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    Canada signals it will reengage with Russia despite Ukraine
    Jan28

    Canada signals it will reengage with Russia despite Ukraine

    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will seek closer relations with Russia despite deep tensions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, new Liberal Foreign Minister Stephane Dion signaled on Thursday, marking a major policy shift. …read more Source:...

    Canada signals it will reengage with Russia despite Ukraine
    Jan28

    Canada signals it will reengage with Russia despite Ukraine

    Canada will seek closer relations with Russia despite deep tensions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, new Liberal Foreign Minister Stephane Dion signalled on Thursday, marking a major policy shift. Last October the Liberals defeated the Conservatives, who had cut most high-level ties with Moscow and slapped sanctions on Russian firms,...

    Moldova, The New Ukraine: Pro-Russian Street Protests in Moldova Set to Escalate
    Jan28

    Moldova, The New Ukraine: Pro-Russian Street Protests in Moldova Set to Escalate

    MOSCOW — On the surface, huge anti-government demonstrations in Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, are mirroring recent events in Ukraine when violent standoffs in the capital, and then in the country’s south and east, were defined by allegiance to either Moscow or the European Union. But things in this former Soviet republic are more...

    Protests greet ‘executioner’ Rouhani’s visit to France
    Jan28

    Protests greet ‘executioner’ Rouhani’s visit to France

    PARIS (AFP) – Hundreds of protesters on Thursday condemned Iranian President Hassan Rouhanis visit to France, with a Femen activist dramatising a surge in executions in Iran by staging a mock hanging on a bridge near the Eiffel Tower.Welcome Rouhani, executioner of freedom, read a banner on the Paris bridge from which the woman was...

    Ukraine’s Central Bank Lowers Its 2016 Growth Forecast
    Jan28

    Ukraine’s Central Bank Lowers Its 2016 Growth Forecast

    Ukraine’s central bank has more than halved its 2016 growth forecast as the cash-strapped country battles crises ranging from a fall in commodity prices to a new trade embargo by Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dion says re-engaging with Iran, Russia in Canada’s self-interest
    Jan28

    Dion says re-engaging with Iran, Russia in Canada’s self-interest

    Canada stands to gain by engaging with Russia and Iran, and will shoot itself in the foot if it doesn’t. That was Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s assessment Thursday, as he gave a sweeping preview of how the Liberal government plans to work with the rest of the world. Speaking at a foreign policy event hosted by the...

    Betraying Magnitsky
    Jan28

    Betraying Magnitsky

    Last week, an official British inquiry concluded that the 2006 murder of the exiled Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko by polonium poisoning was ordered by the head of the FSB, “probably” with the approval of President Vladimir Putin. Despite the dramatic accusation, the report, by Sir Robert Owen, added little to what was already known—that a...

    In Ukraine: Village named ‘Land of the Twins’ has record-breaking 122 twins
    Jan28

    In Ukraine: Village named ‘Land of the Twins’ has record-breaking 122 twins

    A village in Ukraine has been branded the 'Land of the Twins' because it has a record-breaking 122 twins living there. A village in Ukraine has been branded the ‘Land of the Twins’ because it has a record-breaking 122 twins living there.Mirror UK reported that the village of Velikaya Kopanya in south-west Ukraine’s...

    Vladimir unbound
    Jan28

    Vladimir unbound

    CHANTS of “Russia without Putin!” echoed through Moscow four years ago. Vladimir Putin’s choreographed return to the presidency and vote tampering in parliamentary elections brought thousands to the streets; his approval ratings fell to 63%. But after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, those ratings soared to nearly 90% and have not come...

    NATO mulls first Russia talks since 2014: Stoltenberg
    Jan28

    NATO mulls first Russia talks since 2014: Stoltenberg

    NATO head Jens Stoltenberg confirmed Jan. 28 that the alliance is discussing whether to hold its first formal talks with Russia since 2014 when the Ukraine crisis plunged relations into a deep freeze …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...