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    Tensions With Russia Hang Over EU Partnership Summit
    May20

    Tensions With Russia Hang Over EU Partnership Summit

    European Union leaders are set to meet with their counterparts from six eastern countries in Riga May 21 and 22, amid concern that the meeting could further inflame tensions with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home
    May20

    Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Lonely and hurting, two men lie in narrow beds in a Kiev hospital as controversy swirls around them. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia and U.S. Find Common Cause in Arctic Pact
    May20

    Russia and U.S. Find Common Cause in Arctic Pact

    Russia will sign a treaty on fishing in the Arctic Ocean, which was delayed by the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    The Art of Avoiding War
    May20

    The Art of Avoiding War

    DeAgostini / Getty The Scythians were nomadic horsemen who dominated a vast realm of the Pontic steppe north of the Black Sea, in present-day Ukraine and southern Russia, from the seventh century to the third century b.c. Unlike other ancient peoples who left not a trace, the Scythians continued to haunt and terrify long after they were gone....

    Russian Parliament Passes Law To Shut Down ‘Undesirable’ NGOs
    May20

    Russian Parliament Passes Law To Shut Down ‘Undesirable’ NGOs

    MOSCOW, May 19 (Reuters) – The Russian parliament’s lower chamber adopted on Tuesday a law barring foreign and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the country if they are deemed to pose a threat to Russia’s constitutional order, defense or security. The law further increases pressure on NGOs after Russia...

    Russian captured in eastern Ukraine says he is fine
    May20

    Russian captured in eastern Ukraine says he is fine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Representatives of Amnesty International and the OSCE have visited the two captured fighters whom Ukraine claims are Russian soldiers in a Kiev hospital. …read more Source: CNS...

    Brian Mulroney announces expanded scholarship program
    May20

    Brian Mulroney announces expanded scholarship program

    Justin Tang/CP Paying for university just got a whole lot easier, with former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s announcement of a $10-million endowment for high school students. Mulroney announced the new endowment in a hall crowded with dignitaries, including astronaut Chris Hadfield, Juno-award winning quartet the Tenors and Toronto Mayor...

    Jean Chretien invited Putin to send emissary to meeting next month
    May20

    Jean Chretien invited Putin to send emissary to meeting next month

    Former prime minister Jean Chrétien tried at a meeting last month to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to send a representative to a meeting of former world leaders where the crisis in Ukraine will be on the agenda. Chrétien is co-chair of the InterAction Council, a global group of ex-presidents and prime ministers. The council’s...

    Like Ukraine, Georgia is now torn between Russia and the West
    May19

    Like Ukraine, Georgia is now torn between Russia and the West

    People in this former Soviet republic walk a thin tightrope between the lure of business opportunities in the West and threats from Russia, their neighbor to the north.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Estonian choir brings taste of the power of music to Canada
    May19

    Estonian choir brings taste of the power of music to Canada

    Norman Reintamm witnessed the real-world power of music when he left Canada to work in the National Opera House in Estonia, just before the fall of the Soviet Union. During the late 1980s, the declining empire was still throwing its weight around and the Estonians, who wanted to become free of Moscow, did not want to “raise arms against the...