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    Hidden Killers In Ukraine’s Fields
    Apr10

    Hidden Killers In Ukraine’s Fields

    Unexploded bombs, mines, and booby-traps litter the fields of eastern Ukraine — an unmapped and deadly hazard not only for soldiers, but also farmers and other civilians. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tillerson Vows New Commitment to Protect Civilians Worldwide
    Apr10

    Tillerson Vows New Commitment to Protect Civilians Worldwide

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, looking to rally world leaders in support of last week’s U.S. missile attack on Syria, Monday promised a new U.S. commitment to facing the world’s aggressors who attack their citizens. Tillerson joined other G-7 foreign ministers meeting in Italy in laying a wreath at a Tuscan village where Nazis...

    US to Hold Accountable Those Who Commit Crimes Against ‘Innocents’
    Apr10

    US to Hold Accountable Those Who Commit Crimes Against ‘Innocents’

    LUCCA, Italy—The United States will hold responsible anyone who commits crimes against humanity, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, days after the U.S. military unexpectedly attacked Syria. Tillerson is in Italy for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations, with his counterparts from...

    Ukrainian MPs Caught Voting Illegally For Colleagues In Parliament
    Apr10

    Ukrainian MPs Caught Voting Illegally For Colleagues In Parliament

    Ukrainian MPs have been caught voting illegally for their colleagues in parliament. It has been going for years and several Ukrainian political parties engage in the unlawful practice. A two-week investigation by RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service revealed numerous cases of illegal voting by the country’s lawmakers. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...

    After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits
    Apr10

    After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits

    Ukraine’s central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva, resigned on Monday, at a time when the economy is just recovering from a steep recession. …read more Source: Business...

    G-7 leaders pressure Russia to stop backing Syria’s Assad
    Apr10

    G-7 leaders pressure Russia to stop backing Syria’s Assad

    RELATED CONTENTColumn: Why removing Syria’s Assad from power is so complicatedWestern allies applaud strike on Syria amid questions of next stepsU.S. investigating whether Russia was part of Syrian chemical weapons attack LUCCA, Italy — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations were gathering in Italy on Monday for a...

    Obama’s anti-ISIS envoy on why Trump desperately needs a Syria strategy
    Apr10

    Obama’s anti-ISIS envoy on why Trump desperately needs a Syria strategy

    Gen. John Allen warns that “military force should not be an afterthought.” “Using military force without a broader strategy is a pretty empty gesture. It’s actually quite dangerous.” That’s the blunt assessment of retired Gen. John Allen, who led the Obama administration’s efforts to coordinate an international effort against...

    G7 looks to press Russia to stop backing Assad
    Apr10

    G7 looks to press Russia to stop backing Assad

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departs Rota, Spain, on March 29, 2017. Price/U.S. Navy via AP) LUCCA, Italy – Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S....

    Talking tough: Trump administration says that Russia should stop backing Assad. But will Russia listen?
    Apr10

    Talking tough: Trump administration says that Russia should stop backing Assad. But will Russia listen?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Trump administration officials on Sunday made it clear that Russia must end their support for the Syrian government or its relationship with the United States will continue to dwindle, according to the Washington Post, providing a basis for what talks between Moscow and Washington will resemble this week when...

    Canada and Ukraine sign  defense cooperation agreement
    Apr10

    Canada and Ukraine sign defense cooperation agreement

    OTTAWA – One month after the Canadian government announced a two-year extension of its military training mission in Ukraine, Canada formalized its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and security through a bilateral defense cooperation agreement both countries’ defense ministers signed here on April 3. “The arrangement will enable us to...