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    Quebec politician Gerard Deltell to seek nomination for federal Tories
    Apr07

    Quebec politician Gerard Deltell to seek nomination for federal Tories

    QUEBEC – A longtime member of the Quebec legislature is jumping to the federal Conservatives as Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushes for further inroads in the province.Gerard Deltell of the Coalition for Quebec’s Future will seek the Tory nomination in the Quebec City riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent.Deltell, 50, has represented the...

    Large Crowds Honor Nemtsov at Memorial Near Kremlin
    Apr07

    Large Crowds Honor Nemtsov at Memorial Near Kremlin

    Hundreds of people paid their respects Tuesday to the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February just meters from the Kremlin. Supporters squeezed onto the narrow pedestrian walkway of a bridge where Nemtsov died to place flowers to mark the 40-day memorial, an Orthodox Christian tradition. Police set up...

    Former NATO commander: A new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine is ‘imminent’
    Apr07

    Former NATO commander: A new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine is ‘imminent’

    A new Russian-led offensive in Ukraine is likely to take place within the month, the former head of US and NATO forces in Europe warned. Retired General Wesley Clark warned at an exclusive briefing with the Atlantic Council that a renewed Russian offensive in Ukraine was “imminent” and would “most probably” take place...

    Some Sandinistas Never Change
    Apr07

    Some Sandinistas Never Change

    So what do you do if you are the president of the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and you’re facing the worst drought since 1976? Why, you buy Russian fighter jets at $30 million a pop, and work out a secretive deal to trade private land and the patrimony of your citizens to a Chinese canal-building company, of course. Such...

    Russian Duma Strips Immunity From Deputy Who Opposed Crimea Seizure
    Apr07

    Russian Duma Strips Immunity From Deputy Who Opposed Crimea Seizure

    Russia’s the lower house of parliament has voted almost unanimously to strip the immunity of lawmaker Ilya Ponomaryov, the only member of the State Duma who voted against the annexation of Crimea last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Klitschko shocked by ‘war with brother folk’
    Apr07

    Klitschko shocked by ‘war with brother folk’

    World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has an important title defense coming up but his thoughts continue to be dominated by the ongoing fight for democracy in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russian deputy who opposed Crimea seizure stripped of immunity
    Apr07

    Russian deputy who opposed Crimea seizure stripped of immunity

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament voted on Tuesday to strip the only deputy who voted against last year’s annexation of Crimea of his… …read more Source:...

    Toronto symphony bans Ukrainian-born pianist over ‘provocative’ tweets denouncing Kyiv’s ‘neo-Nazis’
    Apr07
    Toronto symphony bans Ukrainian-born pianist over ‘provocative’ tweets denouncing Kyiv’s ‘neo-Nazis’
    Apr07

    Toronto symphony bans Ukrainian-born pianist over ‘provocative’ tweets denouncing Kyiv’s ‘neo-Nazis’

    Courtesy of Barbora Krsek In a statement written by the pianist and posted on Facebook Monday, Valentina Lisitsa said she has been accused of “inciting hatred” on Twitter because of her comments on the conflict in Ukraine. Why Ukro-Nazis are so fond of torchlight marches? Mystery solved

    Russian parliament allows legal action against lawmaker
    Apr07

    Russian parliament allows legal action against lawmaker

    MOSCOW — The Russian parliament has voted to allow legal action against an opposition lawmaker who was the sole deputy last year to vote against the annexation of Crimea.The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to strip Ilya Ponomarev of immunity against prosecution, paving the way for legal proceedings against him that could cost him his...