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    ‘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...

    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...

    Symphony of Censorship: Twitter reacts to Ukranian pianist’s cancelled gig
    Apr09

    Symphony of Censorship: Twitter reacts to Ukranian pianist’s cancelled gig

    TORONTO — The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s decision to cancel performances by a Ukrainian-born pianist over what it calls her “deeply offensive language” is part of a troubling phenomenon that could…read more …read more Source: Vancouver...

    A Dove Can’t Win a Hawk Fight
    Apr09

    A Dove Can’t Win a Hawk Fight

    If you happen to be a Republican politician running for president in 2016, the day you announce your candidacy will most likely be the best day of your campaign. The cheering crowds, the adulation, the bunting and balloons, the hope and heightened expectations — the belief that for just one day, anything is possible. For all but one of these...