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    Former Ukrainian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: interior ministry
    Apr15

    Former Ukrainian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev: interior ministry

    KIEV (Reuters) – Oleg Kalashnikov, a former member of parliament for ex-president Viktor Yanukovich’s discredited Party of Regions, was found… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Amnesty Offer For Pro-Russian Rebels, But MH17 And Mariupol Shelling Atrocities Exempt, Says Minister
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Amnesty Offer For Pro-Russian Rebels, But MH17 And Mariupol Shelling Atrocities Exempt, Says Minister

    Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that a general amnesty for pro-Russian rebels will still be honored regardless of the outcome of the war in Ukraine, but ruled out any amnesty for those responsible for the Jan. …read more Source: International Business...

    Springtime for Zakharchenko?
    Apr15

    Springtime for Zakharchenko?

    After a period of relative calm near the end of winter, many Ukraine watchers are warning that all signs point to a new rebel/Russian offensive. The rebel leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, has been saying for a week that a new offensive is forthcoming. Meanwhile, Kiev has been sounding the alarm more loudly than usual, ordering troops to dig...

    Can Sanctions on Iran ‘Snap Back’?
    Apr15

    Can Sanctions on Iran ‘Snap Back’?

    In selling the new framework agreement reached between Iran and the six world powers known as the P5+1, President Obama has assured an apprehensive American public that if Iran breaches the terms of a final deal, he will “snap back” the sanctions. That refers to mechanisms that would maximize the president’s flexibility in order...

    This woman just became the greatest American female chess player in history
    Apr15

    This woman just became the greatest American female chess player in history

    Irina Krush win her seventh US Chess Championship the past weekend in St. Louis. In doing so, she notched her fourth consecutive US title and became without question the best American woman player of her generation and, really, in history. It didn’t come easy for Krush. Although she was the only Grandmaster in the women’s side of the...

    Planned Motorcycle Rally by the Night Wolves, a Putin Ally, Has Poland on Edge
    Apr15

    Planned Motorcycle Rally by the Night Wolves, a Putin Ally, Has Poland on Edge

    Amid tensions over Ukraine, hundreds of motorcyclists plan to roar from Moscow to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over the Nazis. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine, Politics of History and Jewish Identity: A Personal Story
    Apr15

    Ukraine, Politics of History and Jewish Identity: A Personal Story

    To the extent that western media focuses on Ukraine at all, it tends to focus primarily on Kiev’s war with Russian-backed separatists in the east of the country. Yet dig a little deeper and it becomes clear that Ukraine confronts many other significant problems which are frequently neglected or overlooked. Take, for example, the pressing...

    Romanian, U.S., British Troops Stage NATO-Planned Exercises
    Apr15

    Romanian, U.S., British Troops Stage NATO-Planned Exercises

    Some 2,200 Romanian, U.S., British, and Moldovan troops will take part in military exercises in Romania, close to the Ukrainian border, beginning this week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why We Can’t Just Read English Newspapers to Understand Terrorism
    Apr15

    Why We Can’t Just Read English Newspapers to Understand Terrorism

    A few weeks ago, the White House convened the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a three-day event intended to “discuss concrete steps” that the United States and its allies can take to mitigate violent extremism around the globe. Yet, the sobering reality is that despite 75 years of monitoring the world’s media and spending...

    Russia says Canada’s decision to send troops to Ukraine “deplorable”
    Apr15

    Russia says Canada’s decision to send troops to Ukraine “deplorable”

    Russia is calling Canada’s decision to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine “counterproductive and deplorable.” The Russian Embassy in Ottawa said in a statement Wednesday that Canada’s actions are helping to assist a military build-up. …read more Source: FOX...