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    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...

    Ukraine Rebels Claim Victory in Battle for Airport
    Jan15

    Ukraine Rebels Claim Victory in Battle for Airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Russian-backed separatists announced Thursday they had captured the shattered remains of the Donetsk airport terminal in eastern Ukraine and plan to claw back more territory, further dashing hopes for a lasting peace agreement. The airport, on the fringes of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, has been at the center of bitter...

    Ukraine separatists claim victory in battle for Donetsk airport
    Jan15

    Ukraine separatists claim victory in battle for Donetsk airport

    Russian-backed separatists announced Thursday they had captured the shattered remains of the Donetsk airport terminal in eastern Ukraine and plan to claw back more territory, further dashing hopes for a lasting peace agreement. …read more Source: FOX...

    Lost in the Headlines: The Coming Hell for Eastern Ukrainians
    Jan15

    Lost in the Headlines: The Coming Hell for Eastern Ukrainians

    Articles about the war in Ukraine invariably cite the over 4,800 casualties and one million displaced persons reported by the UN. That number, as horrible as it is, is just a small percentage of the humanitarian suffering that continues to unfold on the ground. Lost in the headlines are the three million eastern Ukrainians in Donetsk and Luhansk...

    European Union Parliament Names Russia ‘Potential Threat’
    Jan15

    European Union Parliament Names Russia ‘Potential Threat’

    BRUSSELS—The EU parliament on Thursday condemned Russia as a “potential threat to the European Union itself” even as the EU foreign policy chief sought to resume dialogue with Moscow to help end the conflict in Ukraine. The legislature backed a resolution with a show of hands that called for a continuation of the sanctions against Moscow even...