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    Ukraine’s Parliament Moves to Shore Up Battered Economy
    Apr10

    Ukraine’s Parliament Moves to Shore Up Battered Economy

    A series of legislative votes came as new evidence emerged of just how badly the business sector has been shattered in the last year. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Votes To Open Soviet-Era KGB Archives To Public
    Apr10

    Ukraine’s Parliament Votes To Open Soviet-Era KGB Archives To Public

    Shortly after voting to ban both Nazi and Soviet imagery, Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, voted to open up the country’s archive of Soviet-era KGB files to the public, which could reveal decades’ worth of information on secret arrests, “disappearings” and the intricate operations of Ukraine’s KGB wing. The bill...

    Controverial Ukrainian-born pianist says she’ll play free Toronto concert Friday
    Apr10

    Controverial Ukrainian-born pianist says she’ll play free Toronto concert Friday

    TORONTO – A Ukrainian-born pianist who has been barred from performing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra says she’ll be giving a free concert in Toronto on Friday night.Valentina Lisitsa posted on Twitter Thursday night that she’ll play at Lawrence Park Community Church in north Toronto.The TSO cancelled Lisitsa’s...

    Nordic Nations Agree on Closer Defense Cooperation Against Russia
    Apr10

    Nordic Nations Agree on Closer Defense Cooperation Against Russia

    OSLO (Reuters) – Calling Russia the biggest challenge to European security, Nordic nations agreed on closer defense ties and increased solidarity with the Baltic states on Thursday, aiming to increase regional security through deterrence. Writing in a joint declaration, the defense ministers of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland...

    Ukrainian Town Cut Off by Fighting Struggles to Survive
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Town Cut Off by Fighting Struggles to Survive

    In eastern Ukraine, villages cut off by military front lines are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Ukraine’s Kyiv government can’t seem to get supplies in supplies and pro-Russia separatist forces have not been able to restore war-damaged services in towns behind their lines. Next week, European leaders are to meet in Germany to...

    Change Turkey’s Electoral System
    Apr10

    Change Turkey’s Electoral System

    Photo credit: Zaman, Ali Unal Turkish ruling party AKP announced this week that a shift to the presidential system will be its top electoral agenda. The party, which has ruled more than any other party in Turkish history, is bracing to solicit votes for upcoming parliamentary elections with a promise that the country will be better shaped if led...

    Ukrainian Town Cut off By Military Struggles to Survive
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Town Cut off By Military Struggles to Survive

    In eastern Ukraine, villages cut off by military front lines are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Ukraine’s Kyiv government can’t seem to get supplies in supplies and pro-Russia separatist forces have not been able to restore war-damaged services in towns behind their lines. Next week, European leaders are to meet in Germany to...

    13 pictures that prove Amal Clooney is a complete boss
    Apr09

    13 pictures that prove Amal Clooney is a complete boss

    Amal Alamuddin Clooney has landed in New York City, and she’s made an even bigger splash than her mega-star husband, George Clooney. The pair are in the Big Apple while Clooney films a movie, and Alamuddin Clooney has been spotted everywhere from lunch with Anna Wintour to the halls of Columbia Law School, where the noted human rights...

    Tories pressing for more details from allies on Iran nuclear deal
    Apr09

    Tories pressing for more details from allies on Iran nuclear deal

    OTTAWA – A skeptical Harper government will be pressing some of Canada’s closest allies about their deal to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The Canadian Press has learned that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will likely discuss the Iran agreement this weekend while he and President Barack Obama are in Panama for the Summit of...

    The Bursting of the BRICs Bubble
    Apr09

    The Bursting of the BRICs Bubble

    For much of the past decade, the seemingly inexorable growth of the BRICs led many experts to argue that the post-American world was at hand. This was always an exaggeration, but the narrative stuck. Today, the BRICs have stalled or gone into reverse while America is enjoying a period of renewed good fortune. Yet you wouldn’t guess this...