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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home
    May19

    Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home

    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: U.S....

    Kiev shows off captured ‘Russian soldiers’ to media
    May19

    Kiev shows off captured ‘Russian soldiers’ to media

    Kiev (AFP) – Kiev on Tuesday showed off two purported Russian soldiers it captured during a gun battle in the separatist east that Ukraine’s pro-Western leadership says proves the Kremlin’s direct involvement in the war.The two wounded men — recovering in a Kiev military hospital under the guard of masked state security...

    As Russian bear stirs, Finland reconsiders its neutrality
    May19

    As Russian bear stirs, Finland reconsiders its neutrality

    The Kremlin’s adventurism in Ukraine has brought a new allure for Helsinki to partner with NATO. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Dispute brews over wounded Russians captured in the Ukraine
    May19

    Dispute brews over wounded Russians captured in the Ukraine

    The men say they are Russian soldiers who were captured and wounded while on active duty in the rebellious east, Ukrainian authorities say they are definitive proof that Russia is at war in Ukraine, and Moscow hotly denies the claims. …read more Source: CTV...

    Tusk: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine Have Right To ‘European Dream’
    May19

    Tusk: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine Have Right To ‘European Dream’

    European Council President Donald Tusk says that former Soviet republics such as Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have the right to aspire to EU membership but that he will not deliver an “empty promise” about the prospects of such integration. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN lowers global economic growth estimate amid modest pace
    May19

    UN lowers global economic growth estimate amid modest pace

    The U.N. is keeping a wary eye on upcoming monetary policy changes in the United States, where the Federal Reserve is “expected to start raising interest rates in the second half of 2015,” as well as uncertainty about the Greek debt crisis’ effect on the eurozone and possible “spillovers” of conflicts including...