Archive for February, 2014

Baird in Ukraine as NDP questions $80000 arms sales to Yanukovych regime – Ottawa Citizen

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Baird in Ukraine as NDP questions $80000 arms sales to Yanukovych regime
Ottawa Citizen
OTTAWA - As Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird visited Kyiv on Friday, the federal New Democrats wanted to know why Canada exported more than $80,000 worth of weapons to the former Ukraine regime of Viktor Yanukovych. A Foreign Affairs Department ...

Markey Files Bill to Cut $100 Billion in Nuclear Arms Funds – National Journal

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Markey Files Bill to Cut $100 Billion in Nuclear Arms Funds
National Journal
... speaks during a congressional hearing in Washington in 2012. Now a senator, Markey on Friday introduced a bill that would cut $100 billion in spending over the next decade from the U.S. nuclear-weapons arsenal and complex.(Alex Wong/Getty Images).

Cyprus referees strike after bomb attack – P.M. News

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Cyprus referees strike after bomb attack
P.M. News
Football referees in Cyprus decided Friday to go on strike in protest at a bomb attack on one of their colleagues, scrapping all matches this weekend. The car of referee ... You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip ...

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Russian ‘invasion’ of Crimea fuels fear of Ukraine conflict – The Guardian

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The Guardian

Russian 'invasion' of Crimea fuels fear of Ukraine conflict
The Guardian
The Russian foreign ministry said troop movements were "required to protect deployment places of the Black Sea fleet in Ukraine" and said the manoeuvres were fully in line with bilateral accords. There was still uncertainty as to the precise identity ...

The soldier not about to give up the fight: Cory Remsburg – CNN

Friday, February 28th, 2014

CNN

The soldier not about to give up the fight: Cory Remsburg
CNN
On October 1, 2009, Remsburg and his platoon hit a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and the immediate explosion nearly killed him. He was found face down in a pool of water, shrapnel lodged in his brain. His father still remembers the phone call.

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Yanukovych defiant in 1st appearance since flight – WHLT22

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Yanukovych defiant in 1st appearance since flight
WHLT22
Russia is supposed to notify Ukraine of any troop movements outside the naval base it maintains in Sevastopol under a lease agreement with Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry said movements of armored vehicles belonging to the Russian Black Sea ...

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Everybody loves a good journalist – Livemint

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Everybody loves a good journalist
Livemint
This past week, our former army chief called journalists from The Indian Express newspaper “presstitutes” because he disagreed with a rather fantastical story about troop movements that the newspaper has stood by for two years. Of course, General V.K. ...

US warns Russia: Ukraine intervention would be ‘grave mistake’ – Haaretz

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Haaretz

US warns Russia: Ukraine intervention would be 'grave mistake'
Haaretz
Russia is supposed to notify Ukraine of any troop movements outside the naval base it maintains in Sevastopol under a lease agreement with Ukraine. Ukraine's acting president accused Russia of open aggression on Friday and said Moscow was following a ...

Ukraine says Russia tries to seize airports, base – MiamiHerald.com

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Ukraine says Russia tries to seize airports, base
MiamiHerald.com
Russia is supposed to notify Ukraine of any troop movements outside the naval base it maintains in Sevastopol under a lease agreement with Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry said movements of armored vehicles belonging to the Russian Black Sea ...

Isis ‘retreating’ in northern Syria

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Reports from northern Syria say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is pulling back following an ultimatum from the Nusra Front.