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    Russian embassy to host recital by controversial pianist Valentina Lisitsa
    Jun01

    Russian embassy to host recital by controversial pianist Valentina Lisitsa

    Moscow’s diplomatic mission in Canada is hosting a performance by a controversial pianist whose criticism of Ukrainians and the government in Kiev prompted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to cancel her appearances‎ a couple of months ago. The Russian embassy says it will feature a recital by Ukrainian-born Valentina Lisitsa this Tuesday – an...

    Russia’s Outsized Reaction to Planned NATO Drills
    Jun01

    Russia’s Outsized Reaction to Planned NATO Drills

    Russia is holding massive military exercises along its European border in response to ongoing NATO-Sweden-Finland drills called Arctic Challenge. The drills are a scheduled, biennial event, so the Russian counter-exercises were unexpected, as Defense One reports: It was the degree of the robust Russian response that surprised Nordic and NATO...

    The Harper Doctrine in Red? Justin Trudeau’s Foreign Policy
    Jun01

    The Harper Doctrine in Red? Justin Trudeau’s Foreign Policy

    Photo by Alex Guibord With its legacy of peacekeeping and respect for the United Nations, one notable feature of Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s foreign policy was his willingness to disagree openly with our southern neighbour. In his memoir, PET lambasted “the rigidly anti-Soviet stance taken by Reagan and his ideological soulmate [sic] Margaret...

    Despite Eastern Ukraine Cease-fire, 5 Killed
    Jun01

    Despite Eastern Ukraine Cease-fire, 5 Killed

    At least two civilians and three Ukrainian troops have been killed in eastern Ukraine despite the ongoing cease-fire, officials on both sides of the conflict said Monday. The hostilities have subsided since the September cease-fire, but fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops still continues across the front line. In a...

    Evidence Grows of Russian Military Involvement in Ukraine
    Jun01

    Evidence Grows of Russian Military Involvement in Ukraine

    U.N. human rights monitors say there is growing evidence of Russian military involvement in the war in Ukraine. The U.N. human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine has just launched its 10th report on the situation in Ukraine, covering the period from February 16 to May 15. Russia denies its soldiers are fighting in eastern Ukraine, and it says...

    Can an Exiled Georgian Rescue Ukraine?
    Jun01

    Can an Exiled Georgian Rescue Ukraine?

    Former Georgian President Saakashvili takes over a Ukrainian province. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Surpasses 6,400 Amid New Evidence Of Russian Military Involvement
    Jun01

    Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Surpasses 6,400 Amid New Evidence Of Russian Military Involvement

    At least 6,400 people have now died in the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations’ human rights division said Monday. The U.N. report also found additional evidence of Russian involvement in the conflict, despite the Kremlin’s repeated denials that it has...

    “We Bidens,” an American Family
    Jun01

    “We Bidens,” an American Family

    At lunchtime on a spring day last year, Joe Biden was at his desk in the West Wing. When the door opened, the Vice-President stood up and stretched. He appeared to be in mid-thought. It was a busy week—I was there to talk to him about Iraq, Ukraine, and other dramas—but when I asked what he’d been thinking about at his desk, he beamed. “A...

    Mixed Feelings In Odesa Over Saakashvili As Governor
    Jun01

    Mixed Feelings In Odesa Over Saakashvili As Governor

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has stunned his nation by appointing Georgia’s former leader to head Odesa Oblast. The move has sparked mixed reactions in the troubled Black Sea region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At least 5 killed in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire
    Jun01

    At least 5 killed in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire

    At least two civilians and three Ukrainian troops have been killed in eastern Ukraine despite the ongoing ceasefire, officials on both sides of the conflict said Monday. …read more Source: CTV...