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    War in Ukraine Leaves Many Elderly in a Vulnerable Position
    Mar10

    War in Ukraine Leaves Many Elderly in a Vulnerable Position

    In eastern Ukraine, the elderly are left especially vulnerable by the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The UN estimates that more than half of those displaced by the fighting are seniors, who often suffer from ill health, anxiety and a lack of basic services. Patrick Wells reports from Debaltseve, Ukraine....

    Poroshenko Upbeat On Truce
    Mar10

    Poroshenko Upbeat On Truce

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given a generally upbeat assessment of a three-week-old cease-fire in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin and the politics of isolation
    Mar10

    Putin and the politics of isolation

    A quarter century ago, as the Soviet Union lurched toward dissolution, one of the people chronicling its fall was Russian journalist Artyom Borovik. His television show Vzglyad — which mocked Mikhail Gorbachev’s government — was watched by as many as 100 million people a week. Fluent in English — the result of a childhood spent in New York...

    Trudeau says Harper government deliberately stoking prejudice against Muslims
    Mar10

    Trudeau says Harper government deliberately stoking prejudice against Muslims

    OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau is accusing the Harper government of deliberately stoking fear and prejudice against Muslim Canadians.The Liberal leader says Conservatives are employing the same kind of rhetoric that led to some of Canada’s most shameful displays of xenophobia: the internment of Ukrainian, Japanese and Italian Canadians...

    Carnegie Hall debut canceled over Nazi anthem
    Mar10

    Carnegie Hall debut canceled over Nazi anthem

    New York (AFP) – A debut at Carnegie Hall meant to showcase a young composer was abruptly canceled after management realized it featured a snippet of a Nazi German anthem.The New York Youth Symphony was set to premiere the orchestral work on Sunday at the prestigious concert hall but the orchestra’s management removed it, saying that...

    Putin appeals to Southern European countries for EU sanctions relief
    Mar10

    Putin appeals to Southern European countries for EU sanctions relief

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been campaigning for sanctions relief from traditionally friendly Southern European countries in what appears to be a strategy of dividing the European Union and undermining its alliance with the United States. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    U.N. Weapons Approval For Libya Put on Hold: Report
    Mar10

    U.N. Weapons Approval For Libya Put on Hold: Report

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – At least eight United Nations Security Council members delayed approval on Monday of a request by Libya to import weapons, tanks, jets and helicopters to take on Islamic State militants and monitor its borders, diplomats said. Spain – supported by Lithuania, Chile, New Zealand, Britain, France, Angola and...

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltic troops
    Mar10

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltic troops

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire.The militants fired on Ukraine’s positions and were attempting to “force our contingents from...

    Russia could not ‘abandon’ Crimea: Putin
    Mar10

    Russia could not ‘abandon’ Crimea: Putin

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia took over Crimea because it had to protect Crimea’s mostly ethnic-Russian population after pro-Western Ukrainian nationalists came to power in Ukraine.In the latest preview of an upcoming documentary called “Homeward bound” on state-run Rossiya-1 television,...

    Boris Nemtsov — Another Russian Is Dead
    Mar10

    Boris Nemtsov — Another Russian Is Dead

    Another Russian is dead: Boris Nemtsov, an opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is murdered in Moscow on Friday, February 27, 2015, one day before he is to lead a protest against the policies of Putin. “Life has no meaning in Russia,” said Natasha Fissiak, director of a new film Pussy Riot –...