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    TSO cancels Rachmaninoff concerto after pianist let go over ‘offensive’ tweets
    Apr08

    TSO cancels Rachmaninoff concerto after pianist let go over ‘offensive’ tweets

    TORONTO – The Toronto Symphony Orchestra says Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will not be performed tonight and Thursday after it cancelled performances by a Ukrainian-born pianist.The TSO had said Toronto pianist Stewart Goodyear would play the Rachmaninoff piece after Valentina Lisitsa was told her appearance was cancelled due...

    Why A Russian Decided To Fight For Ukraine
    Apr08

    Why A Russian Decided To Fight For Ukraine

    Even while speaking through a translator, Andrey is a man of few words. When asked why he defected from Russia to join a Ukrainian National Guard regiment, the 22-year-old Muscovite simply replied: “Common sense.” …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine in Talks to Boost Cash
    Apr08

    Ukraine in Talks to Boost Cash

    Ukraine is in talks with several countries to provide currency swap lines to boost the country’s emergency cash reserves, the International Monetary Fund’s No. 2 official, David Lipton, said …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin’s Ukraine War Is About Founding A New Russian Empire
    Apr08

    Putin’s Ukraine War Is About Founding A New Russian Empire

    According to Vladimir Putin, Crimea and Ukraine are where the spiritual sources of Russia’s nationhood lie. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Watchtowers On Poland-Russia Border ‘Not Linked’ To Ukraine Conflict
    Apr08

    Watchtowers On Poland-Russia Border ‘Not Linked’ To Ukraine Conflict

    Poland says its plan to build watchtowers on its border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad is not linked to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Controversial comments cost Ukrainian pianist gig with Toronto symphony
    Apr08

    Controversial comments cost Ukrainian pianist gig with Toronto symphony

    TORONTO – The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s decision to cancel performances by a Ukrainian-born pianist over what it calls her “deeply offensive language” is part of a troubling phenomenon that could lead artists to self-censor, civil rights advocates said Tuesday.Valentina Lisitsa, an ethnic Russian born in Ukraine who now...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Apr08

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know in markets today. Shell is in talks to buy the £30.6 billion ($46 billion) British gas company BG Group. According to The Wall Street Journal, Royal Dutch Shell is in talks to acquire British gas producer BG Group, which has a market value of $46 billion. Shell’s market cap is over...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Apr08

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. A South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting an apparently unarmed black man at least eight times in the back as he was running away. 2. Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly in talks to acquire British gas producer BG Group, which has a market value of...

    Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo
    Apr08

    Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo

    Racovat (Moldova) (AFP) – Moldovan apple grower Constantin Furculita was dreaming of juicier profits when he pumped some $2 million into his 42-hectare orchard. But his hopes of a windfall turned sour last summer when Russia unexpectedly slapped an embargo on fruit exports from the ex-Soviet nation in apparent retaliation for its historic...

    Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU
    Apr08

    Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU

    Moscow (AFP) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was due to meet Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday as part of an eye-catching visit that has fuelled EU fears cash-strapped Athens is cosying up to Russia. The two-day trip comes as Tsipras is battling to unblock a rescue package from the EU and IMF, with some in Brussels...