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    News of the day from across the globe, April 24
    Apr24

    News of the day from across the globe, April 24

    Investigators are searching for potential accomplices of an Algerian man who is suspected of planning to attack at least one church and is thought to have been involved in the killing of a woman near Paris, French authorities said Thursday. The Algerian, a 24-year-old computer science student, was arrested Sunday after he called the emergency...

    Russian Ultranationalist Dugin Sparks Outrage in U.S. With Texas Lecture
    Apr24

    Russian Ultranationalist Dugin Sparks Outrage in U.S. With Texas Lecture

    Kremlin-connected ideologue Aleksandr Dugin is teaming up with a U.S. white supremacist for an online lecture at a Texas university, outraging Ukrainian-Americans. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Holders Sevilla through to Europa League semis
    Apr24

    Holders Sevilla through to Europa League semis

    Paris (AFP) – Holders Sevilla sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Zenit St Petersburg in Russia saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.The Spanish side threw away a commanding lead in the tie by conceding two second-half goals, and the match looked to be heading for extra time...

    U.S. Instructors Give Ukrainians Firing Drills
    Apr23

    U.S. Instructors Give Ukrainians Firing Drills

    U.S. instructors gave Ukrainian National Guard forces firing drills, using armored vehicles and automatic weapons, at a military base in the west of Ukraine on April 23. Some 300 U.S. paratroops are in Ukraine to improve the fighting capabilities of Ukrainian troops. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Letters: Three views on Ukraine
    Apr23

    Letters: Three views on Ukraine

    Russian propaganda about Ukraine Re: Kenney says Canadian troops won’t be training Nazi sympathizers in Ukraine, April 19 There is no credible link between those fighting Russian aggression, and extremist views. Earlier this year, when Josef Zissels, Kyiv-based global vice-president of the World Jewish Congress, visited Ottawa, he noted...

    Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Military Hospital
    Apr23

    Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Military Hospital

    A Ukrainian Army colonel, badly wounded while fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, is undergoing rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. Colonel Ihor Hordiychuk is a rare foreign patient at the world’s largest military hospital – which accepted him...

    Deals Extend Russia’s Energy Cooperation With Argentina
    Apr23

    Deals Extend Russia’s Energy Cooperation With Argentina

    Russia and Argentina signed documents deepening energy cooperation Thursday, underlining Moscow’s drive to develop ties with South America since coming under Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. At a ceremony in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez hailed the agreements as opening a...

    Kerry Told Russia in Phone Call to Pull Forces from Ukraine
    Apr23

    Kerry Told Russia in Phone Call to Pull Forces from Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told his Russian counterpart in a phone call on Wednesday that Russia must withdraw its forces from eastern… …read more Source:...

    Pentagon: Russian Claims of US Military Trainers in E. Ukraine ‘Ridiculous’
    Apr23

    Pentagon: Russian Claims of US Military Trainers in E. Ukraine ‘Ridiculous’

    The U.S. Defense Department has dismissed as “ridiculous” and “propaganda” comments by a Russian military official that American troops are training Ukrainian soldiers in the conflict zone in Ukraine’s east. “There’s no credence to it whatsoever” said Pentagon Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren, responding Thursday to the Russian...

    Kerry Told Russia in Phone Call to Pull Forces from Ukraine
    Apr23

    Kerry Told Russia in Phone Call to Pull Forces from Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told his Russian counterpart in a phone call on Wednesday that Russia must withdraw its forces from eastern Ukraine, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. During the call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry also urged Russia to press pro-Russian rebels to...