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    National Symphony Orchestra embarks on 44-concert tour of North America
    Jan13

    National Symphony Orchestra embarks on 44-concert tour of North America

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU), the country’s most acclaimed cultural ambassador and one of the most distinguished orchestras of Europe, will undertake a 44-concert North American tour beginning on January 18 in Fort Myers, Fla., and concluding in the San Francisco area on March 26. Tour performances...

    2016: In Ukraine: economic hardship and Russian hybrid warfare
    Jan13

    2016: In Ukraine: economic hardship and Russian hybrid warfare

    Ukraine endured another year of economic hardship and unprovoked Russian hybrid warfare on all fronts while a third post-Maidan government was installed amid political turmoil in another attempt to deliver the promises of democratic transformation espoused by the revolution of 2014. 2016 was also the year Ukraine marked the 25th anniversary of...

    2016: In U.S.-Ukraine relations: concerns about war, corruption
    Jan13

    2016: In U.S.-Ukraine relations: concerns about war, corruption

    Questionable words uttered by President Barack Obama put Ukraine in the news in the United States at the beginning of the year. In his State of the Union address on January 12, speaking about threats faced by the U.S. and the world, Mr. Obama said: “Even as their economy severely contracts, Russia is pouring resources […] …read more Source:...

    Canadian navy ship returns to port following six-month NATO deployment
    Jan13

    Canadian navy ship returns to port following six-month NATO deployment

    HALIFAX — Family members and friends lined a dock on the Halifax waterfront Friday to welcome the return of a Royal Canadian Navy ship following a six-month deployment overseas. HMCS Charlottetown pulled into port on a clear, mild day after a stint with NATO forces in the Mediterranean and Black seas as part of Op Reassurance — Canada’s...

    Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, contacted Russia when Obama announced sanctions: report
    Jan13

    Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, contacted Russia when Obama announced sanctions: report

    Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for National Security Adviser arrives at Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Credit: AP) An anonymous official is claiming that retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who will soon serve as national security adviser to President-elect Donald Trump,...

    How Trump changed the way Americans see Russia, in 4 charts
    Jan13

    How Trump changed the way Americans see Russia, in 4 charts

    On Monday afternoon, the Pew Research Center released its annual report on how Americans see foreign policy — which focused, appropriately, on Russia. Its findings are striking. The report’s findings make a very compelling case that Donald Trump’s victory has, single-handedly, transformed the way Americans see Russia. Republicans are...

    U.S. Ambassador to E.U. Says It’s ‘Lunacy’ for Trump to Back European Populists
    Jan13

    U.S. Ambassador to E.U. Says It’s ‘Lunacy’ for Trump to Back European Populists

    The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the European Union (E.U.) has warned it would be “lunacy” for the administration of Donald Trump to take advice from nationalist and populist politicians in Europe who are encouraging the break-up of the E.U. Anthony L. Gardner, a former private equity chief appointed by President Barack Obama to represent U.S....

    Trump: I want my Cabinet picks to ‘express their own thoughts, not mine’
    Jan13

    Trump: I want my Cabinet picks to ‘express their own thoughts, not mine’

    Donald Trump tweeted his support of his Cabinet nominees early Friday morning after multiple news organizations highlighted the different stances between the president-elect and some of his picks, writing that they should feel free to express views different from his own.“All of my Cabinet nominee are looking good and doing a great job. I want...

    Freeland’s complicated relationship with Russia might work in our favour
    Jan13

    Freeland’s complicated relationship with Russia might work in our favour

    Chrystia Freeland’s appointment as foreign affairs minister has to be warmly welcomed, but comes with a little anti-Russian baggage. Weighing what is to like in her appointment against the Russian baggage is easy, but needs to be clearly set out. A woman foreign affairs minister – all to the good and too rare in Canadian history. A minister...

    The Morning Vertical, January 13, 2016
    Jan13

    The Morning Vertical, January 13, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...