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    Russia Fights the Enemy at Home
    Apr10

    Russia Fights the Enemy at Home

    With real wages falling by around 9% in Russia in the first part of the year, local protests are starting to bubble up around the country according to the FT: According to the Institute of Collective Action, a non-governmental group of sociologists which records activism across the country, there has been a clear uptick in unrest over the past...

    Pope Francis’ Latest Mission: Stopping Nuclear Weapons
    Apr10

    Pope Francis’ Latest Mission: Stopping Nuclear Weapons

    The Vatican has long opposed nuclear weapons, but Pope Francis is making the cause one of the top diplomatic priorities of his two-year-old papacy. In December, the Vatican submitted a paper calling for total nuclear disarmament to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. In January, Pope Francis touted nuclear...

    Germany to Bring Back 100 Mothballed Tanks
    Apr10

    Germany to Bring Back 100 Mothballed Tanks

    Germany to bring back 100 mothballed tanks, dealing with new needs following Ukraine crisis …read more Source: ABC...

    Meet the Pro-Russian ‘Partisans’ Waging a Bombing Campaign in Ukraine
    Apr10

    Meet the Pro-Russian ‘Partisans’ Waging a Bombing Campaign in Ukraine

    Soon after midnight on April 1, a separatist group calling itself the Kharkov Partisans issued another one of its video warnings to the Ukrainian government. It claimed that within the next 48 hours a bomb would explode far behind the front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine. “As of now, the earth will begin to burn beneath your feet,” said the...

    Ukraine bans Soviet symbolism
    Apr10

    Ukraine bans Soviet symbolism

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, April 10 (UPI) — Ukraine’s Parliament banned all Soviet-era symbolism in the country, a show of defiance against Russia. …read more Source: United Press...

    Germany to bring back 100 mothballed tanks
    Apr10

    Germany to bring back 100 mothballed tanks

    BERLIN (AP) — The German military plans to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service as it deals with increased demands from the Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Pianist Dropped by Toronto Symphony Orchestra for ‘Offensive’ Tweets
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Pianist Dropped by Toronto Symphony Orchestra for ‘Offensive’ Tweets

    The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has been plunged into controversy this week after it emerged on Monday that it had dropped one of its star performers because of her controversial tweets about the conflict in Ukraine. The orchestra cancelled three performances of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto this week which were to feature the...

    Ukraine Reforms Gas Sector
    Apr10

    Ukraine Reforms Gas Sector

    Ukraine’s parliament passed a series of sweeping reforms of the country’s gas sector yesterday ahead of this weekend’s Orthodox Easter, raising hopes that the fight against entrenched corruption and the interests of powerful oligarchs is making sustained progress. The Financial Times: Approved by a majority of almost two-thirds,...

    More Than 40 Suspected ‘Saboteurs’ Detained In Odesa
    Apr10

    More Than 40 Suspected ‘Saboteurs’ Detained In Odesa

    Ukrainian authorities say they have detained more than 40 alleged members of a terror group in the Black Sea port city of Odesa. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Military, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Increased Attacks
    Apr10

    Ukraine Military, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Increased Attacks

    Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian rebels accused each other on Friday of intensifying attacks in separatist eastern territories despite a two-month-old cease-fire deal. The conflict has reached stalemate in recent weeks with the truce, brokered in the Belarussian capital of Minsk in mid-February, still technically in force though...