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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Volunteer Ukrainian unit includes Nazis
    Mar10

    Volunteer Ukrainian unit includes Nazis

    Some members of the Azov Brigade fighting separatists are accused of abuses. …read more Source: USA...

    Obama Officials: Non-Lethal Assistance Not Getting to Ukraine
    Mar10

    Obama Officials: Non-Lethal Assistance Not Getting to Ukraine

    Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are already angry at the White House for its failure to deliver arms to Ukraine. The administration’s admission that it has also failed to send about half of the $118 million in non-lethal assistance it promised Kiev isn’t helping matters. “We have provided some...

    Photos surface of Kremlin critic’s alleged killers in getaway car
    Mar10

    Photos surface of Kremlin critic’s alleged killers in getaway car

    KIEV, Ukraine — Photographs published online by a Russian newspaper claim to show two of the five suspects in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov driving the getaway car used in the crime shortly before it took place. Moskovsky Komsomolets, a daily newspaper known for publishing sensational and controversial content, published...

    Putin Pulls at Europe’s Seams
    Mar10

    Putin Pulls at Europe’s Seams

    Vladimir Putin is trying to exploit the growing cultural and economic division between northern and southern Europe by persuading some of the EU’s more disaffected members to independently drop the sanctions that the union has placed on Russia. The LA Times reports: Since mid-February, though, Putin has met with leaders of four...

    Embattled Ukrainian Town Struggles to Come Back to Life
    Mar10

    Embattled Ukrainian Town Struggles to Come Back to Life

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine—When the wind picks up, the rattle of the corrugated iron roof of a destroyed gas station can sound like artillery. Four charred tanks sit stranded nearby, machine oil splattered on the ground, while a pick-up truck lies on its side surrounded by shrapnel. Debaltseve, the center of one of the fiercest battles of...