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    Russia Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to Twenty Years In Prison
    Aug26

    Russia Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to Twenty Years In Prison

    Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker best known for the 2011 movie Gámer, was sentenced to 20 years in a Russian prison on charges of terrorism on Tuesday in the city of Rostov-on-Don, the BBC reports. Sentsov, a vocal pro-Ukrainian activist, was arrested in May of 2014, and charged with organizing two arson attacks in the eastern Ukrainian city...

    Marlene Rivier the NDP pick for Ottawa West-Nepean
    Aug26

    Marlene Rivier the NDP pick for Ottawa West-Nepean

    Veteran community activist Marlene Rivier was nominated as the NDP candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean Tuesday, beating three challengers including former Ottawa city councillor Alex Cullen. Cullen was runner-up on the last of three ballots at a packed Ukrainian Orthodox Hall on Byron Ave. Rivier, who is the current president of the Ottawa...

    The day in pictures
    Aug26

    The day in pictures

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    How should Europe deal with its deluge of refugees?
    Aug26

    How should Europe deal with its deluge of refugees?

    GWEN IFILL: European Union officials say that the number of refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe reached a record high of more than 107,000 last month. The surge has reached Hungary’s southern border, where more than 2,000 people, most from Syria, crossed into the country yesterday and today, even as the government erected a border fence...

    Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism
    Aug26

    Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism

    Beset with military conflict in the form of Russian-backed separatists, Ukraine has sought to cultivate crucial foreign and diplomatic support for its cause. To be sure, Kiev seeks tactical military advantage over its adversaries though a no less significant public relations war has also assumed key importance. Within the high stakes propaganda...

    Celtic and Monaco fail to make Champions League grade
    Aug26

    Celtic and Monaco fail to make Champions League grade

    Paris (AFP) – A header by Markus Rosenberg and an own goal from Dedryck Boyata condemned Scottish champions Celtic to a second successive season without the riches to be accrued from the Champions League group stage as Malmo beat them 2-0 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate in their play-off on Tuesday.They were not the only high profile...

    Ukrainian filmmaker’s 20-year jail sentence in Russia draws fire abroad
    Aug26

    Ukrainian filmmaker’s 20-year jail sentence in Russia draws fire abroad

    A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a promising young Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in prison on charges of terrorist activity, prompting accusations from rights groups, fellow directors and Western governments of a Kremlin move to punish critics. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Is Turkey Going Nuclear?
    Aug26

    Is Turkey Going Nuclear?

    The recently concluded P5+1 negotiations with Iran about the status of its nuclear program have raised concerns that rival regional powers may choose to pursue an independent nuclear weapons capability. Neighboring Turkey is often listed as a potential proliferator, owing to its historic concerns about Iranian empowerment, and its on-going proxy...

    Money Still Rules Ukraine
    Aug26

    Money Still Rules Ukraine

    President Poroshenko talks big about reform — but he’s missing what may be his only chance to break the power of the oligarchs. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukrainian Prisoners In Russia: The War In Eastern Ukraine Often Results In Lengthy Prison Sentences
    Aug25

    Ukrainian Prisoners In Russia: The War In Eastern Ukraine Often Results In Lengthy Prison Sentences

    A Russian court’s sentencing Tuesday of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and activist Alexander Kolchenko to 20 and 10 years, respectively, highlights the plight of numerous Ukrainians currently imprisoned in Russia at a time when ties between the two countries are at an all-time low. While the war in eastern Ukraine has taken the lives of more than...