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    Russia is looking to make an ally within its biggest enemy
    Feb03

    Russia is looking to make an ally within its biggest enemy

    It looks like Russia is trying to make a military ally within its biggest enemy. On Tuesday, Greece’s defense minister and outspoken “Eurosceptic” Panos Kammenos announced that he was invited to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoygu in the near future. Earlier that day, Kammenos met with both the US and Russian...

    Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After An Infusion Of Aid
    Feb03

    Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After An Infusion Of Aid

    The rebel commander casually led the way down a muddy trench, shoulder high with shaved walls of moist earth, his boots slapping at wooden slabs sunk into the muck. Finally, he reached an earth-covered observation post. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Protesters Urge Kiev to Shift Tactics in Fight Against Moscow
    Feb03

    Protesters Urge Kiev to Shift Tactics in Fight Against Moscow

    Dozens of protesters, including members of the Ukrainian military, gathered inside a presidential administrative building in Kiev on Tuesday to express frustration with the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine. The group, which has complained about a lack of supplies on the front lines and poor strategy, also demanded to speak with President Petro...

    UN Agency Pushes Tight Deadline for Plane Tracking Standard
    Feb03

    UN Agency Pushes Tight Deadline for Plane Tracking Standard

    Global aviation leaders on Tuesday debated setting a tight deadline to improve the tracking of passenger planes in a push to prevent a recurrence of the still unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Officials at the United Nations safety conference also sought to tackle risks from conflict zones after another Malaysia Airlines...

    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...

    UN slams Ukraine, Russia-backed rebels for killing civilians
    Feb03

    UN slams Ukraine, Russia-backed rebels for killing civilians

    The United Nations has sharply criticized both the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels for turning bus stops, schools, markets and hospitals into battlegrounds where civilians are getting killed. …read more Source:...

    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...

    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...