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    Concerts: What to see in the last days of Bluesfest (plus some other treats)
    Jul14

    Concerts: What to see in the last days of Bluesfest (plus some other treats)

    There’s only three days left for Bluesfest and the Music and Beyond Festival – as both end July 17 — so let’s start with my picks for each: Bluesfest July 14: The Monkees, yes, those Monkees, because some have called their new, 50th anniversary album one of the best of 2016. (It was made with the help of some epically talented fans —...

    What to do Thursday: Paint party and some Green comedy
    Jul14

    What to do Thursday: Paint party and some Green comedy

    Thursday, July 14 So glad I don’t have to clean up after Ottawa’s Paint Party, where “colour cannons” will be spraying the rainbow onto the dance floor at Tequila Jacks, and glow sticks, UV dancers and more will make the fun as colourful as possible, 10 p.m., 104 Clarence St. Tickets: $10. www.OttawaPaintParty2016.eventbrite.ca Tom...

    UN Report Finds ‘Rampant Impunity’ For Killings In Eastern Ukraine
    Jul14

    UN Report Finds ‘Rampant Impunity’ For Killings In Eastern Ukraine

    A UN human rights report says there has been “limited accountability” in eastern Ukraine for arbitrary killings and torture by separatist fighters and Ukrainian soldiers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Aliyev, Poroshenko Hold Talks In Baku
    Jul14

    Aliyev, Poroshenko Hold Talks In Baku

    Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, held talks in Baku on July 14. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Were Bronze Age Weed Dealers the Founders of Western Civilization?
    Jul14

    Were Bronze Age Weed Dealers the Founders of Western Civilization?

    New research says that’s entirely possible. Ever since Herodotus, we’ve been aware that the nomadic pastoralists of Asia Minor known as the Scythians burned marijuana as part of religious rituals and ceremonies. Now comes evidence that not only does human commerce with the pot plant extend back even further, it could have helped...

    NATO considers Russia’s plan to reduce potential incidents over Baltic Sea
    Jul14

    NATO considers Russia’s plan to reduce potential incidents over Baltic Sea

    NATO remains at loggerheads with Russia over Ukraine but will consider a Kremlin proposal for reducing the risk of air accidents in the crowded skies over the Baltic Sea, NATO’s chief said Wednesday. …read more Source: FOX...

    People lining up in Kyiv to pose as founder of Soviet Union
    Jul14

    People lining up in Kyiv to pose as founder of Soviet Union

    Anyone in the Ukrainian capital who’s ever dreamed of standing in Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin’s shoes now has their chance. …read more Source: USA...

    Trudeau Visits Canadian Troops in Ukraine
    Jul14

    Trudeau Visits Canadian Troops in Ukraine

    LVIV, Ukraine—A show of force capped Justin Trudeau’s six-day swing through eastern Europe on July 12, underlining the risks and challenges Canada faces in an increasingly volatile and politically important part of the world. The prime minister flew into Lviv in western Ukraine before driving to a nearby military base for a first-hand look...

    Boris Johnson to Become New United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Under Theresa May
    Jul14

    Boris Johnson to Become New United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Under Theresa May

    LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, Britain’s most colorful politician with a long record of gaffes and scandals, was appointed as foreign secretary on Wednesday in a surprise move by new Prime Minister Theresa May that could shake up world diplomacy. The former London mayor, who has never previously held a cabinet post and is known for...

    Revisiting Ukraine’s Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles
    Jul14

    Revisiting Ukraine’s Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles

    While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom’s recent departure from the bloc via “Brexit” referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent’s political future. If the E.U. continues to unravel or becomes distracted by its own internal...