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    24,000 evacuated after massive explosion at Ukrainian ammunition depot
    Sep27

    24,000 evacuated after massive explosion at Ukrainian ammunition depot

    REUTERS/Gleb Garanich KIEV (Reuters) – Massive explosions and a blaze at a military ammunition depot in centralUkraine forced authorities to evacuate 24,000 people and close airspace over the region, officials said on Wednesday. The blasts occurred late on Tuesday at a military base near Kalynivka in the Vynnytsya region, 270 kilometers...

    Ukrainian Language Bill Facing Barrage Of Criticism From Minorities, Foreign Capitals
    Sep24

    Ukrainian Language Bill Facing Barrage Of Criticism From Minorities, Foreign Capitals

    A bill that would make Ukrainian the mandatory language in schoolrooms is facing a wave of protest from minorities at home and capitals abroad. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Prince Harry praises athletes for service as he helps kick off Invictus Games
    Sep24

    Prince Harry praises athletes for service as he helps kick off Invictus Games

    TORONTO — The Invictus Games got off to a rollicking start Saturday as scores of war-wounded athletes marched, limped or wheeled their way to thumping martial music, dazzling lights and supportive cheers into a downtown Toronto arena, where they heard Prince Harry praise them for the courage that had brought them to the event he co-founded. The...

    Can Trump Achieve His Energy Goals?
    Sep24

    Can Trump Achieve His Energy Goals?

    Tim Boersma, Henry Bartelet Global Governance, Americas An energy dominant America and an EU yearning for an Energy Union can find each other, but that will require less ideology and more pragmatism. President Donald Trump announced his energy strategy for the United States on June 30, breaking from previous administrations’ calls for...

    View from the Left: Trump, awash in Russia, pledges his undying commitment to U.S. sovereignty
    Sep23

    View from the Left: Trump, awash in Russia, pledges his undying commitment to U.S. sovereignty

    Who could have guessed it? Amid a week of daily revelations detailing the tangled web of connections between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian operatives, Trump used the world stage at the United Nations to profess his undying dedication to U.S. sovereignty. “I will always put America first,” he told attendees during his speech....

    Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week
    Sep23

    Free speech, free trade and failure: how federal politics touched us this week

    OTTAWA — The winner of the first week back from summer on Parliament Hill? A banner-dragging aircraft-for-rent. On Monday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation hired one to welcome MPs back to Ottawa for the fall session, pulling a giant banner that denounced Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax proposals as too anti-business. Not to be...

    How Trump followed a Russian map straight to Paul Manafort
    Sep23

    How Trump followed a Russian map straight to Paul Manafort

    Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/Chip Somodevilla) It’s been the question right from the start, hasn’t it? Why Russia? And when you consider the Russians, why Trump? Well, I think I’ve got the answer: sanctions. What the Obama administration did, in effect, was put sanctions on fun, and Trump’s deal with the Russians was to...

    Everything We Learned From Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise
    Sep23

    Everything We Learned From Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercise

    Nicholas J. Myers Security, Eurasia Is Russia’s military as good, or as bad, as they say? The conclusion of the large-scale Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 military exercise allows some initial reflections. Though the Zapad exercise series is a regular feature of the Russian strategic-operational exercise family, this is its first installment...

    Letter to the editor: Paul Manafort and me in Ukraine
    Sep23

    Letter to the editor: Paul Manafort and me in Ukraine

    Paul Manafort (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke) After reading our Trump-Russia Timeline, Francine “Fran” Curro Cary wrote to us about her experiences in Ukraine as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her letter to the editor has been lightly edited for clarity. Paul Manafort had been busy working in Ukraine when I arrived in 2009 as a Peace Corps volunteer. Our...

    This is the U.S. Army’s Handbook for Defeating Russia in a War
    Sep23

    This is the U.S. Army’s Handbook for Defeating Russia in a War

    Michael Peck Security, The handbook recommends that U.S. forces train to fight in an environment where electronic warfare jams GPS and radios. The U.S. Army has published a handbook on how to defeat Russia’s hybrid-warfare strategy. The Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook, published in December 2016 and recently released over the...