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    Halifax-based warship arrives in the Black Sea for NATO exercises
    Mar05

    Halifax-based warship arrives in the Black Sea for NATO exercises

    HALIFAX – A Halifax-based warship has arrived in the Black Sea to take part in NATO training exercises.The Defence Department says HMCS Fredericton and five other allied warships will participate in a month-long operation to improve maritime security in central and eastern Europe.The department says the exercises are directly related to...

    NATO Official: Putin’s Suppression to Blame for Nemtsov’s Death
    Mar05

    NATO Official: Putin’s Suppression to Blame for Nemtsov’s Death

    Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn Ukraine into a failed state while silencing dissent at home, a top NATO official said on Thursday, suggesting the Russian President was ultimately responsible for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. “President Putin’s aim seems to be to turn Ukraine into a failed state and to suppress and...

    Ukrainian MP Held by Russia Ends Hunger-Strike After 83 Days
    Mar05

    Ukrainian MP Held by Russia Ends Hunger-Strike After 83 Days

    Lawyers for Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian MP and former military pilot held by Russian authorities since last June, have confirmed the “partial cessation” of her hunger strike, which she has undertaken for the past 83 days. Russia has charged Savchenko, 33, with involvement in a mortar attack that killed two Russian journalists last summer, in...

    Op-Ed: For Ukraine Jews, Purim holiday merely a respite
    Mar05

    Op-Ed: For Ukraine Jews, Purim holiday merely a respite

    A heavily damaged hotel near the airport in Donetsk, Ukraine, Feb. 26, 2015. Jews still living in the embattled city have become enormously dependent on foreign assistance, according to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) NEW YORK (JTA) — Jewish perseverance, and more than a bit of chutzpah, lies at the...

    NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days
    Mar05

    NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide. NATO’s top U.S. civilian official, Alexander Vershbow, said Thursday that “an angry, revisionist Russia” was stopping at...

    A year after Russia seized Crimea, Ukraine braces for a long fight
    Mar05

    A year after Russia seized Crimea, Ukraine braces for a long fight

    The irony of a year of war with Russia is that Ukraine today is far better prepared to defend itself than it was last March, after Russian troops invaded the…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Scribbled Note Shows Slain Opposition Leader Nemtsov On Trail Of Russian Deaths In Ukraine
    Mar05

    Scribbled Note Shows Slain Opposition Leader Nemtsov On Trail Of Russian Deaths In Ukraine

    MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) – It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, the Russian opposition figure and his close aide Olga Shorina were discussing a sensitive investigation he was preparing into...

    Ukrainian President’s Company Accused of Intimidation by UK Firm
    Mar05

    Ukrainian President’s Company Accused of Intimidation by UK Firm

    British-owned architecture firm Jones East8 accused Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s confectionary company of intimidation today after the firm’s director resigned in tears and left the country following a mysterious telephone call. The director, Hanna Nikiforova, cited her objection to the architects’ legal challenge...

    Ukrainian Parliament increasing size of army
    Mar05

    Ukrainian Parliament increasing size of army

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, March 5 (UPI) — A Ukrainian Parliament bill, passed Thursday, will increase the size of Ukraine’s army from 184,000 to 250,000 troops. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian Army Withdrawing Heavy Weapons; Parliament Votes To Increase Army To 250,000 Soldiers
    Mar05

    Ukrainian Army Withdrawing Heavy Weapons; Parliament Votes To Increase Army To 250,000 Soldiers

    The Ukrainian Parliament voted Thursday to increase the nation’s army to 250,000 troops, increasing it from the limit of 184,000 set in 2012, before the conflict with pro-Russian separatists broke out. The bill was voted for by 270 out of 314 members of the Verkhovna Rada parliament in Kiev. …read more Source: International Business...