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    White House rebuffs Ukraine appeal for weapons
    Sep19

    White House rebuffs Ukraine appeal for weapons

    “One cannot win a war with blankets,” Ukraine President Poroshenko told Congress. …read more Source: USA...

    Counting Starts in Historic Scotland Independence Referendum
    Sep19

    Counting Starts in Historic Scotland Independence Referendum

    Countin started in Scotland’s historic referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. People across Britain and the world are awaiting the outcome, with polls scheduled to close in a few hours time. Pre-referendum polls gave a slight edge to the anti-independence...

    Obama pledges U.S. support to Ukraine’s Poroshenko
    Sep19

    Obama pledges U.S. support to Ukraine’s Poroshenko

    President Obama told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Thursday that the U.S. supports Ukraine “in words and deeds,” as the two leaders dodged reporters’ questions about the administration’s refusal to send heavy weapons to Kiev for its war with Russia. Addressing reporters after their 90-minute meeting in the Oval...

    Ayotte calls for ‘lethal assistance’ in Ukraine
    Sep18

    Ayotte calls for ‘lethal assistance’ in Ukraine

    Sen. Kelly Ayotte called on President Obama to provide “lethal assistance” to Ukraine after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday. “President Poroshenko’s address to the U.S. Congress today was a direct and impassioned appeal for American leadership and help in the face of...

    Annual Military Exercise Takes on New Meaning for Ukraine Troops
    Sep18

    Annual Military Exercise Takes on New Meaning for Ukraine Troops

    The Ukrainian troops put on camouflage paint and hide in tall grass by the side of the road. They have information that an enemy convoy will be passing by soon. Minutes later four trucks speed down the road and screech to a halt as bombs go off and the Ukrainian troops open fire. The enemy retreats and the Ukrainian soldiers congratulate each...

    Poroshenko Makes Appeal to U.S. Congress
    Sep18

    Poroshenko Makes Appeal to U.S. Congress

    President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine has appealed to the United States Congress for support of his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Winning Back the Hearts and Minds of Russians…
    Sep18

    Winning Back the Hearts and Minds of Russians…

    We have not been good at differentiating between Russia as a country, the Russian people and Vladimir Putin. Russian society as a whole has been kidnapped by its president. Mr.Putin could be congratulated for the swiftness of action, but he knows it is not that difficult to kidnap a physically frail, mentally vulnerable society, which has been...

    Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet
    Sep18

    Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine’s military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists. Ahead of Thursday’s White House meeting, U.S. officials said...

    Ukraine President Appeals for More US Support
    Sep18

    Ukraine President Appeals for More US Support

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the U.S. Congress for lethal and non-lethal military aid, more sanctions and a special security status on Thursday during a visit to Washington to bolster U.S. support for his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Voice of...

    At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?
    Sep18

    At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?

    Exterior, top, and interior shots of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg opening this weekend. (Flickr) TORONTO (JTA) — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. On the same floor, in a...