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    Sorry, Trump: Canada isn’t committing to doubling defence spending
    May13

    Sorry, Trump: Canada isn’t committing to doubling defence spending

    WASHINGTON — Canada isn’t committing to a massive boost in military spending, such as is being demanded of U.S. allies by Donald Trump as part of his presidential election platform. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was asked during a visit to Washington about the request that NATO allies meet their stated goal of spending two per cent of GDP...

    European Parliament Condemns Banning of Crimean Tatar Council
    May13

    European Parliament Condemns Banning of Crimean Tatar Council

    The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned last month’s decision by Crimea’s Russia-backed authorities to ban the Crimean Tatars’ representative body amid reports that access to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Crimea news website had been blocked in the region. A resolution passed by the European legislature...

    Bulgaria’s Poli Genova Proceeds to Eurovision Final
    May13

    Bulgaria’s Poli Genova Proceeds to Eurovision Final

    Bulgarian singer Poli Genova, who represents Bulgaria at this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “If Love Was a Crime”, qualified for the final which will take place in Stockholm on Saturday. Genova, who also participated in 2011, was one of the eighteen artists performing in the second semifinal on...

    Eurovision 2016: 10 more finalists through to the Grand Final
    May13

    Eurovision 2016: 10 more finalists through to the Grand Final

    Tonight in the second show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast live from the Globe Arena, 18 countries took part in the second Semi-final in order to qualify for the remaining 10 places available in Saturday’s final. The winners are Latvia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Australia, Ukraine, Serbia, Poland, Israel, Lithuania and...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Stall While Divisions Within the Country Deepen
    May12

    Ukraine Peace Talks Stall While Divisions Within the Country Deepen

    James CardenBesides the economic hardship, the country remains at risk of being further divided by Kiev’s illiberal turn. …read more Source: The...

    Who Owns What Where? British Anti-Graft Push And Ex-Soviet Elites’ Lavish Properties
    May12

    Who Owns What Where? British Anti-Graft Push And Ex-Soviet Elites’ Lavish Properties

    A new push by Britain to uncover the true owners of pricey foreign-owned real estate in the country could shine a spotlight on scores of business and political elites from the former Soviet Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Child sex tourism spreads in Europe, SEA
    May12

    Child sex tourism spreads in Europe, SEA

    Portugal, Moldova and Ukraine in Europe, and Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in Asia have emerged as new child sex tourism destinations. …read more Source:...

    Poland’s president on NATO, refugees, his critics and the burden of history
    May12

    Poland’s president on NATO, refugees, his critics and the burden of history

    Polish President Andrzej Duda makes his way to take part in an inspection at Garrison Petawawa, Ont., on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Duda was on the base to meet with Canadian Armed Forces personnel who participated in Operation REASSURANCE in Poland. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP) Andrzej Duda, it turns out, gives as good as he gets. Poland’s president...

    Petro Poroshenko ally takes Ukraine’s top legal post
    May12

    Petro Poroshenko ally takes Ukraine’s top legal post

    KIEV — Ukraine’s parliament appointed a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to the post of prosecutor general Thursday, only hours after passing a law that would have barred him from the office because of his lack of the required legal qualifications. Yuriy Lutsenko is a close confidant of Poroshenko’s and led his faction in...

    Obama is about to host an unusual summit at the White House — and one nation has been left off the guest list
    May12

    Obama is about to host an unusual summit at the White House — and one nation has been left off the guest list

    REUTERS/Jason ReedWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set to toast the five leaders of Nordic nations at a lavish state dinner at the White House on Friday, an unusual summit aimed in part at sending a message to a nation not on the guest list: Russia. Obama will laud the humanitarian and environmental accomplishments of...