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    Ukraine Bans Soviet-Era Symbols
    Apr09

    Ukraine Bans Soviet-Era Symbols

    Parliament voted to ban Soviet as well as Nazi symbols here, a move that reinforced Ukraine’s recent pivot away from Moscow but raised the prospect of exacerbating the country’s divisions. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Sanctions – Impact on Average Russian Life
    Apr09

    Sanctions – Impact on Average Russian Life

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting Russia’s economy is suffering from dramatically lower oil prices, a rapidly declining ruble, interest rates that are an astonishing 17 % and western sanctions over Ukraine. We thought it might be interesting to share some of the effects that this economic...

    Tories seeking fine print details from allies on Iran nuclear deal
    Apr09

    Tories seeking fine print details from allies on Iran nuclear deal

    OTTAWA – A skeptical Harper government will be pressing some of Canada’s closest allies about their deal to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.The Canadian Press has learned that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will likely discuss the Iran agreement this weekend while he and President Barack Obama are in Panama for the Summit...

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions
    Apr09

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions

    US, Russian war games rekindle Cold War tensions in Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis …read more Source: ABC...

    Threefold Increase in Illegal Migrants Arriving in Greece by Sea
    Apr09

    Threefold Increase in Illegal Migrants Arriving in Greece by Sea

    The number of illegal migrants entering Greece by sea has dramatically increased, with the figure for the first quarter of this year standing at over 10,000. According to the Greek Coast Guard, 10,445 undocumented migrants entered Greece via Greek islands in the first three months of this year, representing a threefold increase on the same period...

    Russia Tempts Greece With Improved Trade, But Offers No Aid
    Apr09

    Russia Tempts Greece With Improved Trade, But Offers No Aid

    With Greece locked into tough negotiations with its European creditors, the visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is being seen as a possible attempt to gain leverage. Hosting the Greek leader Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a point of saying Greece was forced by the EU to vote in favor of sanctions against Moscow over...

    With Russia in Mind, NATO Tries to Get Faster at Responses
    Apr09

    With Russia in Mind, NATO Tries to Get Faster at Responses

    EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands (Reuters) – Dutch troops gathered at an air base on Thursday as part of an 11-nation exercise to test NATO’s new rapid response targets that have been tightened following concern over new Russian assertiveness. Given just 48 hours to deploy, around 200 soldiers arrived at the air base near Eindhoven with the...

    Ukraine Wants to Join NATO
    Apr09

    Ukraine Wants to Join NATO

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine, locked in conflict with Russian-backed separatists in its east, on Thursday drew up a new security doctrine denouncing Russia’s “aggression” and setting its sights on joining the U.S.-led NATO military alliance. Oleksander Turchynov, head of the national security council, told a session of the...

    Dutch Government Releases MH17 Documents After Pressure From Local Media
    Apr09

    Dutch Government Releases MH17 Documents After Pressure From Local Media

    The Dutch government has released nearly 600 documents related to the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in eastern Ukraine. Investigators made the documents available after local news outlets pressured the government with freedom of information requests, although documents containing private data of the 298 victims will remain...

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Questions Intentions of U.S. in Nuclear Deal
    Apr09

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Questions Intentions of U.S. in Nuclear Deal

    (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program is concluded. Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s most powerful figure and who has the last say on all state matters, was...