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    Ukrainian Pianist Dropped by Toronto Symphony Orchestra for ‘Offensive’ Tweets
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Pianist Dropped by Toronto Symphony Orchestra for ‘Offensive’ Tweets

    The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has been plunged into controversy this week after it emerged on Monday that it had dropped one of its star performers because of her controversial tweets about the conflict in Ukraine. The orchestra cancelled three performances of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto this week which were to feature the...

    Ukraine Reforms Gas Sector
    Apr10

    Ukraine Reforms Gas Sector

    Ukraine’s parliament passed a series of sweeping reforms of the country’s gas sector yesterday ahead of this weekend’s Orthodox Easter, raising hopes that the fight against entrenched corruption and the interests of powerful oligarchs is making sustained progress. The Financial Times: Approved by a majority of almost two-thirds,...

    More Than 40 Suspected ‘Saboteurs’ Detained In Odesa
    Apr10

    More Than 40 Suspected ‘Saboteurs’ Detained In Odesa

    Ukrainian authorities say they have detained more than 40 alleged members of a terror group in the Black Sea port city of Odesa. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Military, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Increased Attacks
    Apr10

    Ukraine Military, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Increased Attacks

    Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian rebels accused each other on Friday of intensifying attacks in separatist eastern territories despite a two-month-old cease-fire deal. The conflict has reached stalemate in recent weeks with the truce, brokered in the Belarussian capital of Minsk in mid-February, still technically in force though...

    Situation Report: Kerry and the Cubans; Iran open for business; Abadi to D.C.; Air power ain’t the only power; and more
    Apr10

    Situation Report: Kerry and the Cubans; Iran open for business; Abadi to D.C.; Air power ain’t the only power; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Leading the day: Just a week after Iran and international negotiators reached a preliminary deal regarding Tehran’s nuclear program, countries — and companies — around the world are knocking down Iran’s door and hunting for business, reports FP’s Keith Johnson and Jamila Trindle. Leading next...

    Ukrainian Tycoon Kolomoyskiy ‘Invited’ To Talk To Prosecutors
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Tycoon Kolomoyskiy ‘Invited’ To Talk To Prosecutors

    Ukraine’s prosecutor-general says he has “invited” powerful oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskiy to answer questions regarding the attempted murder of a lawyer a decade ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine military, rebels accuse each other of increased attacks
    Apr10

    Ukraine military, rebels accuse each other of increased attacks

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian rebels accused each other on Friday of intensifying attacks in separatist eastern… …read more Source:...

    The Daily Vertical: The Kremlin’s Maidanphobia
    Apr10

    The Daily Vertical: The Kremlin’s Maidanphobia

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Toronto church won’t allow performance by controversial Ukrainian-born pianist
    Apr10

    Toronto church won’t allow performance by controversial Ukrainian-born pianist

    TORONTO – A Ukrainian-born pianist barred from performing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra who planned to perform at a north Toronto church tonight won’t be permitted to play there.Valentina Lisitsa posted on Twitter Thursday that she would give a free concert at Lawrence Park Community Church and that “everyone is...

    Six stories in the news today, April 10
    Apr10

    Six stories in the news today, April 10

    Six stories in the news today, April 10, from The Canadian Press:PM HARPER OFF TO PANAMA FOR SUMMIT OF THE AMERICASPrime Minister Stephen Harper is attending the Summit of the Americas that starts today in Panama and Cuba will be on his radar. Cuban President Raul Castro is attending the summit, the first held since the U.S. agreed to move toward...