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    43 Die as Russian Trawler Sinks, TASS Reports
    Apr02

    43 Die as Russian Trawler Sinks, TASS Reports

    At least 43 people have died and 26 are missing after a Russian trawler sank late Wednesday in the western Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka Peninsula, the TASS news agency reported, citing an officer at a maritime rescue coordination center in the area. There were 132 people on board the Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler and 63 people have been...

    Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 43 dead
    Apr02

    Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 43 dead

    The Interfax news agency said shifting ice in the waters may have played a role. Besides Russia, Interfax said crew members came from Latvia, Ukraine, Myanmar and Vanuatu. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Russian Trawler Sinks In Pacific Leaving Dozens Dead: Report
    Apr02

    Russian Trawler Sinks In Pacific Leaving Dozens Dead: Report

    (Adds nationalities of those on the ship, details, paragraphs 1-5) April 2 (Reuters) – At least 43 people have died and 26 are missing after a Russian trawler sank late on Wednesday in the Western Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka Peninsula, the TASS news agency reported, citing an officer at a maritime rescue coordination center in the...

    A Chechen War by Proxy
    Apr02

    A Chechen War by Proxy

    Two Old Rivals Fight on—In Ukraine April 1, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russia is shaking off the curse of oil
    Apr02

    Russia is shaking off the curse of oil

    Signs are multiplying that the Russian economy will not die a painful death, but is just taking some long-overdue strong medicine. The country posted unexpected growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 and it can now look beyond oil for drivers of recovery. Today, the Federal Statistics Service said the Russian economy expanded 0.4 per cent in the...

    The Case Against Robert Menendez
    Apr02

    The Case Against Robert Menendez

    Joshua Roberts/Reuters “Politics as usual”—it’s a phrase that’s rooted in a cynical view of how our elected officials operate. The assumption is that even if what they’re doing isn’t exactly illegal, it’s probably untoward. The central theme of the Department of Justice’s 68-page indictment of New...

    Canada to send military advisors to Ukraine
    Apr02

    Canada to send military advisors to Ukraine

    The Canadian Forces are signing onto a training mission in Ukraine. iPolitics has learned Canadian trainers will joining American troops currently serving in that role. Observers are set to deploy to the eastern European country in mid-May to shadow the Americans, with the remainder of the contingent to follow near the end of the month. The...

    A trio of models are at the center of the corruption case against a US senator
    Apr02

    A trio of models are at the center of the corruption case against a US senator

    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) allegedly used his political influence to help expedite the visa applications for three models who were dating his close friend and donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen. The claim was included in an indictment that was obtained against Menendez by the Department of Justice on Wednesday. The Justice Department said the...

    Ukraine Working to Stabilize Cease-fire, Merkel Says
    Apr02

    Ukraine Working to Stabilize Cease-fire, Merkel Says

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Ukraine “is determined” to reach a more stable cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels in the country’s restive east. Merkel, speaking at a joint news conference Wednesday in Berlin with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, said the Ukraine situation has been calmer since February...

    Keystone Poisoning US-Canada Relations
    Apr02

    Keystone Poisoning US-Canada Relations

    Congress isn’t alone in its frustration at the Obama administration’s continued inaction (and in some cases deliberate intervention against action) on the controversial Keystone pipeline. Our northern neighbor is fed up with the interminable delays of the project, which would connect Albertan oil sands with Gulf Coast refineries. The...