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Ukraine Separatists Continue Towards Referendum For Greater Autonomy

 Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine insisted Saturday that a controversial referendum on greater autonomy will go ahead — despite calls from Kiev and Moscow not to hold the vote amid soaring tensions. The referendum is due to take place on Sunday in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, where armed groups have been

Kiev tells east Ukraine rebels vote for self-rule would be catastrophe

 Ukrainian acting President Oleksander Turchinov told eastern regions gripped by a pro-Russian uprising that they would be courting catastrophe if they voted “yes” in a separatist referendum on Sunday. Turchinov, who deems the vote in the Russian-speaking Donetsk and Luhansk regions illegal, urged the population to accept “round table” talks on greater autonomy. But, in

Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine, EU agrees more sanctions on Moscow

 Armed pro-Russian separatists seized more buildings in eastern Ukraine on Monday, expanding their control after the government failed to follow through on threatened military crackdown leaving Moscow’s partisans essentially unopposed. European foreign ministers agreed to widen sanctions against Moscow and the White House said Washington was seeking ways to impose more “costs” on Russia, for

Walter E. Williams: How to Assist Evil

“Engineering Evil” is a documentary recently shown on the Military History channel. It’s a story of Nazi Germany’s murder campaign before and during World War II. According to some estimates, 16 million Jews and other people died at the hands of Nazis ( Though the Holocaust ranks high among the great human tragedies, most people