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    French Opposition MPs to Visit Crimea
    Jul22

    French Opposition MPs to Visit Crimea

    A delegation of 10 French parliamentarians was on its way to Russia on Wednesday for a three-day trip which will also involve a visit to the annexed peninsula of Crimea near the end of the week, French daily newspaper Le Monde reports. The delegation has denied that the visit represents a recognition of the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, but...

    Who Is Blocking Ukrainian Peace Negotiations?
    Jul22

    Who Is Blocking Ukrainian Peace Negotiations?

    Stephen F. CohenPutin or the US-backed Kiev government? …read more Source: The...

    Concerts: Gigs to see this week
    Jul22

    Concerts: Gigs to see this week

    Not to leave Ottawa with a summer day without a festival, several begin this week featuring the three C’s: country, chamber music and Tom Cochrane. Award-winning jazz violinist Drew Jurecka Chamberfest begins on July 23, with bold performance from the Canadian National Brass Project (7 p.m.), featuring all brass musicians — trumpets, horns,...

    Art exhibits: 8 new shows open this week
    Jul22

    Art exhibits: 8 new shows open this week

    New shows and events in and around Ottawa this week: World Press Photo 15 exhibition, winners exhibited, July 23 to Aug. 19, Canadian War Museum 1 Vimy Pl. warmuseum.ca Official Ottawa: Tony Fouhse, opening reception on July 23 at 5:30 p.m., exhibit to Oct. 11, Ottawa Art Gallery, 2 Daly Ave. Screening of Ways of Something, by Lorna Mills,...

    Thousands of Right Sector supporters rally in Kiev to protest Poroshenko’s government
    Jul22

    Thousands of Right Sector supporters rally in Kiev to protest Poroshenko’s government

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, July 22 (UPI) — Hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Ukrainian party Right Sector descended on Independence Square in Kiev on Tuesday to protest President Petro Poroshenko’s government. …read more Source: United Press...

    Why Russia Opposed the MH17 Tribunal
    Jul22

    Why Russia Opposed the MH17 Tribunal

    MOSCOW — The anniversary of the tragic downing of flight MH17 over the Donbass on July 17, 2014 that killed all 298 on board caused another surge of debate over who committed this crime. Fueling that debate is a draft resolution before the UN Security Council calling for the establishment of an international tribunal to punish those...

    Interview With Bernard Kouchner Flying Over Africa. Part II
    Jul22

    Interview With Bernard Kouchner Flying Over Africa. Part II

    Elena Cué: Did you achieve more for human rights using your political platform or through your humanitarian work?Bernard Kouchner: I think that it’s very complex to balance any inference of so-called political things. Human rights are political, and it will take years and years to explain to the people that the solution to the massacres is...

    Get a taste of Ukrainian culture at first giant festival
    Jul22

    Get a taste of Ukrainian culture at first giant festival

    What do you do when military tensions heat up in your homeland? In the case of Ottawa’s 25,000 citizens of Ukrainian heritage, you make perogies — 16,800 of them to be exact. It may not seem immediately obvious, but Jane Kolbe can explain. “The war in Ukraine is the impetus,” says Kolbe, organizer of this weekend’s Capital Ukrainian...

    Focusing on the Bigger Picture
    Jul22

    Focusing on the Bigger Picture

    Any negotiation can be looked at in two different ways. First, there is the immediate deal and how it is reached. The focus is on who won and who lost, and whether the deal is one-sided or reasonably balanced. The questions are how shrewd were the negotiators, could they have gotten more, or were they hoodwinked into giving up too much? Call this...

    Russia Threatens Military “Countermeasures” if Sweden Joins NATO
    Jul22

    Russia Threatens Military “Countermeasures” if Sweden Joins NATO

    We know that Putin, really, really hates NATO expansion, but even by the standards of today’s Russia, this is extreme: The Kremlin’s ambassador to Sweden said in an interview that Russia would take military action against Stockholm if it decides to join NATO. The Independent reports: In an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens...