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  • Ukraine crisis: Why Russia and EU both stand to lose

    February 21, 2014 11:43 PM 18

    Ukraine is not a square of a Cold War chessboard. President Barack Obama has told us so. The mantra in official Washington is that this crisis is not a zero sum game - Russia doesn't have to see itself as the loser in a power struggle. The trouble is it does, it will, and that, sadly, ensures more problems in the future. Ukraine, seen by some as the birthplace

  • Cambodian police worried about missing Canadian filmmaker

    February 21, 2014 6:30 PM 5

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Police said Friday they are worried about the safety of a Canadian filmmaker who disappeared a week ago from his guesthouse in northwestern Cambodia. Immigration Police officer Yut Sinin said an investigation has turned up no clues about where Dave Walker of Edmonton may have gone on Feb. 14. He left behind his phone, laptop computer

  • War of Words Between Obama and Putin Over Ukraine

    February 20, 2014 8:22 PM 15

    A war of words between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin over the violence exploding on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine, this week shows the global tug-of-war between East and West erupting in the former member of the old Soviet Union. The tensions between protesters and government security forces became deadly overnight in Independence

  • Ukraine unrest: EU sanctions imposed

    February 20, 2014 6:01 PM 12

    European Union foreign ministers have agreed to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials "responsible for violence and excessive force". Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted that asset freezes and travel bans would be adopted "as a matter of urgency". At least 21 anti-government protesters died in clashes in Kiev on Thursday. Officials said that one policeman

  • For Moscow, Ukraine is always ‘Little Russia’

    February 20, 2014 5:10 PM 15

    Moscow — Ukraine has had two weeks to find a compromise in its Russia versus the West dispute. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been focused on promoting his soft image with the Winter Olympics in Sochi. With the games ending Sunday, however, time has run out and the crisis in Kiev and other cities is only getting worse. If Putin uses Russian history

  • Thai court restricts police action against 'peaceful' protesters

    February 20, 2014 3:09 AM 12

    Bangkok: A Thai court has ruled that protesters on Bangkok’s streets are waging a peaceful campaign a day after a grenade was thrown into a group of policemen and another was shot dead. The ruling has sharply curtailed the powers of Thai security forces to protect key government buildings and disperse protesters occupying parts of Bangkok. There is a long tradition

  • Elderly nun sentenced over US nuclear site break-in

    February 19, 2014 12:21 PM 15

    An elderly Catholic nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for damage caused while breaking into a US nuclear defence site. Sister Megan Rice, 84, and two other protesters cut fences and entered the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, facility, which processes and stores uranium. The other two, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, were sentenced to more than five years

  • Nun, 84, asks judge for maximum sentence

    February 19, 2014 7:55 AM 13

    February 19 2014 at 09:44am Knoxville, Tennessee - An elderly nun, who broke into what was supposed to be one of the most carefully guarded nuclear facilities in the United States, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Tuesday, local media reported. Sister Megan Rice, 84, cut through fences and several layers of security at the Y-12 National

  • Gas station security guard helped dying Adrian Broadway

    February 19, 2014 12:33 AM 6

    (KATV)-A security guard at the Kum & Go gas station where Adrian Broadway, 15, was taken in a car after being shot, says he tried to help the girl in her final moments. "I went around to the side and there was a young female lying sideways on another female. It was obvious she had a gunshot wound to the head and there was blood all over the place. The lady asked

  • Charity denies it misled the public by publishing a harrowing image of a Syrian refugee

    February 18, 2014 3:05 PM 6

    The photo showed four-year-old Marwan carrying his worldly possessions in a plastic bag, alone in the desolate Jordanian desert. However, it has now emerged that Marwan was not alone in the desert. He was only a short distance from his family. And Twitter users have criticised UNCHR, the UN Refugee Agency, for not providing the full context for the story