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    No Clear Cause for Russian UN Ambassador’s Sudden Death
    Feb22

    No Clear Cause for Russian UN Ambassador’s Sudden Death

    New York City’s medical examiners have failed to determine what caused the sudden death this week of Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin. The medical examiners concluded that further study, which usually includes toxicology tests and other screenings, would be needed before they could say why Churkin died...

    Russia Has Its Own A-10 Warthog (And It Was Meant to Be a NATO-Killer)
    Feb22

    Russia Has Its Own A-10 Warthog (And It Was Meant to Be a NATO-Killer)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Europe The Su-25 Frogfoot is one of those aircraft that may not be at the cutting edge, but still has seen widespread service around the world because it offers an effective and useful solution to the need to blast targets on the ground. Like the A-10, the Su-25 was all about winning a titanic clash between the ground...

    Amnesty Says ‘Hate Rhetoric’ Makes World Divisive, More Dangerous
    Feb22

    Amnesty Says ‘Hate Rhetoric’ Makes World Divisive, More Dangerous

    Amnesty International says human rights around the world are under threat because of politicians who are using “toxic, dehumanizing” rhetoric against ethnic or religious minorities in order to strengthen their political powers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At UN, US envoy stresses ‘commitment’ to European alliances
    Feb22

    At UN, US envoy stresses ‘commitment’ to European alliances

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday underlined America’s “total commitment” to its European allies, echoing recent assurances by other administration figures to European leaders anxious about President Donald Trump. Haley told U.N. Security Council members that Washington won’t waver in supporting the NATO...

    WHITE HOUSE: Russia-Ukraine ‘peace plan’ controversy is an ‘absurd, misleading attempt to distract’
    Feb22

    WHITE HOUSE: Russia-Ukraine ‘peace plan’ controversy is an ‘absurd, misleading attempt to distract’

    The White House says the controversy surrounding the role Trump’s lawyer played in pushing a “peace plan” for Russia and Ukraine is “an absurd attempt to distract.” …read more Source: Business...

    Ukraine backs more sanctions against Russia in passport spat
    Feb22

    Ukraine backs more sanctions against Russia in passport spat

    Ukraine’s president called Tuesday for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, while the Kremlin accused Ukraine of denying vital documents to people in the rebel regions. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine Backs More Sanctions Against Russia in Passport Spat
    Feb22

    Ukraine Backs More Sanctions Against Russia in Passport Spat

    Ukraine’s president has called for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle
    Feb22

    Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s population decreased by about 170,000 people in 2016, the government reported last month, underscoring a demographic trend… …read more Source:...

    Mike Pence Meets Ukrainian President While Trump Lawyer Works on Back Channel Deal
    Feb22

    Mike Pence Meets Ukrainian President While Trump Lawyer Works on Back Channel Deal

    Mike Pence met with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko while making his first trip to Europe as vice president, with his office saying he had “underscored U.S. support” for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and that the U.S. would continue to not recognize Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. He also called on Russia to...

    Russian U.N. ambassador’s death under scrutiny
    Feb21

    Russian U.N. ambassador’s death under scrutiny

    By JENNIFER PELTZ and COLLEEN LONG NEW YORK (AP) — Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died. Related Articles David Bowie memorial: ‘Startling, stupid’ sculpture planned in London...