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    Putin’s Ukraine War Is About Founding A New Russian Empire
    Apr08

    Putin’s Ukraine War Is About Founding A New Russian Empire

    According to Vladimir Putin, Crimea and Ukraine are where the spiritual sources of Russia’s nationhood lie. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Watchtowers On Poland-Russia Border ‘Not Linked’ To Ukraine Conflict
    Apr08

    Watchtowers On Poland-Russia Border ‘Not Linked’ To Ukraine Conflict

    Poland says its plan to build watchtowers on its border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad is not linked to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Controversial comments cost Ukrainian pianist gig with Toronto symphony
    Apr08

    Controversial comments cost Ukrainian pianist gig with Toronto symphony

    TORONTO – The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s decision to cancel performances by a Ukrainian-born pianist over what it calls her “deeply offensive language” is part of a troubling phenomenon that could lead artists to self-censor, civil rights advocates said Tuesday.Valentina Lisitsa, an ethnic Russian born in Ukraine who now...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Apr08

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know in markets today. Shell is in talks to buy the £30.6 billion ($46 billion) British gas company BG Group. According to The Wall Street Journal, Royal Dutch Shell is in talks to acquire British gas producer BG Group, which has a market value of $46 billion. Shell’s market cap is over...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Apr08

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. A South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting an apparently unarmed black man at least eight times in the back as he was running away. 2. Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly in talks to acquire British gas producer BG Group, which has a market value of...

    Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo
    Apr08

    Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo

    Racovat (Moldova) (AFP) – Moldovan apple grower Constantin Furculita was dreaming of juicier profits when he pumped some $2 million into his 42-hectare orchard. But his hopes of a windfall turned sour last summer when Russia unexpectedly slapped an embargo on fruit exports from the ex-Soviet nation in apparent retaliation for its historic...

    Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU
    Apr08

    Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU

    Moscow (AFP) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was due to meet Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday as part of an eye-catching visit that has fuelled EU fears cash-strapped Athens is cosying up to Russia. The two-day trip comes as Tsipras is battling to unblock a rescue package from the EU and IMF, with some in Brussels...

    News of the day from across the globe, April 8
    Apr08

    News of the day from across the globe, April 8

    The Russian parliament 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 that could cost him his seat. The Duma was...

    Lawmakers Take Step to Remove Putin Critic
    Apr08

    Lawmakers Take Step to Remove Putin Critic

    Russian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to strip Ilya V. Ponomarev, the only member of Parliament who opposed the annexation of Crimea last year, of the immunity from prosecution granted by the Russian Constitution. …read more Source: The New York...

    The U.N. Security Council. What’s Up With That?
    Apr08

    The U.N. Security Council. What’s Up With That?

    Those of us who work on foreign policy like to think of ourselves as hard-headed, rational people who don’t easily succumb to myths, fables, or delusions. If only that were true! In fact, foreign-policy mavens as just as vulnerable to blindered thinking as any other human beings, and our community has its own set of odd beliefs and...