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    Human Rights in Ukraine Are ‘Deteriorating Rapidly’
    Dec03

    Human Rights in Ukraine Are ‘Deteriorating Rapidly’

    Human rights are deteriorating in Ukraine and Turkey, a global index revealed today. The human rights situation in both countries has drastically declined and Ukraine has seen the greatest annual increase in risk to human rights. The 10th annual Human Rights Risk Atlas (HRRA), published by risk analysis company Maplecroft, ranked 198 countries on...

    The Editorial: Oil prices are falling—but it’s hardly doomsday
    Dec03

    The Editorial: Oil prices are falling—but it’s hardly doomsday

    DARRYL DYCK/CP “Predicting oil prices is a mug’s game,” Alberta Premier Jim Prentice observed last week when discussing the impact that falling crude will have on his province’s budget. And someone’s always complaining about getting mugged. While a barrel of oil has lost a third of its value since the summer—causing discomfort...

    Ukraine nuclear plant accident poses no danger: official
    Dec03

    Ukraine nuclear plant accident poses no danger: official

    Ukraine’s energy minister said Wednesday that a technical fault at a nuclear power plant in the south of the country has cut power productio …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Short Circuit at Ukraine Nuclear Plant: Minister Says It’s No Threat
    Dec03

    Short Circuit at Ukraine Nuclear Plant: Minister Says It’s No Threat

    A Ukrainian nuclear power plant is currently undergoing repairs following a short circuit that disrupted power last Friday. The plant is in Zaporizhzhya, a city in a southeastern part of the country that is not rebel-occupied. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told Reuters, “There is no...

    Ukraine’s New Foreign-Born Ministers. Who Are They?
    Dec03

    Ukraine’s New Foreign-Born Ministers. Who Are They?

    Ukraine has taken the unusual decision to hand key government posts to three foreigners. The new ministers, who hail from the United States, Georgia, and Lithuania, received Ukrainian citizenship hours before the government was approved. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Officials on Nuclear Accident
    Dec03

    Ukrainian Officials on Nuclear Accident

    The Ukrainian prime minister, Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk, and the energy minister, Volodymyr Demchyshyn, discussed the accident at the Zaporizhye Nuclear Power Plant in southeast Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Slovakia warns Ukraine conflict could endanger Europe
    Dec03

    Slovakia warns Ukraine conflict could endanger Europe

    Ed AdamczykBRATISLAVA , Slovakia, Dec. 3 (UPI) — The military conflict in Ukraine could expand into a larger war involving other European countries, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico warned. …read more Source: United Press...

    Canada’s contribution to funding landmine treaty efforts drops significantly
    Dec03

    Canada’s contribution to funding landmine treaty efforts drops significantly

    Fewer people were killed and injured by landmines in 2013 than in any previous year, and nearly all use and production of the weapon has ceased, according to the latest annual report from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). Landmine Monitor 2014 was released today on the seventeenth anniversary of the signing of the Mine Ban...

    Christmas in the capital: Here’s our list for 2014
    Dec03

    Christmas in the capital: Here’s our list for 2014

    This list of Christmas concerts and related events is based upon information supplied to the Citizen. It not intended to be a comprehensive list of every Christmas concert in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. We hope it will help readers plan for the holidays. THURSDAY, DEC. 4 Upper Canada Playhouse presents Musical Comedy Lights, Camera …...

    Ukraine’s Truly Foreign Ministers
    Dec03

    Ukraine’s Truly Foreign Ministers

    The appointment of foreign citizens to Ukraine’s cabinet is mostly window-dressing. …read more Source:...