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    Chechens Loyal to Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels
    Dec10

    Chechens Loyal to Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels

    Chanting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), dozens of armed men in camouflage uniforms from Russia’s republic of Chechnya train in snow in a camp in the rebel-held east Ukraine. They say their “Death” unit fighting Ukrainian forces has 300 people, mostly former state security troops in the mainly-Muslim region where...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Dec10

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. The US Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on Tuesday that details harsh CIA interrogation techniques employed in counterterrorism efforts during the administration of US President George W. Bush. 2. A new leak of confidential documents adds dozens of more companies,...

    Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine
    Dec10

    Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

    Russian performers who have criticized the country’s role in Ukraine have been denounced on TV programs and had concert dates abruptly canceled.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN
    Dec10

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

    Geneva (AFP) – More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war...

    Ukraine truce bid in jeopardy
    Dec10

    Ukraine truce bid in jeopardy

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s military accused separatists of violating an agreed “Day of Silence” in the country’s embattled east on Tuesday, an initiative that was seen as an attempt to forge a durable ceasefire paving the way to a new round of peace talks. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    LONG Biden: Ukraine Can’t ‘Blow’ Another Chance To Change
    Dec10

    LONG Biden: Ukraine Can’t ‘Blow’ Another Chance To Change

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said Ukraine cannot lose another chance to change the country for the better. The remarks come as Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists largely suspended hostilities in the country’s east on December 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Headed to India for Trade, Energy Talks
    Dec10

    Putin Headed to India for Trade, Energy Talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is headed to India on a trip aimed at expanding trade and energy cooperation. Putin is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in New Delhi. India and Russia have had close ties since the Cold War. Analysts say India will look for ways in which Russia can help the emerging South Asian...

    Dutch, Ukrainian governments sued over Malaysia jet shoot-down
    Dec10

    Dutch, Ukrainian governments sued over Malaysia jet shoot-down

    Lawsuits filed by relatives of some of the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over embattled Ukraine are challenging the Dutch government investigation of the disaster and the Ukrainian government’s failure to close its airspace. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Will the IMF bring Ukraine in from the cold?
    Dec10

    Will the IMF bring Ukraine in from the cold?

    The Ukraine and IMF begin fresh talks over a $17 billion aid package on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Egan: My apology to Ottawa’s homegrown extremist
    Dec09

    Egan: My apology to Ottawa’s homegrown extremist

    “I was one of you.” So you say, Abu Anwar al-Canadi or John Maguire, in your video warning, before calling on Muslims in Canada to sharpen their knives or prepare their explosive devices. Then we shall respond as the polite Canadian. Sorry it didn’t work out, John. Sorry you grew up in the greatest country in the world, with one of the best...