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    News of the day from across the globe, April 8
    Apr08

    News of the day from across the globe, April 8

    The Russian parliament voted to allow legal action against an opposition lawmaker who was the sole deputy last year to vote against the annexation of Crimea. The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to strip Ilya Ponomarev of immunity against prosecution, paving the way for legal proceedings that could cost him his seat. The Duma was...

    Lawmakers Take Step to Remove Putin Critic
    Apr08

    Lawmakers Take Step to Remove Putin Critic

    Russian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to strip Ilya V. Ponomarev, the only member of Parliament who opposed the annexation of Crimea last year, of the immunity from prosecution granted by the Russian Constitution. …read more Source: The New York...

    The U.N. Security Council. What’s Up With That?
    Apr08

    The U.N. Security Council. What’s Up With That?

    Those of us who work on foreign policy like to think of ourselves as hard-headed, rational people who don’t easily succumb to myths, fables, or delusions. If only that were true! In fact, foreign-policy mavens as just as vulnerable to blindered thinking as any other human beings, and our community has its own set of odd beliefs and...

    Canada giving Ukraine satellite data despite its own ‘critical shortage’
    Apr07

    Canada giving Ukraine satellite data despite its own ‘critical shortage’

    The Conservative government says providing Ukraine with satellite imagery won’t have any adverse effects even though government documents show Canada is facing a critical shortage when it comes to acquiring such surveillance data for its own use. The government received a request from Ukraine last year for imagery from Canada’s...

    Toronto Symphony cancels performances by Ukrainian-born pianist for anti-war views
    Apr07

    Toronto Symphony cancels performances by Ukrainian-born pianist for anti-war views

    Photo by elPadawan The following statement was released on Facebook on April 6 by the renowned Ukrainian-born classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa. It is in response to the decision of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to cancel two performances by her with the symphony planned for April 8 and 9 of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2. The TSO said...

    Myke Tyson For Ukraine! (Photo)
    Apr07

    Myke Tyson For Ukraine! (Photo)

    Myke Tyson For Ukraine! (Photo) / Майк Тайсон за Україну! (фото) …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    IMF Official Sees ‘Leeway’ in Judging Ukraine’s Debt Progress
    Apr07

    IMF Official Sees ‘Leeway’ in Judging Ukraine’s Debt Progress

    The International Monetary Fund will assess the progress of Ukraine’s talks with creditors, but does not have to make any decisions in June, when its next review of the country’s $17.5-billion bailout is due, the Fund’s No. 2 official said on Tuesday. Ukraine’s officials have set themselves a June deadline to complete debt...

    Russia May Consider Removing Greece, Hungary, Cyprus From Food-Ban List
    Apr07

    Russia May Consider Removing Greece, Hungary, Cyprus From Food-Ban List

    The Russian government could consider removing Greece, Hungary and Cyprus from its ban on most Western food imports, Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Russia’s ban, which should run until early August, was imposed in retaliation to Western sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s role in the...

    Czech PM: President Zeman Overreacted to Comments by US Envoy
    Apr07

    Czech PM: President Zeman Overreacted to Comments by US Envoy

    The prime minister of the Czech Republic and other top officials criticized the country’s president for a rare diplomatic row with the U.S. ambassador to Prague. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Monday he wished President Milos Zeman was more professional in diplomatic affairs. Sobotka made it explicitly clear that it was crucial for...

    Ukraine Beats Russia – at the Women’s World Chess Championships
    Apr07

    Ukraine Beats Russia – at the Women’s World Chess Championships

    A Ukrainian has beaten a Russian to the title of this year’s Women’s World Chess Championships, which came to a close yesterday in the Russian resort city of Sochi. In the final match, 22-year-old Mariya Muzychuk from Ukraine, a two-time former national champion, defeated 30-year-old Natalia Pogonina from Russia, with the final score...