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    Situation Report: Baghdad looking for guns and cash; al Shabab hits Mogadishu; diplomacy saves embarrassment at Americas summit; and more
    Apr14

    Situation Report: Baghdad looking for guns and cash; al Shabab hits Mogadishu; diplomacy saves embarrassment at Americas summit; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Wheels down. Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily tweeted a picture last night of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his team landing in Washington for three days of intensive meetings with U.S. government officials and international financial leaders. One of the big questions revolves around the coming...

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Attacks
    Apr14

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Attacks

    Six soldiers have been killed and 12 injured as fighting has flared in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, despite a cease-fire. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels
    Apr14

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels

    Ukraine’s defense minister said six soldiers have been killed in clashes with Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday six soldiers were killed and 12 wounded during a 24-hour period in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The Associated Press reported the rebels said one of their fighters died and five...

    Chernobyl now a tourist zone
    Apr14

    Chernobyl now a tourist zone

    Ukraine’s radioactive disaster scene once sent people fleeing in panic. Then it began pulling in the crowds. …read more Source:...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on despite talks
    Apr14

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine rages on despite talks

    Fighting in the east had largely subsided following a cease-fire deal signed in February but has rekindled in recent days. …read more Source: USA...

    Foreign ministers expand Ukraine weapon withdrawal; condemn renewed fighting
    Apr14

    Foreign ministers expand Ukraine weapon withdrawal; condemn renewed fighting

    Andrew V. PestanoBERLIN, April 14 (UPI) — Foreign ministers from Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia have urged for the end of renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region. …read more Source: United Press...

    Debaltseve: The Town Of Death And Old People
    Apr14

    Debaltseve: The Town Of Death And Old People

    Fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists has left the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve in ruins. Many of those who remain are pensioners, who struggle to survive without any money, water, or heating. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has described the situation in Debaltseve as a...

    Canada prepares to join in training Ukraine military
    Apr14

    Canada prepares to join in training Ukraine military

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defence Minister Jason Kenney are expected to announce today that Canadian troops are headed to Ukraine to join in U.S. and British forces in helping train the Ukraine military. …read more Source:...

    Six Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours in east: military
    Apr14

    Six Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours in east: military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Six Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 12 wounded in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev’s military… …read more Source:...

    Canada preparing to train Ukrainian troops
    Apr14

    Canada preparing to train Ukrainian troops

    OTTAWA – Canada appears set to join a U.S.-led training mission to shore up the capabilities of the battered and bloodied Ukrainian military. A defence source says the Harper government is expected to announce the deployment of training troops – possibly over 100. Most of them are expected to be housed at an existing NATO training centre located...