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    Situation Report: Baltimore is burning, IEDs and drones in Ukraine, the F-35 gets dinged again, and lots more
    Apr28

    Situation Report: Baltimore is burning, IEDs and drones in Ukraine, the F-35 gets dinged again, and lots more

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson RED SIREN Up to 5,000 armed Maryland National Guard troops are currently on their way to patrol the streets of Baltimore after a series of rolling street fights between rioters and a disorganized and mostly ineffective Baltimore Police Department. The rioting comes in response to the funeral of Freddie Gray, the...

    Facebook bans pejorative for anti-Russia Ukrainian Jews
    Apr28

    Facebook bans pejorative for anti-Russia Ukrainian Jews

    MOSCOW (JTA) – Facebook has taken down dozens of pages containing a Russian-language phrase that combines a Ukrainian pejorative for “Jew” with the name of a nationalist whose troops murdered Jews. The removal of pages containing the phrase “Zhidbanderovets” occurred on April 22 after it was deemed by Facebook to violate the social...

    Ukraine Detains Former Crimean Lawmaker Suspected Of Treason
    Apr28

    Ukraine Detains Former Crimean Lawmaker Suspected Of Treason

    Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has detained a former member of the Crimean parliament wanted by Kyiv on suspicion of treason. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again
    Apr28

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday that separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again
    Apr28

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again

    The army said that rebels fired Grad rockets at the government-held town of Avdiivka. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again
    Apr28

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again

    By PETER LEONARD KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday that separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    The Daily Vertical: Bikers Of Mass Distraction
    Apr28

    The Daily Vertical: Bikers Of Mass Distraction

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian serviceman killed in rebel attacks in eastern Ukraine: Kiev military
    Apr28

    Ukrainian serviceman killed in rebel attacks in eastern Ukraine: Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and 14 others wounded as pro-Russian separatists significantly increased attacks on… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again
    Apr28

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday that separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that… …read more Source:...

    Harper’s hockey bet among most popular world leader tweets in 2014
    Apr28

    Harper’s hockey bet among most popular world leader tweets in 2014

    OTTAWA – Plenty of diplomatic deals get done on the margins of global get-togethers, but one conducted on Twitter in 2014 made Prime Minister Stephen Harper a digital star among his fellow world leaders. Harper’s trash-talking tweet to U.S. President Barack Obama about the men’s and women’s hockey finals at the Sochi Olympics...