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    Greece Needs to Start Playing Hardball With Germany
    Apr10

    Greece Needs to Start Playing Hardball With Germany

    The newly elected Greek government’s demands for debt relief and policy freedom from its eurozone creditors are both just and necessary. But Syriza doesn’t seem to have thought through how to achieve its objectives. Athens has tactics, policies, positions, poses, postures, arguments, claims, hopes, fears, and words aplenty — but...

    Nordic Nations Agree On Defense Cooperation Against Russia
    Apr10

    Nordic Nations Agree On Defense Cooperation Against Russia

    Five Nordic nations have agreed to work more closely on defense after declaring Russia the “biggest challenge to European security.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Toronto church says it won’t allow Ukrainian-born pianist to perform
    Apr10

    Toronto church says it won’t allow Ukrainian-born pianist to perform

    TORONTO – A Ukrainian-born pianist barred from performing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra who planned to perform at a church Friday night won’t be allowed to play there.Valentina Lisitsa posted on Twitter Thursday that she would give a free concert at Lawrence Park Community Church in north Toronto.However, church minister John...

    Toronto church says it won’t allow Ukrainian born pianist to perform
    Apr10

    Toronto church says it won’t allow Ukrainian born pianist to perform

    Ukraine-born classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa performs live on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 19, 2012. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/GettyImages) 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 tonight. Valentina Lisitsa...

    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...