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    Russian interference in election a ‘hostile act,’ John Kerry says in PBS NewsHour interview
    Jan06

    Russian interference in election a ‘hostile act,’ John Kerry says in PBS NewsHour interview

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday said the war in Syria, while a profound failure on the part of the international community, is not a U.S. failure alone. “We brought Iran to the table, we brought Russia to the table. We had assurances that Assad would do certain things, and he didn’t,” Kerry told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff....

    At least 9 dead after blizzards, icy weather grip parts of Europe
    Jan06

    At least 9 dead after blizzards, icy weather grip parts of Europe

    The cold was blamed for five deaths in 24 hours in Poland, while officials in Ukraine reported four people died from effects of the weather. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Transnationalism and Italian anarchists in Canada, 1915-1940
    Jan06

    Transnationalism and Italian anarchists in Canada, 1915-1940

    Transnational Radicals: Italian Anarchists in Canada and the U.S., 1915-1940 Travis Tomchuk University of Manitoba Press, 2015 There are numerous studies of the left in Canada. These studies range from social-democratic parties like the CCF, various socialists movements, and communists. Curiously there is a lack of studies into anarchist groups...

    US Tanks, Equipment Arrive for NATO Exercises in Eastern Europe
    Jan06

    US Tanks, Equipment Arrive for NATO Exercises in Eastern Europe

    Hundreds of U.S. tanks, trucks and other military equipment arrived by ship in Germany on Friday to be transported by rail and road to eastern Europe as part of a NATO buildup that has drawn Russia’s ire. Two shiploads arrived in the northern port of Bremerhaven and a third was due in a few days, bringing the fleets of tracked and wheeled...

    Dan Coats, Trump’s pick to be the nation’s spy chief, was once banned from Russia
    Jan06

    Dan Coats, Trump’s pick to be the nation’s spy chief, was once banned from Russia

    President-elect Donald Trump — who openly admires Russian President Vladimir Putin and who has been publicly feuding with the US intelligence community over its assessment that Russia tried to influence the US election — just picked a man who was once banned from Russia to be the nation’s spy chief. Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats is...

    U.S. senators vow no ‘Faustian bargain’  with Russia, pledge to target Putin ‘harder’
    Jan06

    U.S. senators vow no ‘Faustian bargain’ with Russia, pledge to target Putin ‘harder’

    KYIV – Sen. John McCain says that the United States will not strike a “Faustian bargain” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid speculation that President-elect Donald Trump could scrap sanctions in a bid to improve ties. Speaking in an exclusive interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service in Kyiv on December 30 along with two other U.S....

    New OSCE chief visits war-torn Donbas; Kyiv cites massive Russian cyber attacks
    Jan06

    New OSCE chief visits war-torn Donbas; Kyiv cites massive Russian cyber attacks

    KYIV – The new chairperson-in-office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe chose war-torn Ukraine for his first foreign visit as the leader of the 57-state organization. Having announced that part of his mission would be to “defuse conflicts” during his year-long chairmanship, Austria’s Foreign Affairs Minister...

    Poroshenko on 25th anniversary of Ukraine-U.S. diplomatic relations
    Jan06

    Poroshenko on 25th anniversary of Ukraine-U.S. diplomatic relations

    KYIV – “Since the recognition of the independence of Ukraine, the United States have remained a reliable and strategic partner of Ukraine at bilateral level and within international organizations,” President Petro Poroshenko stated on January 3. In his greetings on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and...

    Statement protesting Russia’s repressions of Ukraine’s citizens
    Jan06

    Statement protesting Russia’s repressions of Ukraine’s citizens

    Following is the full text of the statement by Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on December 29, 2016, regarding repressions against citizens of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its resolute protest to the Russian Federation in connection with the ongoing repressions, illegal...

    UCC board concludes strategic planning session
    Jan06

    UCC board concludes strategic planning session

    TORONTO – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Board of Directors, along with special guests, gathered in Toronto on the weekend of December 3-4 for a strategic planning session. The session focused on developing the resolutions set out by the umbrella organization’s recent triennial congress, as well as other key priorities. Directors...