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    E.U. to Toughen Sanctions on Ukrainian Separatists, but Not Russia
    Nov17

    E.U. to Toughen Sanctions on Ukrainian Separatists, but Not Russia

    The bloc decided to widen sanctions on individuals in Ukraine while pushing for a diplomatic solution to Russia’s involvement there. …read more Source: The New York...

    All Is Not Well on Ukraine’s Eastern Front
    Nov17

    All Is Not Well on Ukraine’s Eastern Front

    What is Vladimir Putin’s game in eastern Ukraine? NATO reports that long convoys of unmarked military vehicles transporting heavy artillery and tanks, along with armored personnel carriers and trucks bearing rocket launchers manned by troops dressed in camouflage without identifying livery, have reinforced the pro-Russian separatist...

    Nine awkward political moments
    Nov17

    Nine awkward political moments

    Politics is serious business that can sometimes get seriously awkward …read more Source:...

    Nuclear War? Russia-US Isolation Could Lead to ‘Nuclear Catastrophe,’ Professor Says
    Nov17

    Nuclear War? Russia-US Isolation Could Lead to ‘Nuclear Catastrophe,’ Professor Says

    An editorial from Stanford University professor Siegfried S. Hecker said in a recent NY Times editorial that a “nuclear catastrophe” could take place if the US and Russia continue to be at odds with one another. He wrote: “My Russian colleagues and I believe that in nuclear matters, collaboration is essential, whereas isolation can lead to...

    EU: no new sanctions on Russia
    Nov17

    EU: no new sanctions on Russia

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, Nov. 17 (UPI) — Foreign ministers of the European Union agreed Monday to sanction certain Ukrainian separatists but imposed no new economic sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: United Press...

    Crimea Suffers Spike in Human Rights Abuses Since Russian Annexation, Report Shows
    Nov17

    Crimea Suffers Spike in Human Rights Abuses Since Russian Annexation, Report Shows

    The Crimean peninsula has suffered a spike in human rights violations since it was annexed by Russia from Ukraine last spring according to a Human Rights Watch report published today. The report details instances of pro-Ukrainian activists and Crimea’s Muslim minority, the Tatars, suffering “unlawful detention, abduction, ill-treatment...

    Moscow will not allow defeat of Ukraine rebels, says Putin
    Nov17

    Moscow will not allow defeat of Ukraine rebels, says Putin

    Vladimir Putin said he still believes in the success of peace efforts in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    EU Moves to Sanction Separatists as E. Ukraine Fighting Intensifies
    Nov17

    EU Moves to Sanction Separatists as E. Ukraine Fighting Intensifies

    European Union foreign ministers moved Monday to ratchet up sanctions against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, amid reports of intensified fighting in the region. EU diplomats reported that the foreign ministers, who were meeting in Brussels, have asked EU officials to put more separatists on the bloc’s sanctions list. However,...

    Fisher: Stephen Harper missed opportunity to burnish his ‘tough guy’ image
    Nov17

    Fisher: Stephen Harper missed opportunity to burnish his ‘tough guy’ image

    BRISBANE, Australia — Abba Eban, the hugely accomplished Israeli diplomat and wordsmith once quipped that the Palestinians “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” Strange to say, perhaps, but that remark could also be used to describe Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A classic example of the prime minister never missing an opportunity...

    Tough stances from Putin, Merkel over Ukraine
    Nov17

    Tough stances from Putin, Merkel over Ukraine

    The leaders of Russia and Germany squared off over Ukraine from opposite sides of the globe, with Vladimir Putin warning that Moscow will not accept a defeat for the pro-Russian rebels and Angela Merkel accusing the Kremlin of undermining peace across Europe. …read more Source: CTV...