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    Canada under pressure to strengthen Ukraine crisis response
    Dec23

    Canada under pressure to strengthen Ukraine crisis response

    The Conservative government is under pressure over its refusal to provide “lethal” military aid to Ukraine or to sanction three Russians tied to both Vladimir Putin and Canadian businesses. The government announced economic sanctions and travel bans against 11 additional Russian officials and nine Ukrainian separatist leaders last week in...

    Leaders Agree On More Ukraine Peace Talks In Minsk
    Dec23

    Leaders Agree On More Ukraine Peace Talks In Minsk

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany have agreed to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Crimea is Russia – once and forever,’ new Russian ambassador says
    Dec23

    ‘Crimea is Russia – once and forever,’ new Russian ambassador says

    Russia will not change course in Crimea – but insists that diplomacy, not sanctions, will resolve the crisis, says Moscow’s new Ambassador to Canada Alexander Darchiev in an exclusive interview with CBC News Network’s Power and Politics. …read more Source:...

    North Korea Suffers Internet Blackout
    Dec23

    North Korea Suffers Internet Blackout

    North Korea’s Internet connectivity went dark Monday, just days after President Obama warned the U.S. would launch a “proportional response” to the attack against Sony. The hermit country’s Internet access first became unstable late Friday and worsened over the weekend. By Monday, North Korea’s Internet was completely offline....

    Cuba Announcement Augurs Big Breakthroughs in 2015
    Dec23

    Cuba Announcement Augurs Big Breakthroughs in 2015

    President Obama’s bold announcement last week on Cuba has upended the conventional narrative that his administration, buffeted by foreign policy crises throughout 2014, had lost its ability to set the international agenda. Instead, he seems poised to make 2015 a year when he at last realizes his earliest supporters’ hopes for dramatic...

    Will Russia’s economic woes burst bubble for Jews?
    Dec22

    Will Russia’s economic woes burst bubble for Jews?

    Actor Boris Smolkin, left, and a volunteer at St. Petersburg’s Choral Synagogue, Nov. 30, 2014. (Cnaan Liphshiz) ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (JTA) — In the basement of one of Europe’s largest synagogues, 100 Jews are waiting to meet local film star Boris Smolkin. The crowd applauds enthusiastically as the 66-year-old funnyman, who gave his...

    Belarus President Offers Support To Ukraine
    Dec22

    Belarus President Offers Support To Ukraine

    Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Kiev Sunday to offer his support as Ukraine struggles with its pro-Russian separatist insurgency and to try to revive stalled peace talks. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Do Sanctions Work?
    Dec22

    Do Sanctions Work?

    Amid the buzz around new U.S. and EU sanctions being imposed on Russia, sanctions on another country, on the other side of the world, were being gently lifted. In October, following elections, America and Australia removed all remaining sanctions on Fiji, which had included travel bans for top officials, an embargo on arms sales and limits on...

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Be Held In Minsk On Dec. 24 And 26: Poroshenko
    Dec22

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Be Held In Minsk On Dec. 24 And 26: Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – A fresh round of peace talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be held in the Belarussian capital on Dec. 24 and 26, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement on Monday. The dates were discussed in a phone conversation among French President Francois...

    Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany agree to hold new round of Ukraine peace talks
    Dec22

    Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany agree to hold new round of Ukraine peace talks

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week. …read more Source: CTV...