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Section: US & Canada

    Out of the Cold War?
    May23

    Out of the Cold War?

    Is America stuck in the Cold War or headed into a new one? Over the last 25 years, American grand strategy has had to do some heavy lifting to address the rise of terrorism—but it may have lost sight of the more dangerous threat posed by great power wars. Worry over the deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations was a common theme earlier this week...

    Why Do Chinese and Russian Fighters Keep Buzzing U.S. Spy Planes?
    May22

    Why Do Chinese and Russian Fighters Keep Buzzing U.S. Spy Planes?

    When you’ve got an itch, you scratch it. That urge is often caused by an irritation, which is how China and Russia perceive recent U.S. military moves in their neighborhoods. That’s what accounts for a flurry of dangerous fly-bys of U.S. warplanes and ships by Beijing’s and Moscow’s aircraft. But figuring out the root...

    Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?
    May22

    Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

    Photo: New York Times, May 22, 1992 This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological. It was 24 years ago today, May 22, 1992, when Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) became a member of the United Nations, and I was appointed its first Ambassador. Then was...

    Genesis Prize/JFN award grants to 28 programs for intermarried families
    May22

    Genesis Prize/JFN award grants to 28 programs for intermarried families

    Michael Douglas speaking at the announcement of the Genesis Generation Challenge winners at the Bloomberg Philanthropies headquarters in New York City on April 28, 2015. (Flickr) (JTA) — Some 28 projects to increase outreach to intermarried families will receive funding under a matching grants program between the Jewish Funders Network and the...

    Gardening calendar: Trees to dirt tips to plant sales for long weekend gardening
    May22

    Gardening calendar: Trees to dirt tips to plant sales for long weekend gardening

    Annual Plant Sale at the Rothwell United Church, perennials, herbs, annuals, houseplants and more, May 21, 8 to 11 a.m., 42 Sumac Rd., Gloucester. www.rothwellunited.com All the Dirt container gardening, tips on creating dazzling containers, best plants and soil information, with Catherine Disley Engler, May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m., Bldg. 72 CEF...

    The Families Suing Russia Over MH17
    May22

    The Families Suing Russia Over MH17

    Families of the passengers of the Malaysia Airlines airplane shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014 are suing Russia and its president, according to Australian media.Thirty-three relatives from Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia have filed a lawsuit against Vladimir Putin and his country over the crash that killed 298 people in 2014, the Sydney...

    The Kremlin’s New Divisions May Actually Reduce Russia’s Military Readiness
    May22

    The Kremlin’s New Divisions May Actually Reduce Russia’s Military Readiness

    Aleksandr Golts Russian Ground Forces, Russia The Russian defense ministry may begin creating skeleton units to be staffed by heretofore non-existent reservists. During a regular ministerial conference call, on May 4, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu clarified previously declared plans to counter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

    Boris Schnaiderman, Brazil’s pioneering Russian literature translator, dies at 99
    May22

    Boris Schnaiderman, Brazil’s pioneering Russian literature translator, dies at 99

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Brazil’s greatest promoter of Russian literature, Boris Schnaiderman, has died. Schnaiderman died Thursday from pneumonia in Sao Paulo. He was 99. An Ukrainian-born Jew, he was the first person to translate classical Russian literature directly from the Russian language to Portuguese. A translator, writer and...

    PM Trudeau plans to visit Ukraine this summer
    May22

    PM Trudeau plans to visit Ukraine this summer

    Ukraine and Canada will sign free trade agreement Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to pay an official visit to Ukraine this summer, reports Ukrinform citing its own source. The details of the visit are yet to be agreed, but the most probable date is early July. …read more Source: National...

    New Database Aimed at Exposing ‘Kleptocrats’
    May22

    New Database Aimed at Exposing ‘Kleptocrats’

    Making documentary evidence of government corruption accessible to anyone with an Internet connection seems to be catching on. Earlier this month, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists launched a searchable public database for the Panama Papers, the more than 11.5 million documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm revealing...