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    Sen. John McCain: Cisco’s behavior in Russia ‘deserves further investigation’ (CSCO)
    May22

    Sen. John McCain: Cisco’s behavior in Russia ‘deserves further investigation’ (CSCO)

    A report published by Buzzfeed that implied Cisco was skirting economic sanctions against Russia when selling its technical equipment there has gotten the attention of Sen. John McCain. McCain (R-AZ) chairs the Senate’s Armed Services Committee and has pressed for more U.S. action against Russia in response to its involvement in the Ukraine...

    The Politics of Genocide
    May22

    The Politics of Genocide

    Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the first major genocide of the 20th century. The massacre of over one million Armenians by the Ottoman government in 1915 continues to fuel a fierce debate about what constitutes “genocide,” which groups were victims, and who were the criminals. It is past time, however, for the world to acknowledge...

    Wall shuffles cabinet; Kevin Doherty named new Saskatchewan finance minister
    May22

    Wall shuffles cabinet; Kevin Doherty named new Saskatchewan finance minister

    REGINA – Saskatchewan has a new finance minister.Premier Brad Wall has named Kevin Doherty to replace Ken Krawetz, who has said he will not run in the next provincial election. Scott Moe takes over from Doherty as minister of advanced education, while backbencher Herb Cox takes over for Moe as environment minister.Wall has also named...

    Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia
    May22

    Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. …read more Source: CNS...

    OSCE: Fighters Captured In Ukraine Admit To Serving In Russia Army
    May22

    OSCE: Fighters Captured In Ukraine Admit To Serving In Russia Army

    European mediators in the Ukrainian crisis say two men captured by Kyiv’s troops had confessed to being members of the Russian armed forces sent in to back up pro-Moscow separatist fighters. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Seeks To Keep Eastern Partnership On Track
    May21

    EU Seeks To Keep Eastern Partnership On Track

    The European Union on May 21 reassured its six Eastern European partners that the 28-nation bloc “is as committed as ever” to building closer reations with them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land
    May21

    Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land

    Few Western observers took notice when Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed a package of laws last Friday. They should have. The laws, which were rushed through parliament without public debate, strive to provide the country with a …read more Source: The New...

    Letters: Memorials and hospitals
    May21

    Letters: Memorials and hospitals

    Memorials that evoke In a leafy wooded area just by Gander Lake, Newfoundland, stands a bronze sculpture of an American serviceman. On either side of him a small child holds his hand. This poignant little group is a memorial to the 248 American soldiers who perished in a plane crash on December 12, 1985, just after takeoff. They were going home...

    2 Men Captured in Ukraine Admit to Being Russian Soldiers, Monitoring Group Says
    May21

    2 Men Captured in Ukraine Admit to Being Russian Soldiers, Monitoring Group Says

    Diplomats from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe interviewed the two men in a hospital in Kiev. Russia has denied they are active duty soldiers. …read more Source: The New York...

    A Nation of Snitches
    May21

    A Nation of Snitches

    Graphic created by EFF Senior Designer Hugh D’Andrade. A totalitarian state is only as strong as its informants. And the United States has a lot of them. They read our emails. They listen to, download and store our phone calls. They photograph us on street corners, on subway platforms, in stores, on highways and in public and private...