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    Situation Report: What happened to the Cuban Revolution; What $12B a year buys you; Day One of Baghdad’s trip to Washington; and more
    Apr15

    Situation Report: What happened to the Cuban Revolution; What $12B a year buys you; Day One of Baghdad’s trip to Washington; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Here comes trouble. Day One of the Iraqi leadership’s visit to Washington is in the books, and so far it’s been pretty much free of drama (and big announcements). Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has met with President Barack Obama, the U.S. and Iraqi defense chiefs have met, and there’s been some...

    Ukrainian Jewish leader slams security boss’ praises for anti-Semitic militia
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Jewish leader slams security boss’ praises for anti-Semitic militia

    (JTA) — A leader of Ukrainian Jews accused the head of the country’s security service of targeting Jews and legitimizing a militia that killed Jews in the 1940s. Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, made the accusation on Facebook against Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, head of the Security Service of Ukraine, the news...

    Japan Jets Scramble at Cold-War Levels as Chinese and Russian Incursions Increase
    Apr15

    Japan Jets Scramble at Cold-War Levels as Chinese and Russian Incursions Increase

    Japan’s air force said on Wednesday said jet fighter scrambles have reached a level not seen since the height of the Cold War three decades ago as Russian bombers probe its northern skies and Chinese combat aircraft intrude into its southern air space. In the year ending March 31, Japanese fighters scrambled 944 times, 16 percent more than...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: military
    Apr15

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev’s… …read more Source:...

    NATO commander urges Russia to stop fuelling Ukraine conflict
    Apr15

    NATO commander urges Russia to stop fuelling Ukraine conflict

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Nato’s top commander, U.S. General Philip Breedlove, voiced concern on Wednesday at a new flare-up of fighting in Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    Tories’ Navy vessel procurement plans sail into rough waters
    Apr15

    Tories’ Navy vessel procurement plans sail into rough waters

    It is a singular irony that the Conservative government’s oft-stated affection for “our brave men and women in uniform,” and its relative eagerness to deploy them (as evidenced again by the announcement Tuesday of a training mission to Ukraine), has been accompanied by an almost peerless incompetence in the procurement of the major hardware...

    When it comes to Ukraine, hawkish Stephen Harper can’t be stopped
    Apr15

    When it comes to Ukraine, hawkish Stephen Harper can’t be stopped

    Deep in his secret heart, Stephen Harper should whisper a quiet thank you to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Conservative prime minister’s tough-on-crime agenda is on the ropes following a landmark decision Tuesday by Canada’s Supreme Court. But thanks in part to Putin’s intransigence, Harper is able to forge ahead with...

    In Rebel Territory of Ukraine, Relief for Illness and Pain Is Blocked
    Apr15

    In Rebel Territory of Ukraine, Relief for Illness and Pain Is Blocked

    Measures taken to isolate the separatists have left drugstore shelves empty and older residents, in particular, deprived of basic care. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kerry: still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal
    Apr15

    Kerry: still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal

    LUEBECK, Germany (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is still confident that the U.S. administration can conclude a nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject an agreement. Steinmeier said other topics would include conflicts in the Middle East, prospects...

    Debaltseve – Gunmen, Looting, And Bread Queues
    Apr15

    Debaltseve – Gunmen, Looting, And Bread Queues

    The town of Debaltseve, in eastern Ukraine, fell to a Russian-backed separatist assault shortly after the Minsk cease-fire agreements were signed in February. A fraction of the pre-conflict civilian population now lives there. Those who remained have experienced looting, buried bodies being dug up, and bread queues herded by gunmen....