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    Ukrainian Police Arrest At Least 43 Activists Blockading Trade With East
    Mar14

    Ukrainian Police Arrest At Least 43 Activists Blockading Trade With East

    Ukrainian police have arrested several dozen activists who were blocking trade with eastern areas held by pro-Russia separatists, officials and activists said late March 13. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Despite small hike, Canada’s defence spending among lowest in NATO
    Mar14

    Despite small hike, Canada’s defence spending among lowest in NATO

    OTTAWA – The Liberal government sought to deflect criticism about Canada’s overall defence spending Monday by pointing to new NATO figures showing a mysterious boost in investments for military equipment last year. The comments came as NATO’s top official threw down the gauntlet by calling on all members to spend more on their...

    Russia’s Sberbank Expresses Concern About Protests Against Ukraine Subsidiary
    Mar14

    Russia’s Sberbank Expresses Concern About Protests Against Ukraine Subsidiary

    Russian lender Sberbank said Monday it was deeply concerned by protests against its Ukrainian subsidiary, which included a nationalist group walling up the entrance to one of its branches in Kyiv with masonry and cement. Periodic protests have been held against Kremlin-owned banks operating in Ukraine since bilateral ties broke down in 2014 after...

    Poland to Seek Extradition from United States of Suspected Nazi Commander
    Mar14

    Poland to Seek Extradition from United States of Suspected Nazi Commander

    Poland plans to seek the extradition of an American on suspicion of committing crimes against humanity in the World War II deaths of 44 Polish villagers, Poland’s government-affiliated history institute said Monday. The man, identified as Michael K., is suspected of ordering the killings in 1944 in eastern Poland when he was a commander in...

    Democrats Flip-Flop On Russia
    Mar13

    Democrats Flip-Flop On Russia

    In 2012, Democrats laughed at the idea of Russia being the number one geopolitical foe of the United States. Four years later, Democrats have launched a new era of McCarthyism. When 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that Russia was the United States’s number one geopolitical foe, the Obama administration and Democrats...

    US man facing allegations of Nazi war crimes in Poland
    Mar13

    US man facing allegations of Nazi war crimes in Poland

    WARSAW — Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed by the Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutor Robert Janicki said evidence gathered over years of investigation into U.S. citizen Michael K....

    Leonid Bershidsky: Chrystia Freeland’s dismissal of her family’s Nazi connection is only helping Russia’s propagandists
    Mar13

    Leonid Bershidsky: Chrystia Freeland’s dismissal of her family’s Nazi connection is only helping Russia’s propagandists

    Last week, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland opened a can of worms by dismissing references to her family’s World War II history as Russian disinformation. That wasn’t entirely true, and in the current climate, history is politics. Freeland was banned from entering Russia for her fiercely pro-Ukraine stand. When she became...

    Poland Says 98-Year-Old Minnesota Man Was a Nazi War Commander
    Mar13

    Poland Says 98-Year-Old Minnesota Man Was a Nazi War Commander

    The Polish government wants to extradite a 98-year-old man living in Minnesota that it believes is a former commander of an SS-led unit during World War II responsible for the death of civilians and destruction of Polish villages. The man, identified by the Associated Press as Michael Karkoc, led the Ukrainian Self Defense legion during World War...

    Ukrainian Activists Brick Up Entrance To Russian Bank
    Mar13

    Ukrainian Activists Brick Up Entrance To Russian Bank

    Ukrainian nationalists bricked up the entrance of a major Russian bank in Kyiv. The protest came after Sberbank said it would recognize passports issued by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, something it later denied it would do in Ukraine. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    When Trump meets Merkel, will opposites attract?
    Mar13

    When Trump meets Merkel, will opposites attract?

    Usually, when the American and German leaders meet up for formal talks, Human Rights Watch sends the two allied countries some guidance on sensitive topics to try to influence their discussion. But ahead of Tuesday’s scheduled White House meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump, the nonprofit group is...