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    State Department: U.S. Troops to Train Regular Ukrainian Military Troops
    Jul24

    State Department: U.S. Troops to Train Regular Ukrainian Military Troops

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday. “This training is part of our long-running defense cooperation with Ukraine and...

    What to do Friday: Princess Bride outdoors, Spencerville Stampede and women comedians
    Jul24

    What to do Friday: Princess Bride outdoors, Spencerville Stampede and women comedians

    Friday, July 24 Downtown detour alert: Shoppers and pedestrians should be aware Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Nicholas Street is closed all weekend as the west pedestrian skyway linking the Rideau Centre and The Bay is demolished. It should be complete by Tuesday evening. The shenanigans of Dread Pirate Roberts, princess Buttercup,...

    A brazen bank robbery and Russian money laundering have plunged Moldova into one of the most bizarre financial crises on earth
    Jul24

    A brazen bank robbery and Russian money laundering have plunged Moldova into one of the most bizarre financial crises on earth

    The bank theft was so outsized and bold that citizens of the Republic of Moldova came out in the streets this past May by the thousands to protest: “We want our billion back!” They used the number — US$ 1 billion – that news accounts reported had gone missing from three Moldovan banks in November of 2014. Unsure who to blame, the protestors...

    Anti-Obama Shirts And Scenic Snapshots: French Lawmakers Spark Uproar With Crimea Visit
    Jul24

    Anti-Obama Shirts And Scenic Snapshots: French Lawmakers Spark Uproar With Crimea Visit

    A group of French lawmakers has sparked commotion by touring the annexed Crimean peninsula. France and Ukraine are up in arms. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    An Ambiguous Victory for Gay Rights in Europe
    Jul24

    An Ambiguous Victory for Gay Rights in Europe

    The scene in front of Rome’s Colosseum at the city’s gay-pride parade in 2013 (Max Rossi / Reuters) L’amore vince. Sort of. This week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in the case of Oliari and Others v. Italy that Italy is obligated to legally recognize and protect same-sex unions. The judgment is an exciting...

    Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game
    Jul24

    Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game

    Alexis Tsipras had a choice. As the leader of the fledgling Syriza government in Greece, he could have told the European Union to stuff its austerity plan. He could have taken the risk that the EU would offer a better deal to keep Greece in the Eurozone. Or, failing that, he could have navigated his country into the uncharted waters of economic...

    Kyiv LGBT Hand-Holding Experiment Ends In ‘Neo-Nazi’ Attack
    Jul24

    Kyiv LGBT Hand-Holding Experiment Ends In ‘Neo-Nazi’ Attack

    A video experiment in which a gay couple strolled around Kyiv hand-in-hand to gauge homophobic sentiment went largely without incident until the pair was surrounded by a gang of young men who “pepper-sprayed” and attacked them in broad daylight. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s justice ministry bars Communists from elections
    Jul24

    Ukraine’s justice ministry bars Communists from elections

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s justice ministry has barred three Communist parties from running in the upcoming local elections, citing recent legislation. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine replaces entire police force to beat corruption
    Jul24

    Ukraine replaces entire police force to beat corruption

    Kiev enlists American help to train new force, disbanding old patrol after years of allegations of bribery and harassment …read more Source:...

    Mistral Warships To Russia: French Lawmaker Regrets Canceled Deal While On Crimea Visit
    Jul24

    Mistral Warships To Russia: French Lawmaker Regrets Canceled Deal While On Crimea Visit

    France’s decision not to deliver two Mistral helicopter landing ships to Russia was a huge diplomatic mistake, said a member of the French parliamentary delegation visiting Crimea Friday. Nicolas Duik, an elected member of parliament, made the comments during the controversial two-day trip that has seen deputies of the French National...