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    Canada promises more humanitarian aid for victims of conflict in Syria
    Sep12

    Canada promises more humanitarian aid for victims of conflict in Syria

    OTTAWA – After two weeks of sustained pressure to do more for the victims of conflict in Syria, Stephen Harper’s government announced Saturday that Canada will provide $100 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the millions of Syrians crammed into refugee camps.A second announcement — to speed up the tortuously slow...

    Elton John Urges Ukraine to Accept Gays
    Sep12

    Elton John Urges Ukraine to Accept Gays

    Elton John has called on Ukraine’s business leaders to accept gays in the workplace, telling them that policies “designed to repress LGBT citizens … hinder economic development.”John, who is gay and an outspoken activist, spoke to hundreds of business and political… …read more Source:...

    OSCE Official: Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Holding
    Sep12

    OSCE Official: Eastern Ukraine Cease-Fire Is Holding

    The secretary general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe confirmed Saturday that the cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine has been respected for about two weeks. At the end of a three-day trip to southeastern Ukraine, during which he visited the towns of Mariupol and Shyrokyne, Lamberto Zannier expressed hope that the current...

    OSCE head: Cease-fire in eastern Ukraine continues to hold on
    Sep12

    OSCE head: Cease-fire in eastern Ukraine continues to hold on

    A renewed cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has held for more than 10 days, the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Saturday. Will it last long enough to push political talks forward? …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Left Winger’s Victory in Labour Leadership Is a ‘Wail of Despair’ for the Party
    Sep12

    Left Winger’s Victory in Labour Leadership Is a ‘Wail of Despair’ for the Party

    He calls Hamas and Hizballah his “friends” and favors removing Queen Elizabeth from her throne. He spent years supporting Sinn Fein and the Irish Republican Army and thinks Argentina should be granted a role in the government of the British-controled Falkland Islands. He blames Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on NATO and takes a skeptical view...

    Ceasefire In Ukraine Lasts 10 Days, Stokes Hope Of Ease In Conflict
    Sep12

    Ceasefire In Ukraine Lasts 10 Days, Stokes Hope Of Ease In Conflict

    Combatants in Ukraine have observed a tenuous ceasefire agreement for more than 10 days, stoking hope for a lasting political resolution between the government military troops and the pro-Russian rebels that have been embroiled in conflict in the eastern reaches of the country since early 2014. They had previously agreed to a ceasefire Feb. 15,...

    New refugee pledge expected to focus on Lebanon, Jordan
    Sep12

    New refugee pledge expected to focus on Lebanon, Jordan

    The Canadian Press A new Canadian approach to the Syrian refugee crisis could see teams of public servants and security staff deployed in two countries struggling under the weight of the problem: Lebanon and Jordan. Government officials wouldn’t discuss the focus of round-the-clock meetings that have been taking place in the last week, but...

    Latest cease-fire in eastern Ukraine still holding: OSCE head
    Sep12

    Latest cease-fire in eastern Ukraine still holding: OSCE head

    A renewed cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has held for more than 10 days, creating the possibility that political talks can move forward to resolve the conflict, the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Saturday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Elton John urges Ukraine to accept gays
    Sep12

    Elton John urges Ukraine to accept gays

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Elton John has called on Ukraine’s business leaders to accept gays in the workplace, telling them that policies “designed to repress LGBT citizens … hinder economic development.”John, who is gay and an outspoken activist, spoke to hundreds of business and political leaders at a high-profile forum in...

    OSCE Head Says Sept. 1 Cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine Holding
    Sep12

    OSCE Head Says Sept. 1 Cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine Holding

    A renewed cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has held for more than 10 days, the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Saturday, adding that this creates the possibility of progress on the political level to resolve the conflict.Despite a… …read more Source:...