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    Ordinary Ukrainians Are Using Facebook to Arm Their Soldiers
    Jan10

    Ordinary Ukrainians Are Using Facebook to Arm Their Soldiers

    On November 21, 2013, as thousands of his fellow Ukrainians first gathered in Maidan Nezalezhnosti – Independence Square – in Kyiv to demonstrate against President Viktor Yanukovych, a 40-year-old IT entrepreneur named Yuri Biryukov felt a stirring of hope. Yanukovych’s decision not to sign t …read more Source: The New...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 10
    Jan10

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 10

    1 Saudi blogger flogged: A Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam was brought after Friday prayers to a public square in the port city of Jiddah and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators, a witness said. New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual “disorders” from driving, ostensibly for...

    Ukraine Travel Warning
    Jan09

    Ukraine Travel Warning

    This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated August 29 to provide updated information on the security situation in southern and eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Observing the holiday’s traditions especially important amid Ukraine crisis
    Jan09

    Observing the holiday’s traditions especially important amid Ukraine crisis

    The sound of carolling filled Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral in Winnipeg’s North End on Wednesday morning as hundreds sat in rows of pews, celebrating Ukrainian Christmas. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russia is still sending military forces into Ukraine
    Jan09

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russia is still sending military forces into Ukraine

    Yatsenyuk demanded Moscow remove what he called its “bandits” from Ukraine. Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their talks in Berlin on January 8, he said Russia has “sent troops to Ukraine’s regions and continues sending its troops there.” …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada...

    Ukraine Says Separatists Intensifying Rocket Attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine Says Separatists Intensifying Rocket Attacks

    Ukrainian military officials said Friday that four soldiers were killed in one day as separatists intensified shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    German chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown yet another lifeline to Ukraine
    Jan09

    German chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown yet another lifeline to Ukraine

    This is the second time that Berlin has bailed out the fledgling economy run by Kiev. Germany agreed to two 1.6 billion euro ($1.9 billion) aid packages last year. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Eight killed in Ukraine as peace talk prospects dim
    Jan09

    Eight killed in Ukraine as peace talk prospects dim

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Four Ukrainian soldiers and at least as many civilians died Friday in an upsurge of rocket attacks that came just as prospects for international peace talks on the nine-month crisis dimmed.Local authorities in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said another nine residents were injured in sporadic clashes that...

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying attacks

    Ukrainian troops killed in more than two days of fighting as separatists intensify shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Longform’s Picks of the Week
    Jan09

    Longform’s Picks of the Week

    Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform’s new app and read all of the latest in-depth stories from dozens of magazines, including Foreign Policy. Scare Tactics: Michel...