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    Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square
    Apr05

    Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Francis made his first public comments about the recent framework for an accord,...

    Trolling for Putin: Russia’s information war explained
    Apr05

    Trolling for Putin: Russia’s information war explained

    Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Lyudmila Savchuk says it was money that wooed her into the ranks of the Kremlin’s online army, where she bombarded website comment pages with eulogies of President Vladimir Putin, while mocking his adversaries.”Putin is great,” “Ukrainians are Fascists,” “Europe is...

    A year on, Putin’s Ukraine gamble brings mixed results
    Apr05

    A year on, Putin’s Ukraine gamble brings mixed results

    Moscow (AFP) – A year since the start of the fighting in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin may not have emerged the winner in his showdown with the West but he has not lost either, analysts say.By supporting Ukrainian separatists, they say, he took a huge risk but it largely paid off as it allowed him to punish Kiev’s pro-Western...

    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...