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    Matthew Fisher: Chrystia Freeland’s past prepares her to forge Canada’s foreign policy future
    Jun06

    Matthew Fisher: Chrystia Freeland’s past prepares her to forge Canada’s foreign policy future

    Kyiv, Ukraine — Chrystia Freeland’s journey from a rabble-rousing student intent on trying to help throw the Soviet Union out of Ukraine to becoming Canada’s foreign minister takes another turn Tuesday when she gives an address to Parliament that is being touted as an occasion that will shape the country’s foreign policy for...

    After the Portland Train Stabbing, Scenes of Grief and Grievance
    Jun05

    After the Portland Train Stabbing, Scenes of Grief and Grievance

    The Hollywood Transit Center, in Portland, Oregon, was quiet on Sunday morning, but its concrete walkways were filled with words of love and grief. By twos and by threes, by bike and by foot, people arrived to leave flowers or messages of remembrance for Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best, the two Portland men who, on May 26th, were fatally...

    Ukrainian NGO Works to Stop Spread of HIV Among Sex Workers
    Jun05

    Ukrainian NGO Works to Stop Spread of HIV Among Sex Workers

    During a recent visit to Kyiv, Michel Kazatchkine — the U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia — toured the Ukrainian capital’s various harm-reduction programs, aimed at stopping the spread of HIV. Among those was the nongovernmental organization Eney (Aeneas), which specializes in providing medical and legal...

    Former Head Of Greek Catholic Church In Ukraine Buried
    Jun05

    Former Head Of Greek Catholic Church In Ukraine Buried

    The former head of the Greek Catholic church in Ukraine was buried after a funeral mass in Kyiv. Cardinal Lubomyr Husar served as head of the church, the Major Archbishop of Kyiv, from 2005-11. He was responsible for the move of the church’s headquarters from Lviv to Kyiv in 2005. His funeral on June 5 was held at the Patriarchal Cathedral...

    Saint’s Relics Are Miraculous Must-see in Secular Russia
    Jun05

    Saint’s Relics Are Miraculous Must-see in Secular Russia

    In the three weeks since St. Nicholas came to Moscow, more than 300,000 people have stood in huge lines for up to 10 hours to visit a gilded ark thought to carry his bone fragments. Yet the queues stretching down the Moscow River embankment from Christ the Savior Cathedral are something of their own marvel. The massive turnout to see the...

    There’s an Ottawa-area festival for just about everyone this summer
    Jun05

    There’s an Ottawa-area festival for just about everyone this summer

    First come the tulips, then come the tunes. It’s seasonal ritual in the nation’s capital: As the city’s Tulip Festival comes to a close, the bloom begins for another season, one filled with live music. Beginning with Westfest, this first weekend in June, the calendar is packed through to September with nearly continuous live...

    Breathing Room for the Kremlin
    Jun05

    Breathing Room for the Kremlin

    Pity the poor modern historian, who has to explain the seemingly illogical logic of Russia’s trajectory, which stands in defiance of all settled knowledge about the rise and fall of states. Russia presents us with the bizarre, albeit fascinating, case of a state that has found a way to survive despite having exhausted its systemic resources...

    Crimean Journalist’s Trial Resumes, Adjourned Until June
    Jun05

    Crimean Journalist’s Trial Resumes, Adjourned Until June

    The trial of RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge on the Russian-controlled peninsula, resumed on June 5 in the Crimean capital, Simferopol. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Scholars and Policymakers Disagree
    Jun05

    Why Scholars and Policymakers Disagree

    Academics are a conflicted lot, simultaneously cherishing and bemoaning their isolation from the world. Pursuing the life of the mind necessarily entails cultivating independence and even detachment from politics, the news cycle, and government policy. Yet detachment can easily become irrelevance, and in recent years, there has been a tidal wave...

    Cybersleuths Say Convoy Movements Show Link To MH17 Plane Crash
    Jun05

    Cybersleuths Say Convoy Movements Show Link To MH17 Plane Crash

    A team of open-source researchers investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has published reports linking the movements of Russian military equipment to the plane’s downing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...