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    Ukraine’s flu death toll climbs to 171 since last week
    Feb02

    Ukraine’s flu death toll climbs to 171 since last week

    The number of people killed by severe flu in Ukraine during the ongoing cold season has more than doubled since the last week and now stands at 171, the country’s Health Ministry said Monday. …read more Source: Global...

    Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms
    Feb02

    Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms

    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion concluded his one-day visit to Ukraine on Monday aimed at showing Ottawa’s continued support for Ukraine under the new Liberal government, while trying to nudge Kyiv to continue on its path of Western inspired reforms. Dion met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, and with...

    Russian Social Network VK Claims to Protect Users From Warrantless Surveillance
    Feb01

    Russian Social Network VK Claims to Protect Users From Warrantless Surveillance

    The headquarters of VK on Nevsky Avenue in Saint Petersburg (aka Singer House). Image from Wikimedia Commons. VKontakte, the most popular social network in Russia, Ukraine, and other post-Soviet countries, has long been the subject of speculation about how exactly it deals with requests for user information from law enforcement and secret...

    Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)
    Feb01

    Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)

    Eduard Tumansky, third from left, with fellow Simcha musicians, Sept. 3, 2013. (Courtesy of Simcha) KAZAN, Russia (JTA) — When the six members of the Simcha klezmer band hauled their instruments into a dilapidated rehearsal space, no one suspected they were about to hijack a government building in this large, clean city some 450 miles east of...

    Poroshenko says Russia still sending troops, arms to east Ukraine
    Feb01

    Poroshenko says Russia still sending troops, arms to east Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president Monday accused Russia of sending troops and weapons into the ex-Soviet state’s conflict-torn east, and warned that a fragile peace deal was not being fully implemented. “It’s terrible that after the Minsk agreement … we still face serious security problems in the Donbass,” Petro Poroshenko said in reference...

    Russia aims to destabilize Ukraine, Poroshenko says
    Feb01

    Russia aims to destabilize Ukraine, Poroshenko says

    Petro Poroshenko says fighting has not abated, weapons still crossing border …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Life Story: Rose Cmikiewicz (1912-2015) — Lack of formal schooling didn’t hold back proud, independent woman
    Feb01

    Life Story: Rose Cmikiewicz (1912-2015) — Lack of formal schooling didn’t hold back proud, independent woman

    Rose Cmikiewicz Born: July 12, 1912, in Ottawa Died: Feb. 8, 2015, in Ottawa of natural causes By Betty-Anne Poaps Her mother named her, quite simply, Rose. She was part of a generation the likes of which we will likely not see again. Our Rose was the eldest of eight children born in Canada to young Ukrainian immigrants. The family led a hard...

    German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
    Feb01

    German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case

    By Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel Moscow’s intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is trying to stir up trouble, with a view to weakening Chancellor Angela Merkel. The case of the 13-year-old, named only as Lisa F., became the focus of political intrigue after she told...

    Ways out of a blind alley in Ukraine
    Feb01

    Ways out of a blind alley in Ukraine

    Almost one year after the Minsk agreement to resolve the Ukraine crisis, diplomats are working frantically behind the scenes but the two sides are still entrenched. Frank Hofmann reports from Kyiv. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko calls for ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
    Feb01

    Poroshenko calls for ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko has called for peace to be implemented in Ukraine’s east during a trip to Berlin. His demand comes a day before Kyiv’s parliament discusses constitutional reform for more autonomy for the east. …read more Source:...