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    Tatar Activist Get Three Years In Jail For Stance On Crimea
    Sep15

    Tatar Activist Get Three Years In Jail For Stance On Crimea

    A court in Russia’s republic of Tatarstan has sentenced the chairman of the Tatar Public Center to three years in jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Preliminary Hearings Into Savchenko’s Case Resume In Russia
    Sep15

    Preliminary Hearings Into Savchenko’s Case Resume In Russia

    A Russian court has resumed the preliminary hearing into the high-profile case against Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, charged with providing information that led to the deaths of two Russian journalists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Time for Canada to Introduce Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians
    Sep15

    Time for Canada to Introduce Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians

    In 1891, a cen­tury before Canada was among the first coun­tries to rec­og­nize Ukraine’s inde­pen­dence, Ukrain­ian immi­grants began arriv­ing in Canada. Despite fac­ing ini­tial hard­ships, Ukraini­ans in Canada endured and pros­pered through will and deter­mi­na­tion. Most notably, 125 years of sub­se­quent waves of… …read more...

    US Air Force Cites ‘Alarming’ Russian Strides in Air Power
    Sep15

    US Air Force Cites ‘Alarming’ Russian Strides in Air Power

    A U.S. Air Force general on Monday cited what he called “alarming” moves by the Russian military to beef up its air forces in the years since the invasion of Georgia in 2008 and to establish firm defenses around areas like Crimea. General Frank Gorenc, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, told reporters he was concerned about...

    Ivanovic gives troubled Chelsea a wake-up call
    Sep15

    Ivanovic gives troubled Chelsea a wake-up call

    London (AFP) – Branislav Ivanovic has warned Chelsea to snap out of their lethargic start to the season as the spluttering English champions bid to get back on track against Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Wednesday.Jose Mourinho’s embattled side start their Champions League Group G campaign in dire need of a victory after a traumatising period...

    Ukrainian Firm To Pay $30 Million In Landmark U.S. Securities Case
    Sep15

    Ukrainian Firm To Pay $30 Million In Landmark U.S. Securities Case

    A Ukrainian company and its chief executive will pay $30 million to settle charges in a $100 million securities case that U.S. authorities describe as the largest ever involving a sophisticated cybercrime operation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine to train soldiers fighting separatists
    Sep15

    Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine to train soldiers fighting separatists

    Operation Unifier comes in addition to $570-million in economic and non-lethal military aid that Canada has provided to Ukraine since the revolution 18 months ago …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Crisis-hit Brazil unveils $17 bn austerity package
    Sep15

    Crisis-hit Brazil unveils $17 bn austerity package

    Brasília (AFP) – Brazil announced a massive $17 billion austerity package Monday in a bid to boost its ailing economy amid a deepening crisis that has already caused a shock downgrade of its credit rating.The package — announced at a news conference by Planning Minister Nelson Barbosa — includes freezing public sector salary...

    Wary of Russia, Estonian Volunteers Rush to Join Militia
    Sep15

    Wary of Russia, Estonian Volunteers Rush to Join Militia

    Members of Estonia’s part-time militia crouch in a sandy trench on a hilltop as machine gun fire echoes through rain washed forest. Russia may be some way off but it is wariness of a vast neighbor that is swelling the force’s ranks, drawing laborers and and office workers alike to a grueling exercise. The Defense League of the Baltic...

    White House: US Set to Back NATO Invitation to Montenegro
    Sep15

    White House: US Set to Back NATO Invitation to Montenegro

    The United States is ready to back NATO membership for Montenegro, provided the former Yugoslav republic continues to pursue reforms and increases popular support for joining the Western security alliance, the White House said on Monday. Vice President Joe Biden told Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in a telephone call on Monday the...