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    Pope tells Vladimir Putin to make a ‘sincere effort’ to find peace in Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope tells Vladimir Putin to make a ‘sincere effort’ to find peace in Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin, in typical fashion, was over an hour late to meet Pope Francis on Wednesday. But they eventually met inside the walls of the Vatican, where the pontiff urged the Russian president to make a “sincere effort” to achieve peace in Ukraine A year-long war in the country has killed more than 6,700 people, and...

    Britain gets cold shoulder with Canada’s talk of joining NATO force
    Jun10

    Britain gets cold shoulder with Canada’s talk of joining NATO force

    The Harper government is considering joining NATO’s rapid reaction force, but doing so could mean spurning a traditional ally whose been courting Canada to be part of its formation. Defence Minister Jason Kenney has acknowledged the government is discussing whether to become part of the alliance’s high-readiness force, casting the...

    Russian Jet Again Harasses U.S. Reconnaissance Plane
    Jun10

    Russian Jet Again Harasses U.S. Reconnaissance Plane

    A Russian fighter jet conducted a dangerous aerial intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft two weeks ago over the Baltic Sea in the latest sign of heightened military tensions between Moscow and Washington. “The nature of the intercept was unsafe,” said a senior defense official familiar with details of the encounter. However, it is unclear...

    Pope Francis Urges Putin to Make ‘Sincere’ Peace Efforts in Ukraine
    Jun10

    Pope Francis Urges Putin to Make ‘Sincere’ Peace Efforts in Ukraine

    (VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican on Wednesday, using the talks to call for a sincere effort aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said their talks concentrated on the Ukraine conflict and the Middle East, where the Holy See is worried about...

    Chernobyl photographer Igor Kostin dies at age 78
    Jun10

    Chernobyl photographer Igor Kostin dies at age 78

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Igor Kostin, a Ukrainian photographer who took one of the first pictures of the ravaged Chernobyl nuclear plant after it exploded in 1986, has died. He was 78. …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama’s Big Talk on ISIS and Putin Isn’t Matched By His Actions
    Jun10

    Obama’s Big Talk on ISIS and Putin Isn’t Matched By His Actions

    The U.S. is dispatching around 450 additional military instructors to help Iraq’s government recapture Ramadi and Mosul, adding to the approximately 3,500 US military personnel already on the ground. The move seized headlines, but it’s far from a game-changer in the war against ISIS. Obama’s decision should come as no surprise....

    Chernobyl photographer Igor Kostin dies at 78
    Jun10

    Chernobyl photographer Igor Kostin dies at 78

    Igor Kostin, a Ukrainian photographer who took one of the first pictures of the ravaged Chernobyl nuclear plant after it exploded in 1986, has died. He was 78. …read more Source: CTV...

    Pope Francis urges Putin to make ‘sincere effort’ to end Ukraine’s war
    Jun10

    Pope Francis urges Putin to make ‘sincere effort’ to end Ukraine’s war

    Pope Francis urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to make a “sincere effort to achieve peace ” in Ukraine when the two leaders met privately Wednesday at the Vatican. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin Vatican Visit: Pope Francis Urges Russian President To Make A ‘Sincere Effort’ At Peace In Ukraine
    Jun10

    Putin Vatican Visit: Pope Francis Urges Russian President To Make A ‘Sincere Effort’ At Peace In Ukraine

    Pope Francis urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to make a “sincere effort” to achieve peace in Ukraine during talks at the Vatican on Wednesday. The pontiff also pushed Putin to allow access for humanitarian aid during the meeting, Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Other War in Ukraine
    Jun10

    The Other War in Ukraine

    For more than a year now, Ukraine has been at war, as Russian-backed separatists have battled Western-leaning Ukrainian nationalists in the East. But what’s happening to the country’s economy is just as threatening as the separatists on the battlefield, something Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized in his visit to...