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    Germany’s Merkel Presses Putin on Ukraine Separatists
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Putin on Ukraine Separatists

    The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged President Vladimir Putin to exert Russia’s influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to help secure progress toward a political solution …read more Source: ABC...

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged President Vladimir Putin to use Russia’s influence with separatists in… …read more Source:...

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged President Vladimir Putin to use Russia’s influence with separatists in eastern Ukraine to help secure progress toward a political solution. Merkel’s office said the two leaders spoke by phone Tuesday at Putin’s request. The call came a day after Merkel...

    The Politics of Rebellion
    Feb02

    The Politics of Rebellion

    Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going. Bernie Sanders, with his mammoth crowds and mass support among the young, represents, as did George McGovern in 1972, despite his defeat, the future of the...

    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:...