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    Putin: Russia to Press Ahead With Military Modernization
    May17

    Putin: Russia to Press Ahead With Military Modernization

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia will maintain a high tempo of modernizing its military arsenals this year. Speaking Thursday at a meeting with the top military brass in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin said the Russian air forces would receive 160 new aircraft this year and the army is to get 500 new armored vehicles and artillery...

    Mueller hands judge full memo detailing Russia probe scope
    May17

    Mueller hands judge full memo detailing Russia probe scope

    Special counsel Robert Mueller appears to have provided a federal judge with an unredacted version of the Justice Department memo laying out the scope of his investigation and the potential crimes he’s authorized to pursue. However, the memo — long sought after by President Donald Trump’s allies on Capitol Hill, who regularly accuse...

    Cdn arms sales to Ukraine a mystery as federal government keeps mum on exports
    May17

    Cdn arms sales to Ukraine a mystery as federal government keeps mum on exports

    OTTAWA — Six months after the federal government opened the door to the export of Canadian-made weapons to Ukraine, which is locked in a war with separatist rebels, it remains a mystery as to whether any have actually arrived. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced in December that the government was adding Ukraine to the Automatic...

    Federal government mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine
    May17

    Federal government mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine

    The federal government isn’t saying whether it has authorized the export of any Canadian-made weapons to Ukraine, where government troops and Russian-backed separatists are fighting. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced in December that Canadian companies and individuals could apply for permission to export prohibited...

    Ukrainian dolphin soldiers would rather die than live under Russian occupation
    May17

    Ukrainian dolphin soldiers would rather die than live under Russian occupation

    Ukraine’s dolphin army is so loyal, it went on a hunger strike when it was captured by Russian forces. At least that’s what Ukraine says. Let’s back up for a moment: Ukraine had a secret program that trains sea mammals to carry out military tasks, like locating torpedoes, and to act as therapy pets. It’s a lot like Sea...

    Ukraine Court Orders Russian Journalist Held On Suspicion Of Treason
    May17

    Ukraine Court Orders Russian Journalist Held On Suspicion Of Treason

    A Ukrainian court has ordered the head of a major Russian state news agency’s branch in Ukraine held for two months on charges of high treason in a case that drew angry criticism from Moscow and expressions of concern from media watchdogs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Federal government mum on whether Canadian arms exports to Ukraine
    May17

    Federal government mum on whether Canadian arms exports to Ukraine

    OTTAWA — The federal government isn’t saying whether it has authorized the export of any Canadian-made weapons to Ukraine, where government troops and Russian-backed separatists are fighting. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced in December that Canadian companies and individuals could apply for permission to export...

    Ukrainian court sanctions Russian journalists’s arrest
    May17

    Ukrainian court sanctions Russian journalists’s arrest

    A Ukrainian court has ordered a Russian journalist jailed for two months pending investigation on treason charges. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian court sanctions Russian journalists’s arrest
    May17

    Ukrainian court sanctions Russian journalists’s arrest

    A Ukrainian court has ordered a Russian journalist jailed for two months pending investigation on treason charges. Kirill Vyshinskiy, the head of the Ukrainian office of Russia’s RIA Novosti news … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    German-Russian Pipeline Project Takes Shape Amid US Protest
    May17

    German-Russian Pipeline Project Takes Shape Amid US Protest

    Sparks fly and machines whir as workers busily prepare thousands of steel pipes that will become part of a vast undersea pipeline bringing gas from Russia to Germany’s northeastern Baltic coast. The Nord Stream 2 project will double the amount of natural gas Russia can funnel directly to the heart of Europe from newly tapped reserves in...