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    Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers for the first time since 2014
    Apr22

    Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers for the first time since 2014

    OTTAWA – Canadian fighter jets have intercepted Russian bombers off Canada’s northern coast for the first time in more than two years, as relations between Moscow and the West continue to worsen. Two CF-18s were scrambled on Thursday after North American early-warning air defences spotted two TU-95 Bear bombers approaching Alaskan and...

    These are the Russians sanctioned by the West
    Apr19

    These are the Russians sanctioned by the West

    Russian businessman and billionaire Arkady Rotenberg (R) and Rosneft’s oil company President Igor Sechin (L) seen during the openings of the 2013 IIHF U18 World Junior Championship on April 18, 2013 in Sochi, Russia. (Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images) Just over three years have passed since Canada joined the United States and European nations...

    Losing the struggle for Europe
    Apr18

    Losing the struggle for Europe

    People hold placard during a protest in Heroesí square against a new law that would undermine Central European University, a liberal graduate school of social sciences founded by U.S. financier George Soros in Budapest, Hungary, April 12, 2017. (Laszlo Balogh/Reuters) George Szirtes is a celebrated British-Hungarian translator and playwright who...

    Putin meets Tillerson amid diplomatic feud over Syria
    Apr12

    Putin meets Tillerson amid diplomatic feud over Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File) MOSCOW – Fiercely feuding over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin met the top American diplomat in Moscow on Wednesday to see if they could rescue relations between the world’s mightiest military powers. Russia’s...

    1 Ottawa school + 110 refugee children = new life lessons
    Apr11

    1 Ottawa school + 110 refugee children = new life lessons

    Less than a year after Syrian refugee kids began enrolling by the dozen at Ottawa’s Carson Grove Elementary School, Julie Hanna, a Grade 5 teacher there, found herself standing for O Canada with a group of them at an Ottawa Senators game. A local charity had given the school a block of seats for the Sens’ Feb. 9 NHL game against the...

    G7 fails to reach consensus on new Russia sanctions
    Apr11

    G7 fails to reach consensus on new Russia sanctions

    Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are expected to call Tuesday for a new international push to end the war in Syria, but are divided on whether to threaten new sanctions or other tough measures to pressure Russia over its support of President Bashar Assad. The G-7 blames Assad’s military for a deadly chemical...

    G7 looks to press Russia to stop backing Assad
    Apr10

    G7 looks to press Russia to stop backing Assad

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departs Rota, Spain, on March 29, 2017. Price/U.S. Navy via AP) LUCCA, Italy – Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S....

    Tillerson steps up on Syria, Russia after avoiding spotlight
    Apr10

    Tillerson steps up on Syria, Russia after avoiding spotlight

    FILE – In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump selected Tillerson to lead the State Department on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON —...

    The history and lessons of those ‘lock her up’ chants
    Apr03

    The history and lessons of those ‘lock her up’ chants

    Agnes Macphail First woman member of the Canadian House of Commons. (Yousuf Karsh/Library and Archives Canada) “The only M.P. who can—Bake, churn, cook, milk, sew, hitch, teach, talk—and do ‘em all well!” That was the headline from a Maclean’s feature from January 15, 1922, about the first woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons:...

    Liberals refuse to back down to U.S.’s latest call for NATO allies to spend more
    Apr01

    Liberals refuse to back down to U.S.’s latest call for NATO allies to spend more

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wait for the start of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday, March 31, 2017. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with his NATO counterparts in Brussels for the first time looking to persuade reluctant...

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