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    Ukraine Arrests 2 Officials as Nation Watches on TV
    Mar25

    Ukraine Arrests 2 Officials as Nation Watches on TV

    The director of the emergency services ministry and his deputy were handcuffed at a meeting and face charges of embezzlement and abuse of power. …read more Source: The New York...

    Senate to spend long night on symbolic ‘vote-a-rama’
    Mar25

    Senate to spend long night on symbolic ‘vote-a-rama’

    U.S. senators are voting on dozens of budget amendments ranging from a call to arm Ukrainian troops against the Russians, to a bid to cover “virtual colonoscopies” under Medicare. The…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine tops Iraq, Syria as global security threat, Alexander says
    Mar25

    Ukraine tops Iraq, Syria as global security threat, Alexander says

    Russian aggression in Ukraine is a bigger threat to global security than the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander says. Video recorded of Alexander giving a speech to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on Feb. 22 – and posted on YouTube last week – shows him ranting against Russian President...

    ‘Putin is behaving like a terrorist’: Cabinet minister’s speech on Ukraine sparks social media battle with Russia
    Mar25

    ‘Putin is behaving like a terrorist’: Cabinet minister’s speech on Ukraine sparks social media battle with Russia

    Conservative cabinet minister Chris Alexander says the situation in Ukraine is the biggest security issue facing the world today, even as his government debates expanding its military actions in the Middle East. Alexander’s comments, made to Ukrainian Canadians during a speech in Toronto Feb. 22, are being shared on the internet as the...

    ‘Putin is behaving like a terrorist’: Cabinet minister’s speech on Ukraine sparks social media battle with Russia
    Mar25

    ‘Putin is behaving like a terrorist’: Cabinet minister’s speech on Ukraine sparks social media battle with Russia

    Conservative cabinet minister Chris Alexander says the situation in Ukraine is the biggest security issue facing the world today, even as his government debates expanding its military actions in the Middle East. Alexander’s comments, made to Ukrainian Canadians during a speech in Toronto Feb. 22, are being shared on the internet as the...

    All parties signal support for Magnitsky law to sanction Russian officials
    Mar25

    All parties signal support for Magnitsky law to sanction Russian officials

    Canada is moving toward becoming the second country to adopt a so-called Magnitsky law to impose sanctions on Russian officials, as all political parties in the Commons have signalled their support. It’s a step that would spark the ire of Russia – but since Canada is already sanctioning that country over its actions in Ukraine, it appears...

    Ukraine’s bond rating falls as Russia refuses deal
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s bond rating falls as Russia refuses deal

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, March 25 (UPI) — A downgrade in Ukraine’s bond-issuing rating coincides with a debt restructuring program and suggestions the country may soon default on its obligations. …read more Source: United Press...

    Televised Arrests Won’t Eliminate Corrruption
    Mar25

    Televised Arrests Won’t Eliminate Corrruption

    Countries such as Ukraine and Romania are relying on highly publicized anti-corruption campaigns to shrink their shadow economies. They should concentrate on growth instead. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Small Business Owners Face War, Crisis With Optimism – And Dark Humor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s Small Business Owners Face War, Crisis With Optimism – And Dark Humor

    KIEV, Ukraine — “The hryvnia is falling!” yelled a vendor as she flipped over a jar filled with water, and bills of the Ukrainian currency tumbled downward. This past weekend, over 15,000 residents of Ukraine’s capital attended the Panic and Hysteria festival, held at the city’s Aviation Museum park, meant to give Ukrainians a...

    Father Raymond J. de Souza: Violating nuclear arms treaties isn’t something the world takes seriously. Just ask Putin
    Mar25

    Father Raymond J. de Souza: Violating nuclear arms treaties isn’t something the world takes seriously. Just ask Putin

    The Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, told his Iranian counterpart that “the nuclear talks have reached the final sprint in the marathon.” Indeed, the negotiations between the “P5 + 1” — the permanent five members of the UN security council and Germany, Iran’s most important trading partner in terms of establishing its nuclear program —...