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    Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic
    Apr24

    Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

    IQALUIT, Canada (AP) — The U.S., Russia and other Arctic nations say they’re looking past Ukraine’s civil war and other tensions to prevent oil… …read more Source:...

    Savvas Xiros and the Greek-American Relations
    Apr24

    Savvas Xiros and the Greek-American Relations

    The characteristic pathologies of two dysfunctional states allow “Revolutionary Organization 17 November” to keep damaging U.S.-Greek relations 13 years after 17N’s collapse in July 2002. Ambassador Pearce’s press statement regarding the release of convicted 17N member Savvas Xiros (“a profoundly unfriendly...

    Ukraine’s President Says Martial Law Ready if Troops Attacked
    Apr24

    Ukraine’s President Says Martial Law Ready if Troops Attacked

    President Petro Poroshenko said he’s ready to place Ukraine under martial law if his army is attacked in the embattled eastern part of the country. …read more Source:...

    Hollande Urges Putin to ‘Move Forward’ With Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Apr24

    Hollande Urges Putin to ‘Move Forward’ With Ukraine Cease-Fire

    French President Francois Hollande has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “move forward” with implementing a European-brokered cease-fire agreement to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The two leaders met Friday on the sidelines of ceremonies in Yerevan, Armenia, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the massacre...

    Art exhibits: From Alex Colville to guild shows this week
    Apr24

    Art exhibits: From Alex Colville to guild shows this week

    New this week: Alex Colville: A Canadian Icon, April 23 to September 7, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. gallery.ca Gallipoli — Three Perspective, panel discussion marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli with international historians April 23 at 7:30 p.m.; exhibit to May 6, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl. warmuseum.ca...

    Podcast: Goodbye, Lenin
    Apr24

    Podcast: Goodbye, Lenin

    For Ukraine, coming to turns with its past is turning out harder than toppling a monument. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland Will Deny Pro-Putin Bike Gang the Night Wolves Entrance to EU
    Apr24

    Poland Will Deny Pro-Putin Bike Gang the Night Wolves Entrance to EU

    WARSAW/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Poland will not allow members of a Russian motorcycle club linked to President Vladimir Putin to cross its border and enter the European Union’s territory, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Friday, in a decision Moscow said was politically motivated. The spat is likely to put further strain on bilateral...

    Fears of New Offensive as Putin ‘Ramps up Pressure’ on Ukraine
    Apr24

    Fears of New Offensive as Putin ‘Ramps up Pressure’ on Ukraine

    Russia is building up forces on its borders with Ukraine, prompting pro-Kiev forces and analysts to predict an impending pro-Russian attack in the near future. Fighting in eastern Ukraine’s war-stricken Donbas region has fallen dramatically since an initially shaky ceasefire was signed by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and the separatist...

    Odessa Holds Its Breath for an Invasion
    Apr24

    Odessa Holds Its Breath for an Invasion

    Outside of the city administration building in Odessa, Ukraine, on April 16, three older men who said they were from the local Communist party unfurled a red hammer and sickle flag to protest a national law banning symbols of the Soviet Union. Nearby, police and local militia units were standing in a defensive ring around the city hall. Threats...

    Rebuilding Canada’s international capacity: Diplomatic reform in the age of globalization
    Apr24

    Rebuilding Canada’s international capacity: Diplomatic reform in the age of globalization

    The world is an ever more complicated place and diplomacy, the world’s second oldest profession, matters more than ever before. But it is a different form of diplomacy – embracing the tools of technology and recognizing that globalization has both flattened the old hierarchies and added new complexities. For Canada, diplomacy is more than a...