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    The Trump Administration Turns its Back on the World’s Refugees
    Feb01

    The Trump Administration Turns its Back on the World’s Refugees

    President Trump and his senior advisors have sought to downplay the significance of the sweeping restrictions on refugees and immigrants from selected Muslim-majority countries. They have claimed that it only directly affected 109 people traveling to the United States, and have insisted that it is “not a Muslim ban” in one statement,...

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting
    Feb01

    Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and… …read more Source:...

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine
    Feb01

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration appears to be taking a low-key approach to a flare-up in violence in eastern Ukraine where the… …read more Source:...

    Putin Testing Trump Early with Ukraine Attacks
    Feb01

    Putin Testing Trump Early with Ukraine Attacks

    After the two presidents spoke by phone this weekend, attacks on government-held territories in Ukraine have skyrocketed. …read more Source: Foreign...

    War Returns With A Fury To Embattled Ukrainian City
    Feb01

    War Returns With A Fury To Embattled Ukrainian City

    Nearly three years since first erupting, the war here in eastern Ukraine has exploded anew, with deadly fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatists reported up and down the 450-kilometer front line. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Says Military Plane Shot at From Russian-Occupied Oil Rig
    Feb01

    Ukraine Says Military Plane Shot at From Russian-Occupied Oil Rig

    A Ukrainian official said Wednesday that a military cargo plane belonging to Kiev was shot at from a Russian-occupied oil rig in the Black Sea, an accusation that was denied by Moscow. Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak wrote on Facebook that the plane was damaged but the crew unharmed, according to Reuters. He said that the aircraft was...

    Ukraine fighting could pose early challenge to Trump
    Feb01

    Ukraine fighting could pose early challenge to Trump

    As a rocket and artillery barrage continued on the city of Avdiivka, few chose to evacuate. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Bill Brownstein: Finding art in dangerous places
    Feb01

    Bill Brownstein: Finding art in dangerous places

    It’s tough enough to create art in an atmosphere of stability. But doing so in politically/culturally sensitive parts of the world can be particularly daunting. As can be reporting on the endeavours of those who seek to make provocative statements in places where that is not always encouraged. Frank Fiorito and Nabil Mehchi are the creators...

    Minister hints at sending more help for Ukraine amid new of violence
    Feb01

    Minister hints at sending more help for Ukraine amid new of violence

    OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the federal government is concerned about a new outbreak of fighting in Ukraine and is looking at ways to improve Canada’s military support to the country. Government forces and Russian-backed rebels have traded heavy fire in eastern Ukraine over the last few days, killing at least 19 people and...

    Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over Black Sea plane
    Feb01

    Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over Black Sea plane

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy on Wednesday denied claims that a Ukrainian aircraft came under fire from a Russian-operated gas rig in the Black Sea. The incident reflects the high tensions between the ex-Soviet neighbors following Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and support for a pro-Russia separatist insurgency in...