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    Court convicts Auschwitz guard, 94, as accessory to murder
    Jun17

    Court convicts Auschwitz guard, 94, as accessory to murder

    DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant was found guilty Friday of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to five years in prison for serving as an Auschwitz guard, in a verdict that survivors from the Nazi death camp hailed as a long overdue victory. Reinhold Hanning, sitting in a wheelchair, listened attentively...

    Ukraine ‘Outraged’ by Russia Praise From U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon
    Jun17

    Ukraine ‘Outraged’ by Russia Praise From U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon

    The Kiev government is outraged by remarks made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the crucial role Russia can play in ending conflicts, and no longer believes he has any moral authority, Ukraine’s U.N. envoy said on Thursday. Ban’s prepared speech for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum said Russia...

    Ukraine’s History Is in Good Hands
    Jun17

    Ukraine’s History Is in Good Hands

    Josh Cohen’s article claims that I, and others, are “whitewashing” Ukraine’s past. What we are really doing is de-Sovietizing it. …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Latest: Renzi opposes automatic renewal of EU sanctions
    Jun17

    The Latest: Renzi opposes automatic renewal of EU sanctions

    The Latest from the Russian Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (all times local): … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    NATO to strengthen support to Ukraine
    Jun17

    NATO to strengthen support to Ukraine

    Richard TomkinsBRUSSELS, June 17 (UPI) — NATO defense ministers have agreed to strengthen support for Ukraine with a Comprehensive Package of Assistance. …read more Source: United Press...

    Euro 2016: Ukraine’s President Urges National Team to Beat Poland
    Jun17

    Euro 2016: Ukraine’s President Urges National Team to Beat Poland

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has lamented the “frustrating” loss of his national side against Northern Ireland in Euro 2016 and simply urged his country’s team to “play better”. Poroshenko posted his brief response to Thursday’s match in France on Facebook, hoping to galvanize a Ukrainian side that is on the brink of leaving...

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for 1 year
    Jun17

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for 1 year

    BRUSSELS — The European Union has extended for another year some of its sanctions targeting Russia over its annexation of the Crimean peninsula. For two years, the 28-nation EU has imposed ever more punitive measures on Russia to protest what it calls “the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilization of Ukraine.” The...

    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.” —...

    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...