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    Russia, Ukraine, and the Fantasies of War
    Sep09

    Russia, Ukraine, and the Fantasies of War

    Is the war in Ukraine real? On the face of it, this is a remarkably stupid question. Thousands have died, over a million have been displaced, and European international relations have sunk into a morass. On a basic, human level, the war is tragically real. Yet the question is relevant, at the very least as an homage to Jean Baudrillard, who,...

    Ceasefire or No, Death Toll Keeps Rising in Ukraine
    Sep09

    Ceasefire or No, Death Toll Keeps Rising in Ukraine

    KIEV/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) – 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. The ceasefire, agreed on Friday, is part of a peace plan meant to end...

    The Debris of War in Ukraine
    Sep09

    The Debris of War in Ukraine

    Assessing the damage in eastern Ukraine. A center to help children with cerebral palsy is shattered. After residents in Donetsk reported overnight shelling, they move to clear the debris of war. Officials maintain that a ceasefire agreed to between government forces and pro-Russian separatists is still broadly holding. Now Russia’s foreign...

    How the Malaysians Used a Skyscraper to Fool the World
    Sep09

    How the Malaysians Used a Skyscraper to Fool the World

    Never underestimate the power of good marketing. Politicians need it to win elections. Entertainers need it to gain popularity. Musicians need it to sell tickets. Skilled marketers can spin stories and create elaborate facades to manipulate the viewpoints of targeted groups of people. It can be done on a small scale, or on a grand scale. Now that...

    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...

    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 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:...