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    ‘Cutthroats And Bandits’: Volunteer’s Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare
    Apr29

    ‘Cutthroats And Bandits’: Volunteer’s Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

    When he joined the separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, Russian businessman Bondo Dorovskikh thought he would be fighting hordes of fascists bent on victimizing the local population. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine’s Dogs Of War
    Apr29

    Ukraine’s Dogs Of War

    As civilians have fled war-torn areas of eastern Ukraine, they’ve left behind their homes, their possessions, and sometimes their dogs and cats. Hundreds of these abandoned animals have wound up at a shelter on the outskirts of Kyiv, where a small staff is stretching its limited resources to feed and house the influx of strays. (Produced by...

    Gazprom net profits drop sevenfold in 2014 on ruble, Ukraine
    Apr29

    Gazprom net profits drop sevenfold in 2014 on ruble, Ukraine

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s gas giant Gazprom on Wednesday reported its net profits in 2014 plunged sevenfold over the previous year, weighed down by economic sanctions and the devaluation of the ruble.The company — which was the most profitable in the world just a few years ago — reported 159 billion rubles in net profits...

    Marine Le Pen blames EU for Crimea
    Apr29

    Marine Le Pen blames EU for Crimea

    The leader of the French far-right National Front party said Russia’s annexation of Crimea was a result of “major errors” in the European Union. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Pleads For Cash To Aid Stricken Economy
    Apr29

    Ukraine Pleads For Cash To Aid Stricken Economy

    Ukrainian leaders are pleading for cash to rebuild an economy battered by a year of war, but said drawing investors to a country where shells are still booming is a struggle. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Massive Fire Raging Near Chernobyl Reactor, Ukrainian Authorities Suspect Arson
    Apr29

    Massive Fire Raging Near Chernobyl Reactor, Ukrainian Authorities Suspect Arson

    A major forest fire broke out Tuesday close to the Chernobyl nuclear plant in northern Ukraine, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, threatening to release alarming levels of radiation across the country. Up to 200 firefighters, supported by trucks and aircraft, have been dispatched to deal with the blaze. …read more Source:...

    Report: Worldwide Conditions for Media Fall Sharply
    Apr29

    Report: Worldwide Conditions for Media Fall Sharply

    A new report says worldwide working conditions for the news media have fallen sharply to their lowest point in more than 10 years. The study says journalists are facing more restrictions from governments, militants, criminals and owners of the media. While the spread of smartphones and the internet means news is easier than ever to access,...

    Russian, Ukrainian groups go digital to define conflict
    Apr29

    Russian, Ukrainian groups go digital to define conflict

    Russian and Ukrainian groups in Canada want to set the record straight—they just can’t agree what straight is. A tenuous ceasefire has curtailed some of the real fighting in Ukraine, for now. But the battle to define the conflict has continued between those who oppose and support the government in Kyiv. read more …read more Source:...

    New Cold War heats up? Finnish Navy drops small depth charges as warning to suspected submarine
    Apr29

    New Cold War heats up? Finnish Navy drops small depth charges as warning to suspected submarine

    The Finnish Navy dropped small depth charges as a warning to a suspected submarine in the waters near Helsinki on Tuesday, various media outlets including Reuters and Agence France Press are reporting. Finnish Defence Minister Carl Haglund would not say which country’s submarine is suspected of operating in his country’s waters. But...

    Reports of Assad’s (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated
    Apr29

    Reports of Assad’s (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated

    The end is near in Syria – that is the optimistic headline emerging from Western news sources like the Guardian and Washington Post, as a drumbeat of good news emerges from the north that a tipping point to this war may be underfoot. Reports that opposition forces aligned with Nusra Front have seized more towns in Idlib province are fueling...