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    ‘Fragile’ Cease-Fire Holds in Ukraine
    Dec12

    ‘Fragile’ Cease-Fire Holds in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president says a “fragile” cease-fire is actually in place for the first time in his country’s seven-month conflict between government troops and Russian-back separatists. Petro Poroshenko said Friday that 24 hours had passed without any deaths or injuries of his soldiers. Poroshenko said if the cease-fire held...

    Ukraine: Truce results in 1st casualty-free day
    Dec12

    Ukraine: Truce results in 1st casualty-free day

    Ukraine’s president said Friday that a fragile truce between his government’s troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine had resulted in the first day free of deaths or injuries for…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Renewed violence shudders fragile Ukraine truce
    Dec12

    Renewed violence shudders fragile Ukraine truce

    KIEV, Ukraine — Separatists killed three Ukrainian soldiers Thursday, jolting a 2-day-old truce, as the country’s prime minister called for an international donor conference to avoid a possible “default.” …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine: Truce with separatists results in nation’s first casualty-free day since crisis began
    Dec12

    Ukraine: Truce with separatists results in nation’s first casualty-free day since crisis began

    Ukraine’s president says a fragile truce between his government’s troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine has resulted in the seven-month-old conflict’s first day free of deaths or injuries for his soldiers. …read more Source: FOX...

    Fragile truce in Ukraine results in casualty-free day
    Dec12

    Fragile truce in Ukraine results in casualty-free day

    Ukraine’s president says a fragile truce between his government’s troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine has resulted in the seven-month-old conflict’s first day free of deaths or injuries for his soldiers. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin’s Russia, Tolkien’s Mordor — Spot the difference
    Dec12

    Putin’s Russia, Tolkien’s Mordor — Spot the difference

    I was rendered temporarily speechless by the news that a design company was planning to light up an enormous Eye of Sauron over a Moscow skyscraper this week. Though the project was ostensibly meant to mark the premiere of the third part of director Peter Jackson’s ambitious Hobbit trilogy, it was impossible to ignore the symbolism of the...

    Poland: ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Action In Baltic Region
    Dec12

    Poland: ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Action In Baltic Region

    Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak has said Russia’s military is engaging in an unprecedented amount of activity around the Baltic Sea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why East Ukrainians Are Fleeing To Russia
    Dec12

    Why East Ukrainians Are Fleeing To Russia

    After months of bitter fighting between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, a significant number of the region’s residents have left their homes and sought calm elsewhere. A November 2014 United Nations report revealed that roughly 450,000 Ukrainians fled from the violence-struck areas to other...

    Poland Reports ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Maneuvers in Baltic
    Dec12

    Poland Reports ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Maneuvers in Baltic

    Russia’s military is engaging in an unprecedented amount of activity around the Baltic Sea, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said Thursday. The minister said that Poland, a member of the NATO defense alliance, was not under threat of attack and the Russian maneuvers were most likely designed to test how NATO forces in the region...

    Christmas likely can’t come early enough for embattled Fantino, government
    Dec12

    Christmas likely can’t come early enough for embattled Fantino, government

    OTTAWA – Longtime denizens of Parliament Hill know Veterans Affairs as a troublesome, thankless ministerial assignment, but it rarely generates the kind of sustained political heat the Harper government is hoping will dissipate with the coming Christmas break.Only once the House of Commons rises this week will the Conservatives get a...