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  • Ukraine food needs increase
    Ukraine: food shortages take their toll
    My latest Huffington Post column was on the emergency food needs in the the war-torn Ukraine. Now comes further evidence of how hunger is escalating there.A new UN report features a survey of civilians in 27 towns in Luhansk and Donetsk, two of...
  • U.S. & Russia:  On the eve of a possible Military Confrontation
    U.S. & Russia: On the eve of a possible Military Confrontation
    If history is indeed the window to the future, the new U.S. economic sanctions against Russia could result in a military confrontation. Seventy-four years ago, President Roosevelt implemented the Naval Intelligence's October 1940 memorandum,...
  • Ukrainian Turmoil Continues
    Ukrainian Turmoil Continues
    December 11, 2014 brought a truce back onto the table between Ukraine and the Rebel Separatists of Eastern Ukraine and up to the moment no one has died, but fighting continues. The rebels attacked some 26 positions in the last 30 hours. Using...
  • WFP and Russia sign agreement to fight hunger
    Russia and WFP sign agreement to fight hunger
    Russia and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today signed an agreement on joint efforts to fight world hunger. WFP's director, Ertharin Cousin, was in Moscow today to sign the agreement with foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.Russia is one of WFP&...
  • Food aid brought to Ukraine's hospitals
    Downed bridge does not stop convoy for Ukraine's starving
    A United Nations convoy, traveling through the war zone of the Eastern Ukraine, was about to bring relief to starving and cold hospital patients.Food parcels from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) were on board. The charity International Relief...
  • Ukraine
    Ukraine is a distraction for the Russian People
    Vladimir Putin is a common villain in news headlines for his illegal annexation of Crimea and a covert war in the East of Ukraine. Journalists and Contributors have written countless articles about how Putin “Won” this standoff...
  • WFP food vouchers in Ukraine
    Ukraine: an update on hunger relief mission
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says it only has about a third of the funds needed to provide aid in the Ukraine. Hunger has escalated as the war between the government and pro-Russian rebels has continued despite a ceasefire.WFP is deeply...
  • Russia Digest: ruble plummets, prostitutes and condom makers hike their prices
    Russia Digest: ruble plummets, prostitutes and condom makers hike their prices
    December of 2014 is proving to be a very interesting month for Russia-watchers. Western sanctions are taking their toll, devastating the country’s already weak economy. Russia’s Hamas-style activities in Ukraine carry an expensive...
  • The Never Ending Ukrainian Conflict
    The Never Ending Ukrainian Conflict
    The battle for Donetsk Airport still rages on. The Ukrainian troops are not willing to let the rebel separatists take control of a worthless piece of land. The two sides fire artillery shells night and day at each other. The death toll rises each...
  • UNHCR brings food aid to Ukraine war victims
    Food and water needed for Ukraine's war victims
    The humanitarian crisis in the Eastern Ukraine continues to grow. A ceasefire was signed back in September between the government and pro-Russian rebels. It's been ignored thousands of times.The fighting has continued and so has the...
  • Putin
    Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down to assassinate Putin, says Russian media source
    A Russian newspaper with a pro-Kremlin slant has now asserted that the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was in an effort to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. The attempt on Putin’s life was reportedly ordered by a...
  • Ukraine's Red Cross in Action
    Ukraine: teacher brings sunshine for war victims
    As war has devastated the Eastern Ukraine, the stress on civilians has been both material and psychological. Over a million people have been forced from their homes.There are still about 5.2 million people in the conflict zones. They need food,...
  • Destruction in Eastern Ukraine
    Hunger a gathering storm in Ukraine
    As fighting continues in Eastern Ukraine, the UN says that food, medicine and other aid must be allowed to reach trapped civilians. But a new report reveals that humanitarian corridors have yet to be achieved. Without safe passage, the presence of...
  • Russia Stops Coal Shipments To Ukraine
    Russia Stops Coal Shipments To Ukraine
    Russia has once again cut the fuel supply to Ukraine and this time it's coal. The fighting in Eastern Ukraine has closed some sixty plus coal mines. With the railroad lines in rebel hands and in some cases no longer able to be used, Kiev is in...
  •  U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (2nd L) speaks as President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joseph Biden (R) listen
    Joe Biden declares his independence from Obama over Chuck Hagel firing
    In the wake of a disastrous 2014 midterm election, with 2016 looming large, the centrifugal forces that are tearing apart the Obama administration are proceeding apace. According to a Friday story in the Washington Times, Vice President Joe Biden...