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    Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU
    Dec19

    Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU

    President Barack Obama has banned new investments in Crimea, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU
    Dec19

    Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has banned new investments in Crimea, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year. …read more Source: U.S....

    Pope Francis Went To Turkey To Meet Patriarch Bartholomew
    Dec19

    Pope Francis Went To Turkey To Meet Patriarch Bartholomew

    Hürriyet, one of Turkey’s flagship newspapers, recently interviewed the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, who served as Director of the Press Office during the recent visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Journalist Cansu Çamlibel, an articulate advocate for free speech and a well-known columnist, who features regular interviews...

    UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War
    Dec19

    UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War

    The U.N. Children’s Fund reports that the conflict in Ukraine is having a terrible impact on more than 1.7 million children. The United Nations estimated that more than 1 million people have fled their homes since March because of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. About half of them are displaced within Ukraine,...

    A Plus-Sized Woman Asked Designers Around The World To Make Her ‘Beautiful’ Using Photoshop
    Dec19

    A Plus-Sized Woman Asked Designers Around The World To Make Her ‘Beautiful’ Using Photoshop

    Last June, freelance journalist Esther Honig asked artists from 19 countries around the world to Photoshop her face to make her “beautiful.” Shortly afterwards, her close college friend Priscilla Yuki Wilson released her own experiment on biracial beauty. Inspired by the efforts of these two women, Marie Southard Ospina decided to do a similar...

    Russians face oil-sector sanctions, new travel restrictions, over Ukraine
    Dec19

    Russians face oil-sector sanctions, new travel restrictions, over Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada is once again imposing new sanctions against Russia in response to its incursions into Ukraine.The latest sanctions target 20 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and include new export restrictions on technologies used in Russia’s oil sector.The sanctions against individuals involve freezing of assets and travel bans.But...

    HMCS Fredericton preparing to head to Mediterranean Sea
    Dec19

    HMCS Fredericton preparing to head to Mediterranean Sea

    The ship’s company of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton is preparing to deploy overseas to join the Standing NATO Maritime Forces in the Mediterranean Sea, the Department of National Defence noted in a news release issued today. The deployment is part of NATO measures to promote security and stability in central and...

    European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia
    Dec19

    European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia

    The European Union’s unanimous resolve to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine appeared to be cracking as French, German, Austrian and Italian leaders voiced concern at an alliance summit of inflicting too much pain on Moscow as its economy tumbles. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Belarusian, Kazakh Leaders Headed To Ukraine
    Dec19

    Belarusian, Kazakh Leaders Headed To Ukraine

    The presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan will visit Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko early next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Leaders on Russia: After Sanctions, What Next?
    Dec19

    EU Leaders on Russia: After Sanctions, What Next?

    It’s a rare occasion when European Union leaders end a summit in just one day, but that’s what happened Thursday when heads of state wrapped up their last big meeting of the year before midnight in Brussels. A top item of discussion: the standoff with Russia over Ukraine. Months of European and U.S. sanctions against Russia over the...