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    Ukraine: Will Maidan Spark a Revolution in Gender Equality?
    Mar17

    Ukraine: Will Maidan Spark a Revolution in Gender Equality?

    Just what were last year’s protests in Kiev square all about? By now we have all heard the official version of events. Concerned lest the government of Viktor Yanukovych tilt Ukraine toward the Kremlin, demonstrators occupied Maidan square and pushed for a so-called association agreement with the European Union. Once security forces...

    Air Force suspected of intentionally delaying rocket to thwart lawmakers
    Mar17

    Air Force suspected of intentionally delaying rocket to thwart lawmakers

    Top lawmakers are angrily accusing the Air Force of slow-walking a congressional mandate to stop using Russian rocket engines for spy satellite launches up through 2019, a move driven by Capitol Hill outrage over the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine. Sens. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, and Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat, …...

    Searching for Crimea’s Disappeared
    Mar17

    Searching for Crimea’s Disappeared

    Putin said he’d protect the annexed peninsula with nukes if need be, but the biggest threat to Crimea comes from within. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Crimea: Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’
    Mar17

    Crimea: Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’

    As Crimea marks the anniversary of its annexation from Ukraine, supporters of the ‘Russian Spring’ on the peninsula appear to outnumber its opponents. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Mr. Harper’s phoney cold war
    Mar17

    Mr. Harper’s phoney cold war

    To the world, Canada is not a player in Russia’s proxy war in Ukraine. We give speeches — intended solely for domestic political consumption — but we’re nowhere near the centre of events. To the Harper government, however, Canada is more than a player — it’s a target. And not even NATO can convince it otherwise. The prime...

    Fighting Rages Near Donetsk Airport Despite Ukraine Ceasefire
    Mar17

    Fighting Rages Near Donetsk Airport Despite Ukraine Ceasefire

    Heavy machine gun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February ceasefire. The Spartak district, adjacent to the city’s now-flattened airport, is one of several sites in eastern Ukraine to have seen...

    News of the day from across the globe, March 17
    Mar17

    News of the day from across the globe, March 17

    Pakistani police fired tear gas on Monday after Christian protesters clashed with police in Lahore, a day after Taliban suicide bombers killed 17 people in attacks on two churches in the city. Lahore’s Police Deputy Inspector General Haider Ashraf said his men were “showing restraint” but had to fire tear gas when the situation...

    What to Do About the Putin Problem?
    Mar17

    What to Do About the Putin Problem?

    It’s quickly become a favorite guessing game among pundits here in America and abroad: What is Vladimir Putin up to? It’s been more than a year since the Russian president authorized aggressive military action that led to the annexation of Crimea and the amassing of tens of thousands of Russian troops near the border of Ukraine. In...

    Russia launches large-scale military manoeuvres in Arctic
    Mar17

    Russia launches large-scale military manoeuvres in Arctic

    The war games come as Russia-West ties are strained over the Ukrainian crisis and the West is also boosting its military preparedness. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Day in Photos: One Year Anniversary of Crimea Annexation, Spring Breakers in Mexico, India Riots Against Modi
    Mar17