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    U.N. criticizes Ukraine fighting tactics; raises toll to 5,358
    Feb03

    U.N. criticizes Ukraine fighting tactics; raises toll to 5,358

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine – The United Nations on Tuesday sharply criticized both the Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian rebels for turning bus stops, schools, markets and hospitals into battlegrounds where civilians are getting killed. Indiscriminate shelling and an escalation in the fighting in eastern Ukraine have killed at least 224 civilians...

    Young Russians Dodge Draft More And More To Avoid Risk Of Fighting In Ukraine
    Feb03

    Young Russians Dodge Draft More And More To Avoid Risk Of Fighting In Ukraine

    Young Russians are dodging the draft in greater numbers than before, for fear that they will be sent to serve in the East Ukraine war, where Russia has allegedly increased its military involvement in recent months. A St. Petersburg-based human rights group, Soldiers’ Mothers of St. …read more Source: International Business...

    John Baird’s resignation poses dilemma for Stephen Harper
    Feb03

    John Baird’s resignation poses dilemma for Stephen Harper

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s world has suddenly become more complicated. With the resignation of just one cabinet minister – the veteran political lieutenant John Baird – the final months of Harper’s majority mandate are now filled with uncertainty. As he heads towards a fall election campaign, that’s not the message Harper...

    Russia Makes It Easy To Fight In Ukraine
    Feb03

    Russia Makes It Easy To Fight In Ukraine

    Officially, Russia has no soldiers in Ukraine. But it does have volunteers — hundreds of men and women eager to take up arms in defense of Novorossia. And the Kremlin’s got no problem with that. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ICAO delegates weigh safety proposals
    Feb03

    ICAO delegates weigh safety proposals

    MONTREAL – Delegates at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s safety conference began working on how to improve the global tracking of aircraft and better share information on conflict zones.Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday that real-time tracking is a priority and must be fast-tracked by the...

    The Cure For Low Oil Prices Is Low Oil Prices
    Feb03

    The Cure For Low Oil Prices Is Low Oil Prices

    Over the course of 2014 the prices the world paid for crude oil tumbled from over $125 per barrel to around $45 per barrel now, and could easily drop further before recovering for a time to then begin the cycle of boom and bust all over again . You get the idea. In the end, the wild whipsawing of the oil market, and the even wilder whipsawing of...

    U.N. warns both sides in Ukraine conflict over rising civilian deaths
    Feb03

    U.N. warns both sides in Ukraine conflict over rising civilian deaths

    Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia separatists are increasingly engaging in “indiscriminate shelling” that has killed at least 224 civilians over a recent three-week period and imperils millions living in the eastern Ukraine war zones, the United Nations’ top human rights official… …read more Source: Los...

    Russia releases mother of 7 accused of spying for Ukraine
    Feb03

    Russia releases mother of 7 accused of spying for Ukraine

    Charges still pending against woman who reportedly was reporting Russian troop movements to Ukraine …read more Source:...

    The Moment to Arm Ukraine
    Feb03

    The Moment to Arm Ukraine

    Debaltseve, Ukraine (Sergey Polezhaka/Reuters) On Tuesday, the United Nations released its latest death toll in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine. The new figure represents an ominous turning point in the battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists that was supposed to have halted under a September ceasefire agreement. With...

    US Dilemma: To Arm Ukraine Troops or Not
    Feb03

    US Dilemma: To Arm Ukraine Troops or Not

    By considering giving weapons to Kyiv, the United States could be contemplating a risky venture that advocates say would help end the conflict in Ukraine, but which opponents warn might fan the flames of war. A senior U.S. administration official said on Monday no decision had been made on whether to send arms to help Ukrainian forces fight...