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Canadian monument to controversial Ukrainian national hero ignites debate
Aug17

Canadian monument to controversial Ukrainian national hero ignites debate

The monument to Roman Shukhevych, commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army from 1943 until his death in 1950, has stood at the entrance of the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex in North Edmonton, Alberta, since mid-1970s. Shukhevych is lionized by some for his fight for Ukrainian independence against Poland, the Soviet Union and later Germany. But...

How to save NAFTA in one day
May28

How to save NAFTA in one day

(Photo Illustration by Heshmat Saberi) The NAFTA talks do not appear to be going well. In recent days, President Donald Trump has been complaining about “spoiled” Canadians, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been struggling to solve an impasse on auto production. Negotiations have dragged on for 10 months, and there is a fear that until...

Tories allege Liberals ‘never intended’ to arm Kurds against Daesh
May28

Tories allege Liberals ‘never intended’ to arm Kurds against Daesh

The Conservatives are claiming the Liberals were never actually planning to send lethal weapons to arm the Kurds in their fight against Daesh, despite an early government promise to send $10 million worth of deadly arms to the Peshmerga. Those weapons, including sniper rifles, C-6 machine guns, mortars and anti-tank missiles, are currently...

Canadian weapons destined for Kurds should go to Ukraine instead: Conservatives
May28

Canadian weapons destined for Kurds should go to Ukraine instead: Conservatives

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives want the federal government to give Ukraine $9.5 million worth of military equipment originally intended to help Kurdish forces in their fight against Islamic militants in Iraq. The Trudeau government announced 15 months ago that it would give the Kurds weapons — including rifles, machine-guns, light...

Real Madrid captures 3rd straight Champions League title
May26

Real Madrid captures 3rd straight Champions League title

Real Madrid won its third consecutive Champions League title with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday. Gareth Bale scored a brace for Los Merengues, including the go-ahead bicycle kick after coming in off the bench. …read more Source:...

Putin says US exit from Iran deal could trigger instability
May25

Putin says US exit from Iran deal could trigger instability

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the U.S. exit from the Iranian nuclear deal could trigger dangerous instability and raise new threats for Israel if Tehran resumes a full-fledged nuclear program. “We can’t sort things out with North Korea. Do we want another problem on the same scale?”...

Meet Gabriela Dabrowski: Ottawa’s overnight tennis success, 19 years in the making
May25

Meet Gabriela Dabrowski: Ottawa’s overnight tennis success, 19 years in the making

Only four Canadians have reached the pinnacle of tennis in the modern era. They have achieved success at the highest level, winning one or more of the sport’s four “Grand Slam” tournaments: Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open or the Australian Open. The first was Montreal’s Sébastien Lareau, a U.S. Open men’s doubles...

Finding lightning in a bottle: The chemistry between tennis doubles players
May25

Finding lightning in a bottle: The chemistry between tennis doubles players

Finding a doubles partner for Grand Slam tennis requires connections, patience, persistence and a good smartphone data plan. Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski won a French Open mixed doubles championship with India’s Rohan Bopanna last June, and they played together at Wimbledon in July and the U.S. Open in September, losing in the...

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17
May25

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

The Netherlands and Australia said Friday that they are holding Russia legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: CTV...

Netherlands, Australia holding Russia ‘accountable’ for downing of MH317
May25

Netherlands, Australia holding Russia ‘accountable’ for downing of MH317

The Netherlands and Australia said Friday that they are holding Russia legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source:...

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