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    Obama, Seen as Reluctant Warrior, Addresses Limits of US Power
    Mar10

    Obama, Seen as Reluctant Warrior, Addresses Limits of US Power

    With less than a year left in his White House tenure, U.S. President Barack Obama says he has reached an overriding conclusion that the United States can be a force for good in world affairs, but by no means can it or should it try to control every uprising that does not threaten its national security. In a wide-ranging discourse about his...

    Taking Aim at Russia’s ‘Underbelly’
    Mar10

    Taking Aim at Russia’s ‘Underbelly’

    Two hundred years after the “Great Game” for domination of Central Asia began with the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813, Washington is maneuvering to increase its military presence on Russia’s underbelly, this time through a “counterterrorism partnership” with Tajikistan and its neighbors. Last month, the Pentagon...

    An Avoidable Catastrophe
    Mar10

    An Avoidable Catastrophe

    SKOPJE, MACEDONIA—It was during another Greek seaside vacation that I came face-to-face with the problem. From the lounging sunbathers, laughing, splashing children, and half-depleted cups of freddo cappuccino, you would never know that a full-blown migration crisis was on, and not very far down the road. Plying the rows of lined umbrellas were...

    White House releases details on Canada-U.S. security issues
    Mar10

    White House releases details on Canada-U.S. security issues

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Washington to meet with President Barack Obama. The White House has released details on a number of topics outlining the relationship between the two countries. Here are excerpts of that, focusing on security: Defense and National Security The United States and Canada are indispensable allies in the defense of...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: EU Extends Sanctions Against Moscow Amid Calls To Free Ukrainian Pilot
    Mar10

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: EU Extends Sanctions Against Moscow Amid Calls To Free Ukrainian Pilot

    Perhaps taking a cue from the U.S., the European Union decided Thursday to extend its sanctions against individuals and companies over Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and ensuing war in eastern Ukraine for another six months. …read more Source: International Business...

    For the record: Where’s the Stanley Cup right now?
    Mar10

    For the record: Where’s the Stanley Cup right now?

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House on March 10, 2016. (Paul Chiasson,CP) A text of some remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before their bilateral meeting in the White House: OBAMA: Good morning, everybody. Bonjour. On behalf of the...

    Just what was said: Remarks by Obama, Trudeau
    Mar10

    Just what was said: Remarks by Obama, Trudeau

    WASHINGTON — A text of some remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before their bilateral meeting in the White House: OBAMA: Good morning, everybody. Bonjour. On behalf of the American people, on behalf of Michelle and myself, it is my honour to welcome to the United States Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mrs....

    The Show Trial Must Go On
    Mar10

    The Show Trial Must Go On

    The spectacle of the show trial has been a trademark of Vladimir Putin’s rule, virtually from day one. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Yaresko says rumors fuelling political crisis
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s Yaresko says rumors fuelling political crisis

    By Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko on Thursday deflected questions about… …read more Source:...

    Obama Welcomes Justin Trudeau To The White House
    Mar10

    Obama Welcomes Justin Trudeau To The White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama offered a red-carpet welcome for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House on Thursday, ending a frosty period in U.S.-Canada relations and celebrating shared goals on climate and trade.”We haven’t always conveyed how much we treasure our alliance and ties with our...