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    UNESCO begins divisive debate on Kosovo membership
    Nov09

    UNESCO begins divisive debate on Kosovo membership

    PARIS (AP) — Members of the U.N. cultural agency narrowly rejected Kosovo’s bid for membership on Monday in a victory for Serbia and Russia and a blow to Kosovo’s mission for global recognition as a state.Most nations that participated in the vote at UNESCO headquarters in Paris favored Kosovo’s membership, with 92...

    Do Russian Athletes Cheat?
    Nov09

    Do Russian Athletes Cheat?

    Russian runner Liliya Shobukhova had previously been suspended for doping. Paul Hackett / ReutersLast week, ahead of a major report by an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Russia banned five of its athletes for alleged steroid use and other biological irregularities. “Marathon runner Maria Konovalova received a...

    Ukraine’s military has rebounded despite budget and battle woes
    Nov09

    Ukraine’s military has rebounded despite budget and battle woes

    Ukraine military now at 240,000 troops – with no international weapons aidTank production up 2,300 percent in 2 years; spending to reach 5 percent of GDPMilitary now among largest in Europe … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Watson: Liberals will need someone who can say ‘no!’
    Nov09

    Watson: Liberals will need someone who can say ‘no!’

    I got cheap laughs in post-election chats by telling people that while I hadn’t been crazy about Stephen Harper’s policies, I did admire his personality. I felt a little bad about that. Not having met Harper more than two or three times, all I really know about his personality is what we saw of him on TV, which was usually pretty...

    Ukraine’s military has rebounded despite budget and battle woes
    Nov09

    Ukraine’s military has rebounded despite budget and battle woes

    Ukraine military now at 240,000 troops – with no international weapons aidTank production up 2,300 percent in 2 years; spending to reach 5 percent of GDPMilitary now among largest in Europe … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Kilford: On Remembrance Day, our freedoms and values remain on solid ground
    Nov09

    Kilford: On Remembrance Day, our freedoms and values remain on solid ground

    Inés Fiedler, Sideqa Haqani, Alice Guimond, Joo Hee Chung, Darynn Bednarczyk, Hareem Masroor, Ginny Hsaing and Owen Brown – just a few of the past and present senior winners of the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poster and Literary Contest. The aim of the contest is to nurture and advance the tradition of remembrance in Canada, and with...

    The Latest: WADA panel says Moscow lab destroyed samples
    Nov09

    The Latest: WADA panel says Moscow lab destroyed samples

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all times local):___4:50 p.m.The head of Russia’s medical agency says the World Anti-Doping Agency’s report into Russian doping is part of a “politically motivated” campaign.Vladimir Uiba, the head of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency which provides medical services...

    The Latest: WADA welcomes doping report on Russian athletics
    Nov09

    The Latest: WADA welcomes doping report on Russian athletics

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all times local): ___ 5:10 p.m. The World Anti-Doping Agency says the report by Dick Pound’s commission into Russian doping “will shock and appall athletes and sports fan worldwide.” WADA says it “welcomed” the report by an independent panel that detailed widespread doping in Russian...

    Netanyahu’s Washington Visit
    Nov09

    Netanyahu’s Washington Visit

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes to Washington to collect his payoff for being disgruntled over the agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program, which was signed by that country and the world’s great powers. Although President Obama and Netanyahu seem to personally dislike each other, because of Israel’s clout in...

    Characters From Renaissance Paintings Take Over The Streets Of Ukraine
    Nov09

    Characters From Renaissance Paintings Take Over The Streets Of Ukraine

    For his series “The Daily Lives of Gods,” Alexey Kondakov juxtaposes the modern and oft bleak streets of Kiev, Ukraine, with classic Renaissance paintings. The idea came to the Ukrainian art director when he discovered the 17th century Caesar van Everdingen painting “Nymphs Offering the Young Bacchus Wine,” while surfing...