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    With Homeland at War, Ukrainian-Americans Watch, Mobilize
    Sep11

    With Homeland at War, Ukrainian-Americans Watch, Mobilize

    A cease-fire in Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists has brought a temporary lull in the crisis gripping that country. But many of the estimated 1.2 million Americans of Ukrainian descent remain tense, fearful and angry. At Saint George Academy, a Catholic school in the heart of New York City’s Ukrainian-American...

    Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves the Door Open for a Winter of Conflict
    Sep11

    Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves the Door Open for a Winter of Conflict

    The armistice in eastern Ukraine came like clockwork with the end of the summer fighting season, and both the government forces and the separatist rebels have taken it as a chance to entrench, consolidate their gains and make up for their losses. Even the separatist forces, who with the aid of Russia were on the offensive before the ceasefire...

    EU Delays New Russia Sanctions, to Meet on Thursday
    Sep11

    EU Delays New Russia Sanctions, to Meet on Thursday

    European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said. The diplomats said that while Germany was pushing to have the sanctions implemented, several other EU countries wanted to hold...

    Putin, Iran’s Rouhani to Discuss Trade, Economic Ties
    Sep11

    Putin, Iran’s Rouhani to Discuss Trade, Economic Ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani while they are in Tajikistan for a security summit on Friday to discuss trade and economic ties, a Kremlin official said. He did not say whether they would touch on an “oil-for-goods deal” which Tehran and Moscow have been discussing as a way to get...

    Europe Needs A New Source of Oil and Gas, Fast
    Sep11

    Europe Needs A New Source of Oil and Gas, Fast

    MoreJudge Places Most Blame on BP for 2010 Oil SpillDropping Oil Prices Threaten Moscow’s BudgetHalliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion Over Gulf of Mexico Oil SpillThis article originally appeared on OilPrice.com MoreFive Best Ideas of the Day: September 9Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion Over Gulf of Mexico Oil SpillJoan Rivers’ Clinic...

    George Soros Nails It On Why The Scottish Independence Vote Is Coming At The Worst Possible Time
    Sep11

    George Soros Nails It On Why The Scottish Independence Vote Is Coming At The Worst Possible Time

    When it comes to the intersection of politics, finance, and European history, there’s nobody better to listen to than George Soros. Soros wrote the indispensable essay during the worst of the Eurozone economic crisis. In a just-published essay, Soros has now weighed in on the Scottish independence referendum — coming up on September 18 —...

    Ukraine delegation in Ottawa looking for weapons
    Sep10

    Ukraine delegation in Ottawa looking for weapons

    A delegation from Ukraine’s national guard is in Ottawa meeting with defence firms as it tries to acquire weapons and other military equipment. The visit was set up by Arthur Andersen Defence Consulting Inc. of Toronto and involves meetings with 39 Canadian companies. The delegation is looking for anti-tank weapons, helicopters, ammunition,...

    Harper to change tack, address the UN General Assembly
    Sep10

    Harper to change tack, address the UN General Assembly

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has tended to skip the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, has decided to attend the high-profile event later this month and deliver a speech to the UN General Assembly. The address will come at an uncertain time in world affairs: the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL);...

    One Solution to the World’s Wars: Alternative Energy
    Sep10

    One Solution to the World’s Wars: Alternative Energy

    Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe. Part of the reason for that is that Russia is one of the biggest suppliers of natural gas. It heats much of Ukraine and Europe and client nations have to...

    Putin: Russia To Upgrade Nuclear Forces In Response To West
    Sep10

    Putin: Russia To Upgrade Nuclear Forces In Response To West

    The Russian president also accused the West of staging the crisis in Ukraine in order to “resuscitate” the NATO alliance.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...