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    Ukraine freeze kills 40 in two weeks
    Jan14

    Ukraine freeze kills 40 in two weeks

    KIEV: Sub-zero temperatures across Ukraine have claimed 40 lives since late December, officials said on Friday as the death toll from the cold snap hitting Europe keeps rising. Authorities said most of those who died of exposure were found in the streets, a total of 40 victims since December 30, with 11 of them confirmed dead in the past 24...

    The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Jan14

    The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Friday, Jan. 13 ——— MORE CHARGES AGAINST FORMER ONTARIO NURSE: Six more charges have been laid against a former Ontario nurse accused in the deaths of eight seniors. Elizabeth Wettlaufer appeared in court Friday. She now faces a total of 14 charges, including eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of...

    Once a superpower, how strong is Russia now?
    Jan13

    Once a superpower, how strong is Russia now?

    Not since the end of the Cold War has Russia dominated U.S. headlines to the degree we’ve seen during this election. According to U.S. intelligence services, Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging a silent, global war against liberal democracy. President Barack Obama recently derided Russia, calling it a “smaller,” “weaker” nation. But...

    Republican Congressman defends Putin, suggests lawmakers like Rubio are ‘warmongers’
    Jan13

    Republican Congressman defends Putin, suggests lawmakers like Rubio are ‘warmongers’

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) called lawmakers who characterize Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal “warmongers” Thursday during an interview with Breitbart News Radio, and suggested that the United States is guilty of committing human rights violations in a manner roughly equivalent to Russia. “We have these people claiming...

    Winter storm batters Europe
    Jan13

    Winter storm batters Europe

    A powerful winter storm battered Europe yesterday, leaving 330,000 homes without power in France, prompting the evacuation of thousands of seaside dwellers in Britain and disrupting travel.Britain issued more than a dozen severe flood warnings, meaning there was a risk of danger to life, and deployed the military to help thousands of people to...

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Trudeau government to press Trump on Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Trudeau government to press Trump on Russia

    Two of Russia’s neighbours say new Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in a unique position to advise the Trump administration to be wary of Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Why Rex Tillerson’s comments on the South China Sea have Chinese state media up in arms
    Jan13

    Why Rex Tillerson’s comments on the South China Sea have Chinese state media up in arms

    Saber-rattling from Trump’s secretary of state pick has caused quite a stir. Anxiety in China has been mounting for some time over continued provocations from the incoming Trump administration. Now Chinese state-backed media outlets have started sounding the alarm in response to comments by Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee to be...

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    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...