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    Derek Fraser: What’s at stake in Ukraine
    May29

    Derek Fraser: What’s at stake in Ukraine

    Lately there have been voices raised questioning Canada’s support for Ukraine, which highlights the need for an examination of what Russia’s aims are in the conflict and why the West, including Canada, has to remain engaged. Ruslan Pukhov, an analyst close to the Ministry of Defence and author of an authoritative study of the new...

    Vladimir Katriuk, Second Most Wanted Man On Nazi War Criminals List, Dies In Quebec
    May29

    Vladimir Katriuk, Second Most Wanted Man On Nazi War Criminals List, Dies In Quebec

    MONTREAL (AP) — The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said. Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said Thursday. News of Katriuk’s death emerged several hours after...

    Alleged Nazi war criminal who moved to Canada dies at 93
    May29

    Alleged Nazi war criminal who moved to Canada dies at 93

    MONTREAL (JTA) — Vladimir Katriuk, a native Ukrainian who avoided deportation from Canada for 64 years after hiding his Nazi past to move there, died peacefully in Quebec. Katriuk, who was 93, died on May 22, according to his lawyer. For years Katriuk was second on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of “most wanted” Nazi war criminals. As a...

    Hollande, Merkel Call For ‘Rapid’ Implementation Of Minsk Deal
    May29

    Hollande, Merkel Call For ‘Rapid’ Implementation Of Minsk Deal

    French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “rapidly” implement measures agreed under the Minsk cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cash-strapped Ukraine inches toward crucial debt deal
    May29

    Cash-strapped Ukraine inches toward crucial debt deal

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s finance minister said on Friday that Kiev and its private creditors were about to launch direct debt restructuring negotiations that could save the war-torn country from a devastating default.Natalie Jaresko’s comments came as the ex-Soviet state’s pro-Western leadership races to meet a late June...

    Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle entrepreneurial initiative worked!
    May29

    Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle entrepreneurial initiative worked!

    Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid modest economic growth worldwide, East Asia still leads the way. That’ s according to the UN’s updated “World Economic Situation Prospects” where the global economic growth is expected to […] The post Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Putin’s latest decree reflects Russians’ lack of interest in the truth
    May29

    Leonid Bershidsky: Putin’s latest decree reflects Russians’ lack of interest in the truth

    News of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to classify more data on Russian military losses prompted many in Russia, Ukraine and the West to draw the facile conclusion that he acted to hide the casualties of his hybrid war on Ukraine. Putin, however, is doing something worse than that: He’s telling the country he has ruled...

    ‘Kremlin trolls’ tilting the balance of power towards Putin, one blog at a time
    May29

    ‘Kremlin trolls’ tilting the balance of power towards Putin, one blog at a time

    The operation that has worried the EU is drawing Serbia away from its EU membership path, convinced people that Ukraine is neo-Nazi and Putin was right to annex Crimea. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine, US Plotting To Use Chemical Weapons Against Donetsk Rebels, Russian Media Claims
    May29

    Ukraine, US Plotting To Use Chemical Weapons Against Donetsk Rebels, Russian Media Claims

    The Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) claimed Friday that Kiev forces were preparing to use chemical weapons against the pro-Russia rebels. The ministry’s official spokesman, Eduard Basurin, said Ukrainian Armed Forces had begun in recent weeks to strengthen security within its facilities and...

    Ukrainian Forces Dig In For Potential Conflict In Kharkiv
    May29

    Ukrainian Forces Dig In For Potential Conflict In Kharkiv

    Military forces in Kharkiv have dug a network of trenches to provide shelter if fighting with separatists should reach the northeastern Ukrainian city. But even within the military ranks, there’s disagreement on whether the defensive measures are necessary — or largely for show. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...