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Section: US & Canada

    Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy
    Dec30

    Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy

    Canada’s top general welcomes the Liberals’ promised review of the country’s defence policy but said the military must remain robust and equipped to handle a variety of threats in a world of “continuous conflict.” Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, said events over the last year highlight the varied demands placed...

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal
    Dec30

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have agreed to extend the Minsk peace accord on Ukraine into 2016, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday, following a phone call between the four leaders. Extension of the agreement was widely expected as a cease-fire has been broadly holding in eastern Ukraine since September, though...

    Putin’s Son-in-Law Lands $1.75 Billion Russian State Loan
    Dec30

    Putin’s Son-in-Law Lands $1.75 Billion Russian State Loan

    The son-in-law of Vladimir Putin stands to benefit from $1.75 billion in cheap finance from the Russian state, a Reuters examination of public documents shows. The money will help fund a petrochemical project at a company in which Kirill Shamalov, husband of Katerina Tikhonova, the Russian president’s younger daughter, has a significant...

    The World According to Russia
    Dec30

    The World According to Russia

    Vladimir Putin at his end-of-the-year news conference in Moscow Maxim Smeyev / Reuters“Do you realize what you have done?” Vladimir Putin demanded at the United Nations in September. The question was a rebuke to the Americaan-led bloc of countries that initially viewed with optimism the Arab Spring, which began five years ago this month, but has...

    Russia and Ukraine Finally Break Up
    Dec30

    Russia and Ukraine Finally Break Up

    Russia’s economy hasn’t bottomed out. Ukraine has nowhere to go but up. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict Update: Peace Agreement Extended Into 2016 As War Continues
    Dec30

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict Update: Peace Agreement Extended Into 2016 As War Continues

    As war continues in Eastern Ukraine, leaders from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany agreed Wednesday to extend the Minsk II agreement into 2016 in the hope that the peace deal will lead to an end in the conflict that has left over 9,000 people dead. The Minsk agreement was signed in February and the terms were meant to be fully implemented by...

    Ukraine To Ban Imports Of Some Russian Goods
    Dec30

    Ukraine To Ban Imports Of Some Russian Goods

    Kyiv says it will approve a ban on the import of some Russian goods in response to similar actions by Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The 9 worst cyber attacks of 2015
    Dec30

    The 9 worst cyber attacks of 2015

    George Frey/Getty ImagesWith nearly 300 million records leaked and over $1 billion stolen in 2015, chances are you or someone you know was affected by a cyber attack this year. From the 37 million affected in the Ashley Madison hack to the unprecedented breach of the US federal agency in charge of background checks, it felt like every month of...

    For Ukraine’s Rebel East, 2016 Promises More Tension
    Dec30

    For Ukraine’s Rebel East, 2016 Promises More Tension

    DONETSK, Ukraine—The holiday market in the central square of Donetsk, the principal city of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, has all the trappings of a celebratory time — shiny ornaments, colorful toys and a cartoon-faced kiddie train on a meandering track. But the aura is more forced than festive, as the region’s people face a new year that...

    Ukraine: Leaders Focus on Elections, Cease-Fire in East
    Dec30

    Ukraine: Leaders Focus on Elections, Cease-Fire in East

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France discuss cease-fire, elections in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...