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Section: US & Canada

    Sorry, Trump: Canada isn’t committing to doubling defence spending
    May13

    Sorry, Trump: Canada isn’t committing to doubling defence spending

    WASHINGTON — Canada isn’t committing to a massive boost in military spending, such as is being demanded of U.S. allies by Donald Trump as part of his presidential election platform. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was asked during a visit to Washington about the request that NATO allies meet their stated goal of spending two per cent of GDP...

    European Parliament Condemns Banning of Crimean Tatar Council
    May13

    European Parliament Condemns Banning of Crimean Tatar Council

    The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned last month’s decision by Crimea’s Russia-backed authorities to ban the Crimean Tatars’ representative body amid reports that access to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Crimea news website had been blocked in the region. A resolution passed by the European legislature...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Stall While Divisions Within the Country Deepen
    May12

    Ukraine Peace Talks Stall While Divisions Within the Country Deepen

    James CardenBesides the economic hardship, the country remains at risk of being further divided by Kiev’s illiberal turn. …read more Source: The...

    Who Owns What Where? British Anti-Graft Push And Ex-Soviet Elites’ Lavish Properties
    May12

    Who Owns What Where? British Anti-Graft Push And Ex-Soviet Elites’ Lavish Properties

    A new push by Britain to uncover the true owners of pricey foreign-owned real estate in the country could shine a spotlight on scores of business and political elites from the former Soviet Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland’s president on NATO, refugees, his critics and the burden of history
    May12

    Poland’s president on NATO, refugees, his critics and the burden of history

    Polish President Andrzej Duda makes his way to take part in an inspection at Garrison Petawawa, Ont., on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Duda was on the base to meet with Canadian Armed Forces personnel who participated in Operation REASSURANCE in Poland. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP) Andrzej Duda, it turns out, gives as good as he gets. Poland’s president...

    Obama is about to host an unusual summit at the White House — and one nation has been left off the guest list
    May12

    Obama is about to host an unusual summit at the White House — and one nation has been left off the guest list

    REUTERS/Jason ReedWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set to toast the five leaders of Nordic nations at a lavish state dinner at the White House on Friday, an unusual summit aimed in part at sending a message to a nation not on the guest list: Russia. Obama will laud the humanitarian and environmental accomplishments of...

    Georgia Launches U.S.-led Military Drill Despite Russian Warning
    May12

    Georgia Launches U.S.-led Military Drill Despite Russian Warning

    Georgia has launched a two-week military exercise with NATO allies led by the U.S. despite Russia’s warnings that they have been following the preparations and consider Georgia’s actions provocative. Relations between Georgia and Russia took a severe turn for the worse in 2008 when, after years of political deadlock with separatists...

    Ukrainian Hackers Publish Info on Thousands of Journalists
    May12

    Ukrainian Hackers Publish Info on Thousands of Journalists

    MOSCOW— A group of Ukrainian hackers has published the names and contact information of thousands of journalists who have reported from rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine, raising concerns about the safety of the journalists, including many from international media organizations. The hackers said they had gained access to computers used by the...

    Ukrainian Hackers Publish Info on Thousands of Journalists
    May12

    Ukrainian Hackers Publish Info on Thousands of Journalists

    A group of Ukrainian hackers has published the names and contact information of thousands of journalists who have reported from rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine, raising concerns about the safety of the journalists, including many from international media organizations.The… …read more Source:...

    Russian Eurovision Contestant’s Surprising View On Crimea 
    May12

    Russian Eurovision Contestant’s Surprising View On Crimea 

    Scandal is brewing around Russia’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest after an old interview emerged in which the singer admits he is not a fan of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...