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    Eric Morse: The phoney war in Ukraine
    Apr17

    Eric Morse: The phoney war in Ukraine

    War is not subject to prediction. For Canadians who tend to believe that anything military can be practised with minimal risk, on the cheap and in measurable, calibrated packets, it is a real problem. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Eric Morse: The phoney war in Ukraine
    Apr17

    Eric Morse: The phoney war in Ukraine

    In the wake of Canada’s announcement that we will send 200 trainers to Ukraine, the phrase “phoney war” somehow stirs mental echoes. Stipulated: the “real phoney war” (1939-40) was considerably different. War had been declared, but Hitler was caught off-balance by the speed of his victory in Poland, and had made no preparations for an...

    US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises
    Apr17

    US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises

    MOSCOW (AP) — About 300 US Army paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by the Kremlin and eastern Ukraine’s Russia-backed separatist rebels.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Italy’s Prime Minister Visits White House for Talks
    Apr17

    Italy’s Prime Minister Visits White House for Talks

    The White House is hosting Italy’s prime minister Friday for discussions on economics, European trade, Libyan violence and a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean region. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is visiting President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in the White House Oval Office. Italy, struggling with...

    Obama, Italian Prime Minister Renzi meet at White House
    Apr17

    Obama, Italian Prime Minister Renzi meet at White House

    President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi compared notes Friday on a range of issues, including Ukraine, Libya and Islamic State militants. They were also expected to discuss Europe’s economy, a… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    U.S. troops arrive in Ukraine to train national guard units
    Apr17

    U.S. troops arrive in Ukraine to train national guard units

    About 300 U.S. Army paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by the Kremlin and eastern Ukraine’s Russia-backed separatist rebels. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine Wants ICC to Probe Crimes in Crimea, East
    Apr17

    Ukraine Wants ICC to Probe Crimes in Crimea, East

    Ukraine wants the Іnternational Criminal Court to investigate all alleged recent war crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview, broadening an existing probe. Ukraine has already given the global court the authority to investigate crimes on its territory from November 21, 2013, to February 22, 2014,...

    Phony Liberal Alec Baldwin Complains That Fast Food Workers Protesting for Higher Wages Created a Traffic Jam
    Apr17

    Phony Liberal Alec Baldwin Complains That Fast Food Workers Protesting for Higher Wages Created a Traffic Jam

    This is coming from a man whose net worth is over $65 million. Yesterday, noted hothead and putative liberal Alec Baldwin indulged the most cliche of tropes when he whined about the #FightFor15 protesters clogging traffic in New York:Protestors have blocked off a huge quadrant of midtown traffic in support of a higher minimum wage. I support...

    US Troops Arrive in Ukraine for Training Exercises
    Apr17

    US Troops Arrive in Ukraine for Training Exercises

    About 300 U.S. Army paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by the Kremlin and eastern Ukraine’s Russia-backed separatist rebels. …read more Source:...

    Crimea Nazi Victim Mass Grave Vandalized, Russian Jewish Leaders Call For Action
    Apr17

    Crimea Nazi Victim Mass Grave Vandalized, Russian Jewish Leaders Call For Action

    After mass graves of Nazi victims were dug up in Crimea, a Russian Jewish organization called on Crimean authorities to take action, even as preservation officials hinted there was little they could do without a renewed police presence at the site. After digging four holes each nearly two meters deep, vandals left remnants of human bones and...