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    Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kyiv; Ukraine blames Russia
    Mar23

    Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kyiv; Ukraine blames Russia

    A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kyiv, prompting harsh words between the two neighbouring countries. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia
    Mar23

    Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine — A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kiev, prompting harsh words between the two neighboring countries. Denis Voronenkov, who had testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last fall,...

    Russia, Ukraine at Odds Over Singer’s Eurovision Performance
    Mar23

    Russia, Ukraine at Odds Over Singer’s Eurovision Performance

    GENEVA – Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia’s contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country — a proposal that was immediately rejected by a Russian state broadcaster. The European Broadcasting Union says...

    Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine
    Mar23

    Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

    Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev on Thursday in what Ukrainian police described as a contract hit probably ordered by Russia. Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko blamed the Kremlin for Voronenkov’s killing, saying Russia wanted to punish him for his testimony… …read more Source: Los...

    Kremlin says Kiev tarnishing Eurovision with ban on Russian entry
    Mar23

    Kremlin says Kiev tarnishing Eurovision with ban on Russian entry

    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: Channel...

    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...

    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...

    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...