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    Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message
    Dec25

    Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message

    Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis will offer his annual Christmas blessing on Thursday, traditionally an occasion to appeal for remedies to the world’s woes.In his second “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) message, the popular Argentinian pontiff will address the globe’s 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of...

    Ukraine cuts power to Crimea amid dispute with Russia
    Dec25

    Ukraine cuts power to Crimea amid dispute with Russia

    MOSCOW — Ukraine on Wednesday briefly severed electricity to the Crimean peninsula, nine months after it was annexed by Russia, in a pointed reminder of the territory’s reliance on Ukrainian energy sources. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Buffeted by Political Firestorm, Crimean Minorities Forced to Choose
    Dec25

    Buffeted by Political Firestorm, Crimean Minorities Forced to Choose

    As tensions are ratcheted up between Ukraine and the Kremlin, Jews have been forced to choose sides. In the Crimea, two small minority groups, the Karaites and Krymchaks, have been caught in the political crosshairs. Crimean Karaites, a Turkic-speaking ethnic group, have backed Russia’s annexation of Crimea, while the Krymchaks, a similarly...

    Who hacked Sony becomes Internet’s new mystery
    Dec25

    Who hacked Sony becomes Internet’s new mystery

    WATCH ABOVE: Sony has struck a deal with YouTube to offer digital rentals of “The Interview” beginning Thursday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation says. LOS ANGELES — Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Despite President Barack Obama’s conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the...

    The Crisis in Ukraine Appears to Have Eased Slightly in Recent Weeks
    Dec25

    The Crisis in Ukraine Appears to Have Eased Slightly in Recent Weeks

    Fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in the eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk has slowed, peace talks will resume this week and Vladi­mir Putin and other senior Russian officials have been mouthing conciliatory rhetoric. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Lessons in peace from U.S.
    Dec25

    Lessons in peace from U.S.

    Two hundred years ago this Christmas Eve, America and Britain received a special gift. Only nobody in either country knew about it. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Took a Historic Step Towards NATO – Drawing Swift Condemnation from Russia
    Dec25

    Ukraine’s Parliament Took a Historic Step Towards NATO – Drawing Swift Condemnation from Russia

    MPs in the government-controlled chamber overwhelmingly adopted a bill dropping Ukraine’s non-aligned status – a classification given to states such as Switzerland that refuse to join military alliances and thus play no part in wars. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Christmas under fire: Conditions increasingly dire for citizens of rebel-held Ukrainian town
    Dec25

    Christmas under fire: Conditions increasingly dire for citizens of rebel-held Ukrainian town

    ‘It is worst for the elderly … who cannot leave the house to get to the soup kitchens or do not have family to help. They are the ones who will starve,’ one local says …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine peace talks conclude in Minsk without agreement
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks conclude in Minsk without agreement

    MINSK, Belarus — Talks aimed at reaching a stable cease-fire in Ukraine between its government forces and pro-Russian armed groups ended Wednesday after more than five hours, with no indication of progress and questions about when the next round might take place. The opening session occurred in the Belarusian capital, one day after...

    Russia Signals More Military To Belarus as Ukraine Briefly Cuts Power To Crimea
    Dec24

    Russia Signals More Military To Belarus as Ukraine Briefly Cuts Power To Crimea

    Peace negotiations commenced Wednesday in Kiev aimed at quelling a war between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels, but recent moves on both sides cast a shadow on the prospects for a resolution emerging from the talks. On Wednesday, Ukraine briefly cut off power to Crimea, its former territory that Russia annexed earlier this year, while Russia...