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    Past and Present Islamist, Democratic and Nazi International Brigades
    Jan11

    Past and Present Islamist, Democratic and Nazi International Brigades

    Photo from Public Domain Introduction The Islamic State (IS) has become a magnet for international brigades, drawing over 30,000 fighters from 5 continents and 86 countries to their war in Iraq and Syria. While the international brigades are part of a global movement, most of the volunteers come from two-dozen countries, mainly in the Middle...

    Western sanctions severely harming Russia: Putin
    Jan11

    Western sanctions severely harming Russia: Putin

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin acknowledged on Monday in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia. “Concerning our possibilities on the international financial markets, the sanctions are severely harming Russia,” he said in a long interview, calling the EU sanctions “a...

    International Monetary Fund’s Rogues Gallery
    Jan11

    International Monetary Fund’s Rogues Gallery

    Photo by Ryan Hyde Introduction The IMF is the leading international monetary agency whose public purpose is to maintain the stability of the global financial system through loans linked to proposals designed to enhance economic recovery and growth. In fact, the IMF has been under the control of the US and Western European states and its policies...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...