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    Analysis: Harper’s European trip has domestic political overtones
    Jun12

    Analysis: Harper’s European trip has domestic political overtones

    VATICAN, Vatican City – As Prime Minister Stephen Harper was being shepherded around the Vatican’s inner corridors for his meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, a mild kerfuffle broke out over the giving of gifts.A Vatican reporter noted that Harper did not come bearing one. His staff went to pains to email journalists travelling...

    Ukraine’s Mariupol steel plants in critical state after gas cut-off
    Jun12

    Ukraine’s Mariupol steel plants in critical state after gas cut-off

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two of Ukraine’s largest steel plants are in a critical situation and may have to cut production, owner Metinvest said on… …read more Source:...

    Children With Weapons Seen At Pro-Russian Roadblock Near Shyrokyne, Eastern Ukraine
    Jun12

    Children With Weapons Seen At Pro-Russian Roadblock Near Shyrokyne, Eastern Ukraine

    Children have been seen holding weapons at a pro-Russian rebel roadblock near the embattled village of Shyrokyne, according to independent monitors observing the war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Relax, western world, Putin is no Goldfinger. He’s not even Bloefeld
    Jun12

    Leonid Bershidsky: Relax, western world, Putin is no Goldfinger. He’s not even Bloefeld

    Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign-language propaganda, all that President Vladimir Putin has achieved outside Russia is the status of a Bond movie villain. He may enjoy it, especially since there’s no 007 in sight to tackle him, but his variety of pop stardom is growing into a problem for his country: He is seen as...

    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...

    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...

    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 (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...

    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...

    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...