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    Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa
    Oct23

    Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa

    Photo from Public Domain I often find it hard to feel empathy for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But when I saw the grim picture of him talking on the phone following the end of his confinement in the locked down House of Commons yesterday, I sensed in him a vulnerability he rarely exhibits. Harper, like his fellow MPs, Parliamentary staff,...

    Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament
    Oct23

    Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday’s elections will change all that…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament
    Oct23

    Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament

    The collective disgust at the violence and the scale of the disgraced leader’s venality, which became apparent as Ukrainians discovered his comically pharaonic private residence, fostered a mood of national unity. Belying his tame appearance, Arseniy Yatsenyuk — the bespectacled prime minister and Popular Front party leader — has become the...

    AP Interview: Russia’s Navalny vows to fight Putin
    Oct23

    AP Interview: Russia’s Navalny vows to fight Putin

    MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block. […] he wears a monitoring bracelet on his ankle and is not allowed to step over the threshold of his own home — under house arrest in the small apartment he shares with his wife and two...

    US Falls To Its Lowest Spot In 16 Months In The New FIFA Rankings
    Oct23

    US Falls To Its Lowest Spot In 16 Months In The New FIFA Rankings

    The U.S. men’s national team is ranked 23rd in the October FIFA Rankings, its lowest position since June of 2013. It’s a six-spot drop from September. It’s not a huge deal. FIFA’s rankings are horribly flawed and don’t take into account meaningful metrics like margin of victory. In addition, the U.S. has spent its...

    ‘He Was Just A Boy’ — Russian Mother Grieves For Son Killed In Ukraine
    Oct23

    ‘He Was Just A Boy’ — Russian Mother Grieves For Son Killed In Ukraine

    Yevgeny Pushkaryov, 18, was buried last week near St. Petersburg after being killed in eastern Ukraine. His mother says Russia television reports prompted the teenager to secretly join the separatist movement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    GEORGE SOROS: ‘Wake Up, Europe!’
    Oct23

    GEORGE SOROS: ‘Wake Up, Europe!’

    Multi-billionaire investor George Soros has issued a warning to Europe’s democracies over the threat that a resurgent Russia poses to the continent. In an essay published Thursday in the New York Review of Books, Soros calls for more economic and military support for Ukraine, as well as the abandonment of the eurozone’s current...

    Elections In Ukraine: A Challenging, But Important, Vote
    Oct23

    Elections In Ukraine: A Challenging, But Important, Vote

    Imagine trying to hold the election amid threats from within and without, a teetering economy, an atmosphere of tense uncertainty, and under the watchful eye of the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    From The Streets To The Rada: Euromaidan Activists Enter Politics
    Oct23

    From The Streets To The Rada: Euromaidan Activists Enter Politics

    For eight months the activists of Ukraine’s Euromaidan have been frustrated with the slow pace of reform. Now they’re taking matters into their own hands. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine
    Oct23

    EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine

    European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on October 23 for a summit aimed at reaching a deal on combating climate change and boosting efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...