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    Why Russia Opposed the MH17 Tribunal
    Jul22

    Why Russia Opposed the MH17 Tribunal

    MOSCOW — The anniversary of the tragic downing of flight MH17 over the Donbass on July 17, 2014 that killed all 298 on board caused another surge of debate over who committed this crime. Fueling that debate is a draft resolution before the UN Security Council calling for the establishment of an international tribunal to punish those...

    Interview With Bernard Kouchner Flying Over Africa. Part II
    Jul22

    Interview With Bernard Kouchner Flying Over Africa. Part II

    Elena Cué: Did you achieve more for human rights using your political platform or through your humanitarian work?Bernard Kouchner: I think that it’s very complex to balance any inference of so-called political things. Human rights are political, and it will take years and years to explain to the people that the solution to the massacres is...

    Get a taste of Ukrainian culture at first giant festival
    Jul22

    Get a taste of Ukrainian culture at first giant festival

    What do you do when military tensions heat up in your homeland? In the case of Ottawa’s 25,000 citizens of Ukrainian heritage, you make perogies — 16,800 of them to be exact. It may not seem immediately obvious, but Jane Kolbe can explain. “The war in Ukraine is the impetus,” says Kolbe, organizer of this weekend’s Capital Ukrainian...

    Russia Threatens Military “Countermeasures” if Sweden Joins NATO
    Jul22

    Russia Threatens Military “Countermeasures” if Sweden Joins NATO

    We know that Putin, really, really hates NATO expansion, but even by the standards of today’s Russia, this is extreme: The Kremlin’s ambassador to Sweden said in an interview that Russia would take military action against Stockholm if it decides to join NATO. The Independent reports: In an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens...

    Focusing on the Bigger Picture
    Jul22

    Focusing on the Bigger Picture

    Any negotiation can be looked at in two different ways. First, there is the immediate deal and how it is reached. The focus is on who won and who lost, and whether the deal is one-sided or reasonably balanced. The questions are how shrewd were the negotiators, could they have gotten more, or were they hoodwinked into giving up too much? Call this...

    Russia’s Second Crimean Invasion
    Jul22

    Russia’s Second Crimean Invasion

    Crimea is getting a taste of what being a subject of the Russian Federation really means. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Did Putin Sell Out Greece?
    Jul22

    Did Putin Sell Out Greece?

    A Greek report feeds a conspiracy theory that he bargained for leeway on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul22

    Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday appointed a well-known volunteer as governor in one of the two war-torn regions in the east in a possible sign of a policy change. Since hostilities broke out in eastern Ukraine in April 2014, killing more than 6,400 people, the Ukrainian government has controlled only parts of the Donetsk and...

    Russia Proposes Limited U.N. Involvement in MH17 Investigation
    Jul22

    Russia Proposes Limited U.N. Involvement in MH17 Investigation

    Russia proposed a draft resolution in Monday’s closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting calling on the U.N. to perform a greater role into the MH17 investigation. The resolution also rejects the involvement of a U.N.-backed tribunal proposed last week. The Russian resolution, obtained by Reuters on Monday, expresses concern over the...

    New Governor Named in Move to East Tensions in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul22

    New Governor Named in Move to East Tensions in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday appointed a well-known volunteer as governor in one of the two war-torn regions in the east in a possible sign of a policy change. Since hostilities broke out in eastern Ukraine in April 2014, killing more… …read more Source:...