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    After Trump’s exit from Paris Accord, just sanction the bastards!
    Jun06

    After Trump’s exit from Paris Accord, just sanction the bastards!

    (Credit: Tatiana Grozetskaya via Shutterstock) The reality of Trump exiting “his” United States from the Paris Accord has sunk in. The key question: What’s the rest of the world to do about it? Unfair United States The answer: Trade sanctions, of course. President Trump was very explicit about the main — and, in fact, only — reason for...

    From Watergate to Enron, Mueller’s team brings storied prosecution pedigrees
    Jun06

    From Watergate to Enron, Mueller’s team brings storied prosecution pedigrees

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is assembling a prosecution team with decades of experience going after everything from Watergate to the Mafia to Enron as he digs in for a lengthy probe into possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.His first appointments — tapping longtime law firm partner James Quarles...

    NATO Chief: ‘Have to be Strong’ in Response to Russia But Dialogue Important
    Jun06

    NATO Chief: ‘Have to be Strong’ in Response to Russia But Dialogue Important

    The head of NATO says members of the alliance are united in their stance toward Russia in a way they have not been for many years. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday in an interview with VOA’s Serbian Service that NATO is committed to stepping up its defense while at the same time continuing dialogue with Russia. “The dual...

    Bracing for Russian Military Exercise, Lithuania Puts Up Border Fence
    Jun06

    Bracing for Russian Military Exercise, Lithuania Puts Up Border Fence

    Lithuania has began constructing a two-meter-high wire fence along its border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad ahead of military exercises Moscow is planning to hold there in September. While the 45-km-long (30- mile) fence will provide little defense against a full-scale attack, it aims to prevent provocations and incidents, Lithuanian...

    Matthew Fisher: Chrystia Freeland’s past prepares her to forge Canada’s foreign policy future
    Jun06

    Matthew Fisher: Chrystia Freeland’s past prepares her to forge Canada’s foreign policy future

    Kyiv, Ukraine — Chrystia Freeland’s journey from a rabble-rousing student intent on trying to help throw the Soviet Union out of Ukraine to becoming Canada’s foreign minister takes another turn Tuesday when she gives an address to Parliament that is being touted as an occasion that will shape the country’s foreign policy for...

    After the Portland Train Stabbing, Scenes of Grief and Grievance
    Jun05

    After the Portland Train Stabbing, Scenes of Grief and Grievance

    The Hollywood Transit Center, in Portland, Oregon, was quiet on Sunday morning, but its concrete walkways were filled with words of love and grief. By twos and by threes, by bike and by foot, people arrived to leave flowers or messages of remembrance for Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best, the two Portland men who, on May 26th, were fatally...

    Ukrainian NGO Works to Stop Spread of HIV Among Sex Workers
    Jun05

    Ukrainian NGO Works to Stop Spread of HIV Among Sex Workers

    During a recent visit to Kyiv, Michel Kazatchkine — the U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia — toured the Ukrainian capital’s various harm-reduction programs, aimed at stopping the spread of HIV. Among those was the nongovernmental organization Eney (Aeneas), which specializes in providing medical and legal...

    Saint’s Relics Are Miraculous Must-see in Secular Russia
    Jun05

    Saint’s Relics Are Miraculous Must-see in Secular Russia

    In the three weeks since St. Nicholas came to Moscow, more than 300,000 people have stood in huge lines for up to 10 hours to visit a gilded ark thought to carry his bone fragments. Yet the queues stretching down the Moscow River embankment from Christ the Savior Cathedral are something of their own marvel. The massive turnout to see the...

    Former Head Of Greek Catholic Church In Ukraine Buried
    Jun05

    Former Head Of Greek Catholic Church In Ukraine Buried

    The former head of the Greek Catholic church in Ukraine was buried after a funeral mass in Kyiv. Cardinal Lubomyr Husar served as head of the church, the Major Archbishop of Kyiv, from 2005-11. He was responsible for the move of the church’s headquarters from Lviv to Kyiv in 2005. His funeral on June 5 was held at the Patriarchal Cathedral...

    There’s an Ottawa-area festival for just about everyone this summer
    Jun05

    There’s an Ottawa-area festival for just about everyone this summer

    First come the tulips, then come the tunes. It’s seasonal ritual in the nation’s capital: As the city’s Tulip Festival comes to a close, the bloom begins for another season, one filled with live music. Beginning with Westfest, this first weekend in June, the calendar is packed through to September with nearly continuous live...