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    41 die in Siberia after drinking bath oil for alcoholic kicks
    Dec20

    41 die in Siberia after drinking bath oil for alcoholic kicks

    MOSCOW: At least 41 residents of the Siberian city of Irkutsk have died after drinking scented bath oil in a desperate search for an alcoholic high in one of the deadliest cases of its kind in years, Russian investigators said on Monday. Use of counterfeit or surrogate alcohol is rife in Russia’s regions, where two years of economic pain...

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine
    Dec20

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea. …read more Source: CTV...

    Trumped by Putin: Hillary Clinton lost for many reasons, but Russia’s involvement was the most disturbing
    Dec20

    Trumped by Putin: Hillary Clinton lost for many reasons, but Russia’s involvement was the most disturbing

    Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Drew Angerer/AP/Photo montage by Salon) Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated as president of the United States on Jan. 20, in no small part because of the direct intervention in and manipulation of the American electoral process by Vladimir Putin, Russia’s strongman who rose to power as a...

    Ukraine’s ‘bold’ move to nationalize bank
    Dec20

    Ukraine’s ‘bold’ move to nationalize bank

    KIEV – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is nationalizing the country’s largest retail bank in an effort to stabilize the country’s financial sector, a move that comes at a perilous time of heightened political disenchantment domestically and growing doubts about western support for Kiev. In a...

    Tories want to cut red tape for skilled immigrants. What else is new?
    Dec20

    Tories want to cut red tape for skilled immigrants. What else is new?

    New Canadians take the citizenship oath during a ceremony in Vancouver. (Photographs by Brian Howell) There’s a joke a lot of immigrants don’t laugh at: If you need a doctor or a lawyer, call a taxi. It’s not funny because it’s too close to reality. For many immigrants, coming to Canada is a search for a better life. That...

    NATO, Russia working on air safety proposal but differ on Ukraine
    Dec20

    NATO, Russia working on air safety proposal but differ on Ukraine

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP BRUSSELS — NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 28-nation military alliance and Russia “have profound disagreements on the...

    NATO urges Russia to prod Ukraine rebels to honour truce
    Dec20

    NATO urges Russia to prod Ukraine rebels to honour truce

    But NATO said gaps with Moscow remained wide as the alliance also raised “particular concern” over Russia’s use of snap military exercises near eastern Europe that it says fuels instability. …read more Source: World...

    NATO urges Russia to prod Ukraine rebels to honour truce (AFP)
    Dec20

    NATO urges Russia to prod Ukraine rebels to honour truce (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO on Monday urged Russia to use its clout with insurgents in eastern Ukraine to make a troubled truce stick, as the two sides held talks to defuse the worst tensions since the Cold War. …read more Source: The West...

    IMF’s Lagarde Guilty, but Not Punished, in French Negligence Trial
    Dec19

    IMF’s Lagarde Guilty, but Not Punished, in French Negligence Trial

    French judges convicted IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday of negligence for a state payout made while she served as France’s finance minister in 2008, but imposed no punishment, citing her preoccupation at the time with the global financial crisis. It was unclear whether the verdict would force Lagarde from her position as managing...

    Austrian Far-right Signs Deal With Putin’s Party, Touts Trump Ties
    Dec19

    Austrian Far-right Signs Deal With Putin’s Party, Touts Trump Ties

    Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) offered on Monday to act as a go-between for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin after signing a cooperation agreement with Putin’s party. Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache and the FPO’s recently defeated presidential candidate Norbert Hofer attended...