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    Report: Boris Nemtsov, Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Killed in Moscow
    Feb28

    Report: Boris Nemtsov, Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Killed in Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov has been killed in central Moscow, Russia, according to Russian news agency Interfax and various other local media publications. Nemtsov was shot four times and police are investigating his death, according to the Moscow Interior Ministry. A white vehicle approached Nemtsov and several shots rang out before the car drove away. The...

    A major Russian opposition figure was just assassinated in Moscow
    Feb28

    A major Russian opposition figure was just assassinated in Moscow

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in Moscow today. Nemtsov served as a deputy prime minister and a regional governor in the 1990s under previous Russian president Boris Yeltsin, and advised Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko after Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution” in 2004. More recently, he...

    This is all that’s left of the strategically crucial Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine
    Feb28

    This is all that’s left of the strategically crucial Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine

    After nearly eight months of pitched battles between the Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists, the Donetsk airport fell to the rebel forces at the end of January. The defeat was a major loss for the Ukrainian government. This separatist win was followed a month later by the encirclement of almost 8,000 Ukrainian soldiers at the...

    Leonard Nimoy said a chance meeting with a young JFK changed his life
    Feb27

    Leonard Nimoy said a chance meeting with a young JFK changed his life

    Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for his iconic role as Spock in “Star Trek,” died at age 83 on Friday. In 2012, he reflected on his life in a commencement speech to Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. He told the story of how a chance meeting with future president John F. Kennedy inspired him when he was at a low point...

    How to make NATO matter again
    Feb27

    How to make NATO matter again

    On 5 March, 1946 Winston Churchill gave his famous “Sinews of Peace” speech at Fulton, Missouri, in which he warned of an “iron curtain” descending across Europe. Less well known is this passage, in which Churchill talked strategy: “What, then, is the overall strategy that we should inscribe today? It is nothing less than the safety and welfare,...

    Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine but economic collapse now looms
    Feb27

    Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine but economic collapse now looms

    Fighting has eased between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in recent days as both sides have begun to withdraw heavy weapons but the greater danger now confronting Ukrainians is collapse of their debt-strangled economy. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire
    Feb27

    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

    The tenuous (and likely temporary) truce in Ukraine may have put another feather in German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cap: It seemingly vindicates her Diplomatie statt Waffen (“diplomacy instead of weapons”) stand against Obama. And it’ll be a while before everyone wakes up to how Russia uses the freeze to consolidate territorial...

    Plan for Canadian military police to train Ukraine officers on hold
    Feb27

    Plan for Canadian military police to train Ukraine officers on hold

    OTTAWA – A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting taking place in the east of that embattled country. The idea was floated late last year by former defence minister Rob Nicholson as the Harper government agreed to expand military co-operation...

    EU Lawmaker Tells Of Shelling And ‘Chaotic Retreat’ After Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Feb27

    EU Lawmaker Tells Of Shelling And ‘Chaotic Retreat’ After Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire

    A Belgian lawmaker observed pro-Russian rebels’ offensive on the town of Debaltseve and Kyiv’s “chaotic” retreat during his visit to eastern Ukraine last week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting
    Feb27

    Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting

    A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting taking place in the east of that embattled country. The idea was floated late last year by former defence minister Rob Nicholson as the Harper government agreed to expand military co-operation with...