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    In Macedonia and the Balkans, Russia Throws Down the Gauntlet
    Jun11

    In Macedonia and the Balkans, Russia Throws Down the Gauntlet

    A Kiev-based Ukrainian friend, after meeting a delegation of young Russians, emails me: “totally terrible, young Russian diplomats. Manipulation, propaganda, gloating over victory in Eastern Ukraine, this new generation even worse than before. We will have big trouble with Russia for a very long time.” …read more Source: The...

    This Ballerina Can Make the Most Disabled Dance
    Jun11

    This Ballerina Can Make the Most Disabled Dance

    Diana Martínez makes her way down the busy downtown sidewalk with difficulty. She walks slowly, leaning on the crutches she has used all her life after contracting polio at barely nine months old. Coming off the elevator of an old Parisian-style building in Buenos Aires, she enters the grandiose apartment of Argentine ballet legend María Fux....

    Russia Hacks German Parliament
    Jun11

    Russia Hacks German Parliament

    One day after a Pew poll showed only 38 percent of Germans view Russia as a threat to its neighbors (other than Ukraine), news has broken that Russia hacked the Bundestag. The Times (of London) reports: Russian hackers were accused yesterday of being behind a damaging cyberattack on the German parliament that could require a complete overhaul of...

    Putin arrives an hour late to Pope meeting, urged to make peace with Ukraine
    Jun11

    Putin arrives an hour late to Pope meeting, urged to make peace with Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykVATICAN CITY, June 11 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving 70 minutes late to the Vatican, met with Pope Francis and was told to commit to peace in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    U.S. ambassador to U.N. visits Ukraine, slams Russian ‘aggression’
    Jun11

    U.S. ambassador to U.N. visits Ukraine, slams Russian ‘aggression’

    A senior U.S. diplomat, on a visit Thursday to Ukraine, has slammed what she calls Russian “aggression” in the country. …read more Source:...

    Russia: U.S. responsible for Ukraine conflict
    Jun11

    Russia: U.S. responsible for Ukraine conflict

    Ed AdamczykMOSCOW , June 11 (UPI) — The Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday the United States is responsible for keeping Ukraine locked in conflict. …read more Source: United Press...

    Power: US Supports Ukraine on ‘Two Fronts’
    Jun11

    Power: US Supports Ukraine on ‘Two Fronts’

    The United States supports Ukraine’s efforts to counter Russian aggression and build an open government, says Washington’s envoy to the United Nations. “My msg to people of Ukraine—US stands w/you as you fight on two fronts: countering Russian aggression and building an open, responsive govt,” Samantha Power tweeted during a visit to...

    2 Ukrainian Soldiers, 3 Civilians Reported Killed In East Ukraine
    Jun11

    2 Ukrainian Soldiers, 3 Civilians Reported Killed In East Ukraine

    Two Ukrainian soldiers and three civilians have been reported killed in separate incidents in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US pushes sharp message on Russian ‘aggression’ as Putin tours Europe
    Jun11

    US pushes sharp message on Russian ‘aggression’ as Putin tours Europe

    In Ukraine today, UN Ambassador Samantha Power reassured the country that the ‘US stands with you.’ Meanwhile, the US ambassador to the Vatican urged the pope to call out Russian actions more pointedly. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Harper gets 10-minute papal visit, focuses on Ukraine not residential schools
    Jun11

    Harper gets 10-minute papal visit, focuses on Ukraine not residential schools

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper raised the troubling findings of the residential schools commission during his unusually brief meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, but appeared to have stopped short of inviting him to Canada to apologize. Instead, Harper referred to letter sent earlier in the week to the Vatican by his aboriginal...