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    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 —...

    Ukraine world’s top security issue, Chris Alexander says
    Mar25

    Ukraine world’s top security issue, Chris Alexander says

    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...

    Pro-Ukraine demonstrators in Belarus assail Russian policy
    Mar25

    Pro-Ukraine demonstrators in Belarus assail Russian policy

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 2,000 opposition activists marched Wednesday through the Belarusian capital to condemn Russia’s policy and express… …read more Source:...

    Demonstrators in Belarus assail Russia’s policy, express solidarity with Ukraine
    Mar25

    Demonstrators in Belarus assail Russia’s policy, express solidarity with Ukraine

    About 2,000 opposition activists have marched through the Belarusian capital to condemn Russia’s policy and express solidarity with Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian Upper House Speaker Wants ‘Silicon Valley ‘ In Crimea
    Mar25

    Russian Upper House Speaker Wants ‘Silicon Valley ‘ In Crimea

    The speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament has proposed the creation of a Russian “Silicon Valley” on the Moscow-annexed peninsula of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Despite House vote, U.S. Ukraine policy unchanged
    Mar25

    Despite House vote, U.S. Ukraine policy unchanged

    Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) — Despite a House resolution advocating the shipment of weapons to Ukraine, U.S. policy remains unchanged, the State Department said. …read more Source: United Press...