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    Finance minister defends military budget; forces ‘appropriately provisioned’
    Mar23

    Finance minister defends military budget; forces ‘appropriately provisioned’

    OTTAWA — The federal finance minister is standing by the amount of money the Liberal government currently spends on defence, saying the military is “appropriately provisioned” to address Canada’s needs. In an interview Thursday with The Canadian Press, Finance Minister Bill Morneau left the door open to future...

    Ukraine ex finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis
    Mar23

    Ukraine ex finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) ” A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances has appointed Ukraine’s former finance minister as its executive director.The board said Thursday that Natalie Jaresko is a U.S. citizen who… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Le Pen Visits Russia Weeks before French Presidential Vote
    Mar23

    Le Pen Visits Russia Weeks before French Presidential Vote

    French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is headed to Moscow for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before the election, officials from her National Front party said Thursday. Her visit Friday comes on the heels of a trip this week to Chad, base of a French military operation that’s aimed at rooting out Islamic...

    Kremlin says Kiev tarnishing Eurovision with ban on Russian entry
    Mar23

    Kremlin says Kiev tarnishing Eurovision with ban on Russian entry

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin accused Ukraine on Thursday of damaging the prestige of the Eurovision song contest, which Kiev is hosting this year, with its decision to bar the Russian participant from entering the country. …read more Source: The...

    Eurovision to let singer perform by video link after she is banned
    Mar23

    Eurovision to let singer perform by video link after she is banned

    A Russian singer banned by Ukraine from entering the country will be able to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest through a live video link, the contest’s executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, said yesterday. Ukraine, which hosts the international contest in May, has imposed a three-year entry ban against singer Julia Samoylova, who...

    Ukraine says Kremlin is responsible for former Russian lawmaker’s death
    Mar23

    Ukraine says Kremlin is responsible for former Russian lawmaker’s death

    Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovych was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev yesterday. Russia called the allegation “absurd”. Former parliamentarian Denis Voronenkov was killed by an assailant who was armed...

    Eurovision allows banned Russian singer to compete via satellite
    Mar23

    Eurovision allows banned Russian singer to compete via satellite

    Russia’s entrant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be allowed to compete despite being banned from Ukraine, which is hosting the event, the AFP reported Thursday. Yuliya Samoilova will be allowed to compete via satellite link, Eurovision chief Jon Ola Sand said, to ensure “that all artists can participate.” The organizers of...

    Finance minister defends military budget, says forces ‘adequately provisioned’
    Mar23

    Finance minister defends military budget, says forces ‘adequately provisioned’

    OTTAWA — The federal finance minister is standing by the amount of money the Liberal government currently spends on defence, saying the military is “appropriately provisioned” to address Canada’s needs. In an interview Thursday with The Canadian Press, Finance Minister Bill Morneau left the door open to future...

    Police: Exiled former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev
    Mar23

    Police: Exiled former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev

    Former MP Denis Voronenkov was killed by an assailant who is now in hospital after being wounded by Voronenkov’s bodyguard during the incident. …read more Source: Eyewitness...

    Eurovision offers Russia remote performance in Ukraine show
    Mar23

    Eurovision offers Russia remote performance in Ukraine show

    GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the Eurovision song contest say they’re taking the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia’s contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country. …read more Source: CNS...