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    Russian troops amassing in eastern Ukraine represent largest military presence along border since October
    Apr24

    Russian troops amassing in eastern Ukraine represent largest military presence along border since October

    ‘Russian-separatist forces maintain a sizeable number of artillery pieces and multiple rocket launchers within areas prohibited’ under ceasefire …read more Source: Vancouver...

    ‘Illegal Border Crossing’ Added To Russian Charges Against Savchenko
    Apr24

    ‘Illegal Border Crossing’ Added To Russian Charges Against Savchenko

    Investigators have brought an additional charge against Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko in what the prosecution called it’s “final” case against her, alleging that she illegally crossed the border from Ukraine into Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million
    Apr24

    Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. An estimated 1.5 million died in the slaughters, deportations and forced...

    Moscow Sees Eastern Partnership Summit As Anti-Russian
    Apr24

    Moscow Sees Eastern Partnership Summit As Anti-Russian

    Russia says it has a negative view of the EU’s Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Latvia next month, calling it “anti-Russian.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Armenia Holds Emotional Ceremonies To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Genocide
    Apr24

    Armenia Holds Emotional Ceremonies To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Genocide

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides. The annual April 24 commemorations mark the day when some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded...

    Harper government back in the middle of historic Turk-Armenian dispute
    Apr24

    Harper government back in the middle of historic Turk-Armenian dispute

    OTTAWA – Canada once again finds itself in the middle of international and diaspora politics, this time revolving around a pair of First World War 100th anniversary commemorations in Armenia and Turkey on the weekend.The Harper government is sending Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to Armenia to attend the commemoration of the 1915...

    Ministers arrive in Iqaluit for Arctic Council meeting
    Apr24

    Ministers arrive in Iqaluit for Arctic Council meeting

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Politicians and leaders from countries around the North Pole are arriving in this northern capital for a meeting of the Arctic Council.Canada will end its two-year term Friday at the helm of the council, the main international body promoting co-operation in an increasingly busy and contested region. U.S. Secretary of...

    Situation Report: Mystery cash in Afghanistan; bigger guns for U.S. troops in Eastern Europe; Russia continues to bulk up; and more fun stuff
    Apr24

    Situation Report: Mystery cash in Afghanistan; bigger guns for U.S. troops in Eastern Europe; Russia continues to bulk up; and more fun stuff

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson When too much still isn’t enough. Seems that for a brief time, U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan found a new way to fund their wartime projects by pulling cash out of a fund set aside for small reconstruction projects. Unsurprisingly, we have no real idea where that cash went. Between 2008 and 2014,...

    Shocked By Drowned Migrants, Europe Restores Rescue Mission
    Apr24

    Shocked By Drowned Migrants, Europe Restores Rescue Mission

    Four days after up to 900 desperate people drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya, EU leaders agreed on Thursday to triple its naval search mission in the Mediterranean, restoring its funding to last year’s level. Critics called it a face-saving operation that did not go far enough to emulate an Italian rescue mission abandoned six...

    In Leaked Letter, Steinmeier Urges EU To Ease Russian Concerns On Ukraine Trade Deal
    Apr24

    In Leaked Letter, Steinmeier Urges EU To Ease Russian Concerns On Ukraine Trade Deal

    A leaked letter from German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urges the European Union to quickly ease “Russian concerns” regarding the implementation of a free-trade agreement with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...