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    After a year at war, Ukraine at financial breaking point
    Apr05

    After a year at war, Ukraine at financial breaking point

    Paris (AFP) – Bruised and battered after a year of armed conflict, Ukraine has been crippled by a combination of monetary, budgetary, industrial, banking and energy crises that could make it dependent on outside help for decades.The country has suffered a series of shocks that has obliterated its fragile economy.Its vital heavy industry, in...

    Government confirms Canadians have been evacuated from Yemen
    Apr04

    Government confirms Canadians have been evacuated from Yemen

    OTTAWA – The federal government is confirming that an undisclosed number of Canadians have been taken out of Yemen, amid Russian state media reports that the Kremlin had helped them leave. Foreign Affairs spokesman John Babcock said in an email on Saturday they are aware that Canadians departed from Yemen safely. Russian news agency TASS reported...

    Government confirms undisclosed number of Canadians evacuated from Yemen
    Apr04

    Government confirms undisclosed number of Canadians evacuated from Yemen

    OTTAWA – The federal government is confirming that an undisclosed number of Canadians have been taken out of Yemen, amid Russian state media reports that the Kremlin had helped them leave.Foreign Affairs spokesman John Babcock said in an email on Saturday they are aware that Canadians departed from Yemen safely.Russian news agency TASS...

    Crash Piles Pressure on Lufthansa CEO Spohr
    Apr04

    Crash Piles Pressure on Lufthansa CEO Spohr

    FRANKFURT, Germany—The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in France has heaped intense pressure on Lufthansa’s CEO Carsten Spohr, who in less than a year at the helm has had to grapple with weak earnings, labor unrest and tough competition from lower-cost carriers. Analysts say he has made the correct moves, notably in his swift expressions...

    US Scholar Points to Russia’s Military Drills as ‘Provocative’
    Apr04

    US Scholar Points to Russia’s Military Drills as ‘Provocative’

    Russia’s relations with the West have sunk to the lowest level since the end of Cold War, since Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and Moscow’s involvement in continuous armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in which it is providing support for separatist rebels who are fighting Kyiv government forces. Last month,...

    Lavrov Stresses Ukraine Cease-Fire’s Importance
    Apr04

    Lavrov Stresses Ukraine Cease-Fire’s Importance

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a peaceful solution to the Ukraine crisis is centered on following through with the Minsk cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine War Forces A Nation To Talk About A Taboo: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Apr04

    Ukraine War Forces A Nation To Talk About A Taboo: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    KIEV, Ukraine — In mid-February, Fedir Kalenychenko, a Ukrainian army soldier, was retreating with his unit from the town of Debaltseve amid heavy fighting punctuated with shelling by pro-Russian rebels. He suffered a concussion, and now that the 24-year-old is back here in the capital, he has begun seeing psychologists to talk about his...

    A New Ukraine, Struggling to Be Born
    Apr04

    A New Ukraine, Struggling to Be Born

    Ukraine has a base of educated and committed citizens who dearly want the country to be more like Poland and less like Georgia—and who just might be able to build the political and economic strength a successful Ukraine would need. A pair of recent articles by Leonid Bershidsky over at Bloomberg introduces us to these hopefuls, and the immense...

    Ukrainian government approves framework for $15 billion debt-swap: Finance Ministry
    Apr04

    Ukrainian government approves framework for $15 billion debt-swap: Finance Ministry

    KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian government approved on Saturday the framework for Ukraine’s debt restructuring operation through which it aims… …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls For Pullback Of More Weapons In Ukraine
    Apr04

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls For Pullback Of More Weapons In Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has proposed that both sides in the conflict in Ukraine withdraw weapons of under 100 mm caliber from the line of contact as a way of boosting confidence in a February cease-fire. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...