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    Making 16,800 perogies for Ottawa’s Capital Ukrainian Festival
    Jul11

    Making 16,800 perogies for Ottawa’s Capital Ukrainian Festival

    Ukrainians in the Ottawa region were making the last of the 16,800 perogies Friday, July 10 to be served a the Capital Ukrainina Festival being held in Ottawa from July 24-26. The Festival will feature live Ukrainian music, food and drinks, artwork, handmade crafts, a Yarmarok (Marketplace), and cultural exhibits. Festival Details:...

    As the West Extends Sanctions on Russia, Putin’s Popularity Grows
    Jul11

    As the West Extends Sanctions on Russia, Putin’s Popularity Grows

    By Woodrow W. Clark II and Dimitri Elkin (*) On June 22, 2015, the European Union voted to extend Russia sanctions for six months. Two days later, Russia retaliated, extending counter-measures that include a broad ban on European and American food imports for twelve months. The new round of this “tit-for-tat” strategy was surrounded...

    Stakhovsky criticized for anti-gay comment attributed to him
    Jul11

    Stakhovsky criticized for anti-gay comment attributed to him

    LONDON (AP) — The heads of the ATP and WTA have criticized professional tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky for anti-gay comments about the women’s tour attributed to him. His remarks came in an interview with a Ukraine-based website. …read more Source: CNS...

    Kerry Doesn’t View Russia as an ‘Existential Threat,’ State Department Says
    Jul10

    Kerry Doesn’t View Russia as an ‘Existential Threat,’ State Department Says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry does not agree with the Marine Corps general nominated to be America’s next top uniformed commander that Russia poses an existential threat to the United States, a spokesman said on Friday. On Thursday, Marine General Joseph Dunford told lawmakers weighing his nomination to be...

    Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?
    Jul10

    Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

    Photo Credit: article.wn.com It was as much a forward looking vision as looking straight into the failures of the past when then-President Bill Clinton apologized to the people of Rwanda for not doing enough to stop the genocide. The US has had a more direct role in helping end the open conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 1995. The US and...

    French, German Leaders Press Ukraine On Constitutional Reforms
    Jul10

    French, German Leaders Press Ukraine On Constitutional Reforms

    French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angel Merkel have called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany’s Economy Is Doing Just Fine Amid This Whole Greek Crisis
    Jul10

    Germany’s Economy Is Doing Just Fine Amid This Whole Greek Crisis

    NEW YORK — Germany can breathe a little easier over the Greek debt crisis.Standard & Poor’s affirmed the country’s AAA credit rating on Friday and called its outlook stable.”In our view, Germany has a highly diversified and competitive economy with a demonstrated ability to absorb large economic and financial...

    Russian Navy Practices Anti-Submarine Combat in Baltic and Arctic
    Jul10

    Russian Navy Practices Anti-Submarine Combat in Baltic and Arctic

    The Russian navy has practiced anti-submarine combat in both the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Barents Sea in consecutive drills, as its naval reinforcement in the two regions continues. Russia’s military drills from all branches of the armed forces have increased this year, since Moscow was put under sanctions by the United States and the...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Terrorist Threat Has ‘Significantly Risen’
    Jul10

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Terrorist Threat Has ‘Significantly Risen’

    President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday the threat of terrorism had “significantly risen” in Ukraine, describing the country as awash with weapons trafficked from the east where a shaky ceasefire has eased fighting against pro-Russian rebels. At a meeting with Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov,...

    Inflation, unemployment rise sharply in Russia
    Jul10

    Inflation, unemployment rise sharply in Russia

    Jared M. FeldschreiberMOSCOW, July 10 (UPI) — Russian inflation rose sharply and unemployment increased dramatically in July, indicating that the economic sanctions and its offensive on the border of Ukraine is taking its toll domestically. …read more Source: United Press...