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    Why We Need Totalitarianism
    Apr14

    Why We Need Totalitarianism

    Adam Michnik, the one-time Polish dissident and now editor of Warsaw’s best daily newspaper, once quipped that if forced to choose between the rule of Polish Communist General Wojciech Jaruzelski and Chilean junta leader General Augusto Pinochet, he would choose Marlene Dietrich. Michnik thus accentuated the humor of the dilemma on several...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares after winter lull
    Apr14

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares after winter lull

    Intense fighting flared in eastern Ukraine over the last three days, shattering a cease-fire that held for two months while winter snow dampened the year-old conflict and the early spring thaw mired the would-be combatants in vast expanses of mud. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Fighting In East Ukraine Intensifies As Foreign Ministers Talk Peace Deal
    Apr14

    Fighting In East Ukraine Intensifies As Foreign Ministers Talk Peace Deal

    Intense fighting continued to rock areas around the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk and the port city of Mariupol on Monday night, resulting in the death of six Ukrainian soldiers, the highest toll since the ceasefire agreement known as Minsk II came into force, on Feb. 15. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine hits ‘dead end’ as lasting peace deal eludes leaders
    Apr14

    Ukraine hits ‘dead end’ as lasting peace deal eludes leaders

    The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine on Monday called for incremental steps to de-escalate the fighting in eastern Ukraine. But the two sides have yet to agree on a long-term political settlement. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues
    Apr14

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues

    Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized countries are meeting in Luebeck, Germany, to discuss issues ranging from Ebola to arms control as they prepare for the G7 summit in June. The agenda for this gathering is daunting – Libya, Yemen, Boko Haram, Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State group, just to name a few items. The...

    European Agency: Military Jets Putting Civilian Aircraft at Risk
    Apr14

    European Agency: Military Jets Putting Civilian Aircraft at Risk

    Military jets that fly over Europe without identifying themselves pose a high risk to civilian aircraft, aviation safety officials said in a report published Tuesday, following a spate of near-collisions involving Russian warplanes. The European Commission asked the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to investigate after recent reports of the...

    Where Does Hillary Clinton Stand on China and Russia?
    Apr14

    Where Does Hillary Clinton Stand on China and Russia?

    Hillary Clinton in Hong Kong (Tyrone Siu/Reuters) In a recent Bloomberg View column on the policy positions Hillary Clinton will likely take in the 2016 presidential campaign, veteran political chronicler Al Hunt included a head-scratcher of a passage on international affairs: On foreign policy, she’ll take a tough line on Russia; President...

    Some highlights of conflict in Ukraine and Canada’s expressions of support
    Apr14

    Some highlights of conflict in Ukraine and Canada’s expressions of support

    OTTAWA – Canada is sending 200 military trainers to Ukraine to support that country’s armed forces. Since January 2014, Canada has announced more than $315 million in assistance to Ukraine and has imposed sanctions on dozens of individuals and entities. Here are some highlights of Canada’s support for Ukraine.___Nov. 21, 2013:...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Dismisses Envoy To U.S.
    Apr14

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Dismisses Envoy To U.S.

    Ukraine’s president did not explain the dismissal in his April 14 decree relieving Ambassador Oleksandr Motsyk of his post as Ukraine’s envoy to the United States, …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada to join U.S.-British effort to train Ukrainian combat troops
    Apr14

    Canada to join U.S.-British effort to train Ukrainian combat troops

    Canada will send 200 military trainers to Ukraine, joining the U.S. and Britain in an international effort to shore up the eastern European country’s battered and bloodied combat forces. Prime…read more …read more Source: Vancouver...