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    Putin tells Kremlin crowd Crimea move driven by ‘historic roots’
    Mar18

    Putin tells Kremlin crowd Crimea move driven by ‘historic roots’

    Dispelling rumours after 10-day absence, fit-looking Vladimir Putin says annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula was to protect ethnic Russians and regain ‘historic roots’ …read more Source: Toronto...

    One Year Later, Crimea’s Tatars Even Further In The Shadows
    Mar18

    One Year Later, Crimea’s Tatars Even Further In The Shadows

    Crimean Tatars, the native inhabitants of the Black Sea peninsula, almost universally opposed Russia’s 2014 annexation. A year later, they say their rights, safety, and traditions are under attack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Year After Annexation by Russia, Crimea Remains Bitterly Divided
    Mar18

    A Year After Annexation by Russia, Crimea Remains Bitterly Divided

    Vladimir Putin, steel in his eyes, strides purposefully through a field of corn. In the distance, the Kremlin’s elaborate towers, and the onion domes of Red Square. Floating above the Russian president, in the azure sky, are the words: “Congratulations on your return to your native harbour!” This eye-catching painting takes up the entire...

    Russia, Rebel Georgia Region Sign Treaty; West Alarmed
    Mar18

    Russia, Rebel Georgia Region Sign Treaty; West Alarmed

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea. Tbilisi described the “alliance and integration” treaty as a “move aimed at annexation” and the...

    Globe and Mail leads National Newspaper Award nominations with 16 finalists
    Mar18

    Globe and Mail leads National Newspaper Award nominations with 16 finalists

    TORONTO – The Globe and Mail has captured the most nominations for the 2014 National Newspaper Awards with 16 entries on the list of finalists.The Toronto Star is second with 11, followed by Montreal’s La Presse with eight. The Canadian Press landed five nominations.The Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and the Moncton Times &...

    Slain Russian opposition leader’s support for sanctions called motive for assassination
    Mar18

    Slain Russian opposition leader’s support for sanctions called motive for assassination

    Vladimir Milov, a colleague of assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, says Nemtsov’s support for sanctions in response to Russia’s seizure of Crimea may be why Nemtsov was killed. …read more Source:...

    Body count from world’s bloodiest wars spikes in 2014
    Mar18

    Body count from world’s bloodiest wars spikes in 2014

    The war in Ukraine and extremist violence contributed to a spike in the death toll from the world’s most brutal conflicts last year, analysts say. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin says Russia regained ‘historic roots’ in Crimea
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia regained ‘historic roots’ in Crimea

    MOSCOW – Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation’s “historic roots.” Addressing Wednesday’s rally marking the anniversary of the...

    Putin says Russia regained ‘historic roots’ in Crimea
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia regained ‘historic roots’ in Crimea

    Putin says Russia’s annexation of Crimea driven by ‘historic roots’ …read more Source:...

    Canada contributes $7.1M to support democracy in Ukraine
    Mar18

    Canada contributes $7.1M to support democracy in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada is contributing $7.1 million to support the democratic process in Ukraine.The International Foundation for Electoral Systems gets $3 million to strengthen reform on transparency and anti-corruption in the Ukrainian political process.Another $2.9 million goes to the National Democratic Institute to help Ukrainians practise...