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    A Top Ukrainian TV Station Silenced?
    Jan16

    A Top Ukrainian TV Station Silenced?

    Inter has been one of Ukraine’s most popular television channels since the mid-1990s. Now it may close down over a New Year’s Eve show that featured three Russian pop stars. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Donetsk Airport Battle Continues As Conflicting Reports Arise In Ukraine
    Jan15

    Donetsk Airport Battle Continues As Conflicting Reports Arise In Ukraine

    The fog of war drifted over the battle for East Ukraine Thursday as the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists both claimed to be winning the battle for the remains of the new terminal at Donetsk airport. While rebels have made significant gains over the last two days, even managing to enter the airport on Wednesday, conflicting reports...

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine
    Jan15

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed their concern about increased violence in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    EU Parliament Accuses Russia of ‘Acts of Terrorism’ in Ukraine
    Jan15

    EU Parliament Accuses Russia of ‘Acts of Terrorism’ in Ukraine

    The European Parliament is accusing Russia of what it calls “acts of terrorism” in Ukraine. Meeting in Brussels, the European Union legislative body passed a resolution condemning what it called Russia’s “aggressive and expansionist policy” and “the acts of terrorism and criminal behavior” by...

    Separatists in Ukraine capture remains of sought after airport
    Jan15

    Separatists in Ukraine capture remains of sought after airport

    The battle for the Donetsk terminal reduces hope that a cease fire, first agreed upon in September, could be brought back …read more Source:...

    How to spot a zombie democracy
    Jan15

    How to spot a zombie democracy

    Is a country that holds regular elections a democracy? We take the electoral process to be the first symptom of a democracy, but that in and of itself is very far from sufficient. By that measure, Russia is a democracy, as are Iran and Singapore – and indeed, many of the former Cold War Warsaw Pact regimes. Yet we all understand that these...

    Feds spend $50,000 for flag’s 50th birthday
    Jan15

    Feds spend $50,000 for flag’s 50th birthday

    OTTAWA – The federal government has allotted $50,000 for celebrations for the upcoming 50th birthday of the iconic Maple Leaf flag.That’s compared to almost $4 million for a campaign marking the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth, and $5.2 million spent on the bicentennial of the War of 1812.Canadian Heritage...

    Resurgent Nazism: New and Frightening Reports
    Jan15

    Resurgent Nazism: New and Frightening Reports

    Even as the world focuses on the murder of French journalists, police and Jews, the continuing growth of Nazi and neo-Nazi movements has the capacity to surprise and frighten. Next Wednesday, January 21, at the U.S. Capitol, the latest edition of the authoritative compilation of Nazi incidents and organizations will be released. The White Papers...

    Police Stand By for Now as Kremlin Critic Defies House Arrest
    Jan15

    Police Stand By for Now as Kremlin Critic Defies House Arrest

    Ten days after cutting off his monitoring tag and declaring he would not stay under house arrest, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says Russian police are standing by while he walks out of his door. Although the house arrest order has not been lifted since an embezzlement case against him ended in a suspended sentence on December 30, no one has...

    Anti-Kremlin Activist Navalny Detained By Police After Criticising Putin on Live Radio
    Jan15

    Anti-Kremlin Activist Navalny Detained By Police After Criticising Putin on Live Radio

    The Russian Kremlin-critic and opposition figure Alexei Navalny was detained by police yesterday after saying on a live radio show that Russian president Vladimir Putin “created problems for years to come” by annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Navalny was then met by security forces outside the building of the independent radio station Echo of Moscow...