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Section: US & Canada

    Are U.S. Sanctions a Gift to Venezuela?
    Mar12

    Are U.S. Sanctions a Gift to Venezuela?

    Sanctions issued against Venezuelan leaders this week were meant to punish Caracas’s harsh crackdown on the country’s political opposition. Instead, they may have played right into the hands of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and his quest to stoke anti-U.S. sentiment. It’s not the first time targets have turned...

    Poland Seeks Tomahawk Missiles From U.S., Others
    Mar12

    Poland Seeks Tomahawk Missiles From U.S., Others

    Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says his government is seeking to obtain Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States or another country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Explosion Near Political Party Office In Odesa
    Mar12

    Explosion Near Political Party Office In Odesa

    Ukrainian officials say an explosion occurred in the southern city of Odesa near a political party’s office. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF: Energy reforms key to Ukraine’s success
    Mar12

    IMF: Energy reforms key to Ukraine’s success

    Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) — Energy sector reforms and the addressing of “deep-rooted” structural issues in Ukraine will return the country’s economy to growth, the IMF said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Poland seeks Tomahawk missiles from US, others
    Mar12

    Poland seeks Tomahawk missiles from US, others

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says his government is seeking to obtain Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States or another country. Poland considers its security challenged by the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine, which also involves another neighbor, Russia. The Defense Ministry is inviting citizens...

    The conflicted loyalties of Crimeans
    Mar12

    The conflicted loyalties of Crimeans

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — What happens when you’re born a Soviet citizen, grow up under the Ukrainian flag, and then have to take a Russian passport?Residents of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea have been tied to three nations in the last 24 years, without ever having to move. Under such shifting and unpredictable allegiances, their ideas about...

    Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship
    Mar12

    Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship

    Dzhezkazgan (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Thursday returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule after six months at the International Space Station.Yelena Serova — the first female Russian cosmonaut to have spent time on the ISS — landed along with Alexander Samokutyaev and Barry...

    Gaming out Russia’s next move in Ukraine
    Mar12

    Gaming out Russia’s next move in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine —The guns haven’t quite gone quiet but with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the key question being asked these days in Kiev, Brussels and Washington boils down to this: What is Russia’s next move? See also: Putin discusses secret meeting when he gave order to annex Crimea Western leaders say Moscow has fueled the...

    U.S. To Send Humvees And Unarmed Drones To Ukraine
    Mar12

    U.S. To Send Humvees And Unarmed Drones To Ukraine

    The United States will expand its military aid package to Ukraine to include Humvees and small aerial drones, but it is still declining to send weapons long requested by Ukrainian officials as their military tangles with separatists who have Russian… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Separatist Fighters Continue Preparing their Positions in the War Against Kiev Forces
    Mar12

    Separatist Fighters Continue Preparing their Positions in the War Against Kiev Forces

    Though this part of Ukraine has been relatively quiet since the ceasefire, tensions remain high, reports Kitty Logan from Debaltseve. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...