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    Dear Ukraine: Please Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot
    Apr27

    Dear Ukraine: Please Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot

    Despite the unceasing flare-ups of separatist violence in the Donbass, Ukraine’s new government has managed to take some steps to move the country forward: it has passed legislation to combat corruption, secured funding to stabilize the economy, and reined in its oligarchs. But the country’s national parliament, the Supreme Rada, has...

    As Shelling Intensifies, EU Tells Ukraine To Clean Up If It Wants Aid In Conflict With Pro-Russians
    Apr27

    As Shelling Intensifies, EU Tells Ukraine To Clean Up If It Wants Aid In Conflict With Pro-Russians

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with European Union leaders in Kiev on Monday at the first EU-Ukraine summit since the beginning of the war against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: International Business...

    Combat veteran Jonathan Vance appointed new chief of defence staff
    Apr27

    Combat veteran Jonathan Vance appointed new chief of defence staff

    The Conservative government has gone with an experienced combat veteran and team player as the country’s new top military officer. Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, as expected, was named chief of the defence staff by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday. Vance, an army officer, takes over a Canadian Forces that is trying to deal with cuts...

    Germany Failed to Pass on Warnings Before Plane Was Shot Down Over Ukraine
    Apr27

    Germany Failed to Pass on Warnings Before Plane Was Shot Down Over Ukraine

    German authorities knew of the danger of flying over eastern Ukraine before flight Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down last July but failed to pass on the warning. Two days before the Malaysia Airlines flight was brought down, the German government was alerted that the situation had become “very worrying,” the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports,...

    World briefs: Queen Elizabeth dropped from U.K. rich list
    Apr27

    World briefs: Queen Elizabeth dropped from U.K. rich list

    LONDON — Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik has become Britain’s wealthiest man, a “rich list” published annually by The Sunday Times newspaper showed on Sunday, but Queen Elizabeth slipped down the rankings. The queen increased her wealth by $15.18 million to $516.23 million, but dropped out of the country’s richest 300 for the...

    Ukraine’s president says country ready to apply for EU membership
    Apr27

    Ukraine’s president says country ready to apply for EU membership

    Ukraine’s president says his country will be able meet conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years. …read more Source: Global...

    Photos: Germany Says It Will Keep Pro-Putin ‘Night Wolves’ Biker Gang Out
    Apr27

    Photos: Germany Says It Will Keep Pro-Putin ‘Night Wolves’ Biker Gang Out

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German border guards will try to stop members of an ultra-nationalist Russian motorcycle club from crossing the border in a biker parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two on May 9, government officials said on Monday. Leader of …read more Source:...

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Should Be Tied to Minsk Deal
    Apr27

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Should Be Tied to Minsk Deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday international sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine should depend on whether peacekeeping commitments signed this year in Minsk are upheld. “During the European Council (meeting) in March we took an unambiguous decision that the sanctions should be tied to the...

    What steps might Germany take to help resolve the Ukraine crisis?
    Apr27

    What steps might Germany take to help resolve the Ukraine crisis?

    Samir Tata argues that Berlin should try and ensure that the country 1) retains its territorial integrity, 2) adapts a dual economic system, much like Hong Kong and China, 3) adopts a federal governmental structure similar to the US model,… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    My Journey to Eastern Ukraine – The War Zone of Donetsk
    Apr27

    My Journey to Eastern Ukraine – The War Zone of Donetsk

    From April 13 to April 17, 2015, I participated in a press tour to Donbas, the region in eastern Ukraine torn by armed conflict between Ukrainian military forces and local insurgency. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...