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    Is the Syrian cease-fire deal starting to fray?
    Sep17

    Is the Syrian cease-fire deal starting to fray?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Last Friday, the U.S. and Russia announced a deal to resume a tenuous cease-fire in Syria, in order to get much needed humanitarian aid to badly deprived civilians throughout the country. It went into effect Monday evening, and, thus far, the results are mixed. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner begins our...

    Weekend Roundup: Where There Is Connectivity, There Is Surveillance
    Sep17

    Weekend Roundup: Where There Is Connectivity, There Is Surveillance

    The great paradox of the internet age is that ever-greater connectivity also means ever-greater capacity for surveillance — both by governments and the private sector digital companies. In an exclusive interview with director Oliver Stone about his new movie, “Snowden,” we discuss the intrusion of intelligence agencies into...

    Road closures to look out for this weekend
    Sep16

    Road closures to look out for this weekend

    Road closures for Open Streets Toronto, the Ukrainian festival, and RBC’s Run for Kids will affect traffic in the city starting Friday. Toronto is expecting showers this weekend. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine files multiple lawsuits against Russia
    Sep16

    Ukraine files multiple lawsuits against Russia

    Ukraine is claiming about $67 billion in lost assets. KYIV – From Paris to Strasbourg, and Stockholm to London, Ukraine is amassing lawsuits and other legal claims against Russia while stepping up diplomatic efforts to further ostracize its belligerent neighbor. Earlier this month, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said Kyiv is preparing cases...

    Ukraine tied with U.S.A. for third place in the Paralympic Games
    Sep16

    Ukraine tied with U.S.A. for third place in the Paralympic Games

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukraine is currently tied with the United States for third place in the medals standings with 83 medals – 32 gold, 24 silver and 27 bronze – at the Paralympic Games in Rio that run September 7-18. As of press time (September 15), China leads the medals count with 172, followed by […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Ukrainian World Congress holds annual general meeting in Kyiv
    Sep16

    Ukrainian World Congress holds annual general meeting in Kyiv

    KYIV – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its three-day annual general meeting at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University on August 25-27 with 184 delegates and guests from 26 countries participating. The official portion of the meeting started with prayers led by the primates of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate and...

    Massive Russian troop deployments and exercises held close to Ukraine
    Sep16

    Massive Russian troop deployments and exercises held close to Ukraine

    It is clear that the present Russian regime will not accept and is ready to do what it takes to prevent Ukraine or any other former Soviet country from integrating with NATO or any European or North Atlantic institutions. The Russian armed forces held their pre-announced strategic military exercise “Kavkaz 2016” in Crimea, the North […]...

    Kyiv chosen to host Eurovision 2017
    Sep16

    Kyiv chosen to host Eurovision 2017

    KYIV – Ukraine has chosen Kyiv to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, putting an end to a contentious and delay-marred process. Culture Minister Yevhen Nyschuk and National Television Company head Zurab Alasania announced the decision on September 9, telling a press conference in Kyiv that the capital had edged out the Black Sea port […]...

    Ukrainian Independence Day 2016 – Philadelphia
    Sep16

    Ukrainian Independence Day 2016 – Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA – The Ukrainian American community of the Greater Philadelphia area observed the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence on August 24 during an outdoor ceremony on the North Broad Street area of Philadelphia City Hall. After receiving the traditional Ukrainian bread and salt greeting of hospitality from performers of the...

    How Maria Baronova Became the Face of Russia’s Opposition
    Sep16

    How Maria Baronova Became the Face of Russia’s Opposition

    On a warm Wednesday night, Maria Baronova was taking questions from a handful of voters on a playground near Moscow’s Victory movie theatre. She spoke quietly and quickly, ignoring a half dozen obviously drunk men who periodically catcalled the parliamentary candidate or her posse of mostly young female volunteers. “Who do you see as an...