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Section: US & Canada

    Reviving American Power After Obama
    Feb02

    Reviving American Power After Obama

    Kim R. Holmes Global Governance, Americas Washington should confront its adversaries, not engage them. For the last seven years we have witnessed an unprecedented experiment based on a fundamental question: What would the world look like if the United States pulled back from its traditional leadership role? That was after all, the key thrust of...

    Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms
    Feb02

    Dion affirms support for Ukraine, pushes for more reforms

    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion concluded his one-day visit to Ukraine on Monday aimed at showing Ottawa’s continued support for Ukraine under the new Liberal government, while trying to nudge Kyiv to continue on its path of Western inspired reforms. Dion met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, and with...

    Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)
    Feb01

    Jews built this city on rock and roll (and klezmer)

    Eduard Tumansky, third from left, with fellow Simcha musicians, Sept. 3, 2013. (Courtesy of Simcha) KAZAN, Russia (JTA) — When the six members of the Simcha klezmer band hauled their instruments into a dilapidated rehearsal space, no one suspected they were about to hijack a government building in this large, clean city some 450 miles east of...

    Life Story: Rose Cmikiewicz (1912-2015) — Lack of formal schooling didn’t hold back proud, independent woman
    Feb01

    Life Story: Rose Cmikiewicz (1912-2015) — Lack of formal schooling didn’t hold back proud, independent woman

    Rose Cmikiewicz Born: July 12, 1912, in Ottawa Died: Feb. 8, 2015, in Ottawa of natural causes By Betty-Anne Poaps Her mother named her, quite simply, Rose. She was part of a generation the likes of which we will likely not see again. Our Rose was the eldest of eight children born in Canada to young Ukrainian immigrants. The family led a hard...

    Kyiv Criticizes French TV Documentary On Maidan Protests
    Feb01

    Kyiv Criticizes French TV Documentary On Maidan Protests

    The Ukrainian Embassy in Paris has expressed disappointment at a French television channel’s decision to collaborate on, and air, a documentary that Kyiv argues grossly distorts events of the country’s 2013-14 upheaval that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘We are prepared for a guilty verdict,’ says lawyer of Ukrainian air force pilot jailed in Russia
    Feb01

    ‘We are prepared for a guilty verdict,’ says lawyer of Ukrainian air force pilot jailed in Russia

    Jailed Ukrainian air force pilot Nadyia Savchenko, whose case has become a cause célèbre since she was detained in June 2014 on charges of directing a fatal mortar attack on two Russian journalists, is testifying in a Russian court today, but her lawyers say only some form of political intervention will get her released. …read more Source:...

    National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks
    Feb01

    National Power Grids Increasingly Targeted in Cyber Attacks

    Ukraine’s electric power grid is once again under cyberattack, just one month after a similar incident successfully brought down portions of the system and left millions in the dark. Worse, researchers studying the attacks say the malware believed responsible – a new version of the so-called BlackEnergy bug – has likely spread to numerous...

    Why Ukraine Must Outsource Its Fight Against Corruption
    Feb01

    Why Ukraine Must Outsource Its Fight Against Corruption

    Kiev is losing the fight against corruption. It’s time for a radical cure. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Merkel, Poroshenko Say EU Sanctions Against Russia Should Continue
    Feb01

    Merkel, Poroshenko Say EU Sanctions Against Russia Should Continue

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the European Union to renew its sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s support for pro-Russian separatists that are fighting Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says sanctions against Russia must remain
    Feb01

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says sanctions against Russia must remain

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday urged the West to maintain sanctions against Russia over its backing of… …read more Source:...