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Ukraine: Lies, propaganda and the West's agenda | US & Canada

Washington and Brussels are the heroes of the Ukrainian saga, if you believe the Western media. Russian President Vladimir Putin is cast as the Big Bad Russian Bear, US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are the Democratic A-Team. Russia is supposedly using dirty KGB-inspired …

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Collapse of U.K.’s Carillion puts Canadian workers’ future in doubt<p>Business Briefing It’s Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year (but just wait ‘til Wednesday) Subscriber content<p>Cannabis stocks struggle as Canadian regulators to review policy<p>Aphria buys Broken Coast Cannabis for …

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Japanese media say 11 people have died in a fire that engulfed a home for elderly welfare recipients in northern Japan<p>The Federal Emergency …

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70% Of Southeast Ukraine Opposes What Could Happen Next With Russia

The most important fact to remember today in Ukraine: About 70% of the southeast Ukraine is against coming under Russian control.<p>A mid-April poll conducted in each of the eight regions of the south and east of Ukraine by Kiev's Institute for International Sociology found that the majority of …

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Ukraine crisis: 'It's war, civil war'

Mother's grief in Odessa after violence between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian factions leaves 46 people dead<p>Fatima Popura and her husband Vadim watched the violence in Odessa escalate on their television screens, but as night fell they went out to see what was happening at the city's trade union …

Residents of eastern Ukraine cities struggle to go on with life

The farmer slowly walked up the hill toward her barn, with her driver following behind in the minivan. She waved her arms to be seen by the Ukrainian paratroops guarding a nearby television tower. She knew her vehicle might look suspicious and hoped her desperate signals would convince the soldiers …

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At least 4 dead as Ukraine mounts offensive in Slovyansk, Odessa

Ukrainian forces were entrenched in deadly gun battles Monday against pro-Russian fighters in the eastern town of Slovyansk, and the government sent an elite national guard unit to the southern port city of Odessa, in the latest attempt to restore Kiev's control over the increasingly unstable …

How involved should US be in Ukraine conflict?

Violence continued to spread in eastern Ukraine as Ukrainian troops engaged in gun battles with a pro-Russia militias Monday. Kiev is pushing to regain control of areas currently held by groups aligned with Moscow.<p>Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland spoke to Justin Logan and Nile …

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Ukraine soldiers killed in renewed Sloviansk fighting

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Ukraine crisis: Kiev protesters continue to occupy buildings

Ukrainian government forces are pressing ahead with military operations to drive pro-Russian militants from government buildings and cities in eastern Ukraine.<p>But in the capital Kiev, pro-Ukrainian protesters are also occupying public buildings. David Stern looks at the similarities and differences …

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Russia invading Ukraine in ‘slow motion,’ Harper says

Prime Minister Stephen Harper accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of mounting a "slow-motion" invasion of Ukraine as NATO's supreme commander warned that the international community's military posture needs to strike the balance between resolve and not appearing provocative.<p>Harper's latest …

WHO sounds alarm on spread of polio

The spread of polio constitutes an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization declared Monday.<p>"If unchecked, this situation could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world's most serious vaccine preventable diseases," the WHO said in a statement.<p>At the end …

Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.<p>Lavrov’s comments came a day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with …

Ukraine crisis: US raises pressure on Russia over deal

<b>The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.</b><p>The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy" over the deal.<p>Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign minister …

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Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine ignore new Geneva pact aimed at easing tensions

Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out plans to push it along.<p>While there was little indication of what, if any, progress was made Saturday in defusing tensions, all sides agreed to allow …

Cosmic slurp: Where a black hole swallows a star

Astronomers have identified galaxies where a central black hole just disrupted and ‘ate’ a star. It’s like a black hole putting up a sign that says: …

A Proposal To Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon

It's actually pretty fun to read.<p>Well, it gets points for creativity. Some pranksters—or perhaps just PR folks—at Foreo have put up a page proposing humankind solve its energy crisis by brightening the moon. A brighter moon would eliminate the need for nighttime streetlights, Foreo proposes. …

One third of patients in 'vegetative' states show signs of consciousness

As many as one third of patients who receive a "persistent vegetative state" diagnosis might still be conscious, reports <i>Maclean's</i>. These results, published today in <i>The Lancet</i>, carry many ethical and legal implications for how healthcare professionals and society at large regard patients who appear …

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.<p>The finding, published in the journal Nature, strongly implies that sharks are not the "living fossils" …

Scientists explain how memories stick together

Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.<p>This …

Drunkenly Wobbling Planets Could Make Good Homes For Humans

A drunken planet that’s reeling all over the place could actually be a better place for life to spring up, according to a new modelling study.<p>Astronomers at the University of Washington, Weber State University and NASA have found that a fluctuating tilt in a planet’s orbit doesn’t stop the world …

Robotic Cubes That Stack Themselves

Like autonomous Legos<p>M-Blocks look unassuming, but they can pivot and jump without external moving parts—a feat engineers have been trying to accomplish for years. Because they’re mobile, the robotic cubes can stack on top of one another autonomously. Their inventors are now working toward the …