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    US Envoy: Eastern Ukraine, Crimea Under  ‘Reign of Terror’
    Mar11

    US Envoy: Eastern Ukraine, Crimea Under ‘Reign of Terror’

    A top U.S. diplomat for Europe says citizens in large parts of war-torn eastern Ukraine and Crimea are living under “a reign of terror” spawned by a new influx of Russian military hardware. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, speaking Tuesday, told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Russian tanks, armored...

    U.S. says Russia sent new weapons to Ukraine rebels despite truce
    Mar11

    U.S. says Russia sent new weapons to Ukraine rebels despite truce

    U.S. assistant secretary of state says the continued delivery of weapons “is not compatible with the spirit or letter” of the ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia opts out of European arms control treaty
    Mar10

    Russia opts out of European arms control treaty

    MOSCOW (AP) – Russia says it will no longer attend consultations related to a key European arms control treaty, accusing the West of stonewalling its demands. The move comes as Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War times over the Ukrainian crisis. The 1990 Conventional … …read more Source:...

    The complete destruction of Donetsk airport shows just how bad it’s gotten in Ukraine
    Mar10

    The complete destruction of Donetsk airport shows just how bad it’s gotten in Ukraine

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists have been fighting battles across Ukraine for almost a year, killing upwards of 6000 soldiers and civilians in the process. It’s been a bloody war, one which has completely rocked the country. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in Donetsk, Ukraine....

    The Russian lawmaker kicked out of the country speaks out about Putin, Snowden, and a Russian collapse
    Mar10

    The Russian lawmaker kicked out of the country speaks out about Putin, Snowden, and a Russian collapse

    In Vladimir Putin’s quest to amass more power, the Russian government has become increasingly corrupt and ever more dangerous for critics and political activists. Case in point — the suspicious murder of Boris Nemtsov as he walked home across a busy bridge in Moscow almost two weeks ago. We recently sat down with Ilya Ponomarev — a...

    Jason Kenney under fire for tweet about Muslims and for approving release of special forces photos
    Mar10

    Jason Kenney under fire for tweet about Muslims and for approving release of special forces photos

    Defence Minister Jason Kenney has come under fire for his decision to allow the release of photos potentially identifying Canadian special forces in Iraq and his tweeting of a picture he suggested was of Muslim women put in chains by Islamic extremists but was actually from a religious ceremony. The photo of the Muslim women in black burkas and...

    Trudeau gambles Canadians will oppose Harper’s campaign of ‘fear’ and ‘prejudice’ against Muslims
    Mar10

    Trudeau gambles Canadians will oppose Harper’s campaign of ‘fear’ and ‘prejudice’ against Muslims

    Liberal leader Justin Trudeau this week made perhaps the boldest move of his political career — one that could rally Canadians to his side in the upcoming election, or merely solidify the support that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is counting on for re-election. In an evening speech to a Toronto audience on Monday, Trudeau accused Harper of...

    Russia providing arms to Ukrainian separatists: official
    Mar10

    Russia providing arms to Ukrainian separatists: official

    Russia is clearly violating a heralded ceasefire and continues to funnel military aid over its border into Ukraine, an Obama official said. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine’s ‘Courageous’ Energy Reforms Meant to Erode Russia’s Leverage
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s ‘Courageous’ Energy Reforms Meant to Erode Russia’s Leverage

    Thanks to relentless prodding from the IMF, Ukraine seems poised to finally carry out the reforms of its energy sector that it has spent years chasing. Those changes, passed last week by Ukraine’s parliament, promise to do as much as anything else to help salvage Ukraine’s battered economy and help break Russia’s stranglehold...

    Can Anyone Stop the World Cup in Qatar?
    Mar10

    Can Anyone Stop the World Cup in Qatar?

    Let no one accuse FIFA of being afraid to take risks. Soccer’s global governing body was well aware of the potential problems of hosting a World Cup in Qatar: the summer heat, the lack of infrastructure, the reluctance of fans to travel to the Middle East — indeed, all of these were noted in FIFA’s risk assessments. But even though...