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    Edmonton soldiers leave for 6-month mission to train Ukrainian troops
    Mar03

    Edmonton soldiers leave for 6-month mission to train Ukrainian troops

    The group is heading to Ukraine as part of Operation Unifier, which saw the Canadian government start sending troops there in summer 2015. …read more Source: Global...

    War In Ukraine: Pro-Russia Rebel Leader Declares Economic Blockade On Kiev, Leaving The Rest Of The Country Desperate For Coal
    Mar03

    War In Ukraine: Pro-Russia Rebel Leader Declares Economic Blockade On Kiev, Leaving The Rest Of The Country Desperate For Coal

    The leader of the pro-Russian rebel group in Ukraine known as Donetsk People’s Republic has planned to cut all economic ties with the rest of the country in response to an economic blockade placed on the separatist-controlled city of Donbass. “We are cutting all ties with Ukraine, with which we are at war. Yes, we were selling coal to...

    War In Ukraine: Pro-Russia Rebel Leader Declares Economic Blockade On Kiev, Leaving The Rest Of The Country Desperate For Coal
    Mar03

    War In Ukraine: Pro-Russia Rebel Leader Declares Economic Blockade On Kiev, Leaving The Rest Of The Country Desperate For Coal

    The leader of the pro-Russian rebel group in Ukraine known as Donetsk People’s Republic has planned to cut all economic ties with the rest of the country in response to an economic blockade placed on the separatist-controlled city of Donbass. “We are cutting all ties with Ukraine, with which we are at war. Yes, we were selling coal to...

    Russia says US infighting on Sessions hampers mending ties
    Mar03

    Russia says US infighting on Sessions hampers mending ties

    Donald Trump had come into office expressing admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin and hoping to mend ties with Moscow, which have sunk to the lowest point since the Cold War over the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and other disputes. […] the allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies of Russian meddling in the election to help...

    A timeline of Jeff Sessions and Michael Flynn’s talks with the Russian ambassador
    Mar03

    A timeline of Jeff Sessions and Michael Flynn’s talks with the Russian ambassador

    Donald Trump’s changing tune on Russia casts old talks in a new light. Jeff Sessions, already one of the most controversial and most influential members of Donald Trump’s Cabinet, now finds himself enmeshed in a major scandal. He twice stated — once under oath at his confirmation hearing, another time in answer to a written question...

    NATO, Russia Hold First Top-Level Military Talks In Three Years
    Mar03

    NATO, Russia Hold First Top-Level Military Talks In Three Years

    Senior military officials from Russia and NATO have held their first direct talks since the Western alliance cut military contacts with Russia three years ago over the Kremlin’s interference in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Protecting America’s Voice Abroad
    Mar03

    Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

    Memo: March 2, 2017To: The new CEO of U.S. international media (USIM)From: Martha Bayles and Jeffrey GedminRe: Lessons learned about U.S. international mediaIn December 2016, President Obama signed into law a big change in the structure of U.S. international media (USIM). Since 1994, America’s system of government-funded international media...

    Logan, better than a comic book movie, Before I Fall, teen self-help and The Shack, contentious religion
    Mar03

    Logan, better than a comic book movie, Before I Fall, teen self-help and The Shack, contentious religion

    Also Ballerina for dreamy young girls, Table 19 for wedding outsiders and Bitter Harvest, about Stalin’s wrath in the Ukraineread more …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine Tax Chief Falls Ill As He Faces Corruption Charges
    Mar03

    Ukraine Tax Chief Falls Ill As He Faces Corruption Charges

    The head of Ukraine’s national tax authority fell ill just as he was about to be charged with corruption. Thirty-eight-year-old Roman Nasirov was carried out on a stretcher and put into an ambulance late on March 2. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The EU Is Fighting A Lopsided Battle Against Russian Disinformation
    Mar03

    The EU Is Fighting A Lopsided Battle Against Russian Disinformation

    Hundreds of people demonstrated in Germany in January last year, after media outlets reported that migrants had abducted and raped a 13-year-old Russian-German girl.But while the protests were real, the story was fake. The girl, identified as “Lisa F,” later retracted her claims, but the story spread across Europe after a Russian state owned TV...