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    Leonard Nimoy said a chance meeting with a young JFK changed his life
    Feb27

    Leonard Nimoy said a chance meeting with a young JFK changed his life

    Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for his iconic role as Spock in “Star Trek,” died at age 83 on Friday. In 2012, he reflected on his life in a commencement speech to Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. He told the story of how a chance meeting with future president John F. Kennedy inspired him when he was at a low point...

    How to make NATO matter again
    Feb27

    How to make NATO matter again

    On 5 March, 1946 Winston Churchill gave his famous “Sinews of Peace” speech at Fulton, Missouri, in which he warned of an “iron curtain” descending across Europe. Less well known is this passage, in which Churchill talked strategy: “What, then, is the overall strategy that we should inscribe today? It is nothing less than the safety and welfare,...

    Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine but economic collapse now looms
    Feb27

    Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine but economic collapse now looms

    Fighting has eased between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in recent days as both sides have begun to withdraw heavy weapons but the greater danger now confronting Ukrainians is collapse of their debt-strangled economy. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire
    Feb27

    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

    The tenuous (and likely temporary) truce in Ukraine may have put another feather in German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cap: It seemingly vindicates her Diplomatie statt Waffen (“diplomacy instead of weapons”) stand against Obama. And it’ll be a while before everyone wakes up to how Russia uses the freeze to consolidate territorial...

    EU Lawmaker Tells Of Shelling And ‘Chaotic Retreat’ After Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Feb27

    EU Lawmaker Tells Of Shelling And ‘Chaotic Retreat’ After Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire

    A Belgian lawmaker observed pro-Russian rebels’ offensive on the town of Debaltseve and Kyiv’s “chaotic” retreat during his visit to eastern Ukraine last week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Plan for Canadian military police to train Ukraine officers on hold
    Feb27

    Plan for Canadian military police to train Ukraine officers on hold

    OTTAWA – A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting taking place in the east of that embattled country. The idea was floated late last year by former defence minister Rob Nicholson as the Harper government agreed to expand military co-operation...

    U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Leaves Ukraine in the Dark
    Feb27

    U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Leaves Ukraine in the Dark

    The U.S. is providing spy-satellite imagery to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia-backed rebels, but with a catch: the images are degraded to avoid provoking Russia or compromising U.S. secrets. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting
    Feb27

    Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting

    A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting taking place in the east of that embattled country. The idea was floated late last year by former defence minister Rob Nicholson as the Harper government agreed to expand military co-operation with...

    As Kiev pulls back in east, Ukraine struggles with what went wrong
    Feb27

    As Kiev pulls back in east, Ukraine struggles with what went wrong

    Today’s withdrawal of heavy weapons in accordance with the Minsk cease-fire marks a major reversal for Kiev. For many soldiers, cynicism about their leadership is weighing heavily. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Meet America’s New Public Enemy No. 1
    Feb27

    Meet America’s New Public Enemy No. 1

    Move over China. Americans have a new public enemy number one. According to a new Gallup poll, 18 percent of the American public now view Russia as the top threat to the nation. Some 15 percent viewed North Korea as the America’s top rival, while just 12 percent viewed China as the biggest threat. Last year, 20 percent of Americans believed...