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    Holy Scrubs: Medical Gowns The Latest To Get Official Orthodox Church Blessing
    Jun11

    Holy Scrubs: Medical Gowns The Latest To Get Official Orthodox Church Blessing

    A Russian Orthodox priest made headlines in 2011 when he blessed the computers of a local equivalent of YouTube. The Russian media also went to town last year when priests consecrated the runway at a regional airport after the mayor survived a scary landing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Says Russia ‘Arming, Bankrolling, Fighting’ Alongside Ukraine Rebels
    Jun11

    U.S. Says Russia ‘Arming, Bankrolling, Fighting’ Alongside Ukraine Rebels

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Russia is “training, arming, bankrolling, and fighting alongside” pro-Moscow rebels battling government forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    OSCE Monitor Says Ukraine Separatists Man Checkpoints With Children
    Jun11

    OSCE Monitor Says Ukraine Separatists Man Checkpoints With Children

    A spokesman for the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has said that pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country use children to man some checkpoints, and some of them carry weapons. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    PM’s visit with Pope focuses on Ukraine, not residential schools
    Jun11

    PM’s visit with Pope focuses on Ukraine, not residential schools

    Vatican Pool/Getty Images VATICAN CITY, Italy – Prime Minister Stephen Harper raised the troubling findings of the residential schools commission Thursday during an unusually brief meeting with Pope Francis, but stopped short of inviting him to Canada to apologize. Instead, Harper referred to a letter sent earlier in the week to the Vatican by...

    Putin Rolls Into Vatican More Than An Hour Late For Pope Francis Meeting
    Jun11

    Putin Rolls Into Vatican More Than An Hour Late For Pope Francis Meeting

    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. Read More → …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Deadly Zugzwang
    Jun11

    Putin’s Deadly Zugzwang

    It’s going to be a long tense standoff with Russia, regardless of how the Ukraine conflict is settled. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This Ballerina Can Make the Most Disabled Dance
    Jun11

    This Ballerina Can Make the Most Disabled Dance

    Diana Martínez makes her way down the busy downtown sidewalk with difficulty. She walks slowly, leaning on the crutches she has used all her life after contracting polio at barely nine months old. Coming off the elevator of an old Parisian-style building in Buenos Aires, she enters the grandiose apartment of Argentine ballet legend María Fux....

    In Macedonia and the Balkans, Russia Throws Down the Gauntlet
    Jun11

    In Macedonia and the Balkans, Russia Throws Down the Gauntlet

    A Kiev-based Ukrainian friend, after meeting a delegation of young Russians, emails me: “totally terrible, young Russian diplomats. Manipulation, propaganda, gloating over victory in Eastern Ukraine, this new generation even worse than before. We will have big trouble with Russia for a very long time.” …read more Source: The...

    Putin arrives an hour late to Pope meeting, urged to make peace with Ukraine
    Jun11

    Putin arrives an hour late to Pope meeting, urged to make peace with Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykVATICAN CITY, June 11 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving 70 minutes late to the Vatican, met with Pope Francis and was told to commit to peace in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Hacks German Parliament
    Jun11

    Russia Hacks German Parliament

    One day after a Pew poll showed only 38 percent of Germans view Russia as a threat to its neighbors (other than Ukraine), news has broken that Russia hacked the Bundestag. The Times (of London) reports: Russian hackers were accused yesterday of being behind a damaging cyberattack on the German parliament that could require a complete overhaul of...