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    Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine
    Jul04

    Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine

    Canada is moving ahead with the destruction of surplus anti-tank missiles and other equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars despite a plea by Ukraine for such equipment to help it fight separatists. Among the items declared surplus are more than 5,400 Eryx anti-tank missiles, according to a 2014 Department of National Defence documents...

    Ukraine crisis: Rally in Kiev urges war on eastern rebels
    Jul04

    Ukraine crisis: Rally in Kiev urges war on eastern rebels

    About 1,000 Ukrainian pro-government fighters and far-right supporters have marched through the centre of the capital, Kiev. Many burned tyres and wore balaclavas; some carried white supremacist flags. They called on the government to end the Minsk ceasefire accord and declare war on pro-Russian rebels in the east. The demonstrators say the...

    Ukrainian Veterans, Nationalists Urge Liberation Of Rebel-Occupied Areas
    Jul04

    Ukrainian Veterans, Nationalists Urge Liberation Of Rebel-Occupied Areas

    At least 1,000 members of volunteer military units and nationalist organizations have marched in Kyiv demanding a resumption of military activity against separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Sluggish Action On Reforms Delayed Receipt Of Loans
    Jul04

    Ukraine’s Sluggish Action On Reforms Delayed Receipt Of Loans

    Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko disclosed July 3 that the government failed to get $3 billion in loans from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this week because it has not complied with their demands for reform. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Escapes Downgrade But Fitch Says Worsening Tensions Hurt Economy
    Jul04

    Russia Escapes Downgrade But Fitch Says Worsening Tensions Hurt Economy

    Fitch Ratings agency maintained its relatively high rating for Russia July 3, but said worsening tensions with the West darken the outlook for the Euroasian giant’s economy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine LGBT Activists Worry About Future
    Jul04

    Ukraine LGBT Activists Worry About Future

    As members of the LGBT community in the United States celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, gay-rights activists in Ukraine say they fear their country is headed in the opposite direction. They point to last month’s LGBT Equality March in Kyiv — the first since the Euromaidan protests that led to...

    Is the U.S. Training Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?
    Jul04

    Is the U.S. Training Neo-Nazis in Ukraine?

    Officially no, but no one in the U.S. government seem to know for sure. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine
    Jul04

    Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine

    Canada is moving ahead with the destruction of surplus anti-tank missiles and other equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars despite a plea by Ukraine for such equipment to help it fight separatists. Among the items declared surplus are more than 5,400 Eryx anti-tank missiles, according to a 2014 Department of National Defence documents...

    Mindful of Greece, Ukraine Is in a Rush to Line Up Debt Relief
    Jul04

    Mindful of Greece, Ukraine Is in a Rush to Line Up Debt Relief

    In a bid to avoid continuous negotiations with creditors, the Ukrainian government (with the I.M.F.’s support) is deep in debt talks, pressing investors to accept a bailout deal — but investors are resistant. …read more Source: The New York...

    Bosnia to US, From Refugees to Great Americans
    Jul04

    Bosnia to US, From Refugees to Great Americans

    Early July still brings a bittersweet week for Bosnian-Americans. They are reminded by the Srebrenica genocide commemoration why so many had to flee Bosnia and Herzegovina and why they/we are so fortunate to have been welcomed in America. The Declaration of Independence, US Constitution and Bill of Rights highlight the reasons behind...