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    Russia’s Round 2: A New Conflict in Eastern Europe?
    Apr09

    Russia’s Round 2: A New Conflict in Eastern Europe?

    A year of chaos in Ukraine has given Vladimir Putin plenty of practice in undermining the West. …read more Source: U.S....

    ‘Lady Death’ WWII sniper film aims for hit in Russia and Ukraine
    Apr09

    ‘Lady Death’ WWII sniper film aims for hit in Russia and Ukraine

    Moscow (AFP) – A Russian-Ukrainian film about a legendary Soviet sniper nicknamed “Lady Death” is aiming to be a hit on the silver screen in both nations, despite the crisis that has turned the former allies against each other. Titled “Battle for Sevastopol” in Russia but “Indestructible” across the...

    Amnesty Alleges Summary Killings by Rebels in Ukraine
    Apr09

    Amnesty Alleges Summary Killings by Rebels in Ukraine

    A human rights group says it has new evidence of “execution-style killings” by pro-Russian armed groups in eastern Ukraine and is calling for greater accountability for human rights violations in the Ukrainian conflict. Amnesty International said that the evidence is a new indicator of the escalating human rights crisis in eastern...

    Iran Calls For Global Nuclear Powers To Disarm Weapons
    Apr09

    Iran Calls For Global Nuclear Powers To Disarm Weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran accused the five nuclear powers Wednesday of failing to take concrete action to eliminate their stockpiles and called for negotiations on a convention to achieve nuclear disarmament by a target date.Iran’s deputy U.N. ambassador Gholam Hossein Dehghani told the U.N. Disarmament Commission that “a...

    Open Source: Toronto Orchestra Drops Pianist Over Tweets About Ukraine
    Apr09

    Open Source: Toronto Orchestra Drops Pianist Over Tweets About Ukraine

    Officials in Toronto decided that Twitter comments by Valentina Lisitsa, a Ukrainian pianist, had crossed a line into “intolerance.” …read more Source: The New York...

    A World Leader and a Pop Star Are Neck-and-Neck in the TIME 100 Reader’s Poll
    Apr09

    A World Leader and a Pop Star Are Neck-and-Neck in the TIME 100 Reader’s Poll

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean pop star Lee Chae-rin are tied for first place in the TIME 100 reader’s poll. Lee Chae-rin—better known as CL—is a member of the South Korean pop group 2NE1. The group has gained popularity worldwide and is considered one of the most successful K-pop groups. CL currently has a higher...

    Playing the Putin Card
    Apr09

    Playing the Putin Card

    Greeks have bequeathed much to the vocabulary of politics, from “democracy” to “drama” to “hubris.” Also “Trojan horse.” The image of the Trojans succumbing to cunning and deceit haunts diplomats and pundits today as they follow the Greek government’s overtures to Russia. Many fear that the coalition in Athens is edging dangerously close to...

    Should West Use Nuclear Weapons Against Russia? ‘Scare Putin’ With Missiles, Says Former Polish President
    Apr09

    Should West Use Nuclear Weapons Against Russia? ‘Scare Putin’ With Missiles, Says Former Polish President

    Former Polish President Lech Walesa told a Ukrainian magazine that the West should confront Russian President Vladimir Putin with its own arsenal of nuclear weapons to curb what he called Russian aggression. Much like other Polish politicians, Walesa has spoken out against Russia numerous times since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis last...

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine
    Apr09

    Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine

    The gray, squat, three-story building stands inside a perimeter lined with barbed wire and observation towers. The deputy prison director, dressed in a military-style uniform and seated under a black-blue-and-red Donetsk People’s Republic flag, coldly explained the rules: The only prisoners unwilling to speak were in Block 3 — a group of...

    Tuberculosis Rampant in Rebel-Run Ukraine Prisons
    Apr09

    Tuberculosis Rampant in Rebel-Run Ukraine Prisons

    ZHDANIVKA, Ukraine—The colony of cats living on the grounds of the Zhdanivka penitentiary disappeared when battles in east Ukraine peaked. Talk in the prison is that inmates ate them when food deliveries stopped. Medical supplies have also been in short supply, threatening the lives of nearly 400 prisoners who need treatment. The principal...