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    Russia Is Biggest Threat to Global Security Says Poland
    Jun17

    Russia Is Biggest Threat to Global Security Says Poland

    Russia “is the biggest threat to global security today” according to Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, Polish national broadcaster PR reports. The Polish Defense Minister, who has been a frequent critic of Russian foreign policy, spoke after NATO announced its decision to deploy four battalions in Poland and the three Baltic...

    Ottawa Festivals: A few of our favourite boasts
    Jun17

    Ottawa Festivals: A few of our favourite boasts

    Here are a few of our favourite boasts made by Ottawa festivals, culled from their own websites and publicity material: “The second largest jazz festival (in Canada) based on 2015 ticket sales.” “The second-oldest jazz festival in the country.” — Ottawa Jazz Festival “Premium beer from the oldest still-functioning brewery in Eastern Europe.” —...

    Euro 2016: Why Russian Football’s Ultras Won’t Stop Fighting
    Jun17

    Euro 2016: Why Russian Football’s Ultras Won’t Stop Fighting

    Before the European Championship Group stage game between England and Russia the host city of Marseille experienced fan violence not seen at a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup, which was also hosted by France. The drunk English hooligans that were involved were an old ugly face, what was new about the violence was the involvement of what...

    Russia ‘Ready to Work’ With U.S., the ‘Only Superpower:’ Putin
    Jun17

    Russia ‘Ready to Work’ With U.S., the ‘Only Superpower:’ Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he accepted the United States was probably still the world’s sole superpower and he was ready to work with whoever won the presidency, but didn’t want to be told how to live by Americans. Putin’s comments follow a rocky period in U.S.-Russia relations, which have been undermined by...

    Russia’s Kerch bridge:  time to act for Ukraine
    Jun17

    Russia’s Kerch bridge: time to act for Ukraine

    The bout of great-power euphoria sparked by the 2014 annexation of Crimea did not last long in Russia. The Kremlin quickly realized the region’s total dependence on mainland Ukraine. Over the past 60 years, heavy capital and labor investments, as well as regular water, power and fuel supplies sent from Ukraine, had transformed the formerly...

    Visiting Washington, Groysman thanks the U.S. for its support
    Jun17

    Visiting Washington, Groysman thanks the U.S. for its support

    WASHINGTON – On his first visit to the United States as Ukraine’s new prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman expressed his gratitude for the American support his country is receiving for its political and economic reform programs and in stopping Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. “In this very import time in Ukraine’s...

    New hurdles surface in Ukraine’s Euro-integration
    Jun17

    New hurdles surface in Ukraine’s Euro-integration

    KYIV – Ukrainians are finding themselves stalled on the road to integration with Europe after officials revealed bureaucratic hurdles that emerged in recent weeks. Some are the fault of the Ukrainian government, but the biggest factors are related to the large inflow of migrants, according to reports. On the national level, the ratification of...

    What’s brewing in Ukraine?
    Jun17

    What’s brewing in Ukraine?

    From the 11th century onward, beer was a popular beverage in medieval Poland and in the nearby lands of Kyivan Rus’. Beer brewing in the 13th century and later was a special privilege (“propination”) reserved for cities and noble landlords. In the 16th century in Ukrainian lands under Poland’s rule, small beer breweries were developed...

    Ukraine remains optimistic despite loss to Germany
    Jun17

    Ukraine remains optimistic despite loss to Germany

    Germany and Ukraine served up a most entertaining match with high levels of technical ability and plenty of drama in their 2016 Euro Cup opener played on June 12. Stand-in center back Shkodran Mustafi headed his first goal and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in stoppage time as the world champions survived several scares to beat […]...

    Former Auschwitz Guard Convicted in German Court, Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
    Jun17

    Former Auschwitz Guard Convicted in German Court, Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

    DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served as a guard at Auschwitz has been found guilty of more than 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for helping kill 1.1 million Jews and others at the Nazi death camp. The Detmold state court sentenced Reinhold Hanning to five years in prison, though he will remain free while any...