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    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...

    Russia’s crowdfunded war: Groups raise cash for ‘combat-ready’ units in Ukraine
    Jun11

    Russia’s crowdfunded war: Groups raise cash for ‘combat-ready’ units in Ukraine

    Crowdfunding technology making news in the U.S. over gay wedding cake controversies is being used for a very different purpose in Russia: war. Russian groups are using private payment systems to help bankroll separatists in eastern Ukraine. Some, such as The Novorossiya Humanitarian Battalion, openly state a desire to produce … …read...

    Report: Ukraine Renews License for Under-Fire TV Station
    Jun11

    Report: Ukraine Renews License for Under-Fire TV Station

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine’s government broadcasting authority has extended the operating licensing for a popular television station that has been accused of a pro-Russia stance. The broadcasting authority said in a statement that its executive board voted Thursday to renew Inter’s license for seven years. Prominent members of parliament...

    Pope Francis tells Vladimir Putin: ‘Sincere’ peace efforts needed for Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope Francis tells Vladimir Putin: ‘Sincere’ peace efforts needed for Ukraine

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in “sincere” international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Kenneth Hackett, said his country … …read more...

    Harper raises residential schools commission during papal visit: PMO
    Jun11

    Harper raises residential schools commission during papal visit: PMO

    VATICAN CITY, Italy – Prime Minister Stephen Harper raised the troubling findings of the residential schools commission 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 affairs...

    Situation Report: U.S. advisers to reach out to Sunni tribes; more violence in Ukraine; lawmakers speak out on anthrax blunder; war powers debate in Senate; and lots more
    Jun11

    Situation Report: U.S. advisers to reach out to Sunni tribes; more violence in Ukraine; lawmakers speak out on anthrax blunder; war powers debate in Senate; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson The long game. There’s no timetable attached to the White House’s new plan for U.S. forces to identify, vet, train, and equip Sunni fighters in Iraq’s Anbar province to punch back against the Islamic State. And with that open-ended commitment comes the likely possibility that President Barack...

    Educated Ukrainians Flee East Ukraine for New Lives in Kiev
    Jun11

    Educated Ukrainians Flee East Ukraine for New Lives in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine—Alesya Bolot worked for a contemporary arts foundation that converted an abandoned factory into a mecca for young and bright people with daring ideas. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, the 27-year-old would not look out of place in a gallery in New York. She was at the forefront of the avant-garde arts scene in the eastern Ukrainian city of...

    Pope Francis, Canadian PM Stephen Harper meet at Vatican
    Jun11

    Pope Francis, Canadian PM Stephen Harper meet at Vatican

    Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen met with Pope Francis today at the Vatican, although it wasn’t immediately known what Canada’s prime minister and the head of the Roman Catholic Church discussed. Harper was expected to raise the issue of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a day after Pope Francis met with Russian President Vladimir...