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    Sensitivity key for Canadian foreign service, says religious freedom envoy
    Jan06

    Sensitivity key for Canadian foreign service, says religious freedom envoy

    Canada’s ambassador for religious freedom says the explosive rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran highlights religion’s growing influence on global affairs — and a potential “blind spot” for Canadian diplomats. In an exclusive interview, Andrew Bennett said Canadian foreign service officers and other government officials need more...

    Coca-Cola upsets first Russia then Ukraine with New Year greeting
    Jan06

    Coca-Cola upsets first Russia then Ukraine with New Year greeting

    Warring neighbours furious at drink giant’s maps depicting the disputed territory of Crimea …read more Source: The...

    Igor D. Sergun, Chief of Russian Military Intelligence, Dies at 58
    Jan06

    Igor D. Sergun, Chief of Russian Military Intelligence, Dies at 58

    General Sergun managed Russia’s military intelligence service, known as the G.R.U., which has been accused of playing a crucial role in the 2014 takeover of Crimea. …read more Source: The New York...

    Coca-Cola’s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike
    Jan06

    Coca-Cola’s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike

    KIEV, Ukraine — All Coca-Cola wanted to do was to wish consumers a Happy New Year, but instead it ended up stirring anger in two markets, Russia and Ukraine, over the disputed territory of Crimea. The Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula was annexed by Moscow in March 2014 and remains a trigger issue in the Russian-Ukrainian […] The post...

    Cold War Lessons Relevant Again in Georgia
    Jan06

    Cold War Lessons Relevant Again in Georgia

    The “Lonely Planet” travel guide is enthusiastic about the Republic of Georgia and its almost four million residents: “[It] is one of the most beautiful countries on earth… Equally special are its proud, high-spirited, cultured people.” Inhabiting the crossroads of western Asia and eastern Europe, Georgians have lived a complex and often painful...

    Putin’s Intimidation Effective in Georgia
    Jan06

    Putin’s Intimidation Effective in Georgia

    For almost all Americans, “Georgia” is simply a state of the United States. For the athletically inclined, it is the home of baseball’s Atlanta Braves and the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons. For the more historically aware, Georgia was one of the 13 original U.S. colonies and, following the Revolutionary War, a “star” in...

    IT experts say Ukraine blackout caused by a cyberattack
    Jan06

    IT experts say Ukraine blackout caused by a cyberattack

    KIEV – A power failure that plunged parts of western Ukraine into the dark last month was caused by a cyberattack, IT experts said yesterday (Jan 5), and one source called it a world first. The blackout, which hit a large part of the western region of… …read more Source:...

    Classified ad seeking to connect woman with father who doesn’t know she exists
    Jan06

    Classified ad seeking to connect woman with father who doesn’t know she exists

    CALGARY — A classified ad is seeking to connect a daughter with a father who doesn’t know she exists. “Is your name Gary?” the ad begins. “Were you in Regina, SK on business in 1969?” The ad is accompanied by a decades-old photo of a smiling, petite blond woman and an even blonder little girl with poker-straight...

    Polish Defense Minister Wants to Almost Double Size of Army
    Jan05

    Polish Defense Minister Wants to Almost Double Size of Army

    Poland’s minister of defense says the country should increase its army to 150,000 soldiers, almost double its current size, Polish weekly military magazine Polska Zbrojna reported on Monday. Speaking about his assessment of the armed forces since stepping into the office late last year, Antoni Macierewicz said there needs to be a move to...

    Experts: Cyber Attack in Ukraine a Doomsday Scenario
    Jan05

    Experts: Cyber Attack in Ukraine a Doomsday Scenario

    A destructive cyber attack on power companies in Ukraine last month was an unprecedented event that increases the threat to critical infrastructure around the world, experts say. Hundreds of thousands of homes lost power just before Christmas in western Ukraine after malicious code infected multiple utility companies. Radio Free Europe/Radio...