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    Reporters should show both sides of ISIL conflict: Kathy Gannon
    Apr30

    Reporters should show both sides of ISIL conflict: Kathy Gannon

    Canadian reporters should be on the ground covering both sides of the war against the Islamic State and this country’s involvement, according to veteran Canadian war reporter Kathy Gannon. A long-time correspondent for the Associated Press, Gannon was announced as the winner of the annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award Thursday. The...

    Austrian court turns down US extradition request for Ukrainian oligarch
    Apr30

    Austrian court turns down US extradition request for Ukrainian oligarch

    An Austrian judge has turned down a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials. …read more Source: FOX...

    How the Senate Armed Services Committee Is Undermining Minsk II
    Apr30

    How the Senate Armed Services Committee Is Undermining Minsk II

    James CardenA peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine may be at risk. …read more Source: The...

    Chretien meets Putin in Moscow, in face of Harper isolation: report
    Apr30

    Chretien meets Putin in Moscow, in face of Harper isolation: report

    Chris Young/CP OTTAWA – The Harper government wants to know what former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien said in his meeting Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. And Defence Minister Jason Kenney said he hopes Chretien used the opportunity to deliver the same message the Conservatives always send these days to the Russian...

    Ukrainian Oligarch Fights Extradition To U.S.
    Apr30

    Ukrainian Oligarch Fights Extradition To U.S.

    Billionaire Ukrainian industrialist Dmytro Firtash rejected accusations of bribery and money-laundering as an Austrian court opened deliberations on April 30 on whether to extradite him to the United States to face corruption charges. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    These are some of a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander’s favorite books
    Apr30

    These are some of a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander’s favorite books

    Admiral James Stavridis, a former leader of the US Southern Command and once the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, has shared some of his favorite books in an interview with Marcia Desanctis from The Millions. Stavridis, who is now the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, is a voracious reader with broad literary...

    Carter Pleased with Russia’s Embrace of Minsk Agreement
    Apr30

    Carter Pleased with Russia’s Embrace of Minsk Agreement

    Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says he is pleased with Russia’s commitment to implement the Minsk agreement. Carter and other former global leaders met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for 2.5 hours Wednesday in Moscow. The group, called the Elders, visited at a time when Russia’s relations with the West are severely strained...

    Journalists win B’nai B’rith awards for stories on Ukraine, anti-Semitism
    Apr30

    Journalists win B’nai B’rith awards for stories on Ukraine, anti-Semitism

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — A print journalist who reported extensively on the plight of Jews in eastern Ukraine and a television journalist who reported on rising anti-Semitism in Europe were winners of a B’nai B’rith World Center journalism award. Sam Sokol of The Jerusalem Post and Nadav Eyal of Israel’s Channel 10 won the 2015 Award...

    Russia Says Western Leaders Note Progress In Cease-Fire In Ukraine
    Apr30

    Russia Says Western Leaders Note Progress In Cease-Fire In Ukraine

    The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have noted “certain progress” in a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine during a telephone conversation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Thanks to the Police Force, Kiev’s Sex Trade is Booming
    Apr30

    Thanks to the Police Force, Kiev’s Sex Trade is Booming

    High heels clatter down a pavement crowded with bare legs, stockings and miniskirts as a police car approaches. The vehicle pulls up and two young officers sidle out. After briefly questioning a couple of scantily clad girls hovering near a petrol station and some shady-looking male bystanders, they’re back in the car and off down...