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    U.N. rights agency reports ‘total breakdown’ in eastern Ukraine
    Nov20

    U.N. rights agency reports ‘total breakdown’ in eastern Ukraine

    More than 4,300 people have died in fighting in eastern Ukraine’s “total breakdown of law and order,” the United Nations human rights agency reported Thursday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    The Fall of the Would-Be Emperor
    Nov20

    The Fall of the Would-Be Emperor

    President Erdogan has recently come under intense criticism for his unwillingness to come to the aid of the beleaguered Syrian Kurds in the city of Kobani just across the Turkish border. Sadly, Erdogan’s behavior is not surprising, as he has always pursued policies consistent with the image of himself as a great leader and his country as a...

    UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300
    Nov20

    UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300

    GENEVA (AP) — The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the past month despite a cease-fire and has violated people’s rights so much it could amount to war crimes, U.N. rights investigators said Thursday. …read more Source: U.S....

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels
    Nov20

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels
    Nov20

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory. …read more Source: U.S....

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels
    Nov20

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

    The former energy minister of the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic has accused a top rebel official of pocketing money from the sale of coal to power plants. The details are murky, but there is growing agreement that the opaque nature of the new order in separatist-controlled areas has created fertile ground for the corruption that...

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebellion, as coal scandal ensnares top officials
    Nov20

    Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebellion, as coal scandal ensnares top officials

    As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory. …read more Source: FOX...

    Fisher: New trade deals with China, India cement Australia’s status as key Indo-Pacific power player
    Nov20

    Fisher: New trade deals with China, India cement Australia’s status as key Indo-Pacific power player

    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is on the kind of diplomatic tear that Canada can only dream of. Brisbane got lots of global attention by hosting the G20 leaders’ summit last weekend because so many participants queued up behind Canada’s Stephen Harper to disparage Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Kremlin’s malignant...

    U.N. Says Nearly 1,000 Killed in Ukraine Since September Truce
    Nov20

    U.N. Says Nearly 1,000 Killed in Ukraine Since September Truce

    Almost 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a truce was signed in September between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists controlling parts of the restive eastern region, according to a United Nations report. An average of 13 people have been killed every day since the Sept. 5 cease-fire was brokered between Ukraine and...

    UN: Rights Abuses on Rise in War-torn E. Ukraine
    Nov20

    UN: Rights Abuses on Rise in War-torn E. Ukraine

    A new United Nations report found the presence of large numbers of sophisticated weapons as well as foreign fighters, including Russian soldiers, have led to a worsening of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine. The report issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said serious human rights violations persist in...