Joshua Sorensen

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To break stereotypes, Toronto woman wants to open all-female auto body shop

29-year-old wants Ink&Iron to guide young women with interest in auto body repair<p>Hilary Noack admits it can be rare to see even one woman working at …

The extent of European colonialism is mind-blowing

ALTHOUGH most of us are aware of the vastness of the former British Empire, of the numerous French colonies in Africa, and of the work of the Spanish</i> …

Colonialism

8 taboos not to break when in Japan

Even though greater Tokyo is one of the most-densely populated urban centers in the world, here, crowds are orderly. Pedestrians on wide sidewalks …

Japan

Burger King Acquires Tim Hortons for $11.4 Billion

<b>Burger King</b> is officially moving to Canada to join forces with <b>Tim Hortons</b>. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, a deal has been struck for Burger King to buy the Canadian doughnut and coffee chain for just about <b>$11.4 billion</b> which will make it "<b>one of the biggest fast-food operations in the world</b>." The …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

Putin: military force would be 'last resort' in Ukraine | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia’s actions in Crimea on Tuesday and said he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic could lead to war.<p>But tension remained high on the …

How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.<p>So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin …

Russia

Hillary Clinton Compares Russian Moves In Crimea To What Hitler Did In The 1930s [Reports]

Last week, the lower house of the Kremlin's legislature passed a bill that would allow "Russian-speaking citizens of the former USSR, irrespective of nationality, who are in danger of a real threat of ethno-cultural, political, or professional discrimination" to acquire Russian citizenship.<p>"Now if …

Russia

Russia may find ally in China -- albeit a passive one for now

Vladimir Putin is seeking China's support in Russia's standoff with Western powers over Ukraine. In a rare phone conversation, Putin briefed his counterpart in Beijing, President Xi Jinping, on "Russia's position on the issue and measures Russia had taken to tackle the crisis," the state-controlled …

Russia Today Anchor Resigns Live On Air

"I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government which whitewashes the actions of Putin."<p>WASHINGTON — Russia Today America anchor Liz Wahl resigned Wednesday live on air, saying she could no longer work at the Kremlin-funded network after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.<p>Wahl said she …

U.S. announces visa restrictions

President Barack Obama stepped up the pressure on the Ukraine crisis Thursday morning, creating authority for sanctions directly targeted at those the U.S. blames for what’s going on, as well as immediately placing visa restrictions on them.<p>No individuals have been identified so far, but the …

Ukrainian PM: We urge Russia to pull back - CNN Video

Ukraine timeline in pictures: How protests developed into international crisis - Telegraph

Conflict or compromise: 5 possible directions in Ukraine

As so often happens in big international confrontations, Ukraine is devolving into a complicated mess from which no one has yet outlined a reasonable retreat acceptable to all sides. Russia did not push into Crimea just to put its tanks in reverse and go home. The Ukrainian government can't very …

Ukrainian TV Channels Are Being Shut Down In Crimea

Julia Ioffe, senior editor at The New Republic, tweets:<p>This comes just hours after the Crimean parliament voted unanimously to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, pending a March 16 referendum.<p>Here's what the Kiev Post reported (h/t The Interpreter):<p>"Armed men have seized the Simferopol Radio and …

Russia

Ukraine crisis: Crimean MPs ask to join Russia

MPs in Crimea have asked Moscow to allow the southern Ukrainian region to become part of the Russian Federation.<p>The parliament said if its request was granted, Crimean citizens could give their view in a referendum on 16 March.<p>Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the move had no …

Russia

Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON — The Ukraine<p>crisishas forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian PresidentVladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his hostility to the U.S. and its allies runs much deeper than …

Ukraine Crimea: Russia's economic fears

<b>So far Russia's actions in Ukraine have been assessed mainly in terms of its international relations.</b><p>From that perspective, Russia's actions do not look very rational and foreign commentators have explained them in terms of President Vladimir Putin's anger and feelings of humiliation after the …

Russia

Japan's Leader Stands With U.S. on Ukraine

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan spoke Thursday and agreed that Russia's actions in Ukraine threaten world peace and security, the White House said.<p>The statement said the two leaders "emphasized the importance of preserving Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial …

Russia

Putin brushes aside Obama's warnings as US moves to counter Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the country's moves in Ukraine as being consistent with international law during a phone call with President Obama, escalating a high-stakes standoff over Moscow's military incursion into Crimea.<p>President Obama and Putin spoke for an hour by phone Thursday …

Why Crimea Is So Valuable To Russia

Ukraine's interim prime minister warned the Crimean parliament that "no one in the civilized world" would recognize its referendum, calling the vote "unconstitutional" and "illegitimate". But the referendum has the support of the Russian parliament, with the speaker of the upper house saying that …

Russia

Associated Press News

Russians Have 'No Intention of Leaving' Crimea, Official Says

Nearly a week after Russian forces seized control of Crimea, a senior U.S. defense official told NBC News that the Russians have no intention of leaving the region.<p>“The Russians are now entrenched” in Crimea and have “no intention of leaving,” the official said, adding that the big question is …

Russia

U.S. Warns Citizens Against Ukraine Travel

The U.S. State Department on Friday warned U.S. citizens against non-essential travel to Ukraine, “particularly the Crimea Peninsula,” because of the Russian occupation.<p>In an update to previous warnings, the department noted the instability in the country after former President Viktor Yanukovych …

Russia