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    Canada’s contribution to funding landmine treaty efforts drops significantly
    Dec03

    Canada’s contribution to funding landmine treaty efforts drops significantly

    Fewer people were killed and injured by landmines in 2013 than in any previous year, and nearly all use and production of the weapon has ceased, according to the latest annual report from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). Landmine Monitor 2014 was released today on the seventeenth anniversary of the signing of the Mine Ban...

    The World’s Most Popular Gun Is Getting A Fashion Line
    Dec03

    The World’s Most Popular Gun Is Getting A Fashion Line

    There are already upwards of 70 million AK-47s in circulation worldwide. But amid unrest global criticism of Moscow and EU and US sanctions, the state-owned Russian company responsible for the gun’s production is trying to rebrand itself. In Moscow on Tuesday, the Siberian company behind the rifle unveiled new slogans (“protecting...

    More Than 50% of Russians Want Another Decade of Putin
    Dec03

    More Than 50% of Russians Want Another Decade of Putin

    More than half of all Russians support president Vladimir Putin and would like to see him re-elected after his current term runs out in 2018, according to a poll by Russian pollster the Levada Centre. Asked if they would like to see Putin return as president after the next presidential election, 58% said they would, while only 19% said they would...

    Terrorists shell Orlivka, among wounded year-old child

    When terrorists attacked Orlivka, Donetsk region, four people were injured, including a six-year-old child. This was reported by the press service of the Interior Ministry’s regional department. “The city police department in Avdiyivka received a report from a hospital that four people with injuries of varying severity were delivered...

    The Incredible Stories Behind 35 Powerful Photos Taken This Year
    Dec03

    The Incredible Stories Behind 35 Powerful Photos Taken This Year

    It’s been an eventful year, and we’ve seen many striking photos from all over the world. They spark a range of emotions, from sorrow to joy, outrage to hope. But we often never learn the full story behind a photo, all the factors at work that put a brave photographer in the middle of the action to get the shot. A number of noted...

    ‘No Big Brother!’ Ukrainian Journalists Oppose Kyiv’s New Ministry Of Information
    Dec03

    ‘No Big Brother!’ Ukrainian Journalists Oppose Kyiv’s New Ministry Of Information

    Ukrainian journalists are protesting the government’s creation of a new Ministry of Information that Kyiv says is needed to confront Russian propaganda. Some journalists fear their own efforts to gather truth could become subject to oversight. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine says nuclear plant fault cuts power
    Dec03

    Ukraine says nuclear plant fault cuts power

    Ukraine’s energy minister insisted the incident poses no danger. …read more Source: USA...

    The Drilldown: Prentice’s pipeline push turns into a listening tour
    Dec03

    The Drilldown: Prentice’s pipeline push turns into a listening tour

    Get the Drilldown brief straight to their inbox each weekday. Just click here. ~ • ~ The Lead Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s eastern adventure hasn’t yet moved popular interest in TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East pipeline, though his soft power approach has cooled the rhetoric around energy. After a fortnight that saw...

    The Battle For Pisky – The Village That’s Key To Controlling Donetsk Airport
    Dec03

    The Battle For Pisky – The Village That’s Key To Controlling Donetsk Airport

    Despite the announcement of a new cease-fire around Donetsk, there have been reports of continued fighting around the airport and the nearby village of Pisky. Here, a mix of Ukrainian government forces, volunteer battalions, and Right Sector nationalists have been fighting artillery duels with Russian-backed separatists. RFE/RL visited the...

    Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard
    Dec03

    Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard

    People walk past a display with currency exchange rates at Kievskaya (Kiev’s) railway station in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Poor and middle-class Russians are increasingly challe… …read more Source: The Bismarck...