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    Obama says hopes Trump will ‘stand up’ to Russia (AFP)
    Nov17

    Obama says hopes Trump will ‘stand up’ to Russia (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Thursday he hoped his successor Donald Trump would “stand up” to Russia when it breaches international norms, citing the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    These Are the Likely Winners and Losers of Trump’s Foreign Policy
    Nov17

    These Are the Likely Winners and Losers of Trump’s Foreign Policy

    Elections, as the saying goes, have consequences. As always, the presidential race will prove to be particularly impactful ― especially beyond our shores. As we embark on a brave new world of foreign policy, it is worth thinking through big themes that may emerge over the next four years. Who are the winners and losers?Winners1. Russian President...

    IOC strips 10 athletes of Olympic medals in doping retests
    Nov17

    IOC strips 10 athletes of Olympic medals in doping retests

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Thursday stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples from the games. The IOC says the 10, nine of whom hail from former Soviet nations, had all tested positive for various steroids. No gold medalists were...

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    Nov17

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The European Union has finally but conditionally approved a visa-free travel program for Ukraine as tensions intensify between the Western-backed state and neighboring Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukrainian territories. Peter Javorcik, the EU ambassador for Slovakia, which now holds the bloc’s rotating presidency, said Thursday that...

    Ukraine blames Russian security service for prank call to president
    Nov17

    Ukraine blames Russian security service for prank call to president

    KIEV – Ukraine on Thursday blamed the Russian state security service for orchestrating a prank call to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko from someone pretending to be the president of Kyrgyzstan. Earlier in November, Poroshenko’s office… …read more Source:...

    5 Potential Quick Victories for President Donald Trump
    Nov17

    5 Potential Quick Victories for President Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has an uphill battle to convince other world leaders that he knows what he’s doing. But there are important U.S. relationships that, for better and for worse, the next President might actually be able to improve. Here are 5 of the most important: 1. Russia Let’s begin with the most obvious. The “Russia Reset” was the...

    Obama says hopes Trump will ‘stand up’ to Russia
    Nov17

    Obama says hopes Trump will ‘stand up’ to Russia

    U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he hoped his successor Donald Trump will “stand up” to Russia when it breaches international norms, citing the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Belarusian border service concerned about unregistered firearms in Ukraine
    Nov17

    Belarusian border service concerned about unregistered firearms in Ukraine

    “We cannot state with full assurance that the situation concerning unregistered weapons in Ukraine and illegal trade in weapons has been resolved. Unfortunately, this threat will continue to exist until state control in this sphere is reestablished in Ukraine.” …read more Source:...

    Glavin: TrumpWorld – The global order we all grew up with is finished, period
    Nov17

    Glavin: TrumpWorld – The global order we all grew up with is finished, period

    Like people the world over, Canadians are still reeling from last week’s surprise result from the most outrageously absurd presidential election campaign in American history, so maybe we should go easy on ourselves. Still, unlike people the world over, Canadians have always enjoyed a front-row seat for the spectacle of American politics, so...

    EU states agree visafree travel for Ukraine, but not yet
    Nov17

    EU states agree visafree travel for Ukraine, but not yet

    NNA – European Union states agreed on Thursday to waive visas for Ukrainians on short visits, but only after the bloc beefs up a mechanism to suspend visa-free agreements in an emergency. Ukraine, …read more Source: National News...