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    Despite warnings post-Kenya, fears about embassy security unresolved: documents
    Sep30

    Despite warnings post-Kenya, fears about embassy security unresolved: documents

    OTTAWA – The Harper government has known for two years that security at foreign embassies and the safety of Canadian diplomats was potentially in jeopardy at more than two dozen missions abroad, a series of internal government records show.Reports by both the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service,...

    Russian Parliament Authorizes Military to Carry out Air Strikes in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian Parliament Authorizes Military to Carry out Air Strikes in Syria

    Russia’s Syria build-up is Moscow’s first military engagement in a distant theater of war since the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in 1979 . . MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been granted permission from the upper house of Russia’s parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria following a request from the...

    Orwell At UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy As A Country That Supports US Policy
    Sep30

    Orwell At UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy As A Country That Supports US Policy

    By Michael Hudson In his Orwellian September 28, 2015 speech to the United Nations, President Obama said that if democracy had existed in Syria, there never would have been a revolt against Assad. By that, he meant ISIL. Where there is democracy, he said, there is no violence or revolution. This was his threat to promote revolution, coups and...

    Russian parliament approves military intervention in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian parliament approves military intervention in Syria

    Russian lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to allow President Vladimir Putin to order air strikes in Syria, where Russia has deployed fighter jets and other weapons in recent weeks. Putin had to request parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the constitution. The last time he did so was before Russia annexed...

    OSCE Chairperson-in-Office welcomes agreement on withdrawal of weapons in eastern Ukraine
    Sep30

    OSCE Chairperson-in-Office welcomes agreement on withdrawal of weapons in eastern Ukraine

    “Today’s agreement is a good sign of the will of all to continue the peace process, which is the only way towards the goal I believe we all share – return to peace. It shall also provide an additional boost to strengthening the ceasefire, which has been holding for almost a month,” Ivica Dacic said. …read more Source:...

    Situation Report: Syrian rebel training put on ice; top defense official calls it quits; Kunduz under attack; Russia readying airstrikes in Syria; Ukraine wants attention; Kony search breeds suspect friends; and lots more
    Sep30

    Situation Report: Syrian rebel training put on ice; top defense official calls it quits; Kunduz under attack; Russia readying airstrikes in Syria; Ukraine wants attention; Kony search breeds suspect friends; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Hold up. The U.S. has put the brakes on the troubled $500 million Syrian train and equip program, halting the intake of new fighters “as we re-evaluate our efforts,” a U.S. Army spokesman told FP. The change comes after a group of U.S.-trained Syrians handed over their brand-new American-issued …...

    Russia Approves Using Forces Abroad Amid Dispute With West Over Syria
    Sep30

    Russia Approves Using Forces Abroad Amid Dispute With West Over Syria

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, in the latest step in his dispute with the West over the crisis in Syria, sought and won approval from the upper house of Parliament on Wednesday to use military force abroad. Russian officials portrayed the move as an attempt both to fight Islamic State militants and to try to ensure the survival of...

    Canada inches up to 13th place on global competitiveness ranking
    Sep30

    Canada inches up to 13th place on global competitiveness ranking

    GENEVA — Canada has moved up two notches to 13th position in the latest Global Competitiveness Report issued Wednesday by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. The report says Canada improved its ranking mainly because of a lower budget deficit based on 2014 data and a more favourable assessment of its financial market development. It says...

    Russian lawmakers give green signal to Vladimir Putin’s decision to use troops in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers give green signal to Vladimir Putin’s decision to use troops in Syria

    Russian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to let President Vladimir Putin send Russian troops to Syria. The Kremlin sought to play down the decision, saying it will only use its air force there, not ground troops. Putin has to request parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the constitution. The last time...

    Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal

    Kiev said on Wednesday (Sep 30) it had struck an initial agreement with pro-Russian insurgents to withdraw smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel lands from the rest of Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...