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    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Apr08

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. A South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting an apparently unarmed black man at least eight times in the back as he was running away. 2. Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly in talks to acquire British gas producer BG Group, which has a market value of...

    Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo
    Apr08

    Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo

    Racovat (Moldova) (AFP) – Moldovan apple grower Constantin Furculita was dreaming of juicier profits when he pumped some $2 million into his 42-hectare orchard. But his hopes of a windfall turned sour last summer when Russia unexpectedly slapped an embargo on fruit exports from the ex-Soviet nation in apparent retaliation for its historic...

    Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU
    Apr08

    Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU

    Moscow (AFP) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was due to meet Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday as part of an eye-catching visit that has fuelled EU fears cash-strapped Athens is cosying up to Russia. The two-day trip comes as Tsipras is battling to unblock a rescue package from the EU and IMF, with some in Brussels...

    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...

    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...