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    They’re Back: The Shoot-First, Sanction-Later, Would-Be Leaders of America
    Mar04

    They’re Back: The Shoot-First, Sanction-Later, Would-Be Leaders of America

    The Oscars may be behind us, but a lot of people were auditioning for the Republican Un-Diplomatic Oscars in Washington, D.C., last week. And most leaned toward the “shoot first” school. See if you can guess who made these (mostly) hawkish pitches at or while in town for the Conservative Political Action Conference (answers follow below): America...

    10 dead, dozens trapped after Ukraine mine blast
    Mar04

    10 dead, dozens trapped after Ukraine mine blast

    The explosion happened at the Zasyadko mine in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia hopes ‘Putin koala’ still alive
    Mar04

    Russia hopes ‘Putin koala’ still alive

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia expressed hope Wednesday that a koala cuddled by President Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit was alive and well after Australia said it had killed off nearly 700 of the animals.Putin joined other world leaders in posing for photographs with the much-loved Australian creature at the talks in November, a lighthearted moment...

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10
    Mar04

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10

    A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 10 workers, officials said. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail
    Mar04

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison. Savchenko has been in Russian custody since June on charges that she provided guidance for a mortar attack that killed two Russian journalists who were covering the war between...

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail
    Mar04

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison. …read more Source: U.S....

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10
    Mar04

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The speaker in Ukraine’s parliament says 32 workers have been killed by an explosion at coal mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Volodymyr Groysman told lawmakers that the accident happened before dawn Wednesday.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail
    Mar04

    Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Bill C-51: Breaking down a most terrifying debate
    Mar04

    Bill C-51: Breaking down a most terrifying debate

    When the House of Commons reconvenes next week, the public safety committee will begin its study of Bill C-51, the Conservative government’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. That study will be limited to nine hearings, in which MPs will confront a five-part bill that raises questions about national security and civil liberties. In its current...

    Impotent Western Sanctions Fail to Disrupt Russian Energy Exports
    Mar04

    Impotent Western Sanctions Fail to Disrupt Russian Energy Exports

    Energy exports from Russia, in the form of coal, oil, natural gas and uranium, continue to flow unimpeded, despite Western efforts to damage the Russian economy for interfering in Ukraine. In some ways, the sanctions have had the desired effect. But in others, notably the energy trade, they have failed, and in fact it could be argued they have...