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    Ukraine rebels plan to boost ranks with 100,000 fighters
    Feb02

    Ukraine rebels plan to boost ranks with 100,000 fighters

    Rebel leader Zakharchenko did not say where he aimed to find apparently tens of thousands of troops. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Letters: More discussion on the Victims of Communism Memorial
    Feb02

    Letters: More discussion on the Victims of Communism Memorial

    Look elsewhere for inspiration Re: Memorial ‘bleak and brutal’: Top judge, Jan. 27. I have followed the strong opinions of renowned architects and, now, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. As a second-generation Ukrainian who lost many relatives, ironically, exactly a century ago, I wholeheartedly...

    Explainer: As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies, So Does Debate On Providing Lethal Military Aid
    Feb02

    Explainer: As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies, So Does Debate On Providing Lethal Military Aid

    The perception in the West that the five-month-old Minsk cease-fire agreement has failed to contain the Ukraine crisis and that Moscow has increased its military aid to separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified the debate in Washington about providing lethal military aid to Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel
    Feb02

    Obama to Hold White House Meeting with Merkel

    The White House says President Barack Obama will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Monday at the White House. It says the two leaders plan to meet in the Oval Office followed by a working lunch to discuss a wide range of topics, including Ukraine, the fight against terrorism and Islamic State, and Afghanistan and Iran. They will also talk...

    Ukraine Rebels Plan Call-Up, Want 100,000-Strong Army
    Feb02

    Ukraine Rebels Plan Call-Up, Want 100,000-Strong Army

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Separatists battling government troops in east Ukraine plan a general mobilization and aim to boost their fighting force to 100,000 men, one of their main leaders said on Monday. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying the...

    Dictatorship ain’t what it used to be
    Feb02

    Dictatorship ain’t what it used to be

    The concept of dictatorship is badly in need of revision. The old model of remote tyrants inflicting arbitrary, often eccentric, edicts on their cowed or indoctrinated subjects, with few constraints on their behavior and few threats to their survival, no longer applies. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad are two of...

    Ukrainian Troops Fight to Avoid Being Surrounded by Russia-Backed Rebels
    Feb02

    Ukrainian Troops Fight to Avoid Being Surrounded by Russia-Backed Rebels

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine—Ukrainian troops battled Monday to repel waves of Russia-backed separatists trying to surround a strategic railway hub in eastern Ukraine, while in an ominous sign for peace efforts, the rebels announced plans to boost the size of their armed forces. Elsewhere, the rebel stronghold of Donetsk came under heavy, sustained...

    Israel at a Turning Point
    Feb02

    Israel at a Turning Point

    The news today about Israel is often negative. While 135 nations have recognized a Palestinian state, the PLO has gained admission to the International Criminal Court where it wants Israel to be found guilty of war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A recent study found that the State Department has cited Israel as the #4 state in the world...

    Obama Reconsidering Lethal Assistance To Ukraine
    Feb02

    Obama Reconsidering Lethal Assistance To Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is reconsidering sending lethal assistance to Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday, but continues to have concerns about taking that step.This official, who requested anonymity to speak because the person wasn’t authorized to talk publicly about internal deliberations, said the...

    Ukrainian troops repel rebels trying to surround key rail hub
    Feb02

    Ukrainian troops repel rebels trying to surround key rail hub

    Ukrainian troops battled Monday to repel waves of Russian-backed separatists trying to surround a strategic railway hub in eastern Ukraine, while in an ominous sign for peace efforts, the rebels announced plans to boost the size of their armed forces. …read more Source: CTV...