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    Russian Envoy Says Obama’s Extremism Summit a “Mess”
    Feb20

    Russian Envoy Says Obama’s Extremism Summit a “Mess”

    Despite bitter differences over the fate of Syria and Ukraine, the United States and Russia still agree on one thing: The need to confront violent Islamic extremists from North Africa to the Middle East. But forging a coordinated strategy for combating the scourge has been complicated by the deteriorating state of relations between the Cold War...

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate
    Feb20

    Key Ukraine town under rebel control, separatists celebrate

    For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Alexander Zaldostanov, Russian biker, makes Canada’s sanctions list
    Feb19

    Alexander Zaldostanov, Russian biker, makes Canada’s sanctions list

    Canada has added the name Alexander Zaldostanov to the list of Russians under sanctions because of the war in Ukraine. But unlike the other prominent Russians targeted, he is not a senior military officer or the CEO of a major oil company. The 51-year-old Zaldostanov, nicknamed “The Surgeon,” is the head of Russia’s biggest biker gang, the...

    Ukraine forces and EU diplomacy take heavy blow as rebels seize key town (+video)
    Feb19

    Ukraine forces and EU diplomacy take heavy blow as rebels seize key town (+video)

    A newly forged cease-fire all but collapsed as government troops withdrew from the transit hub of Debaltseve in what appears to be another implicit victory for Russia’s Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Reflecting on the anniversary of Ukraine’s uprising
    Feb19

    Reflecting on the anniversary of Ukraine’s uprising

    KIEV, Ukraine – It was one year ago that Kiev erupted in bloody clashes that killed dozens of protesters, and eventually led to the downfall of Viktor Yanukovych, the former Ukrainian president who fled the capital under the cover of night, slipping across the Russian border.Fuzzy black-and-white security camera footage from the ex-leader’s...

    Rebel Fighters, Many of Them Cossacks, Roamed the Streets of Debaltseve:  Laughing, Hugging Each Other and Posing for Photos
    Feb19

    Rebel Fighters, Many of Them Cossacks, Roamed the Streets of Debaltseve: Laughing, Hugging Each Other and Posing for Photos

    Associated Press journalists drove Thursday around about half of the key rail hub that has been the focus of weeks of fighting in eastern Ukraine between Russia-backed separatists and government troops. They found all its neighborhoods under the control of… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    How WhatsApp’s billionaire CEO spent the year after the $19 billion Facebook acquisition
    Feb19

    How WhatsApp’s billionaire CEO spent the year after the $19 billion Facebook acquisition

    It’s been exactly one year since Facebook acquired mobile messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion. The groundbreaking deal made both of the app’s cofounders billionaires. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, CEO Jan Koum moved with his family to the US when he was 16 years old. The family struggled and lived on welfare and food stamps....

    Russian bike gang leader, Putin’s friend, put on Canada’s sanctions list
    Feb19

    Russian bike gang leader, Putin’s friend, put on Canada’s sanctions list

    Among the executives and military officials included in the latest list of individuals targeted for sanctions by Canada over the conflict in Ukraine is Alexander Zaldostanov, a bike gang leader who is a mainstay of the Kremlin and a close personal friend of Vladimir Putin. …read more Source:...

    Putin Latest Victory in Eastern Ukraine is Turning Into a Rout
    Feb19

    Putin Latest Victory in Eastern Ukraine is Turning Into a Rout

    His forces, including regular Russian army troops, then assaulted the city in brazen violation of a cease-fire. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal
    Feb19

    Putin Calls West’s Bluff Over Ukraine Peace Deal

    Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. The attack on Debaltseve by rebels loyal to the Russian president amounts to a test… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...