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    What to know about the biggest stories of the week
    Aug11

    What to know about the biggest stories of the week

    Our brief guide to the news you may have missed. Congress is out on its summer vacation, and while the Trump administration insists the president’s August sojourn to his luxury golf resort in New Jersey isn’t a vacation, it certainly has a vacation-y vibe to it. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images President Trump boards Air Force One on...

    Why the sons of Russian spies qualify as Canadians
    Aug11

    Why the sons of Russian spies qualify as Canadians

    Alex and Tim Foley in Bangkok in 2011. (Tim and Alex Foley) Peggy Ann Osborne and Don Chapman are the lead researcher and founder, respectively, for Lost Canadians, a volunteer group of Canadian advocates working to restore rightful citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Canadians who have fallen between the cracks of citizenship laws. The...

    An Update on the War in Ukraine
    Aug11

    An Update on the War in Ukraine

    The conflict was then, and it remains today, a real war. …read more Source: CNS...

    What can Canada do for Venezuela?
    Aug11

    What can Canada do for Venezuela?

    (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Ben Rowswell was Canada’s ambassador to Venezuela from 2014 until last month, when he retired from the Canadian foreign service. He’s now working in Toronto as co-founder of Udara, a software venture that provides an app designed to help activist groups connect with supporters through their mobile...

    Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian To 8 Years On Terror Charges
    Aug11

    Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian To 8 Years On Terror Charges

    A court in Russia has sentenced a Ukrainian citizen to 8 years in prison on terrorism charges. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Despite sanctions, Russia further quashes dissent, human rights in occupied Crimea
    Aug11

    Despite sanctions, Russia further quashes dissent, human rights in occupied Crimea

    KYIV – The persecution of ethnic Ukrainians, Crimean-Tatars and Russians who take pro-Ukrainian stances by the occupying Kremlin regime in Crimea continues unabated and is reaching anomalous proportions. “Neglect of human rights [on Ukraine’s territory of Crimea] is coming to an unprecedented scale, cynicism and absurdity,” said Crimean...

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada promotes trade deal  between ‘symbol’ and ‘new frontier’ of the free world
    Aug11

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada promotes trade deal between ‘symbol’ and ‘new frontier’ of the free world

    OTTAWA – Since taking up his post as Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada in late 2015, Andriy Shevchenko has spent most of his time with journalists talking to them about Russian aggression in his country. So when there’s a good-news story, such as the official launch of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) on August 1, […]...

    Ukrainian Canadian Joshua Kutryk selected to become Canadian astronaut
    Aug11

    Ukrainian Canadian Joshua Kutryk selected to become Canadian astronaut

    OTTAWA – Lt. Col. Joshua Kutryk, a Ukrainian Canadian, and Dr. Jennifer Sidey were welcomed to Canada’s astronaut corps on July 1 at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) offered sincere congratulations to Lt. Col. Kutryk on his selection. He and Dr. Sidey were the two candidates selected out...

    Ukraine and NATO partners conclude  most ambitious Sea Breeze naval exercise to date
    Aug11

    Ukraine and NATO partners conclude most ambitious Sea Breeze naval exercise to date

    July 22 marked the end of the 12-day Sea Breeze 2017 exercise (UNIAN, July 25), conducted in the Black Sea and on Ukrainian territory with the participation of Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. Although in its 20th year,...

    Researchers find Jewish headstones at the Nazi killing site of Babi Yar
    Aug11

    Researchers find Jewish headstones at the Nazi killing site of Babi Yar

    (JTA) — Before murdering tens of thousands of Jews at Babi Yar near Kiev, Nazi troops dumped at the killing site dozens of Jewish headstones they had stolen from Jewish cemetery, researchers in Ukraine discovered. “The tombstones were removed from a local Jewish cemetery during the Holocaust and thrown into the same ravines where over 150,000...