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    Army begins rotation of troops in Poland; 90 soldiers leave Valcartier, Que.
    Jun28

    Army begins rotation of troops in Poland; 90 soldiers leave Valcartier, Que.

    VALCARTIER, Que. – About 90 soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Valcartier, Que., have deployed to Poland as part of a NATO response to Russian actions in central and eastern Europe.Over the next month, approximately 200 soldiers will take over Operation Reassurance duties from the 4th Canadian Division’s 2 Canadian...

    Ukraine wants Canadian TV programs
    Jun28

    Ukraine wants Canadian TV programs

    KYIV, Ukraine – “The Littlest Hobo,” “Anne of Green Gables,” maybe even “Flashpoint” could find a new lease on life in Ukraine as the country’s broadcasting council scrambles to fill TV screens with something other than Russian programming, says a senior Ukrainian official. To counter — both real and perceived — propaganda throughout the...

    Police threaten to break up ‘Electric Yerevan’ protests as tensions rise
    Jun28

    Police threaten to break up ‘Electric Yerevan’ protests as tensions rise

    Yerevan (AFP) – Armenian authorities threatened Sunday to forcefully break up a protest against rising electricity prices and police brutality after the president announced concessions in a bid to calm tensions.Thousands of demonstrators were expected to take to the streets of the capital Yerevan in the evening after President Serzh...

    Ukrainians clamour for Canadian TV content and hardware
    Jun28

    Ukrainians clamour for Canadian TV content and hardware

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Presidential administration building in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 6, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld) KYIV, Ukraine – “The Littlest Hobo,” “Anne of Green Gables,” maybe even “Flashpoint” could find a new lease on life in Ukraine as the country’s...

    Ukrainians clamour for Canadian TV content and hardware as plug pulled on Russian shows
    Jun28

    Ukrainians clamour for Canadian TV content and hardware as plug pulled on Russian shows

    KYIV, Ukraine – “The Littlest Hobo,” “Anne of Green Gables,” maybe even “Flashpoint” could find a new lease on life in Ukraine as the country’s broadcasting council scrambles to fill TV screens with something other than Russian programming, says a senior Ukrainian official.To counter — both real and...

    Ukraine’s Wonder Woman
    Jun28

    Ukraine’s Wonder Woman

    More than 8.3 million people have seen Yulia Marushevska’s video from the Maidan uprising, but now she’s got to face down the bureaucracy she’s supposed to control. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kasparov: ‘Putin Doesn’t Need Friends Any More. He Needs Enemies’
    Jun28

    Kasparov: ‘Putin Doesn’t Need Friends Any More. He Needs Enemies’

    Adolf Hitler, I suggest to Garry Kasparov, undeniably had his faults. But is it wrong to imagine that even the führer—in common with Stalin, Robespierre and Pol Pot—initially entered political life with some notion of enhancing the public good? “Define good,” replies Kasparov. “Then examine the consequences. Stalin killed more...

    Why Have Armenia’s Youth Spent a Week Protesting?
    Jun27

    Why Have Armenia’s Youth Spent a Week Protesting?

    What’s happening in Armenia? Protests over planned hikes in electricity tariffs entered their seventh day on Thursday night in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. Police response to the protests, which began last Friday, has been violent: police batons and water cannons were used against peaceful protestors and more than 230 demonstrators and...

    Tunisia Pledges Tough Security Measures After Sousse Hotel Attack
    Jun27

    Tunisia Pledges Tough Security Measures After Sousse Hotel Attack

    SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s prime minister announced on Saturday a string of new security measures including closing renegade mosques and calling up army reservists as thousands of tourists fled the North African country in wake of its worst terrorist attack ever. Tourists crowded into the airport at Hammamet near the coastal city of...

    Kenney tours Ukraine training centre
    Jun27

    Kenney tours Ukraine training centre

    KYIV, Ukraine – Legal and diplomatic obstacles to deploying Canadian military trainers in Ukraine have largely been cleared away, Defence Minister Jason Kenney says. He was scheduled to tour the multi-national centre at Yavoriv, near the Polish border, on Saturday where the roughly 200 combat instructors will set up shop in the coming weeks. Both...