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    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’: French minister
    Jan24

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’: French minister

    France hopes that western sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted “this summer,” French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Adami: After long wait, ministry gives senior driver a pass
    Jan24

    Adami: After long wait, ministry gives senior driver a pass

    At 82, Norm Alexander really relies on his car, especially in winter because it allows him to get out a bit in the village of Russell, usually to the coffee shop to shoot the breeze with his pals. So when Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation suspended his driver’s licence just before Christmas for not doing his renewal review — he...

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’ – French economy minister (AFP)
    Jan24

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’ – French economy minister (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – France hopes that western sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted “this summer,” French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. …read more Source: The West...

    40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova
    Jan24

    40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova

    CHISINAU: Some 40,000 opposition demonstrators on Sunday took to the streets of Moldova’s capital Chisinau calling for early elections as a political crisis continues to rock the tiny ex-Soviet state. The protest movement — which includes forces from the left and right that are considered both pro-European and pro-Russian — has stepped up...

    Evan Solomon: In conversation with Howard Drake
    Jan24

    Evan Solomon: In conversation with Howard Drake

    A report linking the murder of a Russian whistle-blower in London to orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens to reawaken Cold War-style tensions between the U.K. and Russia. In 2006, former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko drank a cup of tea laced with radioactive polonium while meeting with two former Russian security officials....

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits
    Jan24

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

    TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a ‘new chapter’ in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to US$600 billion within the...

    Oil wealth a blessing, energy dependence a curse for Russia’s economy
    Jan24

    Oil wealth a blessing, energy dependence a curse for Russia’s economy

    MOSCOW:Abundant oil and gas deposits have been a blessing for Russia, but they now feel like a curse as low prices propel the country into a deep economic crisis that shows no signs of abating, BSS/AFP. The ruble fell to a record dollar low this past week as global crude prices slumped to 12-year lows, highlighting at once Russia’s...

    Abe agrees with Putin to arrange unofficial visit to Russia
    Jan24

    Abe agrees with Putin to arrange unofficial visit to Russia

    TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrange an unofficial visit to Russia, possibly in spring, prior to a trip to Japan by the Russian leader. In their 40-minute telephone talks, Abe and Putin affirmed that the two governments will hold a vice minister-level meeting in February in Tokyo to...

    Syriza Anniversary: What Has Alexis Tsipras Achieved?
    Jan24

    Syriza Anniversary: What Has Alexis Tsipras Achieved?

    Power can do funny things to a person. Just look at the panel Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sat on at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. There, the former firebrand, besuited and sporting a fancy watch, shared a stage with an old foe, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, and other EU leaders. Tsipras solemnly warned an...

    The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the ‘new’ Ukraine
    Jan24

    The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the ‘new’ Ukraine

    Asher Cherkasskiy lived a modest life in peaceful southern Ukraine, observing Orthodox Jewish custom and putting his three children through religious school. But when war against pro-Russian insurgents broke out in 2014, everything changed. Cherkasskiy became one of the few religious Jews to join a pro-Kiev militia and his bearded, bespectacled...