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    15 Canadian Army soldiers in Poland for exercise – Nicholson says this shows Canadian commitment to Eastern Europe
    Sep09

    15 Canadian Army soldiers in Poland for exercise – Nicholson says this shows Canadian commitment to Eastern Europe

    Fifteen Canadian Army soldiers are participating in Exercise MAPLE ARCH 14, from September 8-18, 2014, in Lublin, Poland, according to a news release from the Department of National Defence. Exercise MAPLE ARCH 14 fosters international military relations, interoperability among contributing nations and promotes security and stability in Central...

    Ukrainians In Mariupol Prepare For War As Poroshenko Says Cease-Fire Is Breached
    Sep09

    Ukrainians In Mariupol Prepare For War As Poroshenko Says Cease-Fire Is Breached

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — As the cease-fire reached Friday in eastern Ukraine shows signs of crumbling across the region, people in Mariupol, a port city on the Black Sea under assault by pro-Russian separatists, are preparing for a war that many here say is coming despite an air of normalcy. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine death toll edges up despite ceasefire, more POWs freed
                            
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    Sep09

    Ukraine death toll edges up despite ceasefire, more POWs freed [Photos]

    Five Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past four days, the military said on Tuesday, underscoring the strains in a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists that officials insist is still broadly holding. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Malaysia Air MH17 Wreckage Still Lying in Ukraine
    Sep09

    Malaysia Air MH17 Wreckage Still Lying in Ukraine

    HRABOVE, Ukraine—A child’s skipping rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred, lay Tuesday amid wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was still strewn across fields of Eastern Ukraine more than seven weeks after the jet was shot down. Chunks of fuselage carrying the Malaysian carrier’s logo were lined up alongside a...

    ‘Ukraine still faces Russia alone’
    Sep09

    ‘Ukraine still faces Russia alone’

    The recent NATO summit in Newport, Wales was initially meant to prepare the alliance for the post-Afghanistan era and pooling of resources at the time of defense cuts, known in NATO lingua as “smart defense.” …read more Source:...

    Oy Vey: Yiddish Has a Problem
    Sep09

    Oy Vey: Yiddish Has a Problem

    Ai-yi-yi! Let’s kvetch about the fact that you have to schlep all the way to Brooklyn to schmooze in Yiddish nowadays. Chances are you understood that above paragraph perfectly, despite it being littered with Yiddish vocabulary. “Yinglish”—the marriage of Yiddish and English—is a pop-cultural standard: Girls’ Shoshanna...

    Malaysia: Dutch Report Suggests MH-17 Shot Down from Ground
    Sep09

    Malaysia: Dutch Report Suggests MH-17 Shot Down from Ground

    Less than two months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed over Ukraine, investigators are closer to knowing why. The plane broke apart in mid-air after a number of “high-energy objects” penetrated its fuselage, says the Dutch Safety Board. All 298 people on board were killed in the July 17 crash, most of them from the...

    OSCE: Let Journalists in Crimea Do Their Jobs
    Sep09

    OSCE: Let Journalists in Crimea Do Their Jobs

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called for the de-facto authorities in Crimea to allow media members to do their job without hindrance. Speaking in Vienna on Tuesday, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, expressed concern about the intimidation of free voices in Crimea, following the detention...

    EU delays economic sanctions against Russia
    Sep09

    EU delays economic sanctions against Russia

    The 28-nation bloc said the punitive measures will come into force ‘in the next few days’ depending on how well the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine is upheld. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    New EU chief known as harsh critic of Putin’s incursion in Ukraine
    Sep09

    New EU chief known as harsh critic of Putin’s incursion in Ukraine

    Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The European Council has elected Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, as its new president. Tusk, 57, who traces his political roots to the anti-communist Solidarity labor movement in the Soviet era, is the longest serving […] The post New EU chief known as harsh critic of...