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    Austria turns down U.S. extradition request for Ukrainian mogul
    May01

    Austria turns down U.S. extradition request for Ukrainian mogul

    VIENNA — Far from the mortar fire in Donetsk and Luhansk, a different battle for Ukraine’s future had been playing out in a courthouse in Vienna and at the Justice Department in Washington, where U.S. officials had spent the last year pressing for the extradition of Dmitry Firtash, one of Ukraine’s wealthiest and most powerful...

    Russia Victory Day Parade: Who’s Attending And Who Isn’t
    May01

    Russia Victory Day Parade: Who’s Attending And Who Isn’t

    Russia’s 70th anniversary commemoration of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War, known in the West as World War II, is set to be a massive spectacle, but the list of international guests is steadily shrinking. Russian President Vladimir Putin invited 70 world leaders to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow, but a number...

    Four Leaders Discuss ‘Fragile’ Ukraine Cease-fire
    May01

    Four Leaders Discuss ‘Fragile’ Ukraine Cease-fire

    The leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia discussed the shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine in a four-way telephone conversation Thursday. The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the four leaders agreed that the “fragile” cease-fire needs to be “stabilized,” and that the political process that started...

    Harper government curious about what went on at Chretien-Putin meeting
    May01

    Harper government curious about what went on at Chretien-Putin meeting

    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 delivered the same message the Conservatives always send these days to the Russian leader — get out of Ukraine. The reports by...

    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...

    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...

    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...