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    Harper raises residential schools commission during papal visit: PMO
    Jun11

    Harper raises residential schools commission during papal visit: PMO

    VATICAN CITY, Italy – Prime Minister Stephen Harper raised the troubling findings of the residential schools commission with Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, but appeared to have stopped short of inviting him to Canada to apologize.Instead, Harper referred to letter sent earlier in the week to the Vatican by his aboriginal affairs...

    Situation Report: U.S. advisers to reach out to Sunni tribes; more violence in Ukraine; lawmakers speak out on anthrax blunder; war powers debate in Senate; and lots more
    Jun11

    Situation Report: U.S. advisers to reach out to Sunni tribes; more violence in Ukraine; lawmakers speak out on anthrax blunder; war powers debate in Senate; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson The long game. There’s no timetable attached to the White House’s new plan for U.S. forces to identify, vet, train, and equip Sunni fighters in Iraq’s Anbar province to punch back against the Islamic State. And with that open-ended commitment comes the likely possibility that President Barack...

    Educated Ukrainians Flee East Ukraine for New Lives in Kiev
    Jun11

    Educated Ukrainians Flee East Ukraine for New Lives in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine—Alesya Bolot worked for a contemporary arts foundation that converted an abandoned factory into a mecca for young and bright people with daring ideas. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, the 27-year-old would not look out of place in a gallery in New York. She was at the forefront of the avant-garde arts scene in the eastern Ukrainian city of...

    Pope Francis, Canadian PM Stephen Harper meet at Vatican
    Jun11

    Pope Francis, Canadian PM Stephen Harper meet at Vatican

    Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen met with Pope Francis today at the Vatican, although it wasn’t immediately known what Canada’s prime minister and the head of the Roman Catholic Church discussed. Harper was expected to raise the issue of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a day after Pope Francis met with Russian President Vladimir...

    Report: Ukraine extends broadcasting license for TV station accused of pro-Russia sympathies
    Jun11

    Report: Ukraine extends broadcasting license for TV station accused of pro-Russia sympathies

    Ukraine’s government broadcasting authority has extended the operating licensing for a popular television station that has been accused of a pro-Russia stance. …read more Source: FOX...

    Report: Ukraine renews license for under-fire TV station
    Jun11

    Report: Ukraine renews license for under-fire TV station

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s government broadcasting authority has extended the operating licensing for a popular television station that has been accused of a pro-Russia stance. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia Warns U.S. Over Missile Deployment Near Its Borders
    Jun11

    Russia Warns U.S. Over Missile Deployment Near Its Borders

    Russia says it is not carrying out any “unusual military activity” and urges Washington to fully implement a Cold War-era arms control accord. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian-Made Uniforms Aid Separatists In Ukraine
    Jun11

    Russian-Made Uniforms Aid Separatists In Ukraine

    Moscow maintains that it is not directly involved in the separatist conflict in Ukraine, but a steady flow of so-called volunteers from Russia are signing up to fight — and some businesses are also contributing to the war effort. In Yekaterinburg, a businessman has turned his clothing factory over to producing uniforms for Ukrainian...

    Report: Ukraine renews license for under-fire TV station
    Jun11

    Report: Ukraine renews license for under-fire TV station

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s government broadcasting authority has extended the operating licensing for a popular television station that has… …read more Source:...

    Europe went after a ‘pipe dream’ to counter Russia — and it’s working
    Jun11

    Europe went after a ‘pipe dream’ to counter Russia — and it’s working

    Europe has taken a swing at Russian gas. The EU has been buttering up Turkmenistan, which has the fourth-largest known gas reserves, and Azerbaijan over the last year with the aim of shifting away from Russian gas. And it looks like the efforts have paid off. “Europe expects supplies of Turkmen gas to begin by 2019,” Maros Sefcovic,...