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    GG Julie Payette meets with Ukrainian president and Canadian soldiers
    Feb10

    GG Julie Payette meets with Ukrainian president and Canadian soldiers

    Gov. Gen. Julie Payette concluded her visit to Ukraine with a meeting on Thursday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who thanked Canada for its “firm position of support for our country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence from the very first minutes of the Russian aggression.” During a joint press conference at the...

    What Europeans Can Learn from Donald Trump
    Feb10

    What Europeans Can Learn from Donald Trump

    With his abrasive manners and his “America First” rhetoric, Donald Trump has not made many friends in Europe—and for good reason. The U.S. President’s idea of America’s interests is crude, often clouded by mercantilist dogma, and only rarely accompanied by a strategy and a follow-up. Still, Europeans would do well to pick up on a few...

    As Kyiv skirts reforms, public faces higher borrowing costs
    Feb10

    As Kyiv skirts reforms, public faces higher borrowing costs

    KYIV – Ukraine must service more than $21 billion of debt over the next two years as it struggles to further unlock a $17.5 billion economic recovery lending program with the International Monetary Fund that has been hampered by compliancy issues. Kyiv has eschewed the principal demand of Western backers and lenders to create an […] …read...

    The EU Embrace
    Feb10

    The EU Embrace

    EU enlargement used to be a big deal. It made academic careers, filled up newspaper columns, and set foreign ministries abuzz. Nowadays it is more of a niche subject. You do meet the odd Brussels think tanker or European Commission functionary who is enthused about Montenegro clearing benchmark X, Y or Z in its membership talks or eager to...

    As Kyiv skirts reforms, public faces higher borrowing costs
    Feb10

    As Kyiv skirts reforms, public faces higher borrowing costs

    KYIV – Ukraine must service more than $21 billion of debt over the next two years as it struggles to further unlock a $17.5 billion economic recovery lending program with the International Monetary Fund that has been hampered by compliancy issues. Kyiv has eschewed the principal demand of Western backers and lenders to create an […] …read...

    Chicago community marks centennial of Ukraine’s independence proclamation
    Feb10

    Chicago community marks centennial of Ukraine’s independence proclamation

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Ukrainian community marked the 100th anniversary of the January 22, 1918, historic date when Ukraine’s Central Rada, headed by historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky, declared independence and broke ties with Russia. The Central Rada evolved into the fundamental governing institution of the Ukrainian National Republic and...

    Sources: Russian Spy Chief Met US Officials in US Last Week 
    Jan31

    Sources: Russian Spy Chief Met US Officials in US Last Week 

    Russia’s foreign spy chief, who is under U.S. sanctions, met last week outside Washington with U.S. intelligence officials, two U.S. sources said, confirming a disclosure that intensified political infighting over probes into Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Sergey Naryshkin, head of the Russian service known by...

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal
    Jan31

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal

    Russia has shown more “openness” to U.S. suggestions on a possible UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, but Washington and Moscow remain far from striking a deal, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List
    Jan31

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List

    Russian officials from President Vladimir Putin on down have denounced the United States’ publication of the so-called “Putin list” – a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of 210 Russians identified as close to the Russian leader – under a new sanctions law tied to allegations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 U.S....

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal
    Jan31

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal

    Russia has shown more “openness” to U.S. suggestions on a possible UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, but Washington and Moscow remain far from striking a deal, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...