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Trump and Putin discuss Syria, North Korea in phone call
Nov22

Trump and Putin discuss Syria, North Korea in phone call

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said. …read more Source: CTV...

A Perfect Pint? Justin Trudeau Now Has A Craft Beer Named After Him
Nov18

A Perfect Pint? Justin Trudeau Now Has A Craft Beer Named After Him

Talk about a boozy tribute. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now has a fancy craft beer named after him. The Trudeau magnum pale ale is brewed at the Beer Theater, a brewery in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Interestingly, the Canadian PM isn’t the only world leader with a craft beer named after him: US President Donald...

Cyber Insecurity: the high stakes of data protection in an  interconnected world
Nov16

Cyber Insecurity: the high stakes of data protection in an interconnected world

TORONTO — What is nearly imperceptible, leaks important secrets and can keep Canada’s top bankers up at night? A cyberattack. It’s not a punch line but a seriously haunting prospect for those in the upper echelons of Canadian governments and corporations. When Victor Dodig checks his phone in the morning, the chief executive of CIBC...

Why we’re not putting peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine — or anywhere else
Nov14

Why we’re not putting peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine — or anywhere else

It’s an awkward moment for Canada to be hosting a UN meeting of defence ministers to talk about peacekeeping … since we’re not really doing that anymore. In fairness, nobody is … because it isn’t really peacekeeping anymore. It’s a very dangerous new world of peacemaking for the soldiers in blue helmets and berets....

Canada, UN still hammering out details for peacekeeping mission as summit looms
Nov14

Canada, UN still hammering out details for peacekeeping mission as summit looms

OTTAWA—A senior United Nations official says UN staff are in talks with Canadian counterparts about when, where and how Canadian military personnel and equipment will be employed on peacekeeping missions.But Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the undersecretary general of UN peacekeeping operations, tells The Canadian Press that no final decisions have been...

Donald Trump: Putin’s Manchurian Idiot
Nov11

Donald Trump: Putin’s Manchurian Idiot

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit at the G20 Summit, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) “Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe when he tells me that he means it. “ On Air Force One on Saturday President Donald Trump spoke...

Trump sides with Putin over intelligence agencies on Russian meddling
Nov11

Trump sides with Putin over intelligence agencies on Russian meddling

President Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he believes Vladimir Putin’s denials about election meddling, and doesn’t want to press further because he thinks the U.S. and Russia can work together on issues that include North Korea, Syria and Ukraine. Why it matters: American intelligence agencies, including the CIA, NSA, FBI...

Trump sides with Putin over intelligence agencies on Russian meddling
Nov11

Trump sides with Putin over intelligence agencies on Russian meddling

President Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he believes Vladimir Putin’s denials about election meddling, and doesn’t want to press further because he thinks the U.S. and Russia can work together on issues that include North Korea, Syria and Ukraine. Why it matters: American intelligence agencies, including the CIA, NSA, FBI...

A Canadian peacekeeping mission to Ukraine nothing more than a fantasy?
Nov10

A Canadian peacekeeping mission to Ukraine nothing more than a fantasy?

There has been a lot of reporting in the last two days about the potential for a Canadian peacekeeping mission to help stabilize the conflict in Ukraine. The Liberals have talked about it. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has endorsed the idea of a UN peacekeeping mission led by Canada. Russia is also interested in the United Nations sending...

No promises, but lots of talk about Canadian peacekeepers in Ukraine
Nov09

No promises, but lots of talk about Canadian peacekeepers in Ukraine

Canada is considering a proposal from Ukraine’s government that would “respect Ukraine’s original borders” and is against a Russian counter-proposal that would “freeze” its incursion on Ukraine territory. …read more Source: Toronto...

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