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    Harper government back in the middle of historic Turk-Armenian dispute
    Apr24

    Harper government back in the middle of historic Turk-Armenian dispute

    OTTAWA – Canada once again finds itself in the middle of international and diaspora politics, this time revolving around a pair of First World War 100th anniversary commemorations in Armenia and Turkey on the weekend.The Harper government is sending Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to Armenia to attend the commemoration of the 1915...

    Ministers arrive in Iqaluit for Arctic Council meeting
    Apr24

    Ministers arrive in Iqaluit for Arctic Council meeting

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Politicians and leaders from countries around the North Pole are arriving in this northern capital for a meeting of the Arctic Council.Canada will end its two-year term Friday at the helm of the council, the main international body promoting co-operation in an increasingly busy and contested region. U.S. Secretary of...

    Situation Report: Mystery cash in Afghanistan; bigger guns for U.S. troops in Eastern Europe; Russia continues to bulk up; and more fun stuff
    Apr24

    Situation Report: Mystery cash in Afghanistan; bigger guns for U.S. troops in Eastern Europe; Russia continues to bulk up; and more fun stuff

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson When too much still isn’t enough. Seems that for a brief time, U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan found a new way to fund their wartime projects by pulling cash out of a fund set aside for small reconstruction projects. Unsurprisingly, we have no real idea where that cash went. Between 2008 and 2014,...

    In Leaked Letter, Steinmeier Urges EU To Ease Russian Concerns On Ukraine Trade Deal
    Apr24

    In Leaked Letter, Steinmeier Urges EU To Ease Russian Concerns On Ukraine Trade Deal

    A leaked letter from German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urges the European Union to quickly ease “Russian concerns” regarding the implementation of a free-trade agreement with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Wildfire Relief Takes Backseat To Donbas Aid Convoys
    Apr24

    Russian Wildfire Relief Takes Backseat To Donbas Aid Convoys

    As wildfires burn, leaving thousands homeless in Russia’s Khakasia region in Siberia, activists say they are having difficulty getting donated aid to victims. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Shocked By Drowned Migrants, Europe Restores Rescue Mission
    Apr24

    Shocked By Drowned Migrants, Europe Restores Rescue Mission

    Four days after up to 900 desperate people drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya, EU leaders agreed on Thursday to triple its naval search mission in the Mediterranean, restoring its funding to last year’s level. Critics called it a face-saving operation that did not go far enough to emulate an Italian rescue mission abandoned six...

    Swastika returns to Kiev Holocaust memorial
    Apr24

    Swastika returns to Kiev Holocaust memorial

    (JTA) — The monument commemorating Jewish victims of the Babi Yar massacre in Kiev was desecrated for the fourth time in recent months, possibly on Adolf Hitler’s birthday. The perpetrators sprayed a swastika on the “Menorah” monument marking the slaughter of more than 33,000 Jews in 1941 by Nazi occupation forces and their collaborators,...

    Russia should face more sanctions if it stokes Ukraine further: UK Labour’s Miliband
    Apr24

    Russia should face more sanctions if it stokes Ukraine further: UK Labour’s Miliband

    LONDON (Reuters) – The West should step up sanctions on Russia if the Kremlin shows further aggression in Ukraine, British opposition Labour… …read more Source:...

    Maria Kostiuk (1925-2015): Proud Ukrainian survived war to build a new life in Canada
    Apr24

    Maria Kostiuk (1925-2015): Proud Ukrainian survived war to build a new life in Canada

    Maria Kostiuk’s story, remarkable as it is, was one shared by thousands upon thousands of Ukrainians whose lives were ripped apart by the Second World War. It’s a story of deprivation, forced labour, shifting borders and refugees. It’s a story she wanted others to know so that they might know the evils of war. “My mother talked...

    Leading Ukraine politician says billionaire inciting unrest
    Apr24

    Leading Ukraine politician says billionaire inciting unrest

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A leading politician in Ukraine has accused the country’s richest man of inciting public unrest to ensure the government steers clear of reforms that would hurt his businesses.read more …read more Source: CNS...