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    Romney’s final flip-flop: No 2016 run
    Jan31

    Romney’s final flip-flop: No 2016 run

    WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s presidential dream died as it lived — with a final, dramatic flip-flop.Romney has completed his second U-turn on the question of whether he’ll run in 2016 and is back where he started: He’s not running for president anymore.His announcement Friday came after a weeks of heavy public flirtation...

    Why the West’s Strategy of Containing an ‘Aggressive’ Putin Is Misplaced
    Jan31

    Why the West’s Strategy of Containing an ‘Aggressive’ Putin Is Misplaced

    Since the March 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea and the initial forays of Russian military forces into Eastern Ukraine, Western policymakers, academics and media figures have frequently depicted Russia as an aggressive power and Putin as a belligerent statesman who seeks to destabilize the international system to maximize Russian power. The...

    UN urged to protect girls and women from rape in conflict
    Jan30

    UN urged to protect girls and women from rape in conflict

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Somali woman who runs an organization helping victims of sexual violence urged the Security Council on Friday to step up action to prevent U.N. peacekeepers and staff deployed to conflict zones from becoming “violent perpetrators” themselves. Ilwad Elman, speaking on behalf of many non-governmental organizations promoting...

    Ukraine Needs America’s Help
    Jan30

    Ukraine Needs America’s Help

    The new year has brought more misery to Ukraine. Separatist fighters, supported by Russian troops, have launched attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Renewed Heavy Fighting Suggests that Russia has Abandoned any Pretence of Sticking to the Minsk Peace Deal
    Jan30

    Renewed Heavy Fighting Suggests that Russia has Abandoned any Pretence of Sticking to the Minsk Peace Deal

    Amid the rubble of eastern Ukraine lie traces of life before the war: a pair of broken sunglasses, a stuffed pink unicorn, a roll of undeveloped film. In Dokuchaievsk, south of Donetsk, where a rocket recently ripped into an apartment… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    World Briefing: Kerry to Meet with Ukrainian Leaders in Kiev
    Jan30

    World Briefing: Kerry to Meet with Ukrainian Leaders in Kiev

    Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip will highlight the United States’ support for Ukraine, the State Department said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian activist charged with treason after phoning Ukrainian embassy
    Jan30

    Russian activist charged with treason after phoning Ukrainian embassy

    VYAZMA, Russia – Nine months after Russian activist Svetlana Davydova called the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to warn that Russian soldiers were making their way to Ukraine, an investigator with an order for her arrest showed up at her door. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Kerry to visit Ukraine, Germany next week
    Jan30

    Kerry to visit Ukraine, Germany next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine next week to show U.S. support for the government as Ukrainian troops fight pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine to ask U.N. to call Russia a terrorism sponsor
    Jan30

    Ukraine to ask U.N. to call Russia a terrorism sponsor

    Ukraine will submit draft resolution to U.N. General Assembly soon. …read more Source: USA...

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk
    Jan30

    Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk

    Hopes for a break in hostilities dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks fails …read more Source: The Globe and...