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    World briefs: Ukraine peace talks scheduled
    Dec23

    World briefs: Ukraine peace talks scheduled

    KIEV, Ukraine — Peace talks aimed at resolving the crisis in Ukraine will resume, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after a phone conversation with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    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. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ambassador Alexander Darchiev: ‘Crimea is Russia – once and forever’
    Dec23

    Ambassador Alexander Darchiev: ‘Crimea is Russia – once and forever’

    Russia will not change course in Crimea – but insists that diplomacy, not sanctions, will resolve the crisis, says Moscow’s new ambassador to Canada. In an exclusive interview with CBC News Network’s Power & Politics – the first since he assumed the post three weeks ago – a defiant Alexander Darchiev said Russia has no intention...

    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...

    ‘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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...