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    Putin: Russia was ready to go nuclear over Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin: Russia was ready to go nuclear over Crimea

    Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said. …read more Source:...

    Obama’s War in our Hemisphere
    Mar16

    Obama’s War in our Hemisphere

    Photo by María Alejandra Mora Introduction Why did Obama declare a ‘national emergency’, claim that Venezuela represents a threat to US national security and foreign policy, assume executive prerogatives and decree sanctions against top Venezuelan officials in charge of national security, at this time? Venezuela’s Support of Latin...

    Putin Details Crimea Takeover Ahead of One-Year Anniversary
    Mar16

    Putin Details Crimea Takeover Ahead of One-Year Anniversary

    Vladimir Putin said he prepared to put Russia’s nuclear forces on alert ahead of Crimea’s annexation from neighboring Ukraine last year and ordered his inner circle to retake the peninsula days before any proclamation of a local referendum. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin was surprised at how easily Russia took control of Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin was surprised at how easily Russia took control of Crimea

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed his nation’s capture of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, he said in a documentary aired Sunday, in which he offered details of his deep involvement in last year’s quick and effective takeover.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea

    Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ottawa neurosurgeon leads “revolution” in brain surgery
    Mar16

    Ottawa neurosurgeon leads “revolution” in brain surgery

    Growing up in Winnipeg’s gritty North End, Howard Lesiuk liked to fix things: shortwave radios, old cars. His Uncle Phil taught him to make and repair cabinets. “I’ve always been a hands-on sort of guy,” says Dr. Lesiuk, who, as one of Ottawa’s top neurosurgeons, now repairs brains. Lesiuk is the director of cerebrovascular...

    Ukraine creditors form bloc to negotiate
    Mar16

    Ukraine creditors form bloc to negotiate

    Ukraine’s biggest creditor has formed a bloc and hired advisers to prepare for tough negotiations with Kiev. The FT report. …read more Source:...

    Crimea’s Curse One Year On
    Mar16

    Crimea’s Curse One Year On

    Russia thought it could trump international law in Crimea, but it has just begun to feel the consequences. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia was ready to deploy nukes over Crimea, Putin says
    Mar16

    Russia was ready to deploy nukes over Crimea, Putin says

    MOSCOW — Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year’s tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine’s president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a previous admission that the well-armed forces in unmarked uniforms who took...

    Putin mulled putting nuclear forces ‘on alert’ over Crimea
    Mar15

    Putin mulled putting nuclear forces ‘on alert’ over Crimea

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready to put the country’s nuclear forces on alert as he sought to annex Crimea last year after the fall of a Moscow-backed government in Kiev.In a nearly three-hour documentary aired on state TV in Russia on Sunday a year after the takeover of the Black Sea Peninsula from...