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    Ugandan kayak team granted visas for Ottawa River competition
    Aug22

    Ugandan kayak team granted visas for Ottawa River competition

    Canadian immigration officials have granted visas to four members of the Ugandan freestyle kayaking team. They are now cleared to compete in the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships beginning Aug. 30 on the Ottawa River at Beachburg. It was third time lucky for the kayakers, who had twice been refused by the Canadian High Commission officials...

    The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman
    Aug22

    The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman

    In April 2015, Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Chechen security forces had the right to fire on any Russian military units operating in Chechnya without his permission. Kadyrov’s assertive declaration grabbed the attention of the Kremlin and fuelled speculation that Putin’s relationship with Kadyrov was souring....

    Ukrainian Russia Conflict: Prisoner Swap With Kiev Called For By Pro-Russian Rebels Amid East Ukraine War
    Aug21

    Ukrainian Russia Conflict: Prisoner Swap With Kiev Called For By Pro-Russian Rebels Amid East Ukraine War

    The Luhansk People’s Republic, one the pro-Russian rebels groups fighting against Ukraine in the Donbas war, said Friday that it wants to trade prisoners as soon as possible. The request comes amid intense fighting and back and forth accusations from both sides that neither is adhering to February’s Minsk II ceasefire, according to...

    Shopping Spray: Loutish Russian’s Beer-Biting Patriotism
    Aug21

    Shopping Spray: Loutish Russian’s Beer-Biting Patriotism

    Russian patriots are not afraid to show — and use — their teeth when it comes to defending local food producers. Or at least appearing to. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe’s Shell Game With Ukraine
    Aug21

    Europe’s Shell Game With Ukraine

    Not enough of the 11-billion-euro aid package is new money in response to the crisis. …read more Source:...

    The coming war with Russia
    Aug21

    The coming war with Russia

    A couple of months before he retired in July, the head of Canada’s air force provided a blunt assessment of what might emerge from the current military mission to Ukraine. “We pray that our ongoing NATO mission isn’t accompanied by the escalation of deadly force and the shedding of blood,” Lt.-Gen. Yvan Blondin wrote in the magazine...

    Russian ‘confrontations’ a PR gold mine for Harper
    Aug21

    Russian ‘confrontations’ a PR gold mine for Harper

    It was the kind of response Canadian military officers expected. Still, when two Russian frigates appeared on the horizon and trailed a Canadian warship carrying Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the Baltic Sea on June 10, the incident made national news in Canada. The Russians were spotted seven nautical miles, or 13 kilometres, from HMCS...

    Putin’s War: Front-line Residents Discover Churchill’s Defiant Spirit
    Aug21

    Putin’s War: Front-line Residents Discover Churchill’s Defiant Spirit

    This story first appeared on The Daily Signal. A biography of Winston Churchill sits on Stephan Machsma’s desk. Machsma is the mayor of Sartana, Ukraine, and he is leading the town’s approximately 10,000 residents through their own darkest hour. On the night of August 16, starting around 10 p.m., combined Russian-separatist forces...

    Podcast: The Odesa File
    Aug21

    Podcast: The Odesa File

    Residents of Odesa like to boast that theirs is the freest Russian-speaking city in the world — and it just may be. It is also a region that Ukraine’s pro-Western rulers absolutely must get right. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Postcard from Ukraine: strays in foxholes, the legacy continues
    Aug21

    Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Postcard from Ukraine: strays in foxholes, the legacy continues

    Over the last year or so, there have been a lot of wire photos coming in from the front lines of fighting in Ukraine showing muddied and embattled soldiers and volunteer fighters sharing a quiet or comforting moment with a stray dog. …read more Source: Foreign...