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    Liberals extend Ukraine mission to 2019, but face criticism
    Mar07

    Liberals extend Ukraine mission to 2019, but face criticism

    Former International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland answers a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, October 24, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/CP) OTTAWA – The Liberal government on Monday extended its military training mission in Ukraine, amid warnings Russia could attempt to “destabilize”...

    New Canadian military commander takes over in Ukraine
    Mar07

    New Canadian military commander takes over in Ukraine

    The new commander of Joint Task Force-Ukraine (JTF-U), Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Lubiniecki, assumed command from Lieutenant-Colonel Wayne Niven on Tuesday during a ceremony at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine. The ceremony marks the transition between Rotations 2 and 3 of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s...

    In Ukraine, an unlikely new battle line
    Mar07

    In Ukraine, an unlikely new battle line

    A border blockade cutting coal supplies shuts power plants and factories — and sends reverberations from Kyiv to Moscow. …read more Source: Toronto...

    The Hit Is In Against Dmitry Medvedev
    Mar07

    The Hit Is In Against Dmitry Medvedev

    An explosive exposé alleging Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was deeply corrupt blew up on the Russian internet last week. Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation published a report and a movie (with English subtitles) that link Medvedev to an impressive number of residences, yachts and even two vineyards, both in Russia and...

    How America Would Try and Smash China in a War (More Like World War III)
    Mar07

    How America Would Try and Smash China in a War (More Like World War III)

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia All of the reasons why America would beat China in a war. The best way to get good at anything is too actually go out and do it— and do it a lot. The challenge for China is that you can wargame all you want but unless you have experienced actual combat there will always be a learning curve. And the curve for China...

    American Adversaries Test Trump
    Mar07

    American Adversaries Test Trump

    After a dangerous encounter between U.S. and Iranian vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Washington Post is picking up on a pattern of provocations from Tehran: Swift-moving Iranian vessels came dangerously close to a U.S. Navy surveillance ship in the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend, U.S. officials said Monday.The apparent harassment of the...

    Courthouse Drama: Jailing Of Ukraine Tax Chief Could Signal Watershed In Fight Against ‘Corrupt Untouchables’
    Mar07

    Courthouse Drama: Jailing Of Ukraine Tax Chief Could Signal Watershed In Fight Against ‘Corrupt Untouchables’

    The arrest of a senior tax official and ally of the Ukrainian president has been hailed — including by the president — as a sign of good things to come in Ukraine’s crucial battle against rampant corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump’s highly abnormal presidency: a running guide for March
    Mar07

    Donald Trump’s highly abnormal presidency: a running guide for March

    Click here to sign up for a weekly newsletter about President Donald Trump to be delivered to your inbox every Friday. Donald Trump made it clear at the beginning of his campaign that he wasn’t going to follow the normal rules or tone of politics. And almost daily since winning the election in November, the businessman and former reality-TV...

    Leading Putin Critic Warns of Xenophobic Conspiracy Theories Drowning U.S. Discourse and Helping Trump
    Mar07

    Leading Putin Critic Warns of Xenophobic Conspiracy Theories Drowning U.S. Discourse and Helping Trump

    Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author who has become one of the nation’s leading Russia experts and one of its most relentless and vocal critics of Vladimir Putin. She has lived in her life on and off in the U.S. and Russia, but as a Jewish lesbian and mother of three children, she left Russia in 2013 and moved back to...

    Church Denies Duma Deputy’s Claim Of Weeping Tsar Statue In Crimea
    Mar07

    Church Denies Duma Deputy’s Claim Of Weeping Tsar Statue In Crimea

    Russian Orthodox Church officials in the Kremlin-annexed Crimea region have refuted a controversial claim by State Duma Deputy Natalya Poklonskaya that a bust of Tsar Nicholas II in Simferopol wept tears on the centennial of his abdication of power. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...