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    Forget Putin’s Global Posturing—Russia’s Biggest Challenges for 2016 Are Domestic
    Jan11

    Forget Putin’s Global Posturing—Russia’s Biggest Challenges for 2016 Are Domestic

    After a remarkably fraught and complicated 2015, Vladimir Putin’s Russia finds itself still sanctioned by the West for its conduct in Ukraine, dogged by falling oil prices and dicing with a deadly conflict in Syria. And it’s increasingly difficult to foresee the challenges Putin and his country will face in 2016—or how they will...

    West’s sanctions over Ukraine foolish, says Putin
    Jan11

    West’s sanctions over Ukraine foolish, says Putin

    Russian president says both sides damaged in economic fallout …read more Source: Anadolu...

    EU can still block Hungary’s veto on Polish sanctions
    Jan11

    EU can still block Hungary’s veto on Polish sanctions

    The Law and Justice government in Poland stormed into office with rash plans to disable the Constitutional Court, muzzle the media, fire a wide swath of civil servants, politicize independent institutions and seize partisan control of the military. This has set off alarm bells in Brussels, where the European Commission has listed the Polish...

    Mail-order brides: old practice still seen as new chance for a better life – for some
    Jan11

    Mail-order brides: old practice still seen as new chance for a better life – for some

    An industry that dates back to 1614 in the US, mail-order marriages continue to be popular for women living in bleak conditions abroad, and US blue-collar men Vitalina Wilson had never planned to marry a foreign man whose language she did not speak. Nor did she plan to move 6,000 miles away from her family to a country she knew nothing about. She...

    Supervisor’s prison sentence for scaffold deaths sends message to Ontario employers
    Jan11

    Supervisor’s prison sentence for scaffold deaths sends message to Ontario employers

    In the first case of its kind in Ontario, a Toronto project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009 has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years prison. Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty last June on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm....

    Manager in deadly Toronto scaffolding collapse gets 3 1/2 years in prison
    Jan11

    Manager in deadly Toronto scaffolding collapse gets 3 1/2 years in prison

    TORONTO — A Toronto project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009 has been sentenced to three and a half years behind bars. Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty last June on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The judge...

    Moscow shares drop over 5 percent, ruble also hit
    Jan11

    Moscow shares drop over 5 percent, ruble also hit

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Moscow share prices on Monday dropped by more than five percent as Russias energy-dependent economy reels from low oil prices and fluctuations on the Asian market.The dollar-denominated RTS index had dropped by 5.12 percent at closing, while Russias battered ruble fell to 76 against the dollar and over 83 against the euro for...

    How hackers remotely crippled the Ukrainian power grid
    Jan11

    How hackers remotely crippled the Ukrainian power grid

    Security investigators say they’ve figured out how hackers likely caused a Dec. 23 electricity outage in Ukraine that left 80,000 people without power for six hours — the first known power outage ever caused by a cyberattack. …read more Source:...

    Putin: ‘Paris Attacks Could Have Been Avoided If The U.S. Had Listened To Me’
    Jan11

    Putin: ‘Paris Attacks Could Have Been Avoided If The U.S. Had Listened To Me’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Islamist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November could have been avoided if the U.S. and others had listened to his advice, and not intervened in the Middle East. Putin gave a rare foreign interview to popular German tabloid Bild on January 5 in the Russian city of Sochi, with the full...

    Italy Wants in on Russian Pipeline
    Jan11

    Italy Wants in on Russian Pipeline

    Italian papers are reporting (article in Italian) that Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi concluded two days of talks between Moscow and Rome with a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which he insisted that Italy’s Eni get to participate in the proposed “Nord Stream 2” pipeline extension. Renzi made headlines...