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    Trump’s Incendiary Confusion in Ukraine
    Feb04

    Trump’s Incendiary Confusion in Ukraine

    The conflict between Trumps apparent views and his UN ambassadors blunt statements has stunned Moscowand the Donbass war rages on. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Canada held off leading UN Mali mission due to Trump
    Feb04

    Canada held off leading UN Mali mission due to Trump

    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle OTTAWA – Canada may have missed a chance to provide the commanding officer for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali because it wanted to talk first to the Trump administration, the Canadian Press has learned. The UN put out requests to a handful of top-tier countries in mid-December as the term of the...

    Trump tells Ukrainian politician he won’t lift Russia sanctions
    Feb04

    Trump tells Ukrainian politician he won’t lift Russia sanctions

    During an unusual private meeting on the sidelines of Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump promised a Ukrainian opposition leader that the United States won’t lift sanctions on Russia until it pulls out of Ukraine, according to three people briefed on the meeting.Within hours of meeting with both Trump and Vice...

    Syrian Family Reunites In U.S. After 2 Years Apart
    Feb04

    Syrian Family Reunites In U.S. After 2 Years Apart

    A Syrian refugee and her two children successfully made it into the U.S. this week against all odds ― namely the executive order that President Donald Trump signed last week to halt the arrival of refugees for 120 days.Fadi Kassar and his family fled Syria for Jordan several years ago. Kassar was able to move to Milford, Connecticut, at the end...

    Worst fighting in east Ukraine since 2015; 33 dead this week
    Feb04

    Worst fighting in east Ukraine since 2015; 33 dead this week

    A Ukrainian soldier shows pieces of shrapnel in a crater left by an explosion in Avdiivka, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine escalated on Tuesday, killing at least eight people late Monday and early Tuesday, injuring dozens and briefly trapping more than 200...

    New Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Leaves 33 Dead
    Feb04

    New Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Leaves 33 Dead

    International monitors on Friday strongly urged the warring sides in eastern Ukraine to silence their guns as heavy artillery and rocket barrages continued to pummel residential areas. At least 33 people including civilians have been killed and several dozen injured in fighting this week in eastern Ukraine between government forces and...

    ‘What kind of life is this?’: Visiting residents of eastern Ukrainian town in their artillery-blasted homes
    Feb04
    ‘What kind of life is this?’: Visiting residents of eastern Ukrainian town in their artillery-blasted homes
    Feb04
    Residents Take Cover as Ukraine Border Battles Reignite Conflict
    Feb04

    Residents Take Cover as Ukraine Border Battles Reignite Conflict

    Humanitarian conditions deteriorated in eastern Ukraine as fighting flared between the military and Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: The New York...

    Weekend Roundup: When Leaders Disinhibit Acting Out Hate
    Feb03

    Weekend Roundup: When Leaders Disinhibit Acting Out Hate

    Is an executive order in a secular state like a fatwa in an Islamic theocracy? Of course it is not in the sense that a fatwa, or clerical decree on a given subject, is the last word while a directive from the top in a secular democracy is only the first word. It must stand up to the laws and the Constitution, not to speak of citizen protests. But...