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    Kerry visit won’t change Canada’s chilly relationship with Moscow, Nicholson insists
    May12

    Kerry visit won’t change Canada’s chilly relationship with Moscow, Nicholson insists

    Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson defended Canada’s cold shoulder to Moscow on Tuesday as his American counterpart, Secretary of State John Kerry, made his first visit to Russia since the crisis in Ukraine erupted last year. Canada has suspended all but the most low-level discussions with Russia over the latter’s annexation of...

    Taking the High Road in the Propaganda War
    May12

    Taking the High Road in the Propaganda War

    In March, as the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve suffered heavy fighting despite a recent ceasefire agreement, journalist Nastya Stanko made a disturbing report: “People from Debaltseve told us that the army from NATO, the Polish army, and the U.S. army were all in Debaltseve,” wrote Stanko, a co-founder of independent Ukrainian broadcaster...

    Why Is John Kerry in Russia?
    May12

    Why Is John Kerry in Russia?

    Joshua Roberts / Reuters Tuesday seemed like a particularly strange day for Secretary of State John Kerry to pay the highest-level U.S. visit to Russia in nearly two years. The ceasefire in Ukraine hasn’t stopped the daily violence between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops. The Russian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria is...

    Liberation of Medicine: Ronald Bailey’s Lecture in Moscow
    May12

    Liberation of Medicine: Ronald Bailey’s Lecture in Moscow

    The libertarian NGO InLiberty.ru and Esquire Russia invited me to come to Russia and Ukraine in late March to lecture on the topic, Liberation of Medicine. As I earlier outlined, my talk described how medicine and physicians gained so much social, political, and economic power of the past century and half. Among other things, I described how the...

    Where Kerry, Putin can find common ground
    May12

    Where Kerry, Putin can find common ground

    The crisis in Ukraine isn’t the only item on the agenda for Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Video provided by Newsy …read more Source: USA...

    Watch:  Colleagues of Slain Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Publish Ukraine Report
    May12

    Watch: Colleagues of Slain Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Publish Ukraine Report

    Ilya Yashin claims that a report Boris Nemtsov was working on, which linked Russian troops to the war in Ukraine, was one of the reasons behind his assassination in Moscow. …read more Source: ABC...

    Kerry’s Russia Meetings Produce Little Evidence of Progress in Ukraine Crisis
    May12

    Kerry’s Russia Meetings Produce Little Evidence of Progress in Ukraine Crisis

    (SOCHI, Russia) — Despite a cordial atmosphere, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister produced little evidence of progress in easing tensions on Ukraine, Syria and other issues dividing the two powers. On his first trip to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began,...

    Nicholson keen to hear Kerry on his  meeting with Putin in Russia
    May12

    Nicholson keen to hear Kerry on his meeting with Putin in Russia

    Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says he’ll be asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about his Tuesday conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But Nicholson all but ruled out any direct substantive interaction between the Harper government and the Russian leader. Nicholson is in Turkey where he will attend the NATO...

    Scant progress evident as Kerry meets Russia's Putin
    May12

    Scant progress evident as Kerry meets Russia's Putin

    SOCHI, Russia — Despite a cordial atmosphere, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister produced little evidence of progress in easing tensions on Ukraine, Syria and other issues dividing the two powers. …read more Source: Boston...

    Video: U.S. Soldiers Train Ukraine Troops
    May12

    Video: U.S. Soldiers Train Ukraine Troops

    At a former Soviet military base outside of the western Ukrainian town of Lviv, about 300 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, which is based in Vicenza, Italy, are training the Ukrainian National Guard. The six-month U.S. training exercise, called Fearless Guardian, officially began on April 20. The training is focused on both...