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    Russian bomb squad clears mines on the front lines of eastern Ukraine
    Apr06

    Russian bomb squad clears mines on the front lines of eastern Ukraine

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — They say they feel fear but you wouldn’t know it by watching them handle the explosives. See also: Ukraine’s children of war The members of this bomb squad — mostly Russian Cossacks — don’t use blast suits or special equipment. Instead they rely on steady hands, common household pliers and uncommon nerves...

    Czech President Bans US Ambassador From Prague Castle: Reports
    Apr06

    Czech President Bans US Ambassador From Prague Castle: Reports

    (Reuters) – President Milos Zeman has “closed the door” of Prague Castle to the U.S. ambassador following comments perceived as critical of the Czech’s decision to attend a World War Two commemoration in Moscow, according to local media reports on Sunday. European Union leaders are boycotting the ceremony in May over...

    Nuclear negotiators: What role did other world powers play in talks with Iran?
    Apr06

    Nuclear negotiators: What role did other world powers play in talks with Iran?

    HARI SREENIVASAN: We wanted to spend a few minutes tonight talking about an aspect of the recently concluded nuclear talks with Iran that you might have heard much less about. We’re referring to the role other countries involved in the talks from Western Europe played in the negotiations, and also the roles played by Russia and China. And...

    Pope Francis expresses cautious hope in Easter message
    Apr06

    Pope Francis expresses cautious hope in Easter message

    VATICAN CITY — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Cautious hope ran through Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, a kind of...

    Iran Nuclear Deal Pits U.S. Congress Versus U.S. Allies?
    Apr06

    Iran Nuclear Deal Pits U.S. Congress Versus U.S. Allies?

    The debate over the wisdom of the Iran Nuclear Deal has most frequently been projected as a divide between the Obama Administration and the Republican-dominated U.S. Congress (including many Democrats) who instead urge a policy of continued sanctions, pressure or even military action as urged by Israeli PM Netanyahu. However, the real leverage in...

    Donetsk Burns Centre treats hundreds of emergency cases
    Apr05

    Donetsk Burns Centre treats hundreds of emergency cases

    The burns centre in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk has treated hundreds of emergency cases in the last year, including both Ukrainian soldiers and separatist fighters, many in need of reconstructive surgery, the centre’s chief doctor says. …read more Source: USA...

    6 April marks one year since start of eastern Ukraine conflict
    Apr05

    6 April marks one year since start of eastern Ukraine conflict

    Monday 6 April will mark one year since pro-Russian rebels seized the HQ of the regional administration building in Donetsk eastern Ukraine, marking the beginning of a rebellion against Kiev which has led to more than 6,000 deaths. …read more Source: USA...

    Trudeau’s travels: Liberal leader intensely focused on GTA and Montreal
    Apr05

    Trudeau’s travels: Liberal leader intensely focused on GTA and Montreal

    The road to victory for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in the upcoming federal election goes through ridings in and around Toronto and Montreal, judging by his travels over the past six months. Trudeau, a Montreal MP, also made multiple stops and participated in several events in the Vancouver area and southwestern Ontario, other regions with a...

    The Crisis in Ukraine Presents one of the Gravest Threats to Global Order in the Past Quarter Century
    Apr05

    The Crisis in Ukraine Presents one of the Gravest Threats to Global Order in the Past Quarter Century

    Military action by Russia against Ukraine is a breach of international law and a violation of the terms of the Budapest Memorandum of 1994. It pits Moscow directly against Western powers at a time of deep instability in other parts… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Preparing For Trench Warfare In Ukraine
    Apr05

    Preparing For Trench Warfare In Ukraine

    On the edge of the city here, members of the 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion are living in cramped bunkers sunk about 8 feet into the black earth of farm fields. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...