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    Ukraine Seeks $16 Billion From Gazprom In Dispute
    May02

    Ukraine Seeks $16 Billion From Gazprom In Dispute

    Ukraine is seeking more than $16 billion from Russian energy company Gazprom in its appeal to an arbitration court in Stockholm over a long-running gas pricing dispute between Kiev and Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    National Post View: An ill-chosen moment for Chrétien to be meeting with Putin
    May01

    National Post View: An ill-chosen moment for Chrétien to be meeting with Putin

    Former government leaders often find it difficult to leave behind the ego-boosting lifestyle that comes with election to their country’s highest office. Limousines, swank hotels, photo ops with similarly eminent international worthies … it’s a heady world to lose just because you’re no longer in power. Thus it must have been a...

    Glory to Ukraine! (Photo)
    May01

    Glory to Ukraine! (Photo)

    Glory to Ukraine! (photo) / Слава Україні (фото) …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Why is the West Spoiling for a Fight with Russia?
    May01

    Why is the West Spoiling for a Fight with Russia?

    Photo by Kremlin.ru What are the consequences when elected governments make policy based on faith and imperial hubris instead of science and expertise? It’s a question that is forcing itself on the world as we watch the United States, Britain, NATO and the Harper government continue to up the ante in the confrontation with Russia over the...

    Finland sent letters to 900,000 military reservists reminding of what to do in a ‘crisis situation’
    May01

    Finland sent letters to 900,000 military reservists reminding of what to do in a ‘crisis situation’

    Finland’s military has sent letters to the country’s entire 900,000 strong reservist force outlining what each individual should do in the event of a “crisis situation,” Newsweek reports citing local Finnish media. The potential mobilization of 900,000 people in Finland would be a massive undertaking. With a population of...

    A Fly’s View of America’s War Against Vietnam, Part One
    May01

    A Fly’s View of America’s War Against Vietnam, Part One

    Photo from National Archives The US invaded Vietnam publicly in the “wake” of the so-called Tonkin Gulf Resolution in 1964. Since then this action by the US regime is customarily dignified by the term “intervention”. Although the pretext for the congressional resolution was at least suspicious then and long since discredited as fraudulent, the...

    The Baltimore Spring
    May01

    The Baltimore Spring

    In the early months of 2011 what soon became known as the Arab Spring arrived from Tunisia to Egypt, to Cairo, to Tahrir Square. And what did its arrival bring? It brought street protests of a rather heterogeneous nature. There was a small but telegenic cadre of idealist youth demanding a new politics, if not a specifically democratic politics....

    Trenches Replace Sandcastles on Ukrainian Front Line
    May01

    Trenches Replace Sandcastles on Ukrainian Front Line

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine—For months, pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces have battled for the beachside town of Shyrokyne, which is about eight miles east of Mariupol. The fighting has been intense. Most of the town has been left in ruins. Nearly every vertical surface is pockmarked by shrapnel, and almost every window is broken. Artillery...

    Opinion: All too often, journalists pay for press freedom with their lives
    May01

    Opinion: All too often, journalists pay for press freedom with their lives

    My father stashed his war memorabilia in a wooden box a long time ago. After his death, my mother gave the box to me. It remained unopened until I planned a trip to Normandy. The Normandy beaches are a three-hour train ride from the Gare du Nord in Paris. Memorials to war and war heroes are scattered throughout the 100-kilometre stretch, most of...

    George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That ‘Paid Off’
    May01

    George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That ‘Paid Off’

    Philanthropist and investor George Soros warned Thursday that ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in Myanmar, a country to which Soros has devoted more than two decades of attention and philanthropy. “Ethnic and religious tensions … are the most disturbing part of the process of reform in...