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    The United States Could Learn from Its British Ally
    Mar23

    The United States Could Learn from Its British Ally

    In the wake of the global recession, beginning with the financial crisis of 2008-2009, the British government of Prime Minister David Cameron took a different approach from the U.S. governments of George W. Bush and Barack Obama–eschewing massive government stimuli (that is, profligate spending) for the economy and instead focused on...

    NATO chief: Russia still sending arms to Ukraine
    Mar23

    NATO chief: Russia still sending arms to Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, March 23 (UPI) — NATO’s top military commander said Russia continues delivering armaments into Ukraine, and warned of the risk of not providing arms to stop separatists. …read more Source: United Press...

    US Troops Drive in Eastern Europe to Show Defense Readiness
    Mar23

    US Troops Drive in Eastern Europe to Show Defense Readiness

    US armored troops drive through eastern Europe to reassure allies in face of Ukraine conflict …read more Source: ABC...

    US troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness
    Mar23

    US troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness

    A U.S. army infantry convoy is driving through eastern Europe seeking to provide reassurance to a region concerned that the conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine threatens…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Who Really Killed Boris Nemtsov?
    Mar23

    Who Really Killed Boris Nemtsov?

    No Hollywood director could have framed the grim scene better—or freighted it with more symbolism. On a drizzly Moscow night, a gunman follows Boris Nemtsov, a prominent political critic, and his girlfriend across a lonely bridge. Six shots are fired. As the victim lies bleeding, the domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin tower...

    Son of Ukraine’s ousted leader drowns
    Mar23

    Son of Ukraine’s ousted leader drowns

    A son of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich has drowned after a minivan he was driving plunged through ice on a Siberian lake, an aide to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    The West was stunned by Putin’s military moves. Here’s why NATO says it won’t happen again
    Mar23

    The West was stunned by Putin’s military moves. Here’s why NATO says it won’t happen again

    When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin’s plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    War of the Oligarchs in Ukraine
    Mar23

    War of the Oligarchs in Ukraine

    It appears that the truce that has held between Ukraine’s major oligarchs since the Maidan uprising is breaking down. Yesterday evening, Igor Kolomoisky, the strongman governor of Dniepropetrovsk, who also happens to be personally bankrolling many of the militias fighting Russian-backed militants on the eastern front, sent a detachment of...

    From Selma to Tunis: When Will We March Against the Segregation of Our Own Time?
    Mar23

    From Selma to Tunis: When Will We March Against the Segregation of Our Own Time?

    This year, with good reason, Americans have celebrated the moment 50 years ago when the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans reached a decisive moment: the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery. The movie Selma won an Oscar. President Obama went to Selma and gave one of his finest speeches.Recent racially charged incidents in Ferguson,...

    50 shades of war: Canadians dive into conflicts’ grey zones
    Mar23

    50 shades of war: Canadians dive into conflicts’ grey zones

    Canadians are joining a murky spectrum of armed groups, from Ukraine to the Middle East. Should we cheer them or punish them? …read more Source: Toronto...