By Mintimer Avila |Online Editor| Pro-Russian activists in Ukraine have seized various government buildings throughout the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russia responded to the situation by placing an estimated 40,000 Russian troops near the border of Ukraine. A recent international deal in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine and the western powers was established on April 17 to address this issue but rising tension has caused Washington and its allies to prepare more sanctions against Russia if they fail to take control of the situation. “We expect and we will be watching whether Russia does or does not uphold its responsibility to use its very considerable influence to restrain and … [Read more...] about Tensions escalate between Russia and U.S.
By Eric Brown |Managing Editor| The Libyan road to revolution has been marred by bloodied conflict, corruption and distrust but with the capture and death of former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, the state of civil war seems to have officially reached an end. While official fighting has been over for some weeks now, Gaddafi has remained elusive since the toppling of his regime. Targeted by many international organisations for crimes against humanity, the justice of his death still hangs as a question to the world. Gaddafi capture was not by coalition forces or covert operatives from major players but instead he was brought in alive and unharmed by troops from the National Transitional … [Read more...] about Libya’s new age: Gaddafi killed in crossfire