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    International group to monitor Canada’s federal election
    Jul31

    International group to monitor Canada’s federal election

    Canadians won’t be the only ones watching October’s election. An international body that specializes in monitoring elections plans to send a team to watch the federal campaign for the first time since 2006. The Organization for Security and Economic Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is drawing up the plan in direct response to opposition...

    Ukraine Says Crimea Tourism Ad Displays Kremlin’s ‘Imperialist Pride’
    Jul31

    Ukraine Says Crimea Tourism Ad Displays Kremlin’s ‘Imperialist Pride’

    Russia’s attempt to rebrand the annexed Crimean peninsula as a summer tourism hotspot has prompted outrage in Ukraine and been widely mocked by Russian bloggers. Soon after pro-European protesters toppled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s pro-Russian government, the peninsula was annexed from Ukraine in March 2014 by heavily...

    Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
    Jul31

    Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

    Germany shelves Nazi crimes investigation of Minnesota man deemed unfit for trial …read more Source:...

    Russian Trial of Ukraine’s Pilot Reflects Tangled Conflict
    Jul31

    Russian Trial of Ukraine’s Pilot Reflects Tangled Conflict

    A court in southwestern Russia has adjourned a preliminary hearing against captured Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to decide on her lawyers’ request to move the trial to Moscow. Prosecutors accuse the Ukrainian woman of causing the deaths of two Russian journalists in east Ukraine last year. They allege she acted as an aerial spotter to...

    Russia says ‘nyet’ at UN to MH-17 downing tribunal
    Jul31

    Russia says ‘nyet’ at UN to MH-17 downing tribunal

    Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a callous but not unexpected move to block an international inquiry on the fate of Malaysian flight #17 which was shot down over Ukraine just a year ago, Russia […] The post Russia says ‘nyet’ at UN to MH-17 downing tribunal appeared first on World Tribune. …read more...

    Nazi crimes probe of Minnesota man shelved
    Jul31

    Nazi crimes probe of Minnesota man shelved

    German prosecutors determine 96-year-old who allegedly commanded a Ukrainian SS unit is unfit to stand trial …read more Source: Toronto...

    Canada will stick with NATO assurance mission until next June: Harper
    Jul31

    Canada will stick with NATO assurance mission until next June: Harper

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will extend its participation in NATO efforts to support security in central and eastern Europe until June 2016. He says the extension of what is known as Operation Reassurance underlines the Canadian commitment to allies in the region. Canada’s participation in the NATO operation began in the...

    Mistral Ships Deal: Russia’s Compensation Amount From France Revealed
    Jul31

    Mistral Ships Deal: Russia’s Compensation Amount From France Revealed

    France will pay Russia $1.27 billion compensation for the non-delivery of two ordered mistral helicopter landing ships, according to a report by the liberal Russian newspaper Kommersant. The deal, which was originally worth $1.2 billion and supposed to be completed in the autumn, was held up after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March last...

    Red Bull under fire for featuring racist video showing men in blackface
    Jul31

    Red Bull under fire for featuring racist video showing men in blackface

    Red Bull is in hot water featuring a controversial, overtly racist video from a recent Moscow event on its website. The highlight reel, filmed at Red Bull’s Flugtag event in Moscow on July 26, opens with two men in blackface and one in a Barack Obama mask chasing a banana in front of a Red Bull banner. See also: Here’s what happens...

    Photos of the Week: 7/25-7/31
    Jul31

    Photos of the Week: 7/25-7/31

    An alpenhorn performance in Switzerland, a portrait of Vladimir Putin made of spent ammunition from Ukraine, fireworks in North Korea, Prince Charles surprised by an eagle, wildfire in California, protests in the Philippines and Turkey, a sunset in Crimea, and much more. This article was originally published at...