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    BREAKING: Explosion, Heavy Fighting Reported in Grozny, Chechnya
    Dec04

    BREAKING: Explosion, Heavy Fighting Reported in Grozny, Chechnya

    A loud explosion and sounds of heavy fighting have been reported in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny, according to sources on Twitter and some media outlets in the region. Multiple sources on Twitter are reporting that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motorcade has been seen pulling into the Kremlin in the middle of the night, around...

    Donetsk residents deal with continued shelling despite truce
    Dec04

    Donetsk residents deal with continued shelling despite truce

    The Ukrainian government accused Pro-Russia rebels of violating a truce around Donetsk airport on Wednesday. Amid the devastated buildings, fighting could still be heard. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine says nuclear transformer damage poses no danger
    Dec04

    Ukraine says nuclear transformer damage poses no danger

    Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday that a damaged transformer at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, an industrial center, cut electrical power production for several days but did not pose any danger. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Q&A: Oleksiy Matsuka on the failed launch of a new Ukraine
    Dec04

    Q&A: Oleksiy Matsuka on the failed launch of a new Ukraine

    Oleksiy Matsuka. (Photo by Ginger Shewell) While the West has been distracted by headlines about Russia’s incursion into Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, it can be easy for us to forget that Ukraine is actually fighting a multi-front war with its own deep-rooted domestic concerns, from political corruption to the influence of the...

    Putin Under Pressure To Address Russia’s Economic Ills in State of the Union Address
    Dec04

    Putin Under Pressure To Address Russia’s Economic Ills in State of the Union Address

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is under pressure to show he has a prescription to cure Russia’s rapidly growing economic ills in his annual state of the union address on Thursday. Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, sharp falls in global oil prices and the ruble’s slide against the dollar culminated in an...

    Vladimir Putin’s state of union speech caps a bad year for Russia
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin’s state of union speech caps a bad year for Russia

    When President Vladimir Putin gives his state of the union address Thursday, he’ll be putting a cap on a tumultuous year for Russia. …read more Source:...

    Accident reported at Ukrainian power plant
    Dec04

    Accident reported at Ukrainian power plant

    Ukraine’s Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn says an accident at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeast Ukraine poses no danger. Jillian Kitchener reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    World landmine injuries down but Canada must boost funds, says report
    Dec03

    World landmine injuries down but Canada must boost funds, says report

    The international treaty to ban landmines, signed in Ottawa on Dec. 3, 1997, is slowly eradicating the production and use of the crippling weapons, according to a study released Wednesday. Landmine Monitor, an annual report by the Nobel-prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), says that fewer people were killed and injured by...

    Glavin: In a world of propaganda, Canada needs a strong CBC
    Dec03

    Glavin: In a world of propaganda, Canada needs a strong CBC

    It would be hard to imagine a less opportune historical moment for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to be falling from its stature as a beloved and iconic national institution and revealing itself as a salt mine of backbiting, ass-covering, bullying and lechery. It’s as though the only thing that was holding the whole edifice together...

    Ukraine nuclear plant accident poses ‘no threat,’ official says
    Dec03

    Ukraine nuclear plant accident poses ‘no threat,’ official says

    MOSCOW — Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine on Wednesday announced that there had been an accident at one of the country’s nuclear power plants, briefly setting off fears of a Chernobyl-like catastrophe. Yatsenyuk, during a session of the new Ukrainian government, disclosed that the accident had taken place at the Zaporizhia...