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    Tuberculosis Rampant in Rebel-Run Ukraine Prisons
    Apr09

    Tuberculosis Rampant in Rebel-Run Ukraine Prisons

    ZHDANIVKA, Ukraine—The colony of cats living on the grounds of the Zhdanivka penitentiary disappeared when battles in east Ukraine peaked. Talk in the prison is that inmates ate them when food deliveries stopped. Medical supplies have also been in short supply, threatening the lives of nearly 400 prisoners who need treatment. The principal...

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine
    Apr09

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine

    The gray, squat, three-story building stands inside a perimeter lined with barbed wire and observation towers. The deputy prison director, dressed in a military-style uniform and seated under a black-blue-and-red Donetsk People’s Republic flag, coldly explained the rules: The only prisoners unwilling to speak were in Block 3 — a group of...

    Symphony of Censorship: Twitter reacts to Ukranian pianist’s cancelled gig
    Apr09

    Symphony of Censorship: Twitter reacts to Ukranian pianist’s cancelled gig

    TORONTO — The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s decision to cancel performances by a Ukrainian-born pianist over what it calls her “deeply offensive language” is part of a troubling phenomenon that could…read more …read more Source: Vancouver...

    A Dove Can’t Win a Hawk Fight
    Apr09

    A Dove Can’t Win a Hawk Fight

    If you happen to be a Republican politician running for president in 2016, the day you announce your candidacy will most likely be the best day of your campaign. The cheering crowds, the adulation, the bunting and balloons, the hope and heightened expectations — the belief that for just one day, anything is possible. For all but one of these...

    Meet the guy who has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again
    Apr09

    Meet the guy who has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

    When I spoke with Scott Keyes, he was on a 10-hour layover in Dallas kicking back in the Centurion Lounge where American Express has provided its members with free food and drinks, high-speed WiFi, free spa services, and even its own shower suite. “It’s just a day in the office in here essentially,” the 28-year-old Keyes told Business...

    National Post View: TSO should stick to the music
    Apr09

    National Post View: TSO should stick to the music

    On Monday, Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa took to Facebook to say that she had been booted from a series of scheduled performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). A world renowned solo pianist, Lisitsa, who is ethnically Russian, is known as a vocal supporter of the Russian minority in Ukraine. Her musings on social media...

    Lithuania Suspends Asylum Applications For Ukrainians Fleeing War
    Apr08

    Lithuania Suspends Asylum Applications For Ukrainians Fleeing War

    For the more than one million displaced people who have fled the East Ukraine war since it began over a year ago, Lithuania will no longer be a place to seek asylum after the Baltic country suspended applications. The hope for Lithuanian authorities is that Ukraine will take the initiative and find appropriate conditions for displaced civilians...

    Russian media fabricated story about a child getting killed by Ukrainian shelling, the BBC says
    Apr08

    Russian media fabricated story about a child getting killed by Ukrainian shelling, the BBC says

    MOSCOW — The conflict on the ground in eastern Ukraine may have quieted down over the past few weeks, but the information war in the region is still raging. A BBC team reported that a recent Russian media story about the death of a child killed in shelling was, in fact, a fabrication. In a […] …read more Source: The Washington...

    10 Friendly Questions for Rand Paul
    Apr08

    10 Friendly Questions for Rand Paul

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has made official his desire to be Commander-in-Chief. The media has already had a field day exploring the ways his foreign policy and national security views do or do not diverge from the Republican consensus. Here at Shadow Government, we’re curious about that, too. So we polled our bench and compiled a list of...

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Use Gas To Pressure Ukraine
    Apr08

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Use Gas To Pressure Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with the head of gas giant Gazprom and said Russia will not use the price of gas as an instrument to pressure Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...