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    U.S. troops take part in drills at Ukraine’s Polish border
    Jul23

    U.S. troops take part in drills at Ukraine’s Polish border

    Ukrainian and U.S. troops are taking part in drills near the war-torn country’s Polish border in a bid to show unity and resolve in the face of an increasingly defiant Kremlin. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Did He Or Didn’t He? Trial Begins For Gennady Kravtsov, Russian Engineer Accused Of High Treason
    Jul23

    Did He Or Didn’t He? Trial Begins For Gennady Kravtsov, Russian Engineer Accused Of High Treason

    A preliminary trial for the Russian engineer accused of selling state secrets to a Swedish company began on July 22 in Moscow, Agence France-Presse reported. The trial of Gennady Kravtsov is one of many high-profile treason cases in Russia in the past few months amid heightened tensions due to the conflict in Ukraine and a broader definition of...

    Ukraine Again Relies on Foreigners for Leadership Help
    Jul23

    Ukraine Again Relies on Foreigners for Leadership Help

    As Ukraine is struggling to reform and survive during war, it is relying on a cohort of accomplished foreigners for leadership. For example, foreign-born ministers are negotiating a way out of Ukraine’s debt burden, and former statesmen from Georgia are at the forefront of Ukraine’s fight against corruption. Ukraine has an ancient...

    MH17 Lawyer: “It All Points to Russia”
    Jul23

    MH17 Lawyer: “It All Points to Russia”

    The lawyer representing families of Malaysia Airlines crash victims has said the downing of MH17 is a “war crime” and laid the blame with Russia. Chicago-based aviation lawyer Floyd Wisner filed a lawsuit last Wednesday on behalf of the families of 17 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 against Igor Girkin, Russian colonel of the...

    Russia Reported to be Stationing Supersonic Bombers in Crimea
    Jul23

    Russia Reported to be Stationing Supersonic Bombers in Crimea

    Russia’s air force is stationing a squadron of long-range, supersonic bombers to Crimea with the option of eventually sending an entire regiment to the peninsula in response to Eastern European NATO allies’ reinforcement plans, according to Russian independent news agency Interfax. Poland and Romania have agreed to host U.S.-missiles...

    EU, US Economic Sanctions Against Russia Avoided As Russian Oligarchs Give Away Vast Wealth
    Jul22

    EU, US Economic Sanctions Against Russia Avoided As Russian Oligarchs Give Away Vast Wealth

    Some people look to their family in times of dire need. The same approach apparently applies to Russia’s oligarchs, who rather than having their assets frozen by Western-led sanctions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, recently transferred their company shares and vast fortunes to family members, according to an investigation by the...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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,...