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    Canada expands sanctions over Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine
    Mar19

    Canada expands sanctions over Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine

    Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says Canada has no intention of lifting sanction and added more names to the list. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Weekend Roundup: Putin’s Drawdown Is as Much About World Order as About Syria
    Mar19

    Weekend Roundup: Putin’s Drawdown Is as Much About World Order as About Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise announcement this week of a withdrawal of some forces from Syria has put an end to the narrative that Russia was bound to be trapped in a Mideast quagmire. Whether in Ukraine or in Syria, it has become clear that Russia’s actions are as much about its role in the world order as about those...

    Canada has imposed more sanctions over Russia’s handling of Ukraine
    Mar19

    Canada has imposed more sanctions over Russia’s handling of Ukraine

    OTTAWA — Canada has announced it’s adding more names to those affected by sanctions imposed because of Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says 10 additional entities and two more individuals in Russia have been added along with four additional entities and three additional individuals in...

    Weekend Roundup: Putin’s Drawdown Is as Much About World Order as About Syria
    Mar19

    Weekend Roundup: Putin’s Drawdown Is as Much About World Order as About Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise announcement this week of a withdrawal of some forces from Syria has put an end to the narrative that Russia was bound to be trapped in a Mideast quagmire. Whether in Ukraine or in Syria, it has become clear that Russia’s actions are as much about its role in the world order as about those...

    Canada has imposed more sanctions over Russia’s handling of Ukraine
    Mar19

    Canada has imposed more sanctions over Russia’s handling of Ukraine

    Canada has announced it’s adding more names to sanctions imposed because of Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Here’s what to expect out of Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech on Monday
    Mar19

    Here’s what to expect out of Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech on Monday

    Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe list of people who are getting nervous about the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency is not a short one, but some of the most concerned are those whose focus is the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. Trump has promised to tear up treaties and trade deals, and to pressure the U.S....

    Tara VanDerveer, former star Jennifer Azzi take NCAA stage
    Mar19

    Tara VanDerveer, former star Jennifer Azzi take NCAA stage

    At 3:30 a.m. on a brutally cold morning while leaving the Ukraine, her U.S. teammates already on the bus outside the hotel, Jennifer Azzi stopped for a group of begging, poverty-stricken elderly women and handed out all of her remaining currency and her extra clothes. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Why Putin’s Policy in Syria Has Laid the Groundwork for a Political Settlement
    Mar18

    Why Putin’s Policy in Syria Has Laid the Groundwork for a Political Settlement

    MOSCOW — President Putin’s decision to start pulling Russian troops out of Syria made headlines around the world this week. But if one recalls official statements at the start of the operation and after it was in full force, the decision was to be expected. It was said from the very beginning that the operation would continue for only...

    ‘Is This Real Life?’: Inside the Ukraine War’s Gray Zone
    Mar18

    ‘Is This Real Life?’: Inside the Ukraine War’s Gray Zone

    LOBACHEVE, Ukraine—War is absurd sometimes. The SUV clambered along the pothole-speckled dirt road, which was now more mud than dirt in the wake of melting snow and spring rains. The driver, a 30-year-old Ukrainian soldier named Andriy, held a pistol in his steering hand as he navigated through no man’s land near the separatist-controlled...

    Concert pianist finds 2 daughters dead, wife faces mental exam
    Mar18

    Concert pianist finds 2 daughters dead, wife faces mental exam

    An internationally renowned concert pianist arrived at his estranged wife’s home in Texas to pick up their two daughters and found the girls slain in their beds, police said Friday. Authorities say their Russian mother, who had suffered knife wounds, faces a mental health exam. …read more Source:...