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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:24 pm 
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Terrible tragedy in Canada: :cry:
The number of dead is likely to increase by at least one. One of the players is on life support, and his family has volunteered to donate his organs.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4130553/nhl- ... canadiens/

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:45 pm 
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Read that on NYTimes this morning; its heartbreaking.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:59 pm 
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That was just terrible. :(

Meanwhile. Russia is now claiming that the UK is holding Yulia Skripal against her will. Yulia was among the people poisoned in the nerve gas blamed on Russia.

The official Twitter of Russian Embassy in UK:
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We congratulate Yulia Skripal on her recovery. Yet we need urgent proof that what is being done to her is done on her own free will.

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Canada :cry:

A week or so ago I had read about the phone call between Yulia & her cousin. That reeked of manipulation (on the Russian side) in my opinion. I don't know how that reads in Russia, but I really got the feeling Russia wanted the cousin to come & bring Yulia back to Russia & that Yulia really didn't want her to come.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:40 pm 
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Russia is now saying that the UK denied the cousin the visa despite Ylia's pleas.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:31 pm 
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Another journalist in Russia murdered. Maksim Borodin of RIA Novy Den "fell" from the fifth floor. He had been investigating Vagner, the private military company managed by Putin's friend whose mercenaries are fighting on Asad's behalf in Syria. https://t.co/34wpyucmmt


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So what is Putin's deal with Syria? What does he want? What is his goal?


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I honestly don't know. American sources didn't report on it, that I saw, and Russian sources make my teeth hurt.

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Al-jazeeera International and BBC normally give fairly balanced reporting.

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Mildly entertaining (perhaps moreseo for our UK members), a young American unfamiliar with British politics provides commentary on Prime Minister's Questions:



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