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    Fed up with failing peace, Ukraine rebels eager to fight
    Jun06

    Fed up with failing peace, Ukraine rebels eager to fight

    The hollowness of the phony armistice was rudely exposed this week as a ferocious one-day battle erupted on the western edge of the main rebel stronghold, Donetsk. At the intersection of a country lane leading out of Dokuchayevsk, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Donetsk, separatist militiaman take turns on guard by an anti-tank rocket...

    Stephen Harper visits Ukraine promising more aid as fighting intensifies in Donetsk region
    Jun06

    Stephen Harper visits Ukraine promising more aid as fighting intensifies in Donetsk region

    Ukraine’s prime minister praised Canada for making “a tangible contribution to making Ukraine a strong independent state” and for being one of the stronger supporters of his pro-western government …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Gay Pride March Attacked In Kiev
    Jun06

    Gay Pride March Attacked In Kiev

    KIEV, June 6 (Reuters) – Several dozen unknown assailants attacked a gay pride march in Kiev on Saturday, throwing flares and wounding two policemen, a Reuters witness reported. On Friday the organizers for ‘KyivPride2015’ said the march along the Dnipro river would go ahead despite warnings from city mayor Vitaly Klitschko, who...

    Japan Offers Ukraine Aid of $1.5 Billion
    Jun06

    Japan Offers Ukraine Aid of $1.5 Billion

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has thanked Japan’s visiting prime minister for promising $1.5 billion in credit guarantees to aid the country’s efforts at reform and redevelopment. Shinzo Abe was visiting the country on Saturday en route to the G-7 summit in Germany. Among his round of ceremonies was one where he...

    Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini to give up role as OSCE representative in Ukraine conflict
    Jun06

    Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini to give up role as OSCE representative in Ukraine conflict

    The Swiss government says diplomat Heidi Tagliavini plans to step down as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s representative in talks between Moscow, Kiev and pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Stephen Harper visits Ukraine promising more aid as fighting intensifies in Donetsk region
    Jun06

    Stephen Harper visits Ukraine promising more aid as fighting intensifies in Donetsk region

    Adrian Wyld / CANADIAN PRESSPrime Minister Stephen Harper speaks as Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk looks on during a visit to the Academic Institute of the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine for Training of Specialists for Public Safety, Psychological Service and National Guard of Ukraine Units in Kyiv, Ukraine Saturday...

    Police reportedly injured in clashes at Kyiv gay rights march
    Jun06

    Police reportedly injured in clashes at Kyiv gay rights march

    Opponents of a gay rights march held in Ukrain’s capital have thrown smoke bombs and tear gas and the Interfax news agency cites police as saying five officers were injured in the clash. …read more Source: CTV...

    Swiss Diplomat Tagliavini to Give up Ukraine OSCE Role
    Jun06

    Swiss Diplomat Tagliavini to Give up Ukraine OSCE Role

    Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini to give up role as OSCE representative in Ukraine conflict …read more Source: ABC...

    Swiss diplomat Tagliavini to give up Ukraine OSCE role
    Jun06

    Swiss diplomat Tagliavini to give up Ukraine OSCE role

    BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss government says diplomat Heidi Tagliavini plans to step down as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s… …read more Source:...

    LGBT activists overcome attacks to hold ‘Equality March’ in Ukraine
    Jun06

    LGBT activists overcome attacks to hold ‘Equality March’ in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s LGBT community and civil rights activists overcame a flurry of violent attacks with smoke bombs and stones to carry out the country’s second-ever “Equality March” in Kiev on Saturday. At least 10 participants were reportedly wounded, along with five police officers, including one seriously. See...