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Section: US & Canada

    The West Needs a Strategy
    Aug26

    The West Needs a Strategy

    The last decade has not been good for the collective West. The list of setbacks is long: the resurgence of Russia along Europe’s periphery signaled by the 2008 Russian-Georgian war; the economic meltdown in the United States and Europe; the continued rise of China and the accelerated shift in economic power balances across the globe; the...

    Report: Mueller Subpoenas Manafort’s Former Ukraine PR Colleagues
    Aug26

    Report: Mueller Subpoenas Manafort’s Former Ukraine PR Colleagues

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued grand jury subpoenas compelling testimony from public relations executives who worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on a campaign promoting a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party, NBC News reported Friday. Several unname people with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC that...

    CIA Veteran Sees Russian Connection to 2 Groups Opposing Fracking, Pipelines
    Aug26

    CIA Veteran Sees Russian Connection to 2 Groups Opposing Fracking, Pipelines

    Some environmental activists who pressure politicians to halt production of natural gas are acting as “agents of influence” on behalf of the Kremlin and Russian energy interests, according to a retired CIA officer’s analysis of the money trail. “We cannot allow foreign interests to deliberately manipulate our energy industry,” Rep....

    Kyiv awaits Trump’s decision to arm Ukraine as it celebrates 26 years of independence
    Aug26

    Kyiv awaits Trump’s decision to arm Ukraine as it celebrates 26 years of independence

    KYIV – Since late July, Pentagon and State Department officials have said plans to arm Ukraine are ready and awaiting White House approval. Ukrainians hold high hopes for U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision, which they say will not only change the situation on the ground, but also send a strong signal to Moscow and give […] …read...

    Radioactive Mushrooms In Belarus?
    Aug26

    Radioactive Mushrooms In Belarus?

    A woman who lives among the radiation-contaminated fields near the Chernobyl nuclear plant picks and sells wild mushrooms just to make ends meet. (RFE/RL’s Belarusian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine rejects claims  it supplied technology to North Korea
    Aug26

    Ukraine rejects claims it supplied technology to North Korea

    KYIV – Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has rejected reports that Kyiv supplied missile technology to North Korea, saying that such claims amounted to Russian disinformation. The council on August 22 published the results of its investigation into the alleged sale of missile technology, including the RD-250 rocket...

    Victoria Cross recipient remembered in Ukraine
    Aug26

    Victoria Cross recipient remembered in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Cpl. Filip Konowal, a Ukrainian Canadian whose valor at the Battle of Hill 70 near Lens, France, in August 1917 earned him the highest medal of the British Empire, the Victoria Cross, is being remembered in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine, thanks to the efforts of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association […] …read more...

    On its 26th birthday Ukraine lobbies Ottawa and Washington for lethal defensive weapons
    Aug25

    On its 26th birthday Ukraine lobbies Ottawa and Washington for lethal defensive weapons

    As Ukraine marked its 26th Independence Day with a military parade meant to showcase its growing strength and ties to the West, it also signalled that while it appreciates strong statements of support from allies like Ottawa and Washington, Kyiv needs sophisticated Western weaponry to protect itself. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signalled on...

    Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons
    Aug25

    Mattis vows support for Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons

    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis condemned Russia’s attempts to “redraw international borders by force” and pledged support for Ukraine on Thursday but stopped short of promising U.S. weapons for Ukraine’s fight against pro-Russia separatists. Mattis is the first Pentagon chief in a decade to… …read more Source: Los...

    Mattis: Trump Administration Considering Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine
    Aug25

    Mattis: Trump Administration Considering Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine

    The Trump administration is considering sending lethal defensive aid to Ukraine, defense secretary Jim Mattis said during a visit there Thursday. “On the defensive lethal weapons, we are actively reviewing it,” Mattis said at a press conference with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The...