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    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia

    Two of Russia’s nervous neighbours are urging the Trudeau Liberals to use Canada’s close relationship with the U.S. to encourage the incoming Trump administration not to become too cosy with the Kremlin. The ambassadors of Ukraine and Latvia tell The Canadian Press that Canada’s historic friendship and alliance with the...

    Trump cabinet nominees ‘free’ to express ideas
    Jan13

    Trump cabinet nominees ‘free’ to express ideas

    US President-elect Donald Trump has shrugged off the strikingly divergent positions his cabinet picks have taken on Russia, torture, and a host of other issues, saying he wanted them to express their own ideas. “All of my Cabinet nominee (sic) are looking good and doing a great job,” he said in an early morning tweet exactly one week before he...

    Midday open thread: Scientists, California enlist in the resistance; the fanatic who will lead CIA
    Jan13

    Midday open thread: Scientists, California enlist in the resistance; the fanatic who will lead CIA

    Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Obama farewell addendum: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Obama’s farewell address: This is how you make America stronger, by Ian Reifowitz A curious case of Archie Bunker syndrome, by Propane Jane Obama’s last goodbye: Yes, we did, and yes, we still can, by Sher Watts Spooner Democratic...

    Why Freeland might be the right person to handle Russia
    Jan13

    Why Freeland might be the right person to handle Russia

    Make no mistake: Chrystia Freeland’s promotion to the position of Canada’s top diplomat is first and foremost about getting ready for relations with Donald Trump’s America. But by making Freeland Canada’s foreign minister, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made an adroit move that stands to make Canada’s policy...

    Tennis: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws at Australian Open
    Jan13

    Tennis: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final following Fridays draw.The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon crown, a successful Olympic title defence and the year-end top ranking, has lost five Melbourne...

    Tennis: Serena’s tough draw in quest for Aussie Open No.7
    Jan13

    Tennis: Serena’s tough draw in quest for Aussie Open No.7

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Six-time champion Serena Williams was handed a tough draw Friday at the Australian Open, while defending champion Angelique Kerber has a slightly easier route towards another final.The American powerhouse, bidding for a 23rd Grand Slam crown at the tournament starting in Melbourne on Monday, faces dangerous former world...

    US envoy’s message to Trump: Don’t screw it up in Europe
    Jan13

    US envoy’s message to Trump: Don’t screw it up in Europe

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is at risk of botching the transatlantic alliance that has served the interests of the Western allies since the end of World War II, the outgoing American ambassador to the EU warned Friday. In an unusually frank conversation with reporters, the ambassador, Anthony Gardner, said Trump and his team should not rely...

    Trump’s crazed transition
    Jan13

    Trump’s crazed transition

    With Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States fast approaching, the strangest – even craziest – post-election transition in US history is about to come to an end. This period has provided a clear demonstration of how unpredictable life with President Trump will be.A president-elect typically uses the transition time to...

    Why France May Not Be Russia’s Next Hacking Target
    Jan13

    Why France May Not Be Russia’s Next Hacking Target

    Amid growing alarm Europe may be the next target of Russian cyberattacks, some believe France — which is gearing up for presidential and parliamentary elections this year — may not be the obvious choice. The reasons range from the candidates themselves to the lack of a powerful motive or payback for the same kind of election hacking that U.S....

    Russia threatens to leave G8 over Crimea
    Jan13

    Russia threatens to leave G8 over Crimea

    Russia has announced its intention to permanently walk away from the G8 group of industrialised nations – more than two years after it was kicked out over the illegal annexation of Crimea. Moscow said it had no intention of re-joining the influential bloc – which brings together the world’s richest countries to discuss global issues from...