: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    US, Ukraine kick off joint military exercises in defiance of indignation from Russia
    Apr20

    US, Ukraine kick off joint military exercises in defiance of indignation from Russia

    Troops from the United States and Ukraine have officially opened joint training exercises intended to help bolster Ukraine’s defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. …read more Source: FOX...

    Situation Report: More chemical weapons in Syria; Islamic State kicked out of Baiji; French weapons for Lebanon, Chinese oil pumping through Pakistan; and more
    Apr20

    Situation Report: More chemical weapons in Syria; Islamic State kicked out of Baiji; French weapons for Lebanon, Chinese oil pumping through Pakistan; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson New Day Rising? On April 19, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said that Iraqi forces “regained full control” over the Baiji oil refinery after having cleared the massive facility of Islamic State fighters. The facility has been a flashpoint for months, with Iraqi forces inside slugging it out with waves of...

    US, Ukraine start military training, defying Russian fury
    Apr20

    US, Ukraine start military training, defying Russian fury

    YAVORIV, Ukraine (AP) — Troops from the United States and Ukraine have officially opened joint training exercises intended to help bolster Ukraine’s defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. …read more Source: U.S....

    Leonid Bershidsky: Controversies in a number of European countries make it seem as though WWII never ended
    Apr20

    Leonid Bershidsky: Controversies in a number of European countries make it seem as though WWII never ended

    As Germany wrestles with whether to finally permit the publication of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, controversies in a number of European countries make it seem as though the Second World War never ended. One has to wonder if, with the passing of the generation that actually fought the war, the time hasn’t come to set a cut-off date for...

    US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury
    Apr20

    US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury

    US, Ukraine kick off joint military exercises in defiance of indignation from Russia …read more Source: ABC...

    OSCE chief says ‘good chance for peace’ in Ukraine
    Apr20

    OSCE chief says ‘good chance for peace’ in Ukraine

    Vilnius (AFP) – The OSCE chief said Monday a truce was holding in a key village in eastern Ukraine and urged rival sides to “embrace a good chance for peace” in the war-torn region.”The news this morning is that our people, our monitors have brokered a truce in Shyrokyne, down near Mariupol,” OSCE secretary general...

    Killed Ukrainian Journalist Laid To Rest
    Apr20

    Killed Ukrainian Journalist Laid To Rest

    In Kyiv, a Ukrainian journalist who was killed last week was laid to rest. The funeral of Oles Buzyna, on April 19, was attended by several hundred mourners. Some of them chanted “murderers” and “fascists,” comments aimed at the Ukrainian authorities – whom they accuse of orchestrating Buzyna’s killing because of his pro-Russian...

    Canadian mission to train Ukrainians leaves big question
    Apr20

    Canadian mission to train Ukrainians leaves big question

    It is official that Canada will be deploying 200 military personnel for a period of up to two years to train Ukrainian soldiers. The stated purpose of this commitment is to enhance the Ukrainians’ capacity to withstand further “Russian aggression.” For the last year, Ukraine has been embroiled in a violent albeit localized civil war in the...

    A federal budget, the ongoing Duffy court saga: a busy week awaits MPs
    Apr20

    A federal budget, the ongoing Duffy court saga: a busy week awaits MPs

    OTTAWA – It’ll be a busy week ahead for politicians and journalists alike in the nation’s capital as this Parliament sprints toward the finish line.Members of Parliament return to Ottawa as the House of Commons resumes sitting following a two-week break.While they were away, the trial of suspended senator Mike Duffy rolled...

    Prominent environmentalist flees Russia, citing fears for her children and war with Ukraine
    Apr20

    Prominent environmentalist flees Russia, citing fears for her children and war with Ukraine

    A prominent environmentalist says she has fled Russia, moving with her family to Estonia out of fear that government harassment could take her children away from her. …read more Source: FOX...