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    Photos Feb 19: Top images from around the world
    Feb19

    Photos Feb 19: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. A man selling food for pigeons sits in a cubicle, near Yeni Cami, in Istanbul, Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks at the view out of a window, during a visit to reopen...

    All the other places Russia would be able to trigger a crisis in
    Feb19

    All the other places Russia would be able to trigger a crisis in

    Although the world’s attention is focused on the eastern Ukrainian steppe of the Donbass, where a frail ceasefire seems to have collapsed after Russian separatists took control of the key railway town of Debaltseve, there are many other places where the Russian bear might set its eyes sooner or later. Russian interests abroad tend to fall...

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb19

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal

    Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. …read more Source:...

    Chicago-Based Group Sends Drones To Ukrainian Military
    Feb19

    Chicago-Based Group Sends Drones To Ukrainian Military

    A Chicago-based group has begun supplying the Ukrainian military with drones, supplementing the non-lethal aid that troops fighting in the East Ukraine war have already received from the United States government. …read more Source: International Business...

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England
    Feb19

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England

    The U.K. scrambled fighter jets to intercept and escort two Russian military aircraft flying close to the British coastline amid tensions over the crisis in Ukraine …read more Source: Vancouver...

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England
    Feb19

    U.K. scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian military planes flying off coast of England

    The U.K. scrambled fighter jets to intercept and escort two Russian military aircraft flying close to the British coastline amid tensions between NATO countries and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. AP Photo/Royal AIr ForceIn this photo provided by Britain’s Royal Air Force and taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, a Russian military long...

    Fighters laugh, pose for photos as they take control of key Ukrainian town
    Feb19

    Fighters laugh, pose for photos as they take control of key Ukrainian town

    Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from besieged town. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Poroshenko seeks U.N. peacekeepers in Ukraine
    Feb19

    Poroshenko seeks U.N. peacekeepers in Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 19 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested United Nations peacekeepers to be deployed to monitor Ukraine’s cease-fire. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine finance chief: West, IMF won’t flag in bailout aid
    Feb19

    Ukraine finance chief: West, IMF won’t flag in bailout aid

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s finance minister rejects the idea that international bailout lenders’ efforts to help Greece might restrict their ability to support Ukraine in coming years. The International Monetary Fund last week announced a $40 billion support package for Ukraine. It includes $17.5 billion of direct IMF funding,...

    What’s In a Name?
    Feb19

    What’s In a Name?

    There is a new acronym in official Washington: CVE. It stands for “countering violent extremism.” The latter two words comprise the term that President Obama, and his spokespeople in the executive branch, insist on employing in place of Islamist terrorism, which accurately describes the plague that has been inflicted on Christians, Jews, Shia...