state-of-the-art defense systems and its computerized controls make driving it “feel like a video game.” Russia’s Armata tank, which its creator says can be turned into a fully robotic combat vehicle, is the crowning glory of a sweeping military...

    Donetsk Artist Fights Guns With Mockery
    Jun12

    Donetsk Artist Fights Guns With Mockery

    Donetsk artist Serhiy Zakharov was imprisoned and beaten by Russia-backed separatists for poking fun at their rule. He has since fled the city, and is now on a tour of European galleries with installation and performance art — which continues the fight against the self-proclaimed authorities, which have seized power in his city. The show...