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    Stephen Harper: The political outsider who sought a conservative revolution
    Oct20

    Stephen Harper: The political outsider who sought a conservative revolution

    He came to power as an outsider from Calgary determined to knock down the eastern establishment and make conservatism a powerful force in Canada. A decade later, Stephen Harper leaves office with only some of his objectives achieved and with a mixed record of actions that sometimes ran counter to his principles and promises. “We can create a...

    With NATO Air Base Expansion, Russia Accuses Estonia Of ‘Provocative Step’
    Oct20

    With NATO Air Base Expansion, Russia Accuses Estonia Of ‘Provocative Step’

    Russia called Estonia’s planned expansion of its Amair air base to make room for additional NATO aircraft a “provocative step,” Russian media reported Tuesday. The statement from the Russian government comes at a moment of increased tensions across Europe over Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and airstrikes in Syria. …read more...

    IBM IS GETTING SMOKED: Here’s what a one-point move in IBM does to the Dow (DIA, IBM)
    Oct20

    IBM IS GETTING SMOKED: Here’s what a one-point move in IBM does to the Dow (DIA, IBM)

    IBM is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the 30-stock index that aims to be representative of the US economy. At $$141.16 right now, IBM is down $8.06, or 5.4%, since Monday’s market close. That is taking 53.84 points off the Dow. How’d we compute that? The Dow is peculiar in that it is a price-weighted index, meaning...

    Forget Russia in Syria
    Oct20

    Forget Russia in Syria

    “In the history of warfare I do not recollect a more fortunate retreat”, one of George Washington’s closest aides once said. The reference was to events in the late summer of 1776, when the Continental Army was being routed by the British in New York. General Washington was spent. He had exhausted himself riding up and down the lines at...

    South Ossetia To Join Russia? Crimea-Style Referendum Proposed By President Of Self-Declared Republic
    Oct20

    South Ossetia To Join Russia? Crimea-Style Referendum Proposed By President Of Self-Declared Republic

    If the president of the self-declared republic of South Ossetia has his way, the world will witness another Crimea-style referendum, this time in a region within Georgia’s internationally recognized territory. Leonid Tibilov said he described his plans for a referendum to join Russia to an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday,...

    Lessons learned from Cuban Missile Crisis, not so much in South Asia
    Oct20

    Lessons learned from Cuban Missile Crisis, not so much in South Asia

    Just about anyone with the slightest connection to the Cuban Missile Crisis 53 years ago has penned their recollections, including me. But few of those who were around then, and certainly subsequent generations, have much recall of a simultaneous conflict a world away. That one could have drawn the United States into war with the country then...

    South Ossetia Region Considers Vote to Join Russia
    Oct20

    South Ossetia Region Considers Vote to Join Russia

    The breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia said it plans a Crimean-style referendum on joining Russia, drawing a furious riposte from Tbilisi over a move that risks inflaming the Kremlin’s already frayed relations with the West. Leonid Tibilov, president of the self-declared republic of South Ossetia, said he had laid out the plans...

    Russia-Ukraine Airline Ban To Be Lifted? Cross-Country Flights Stopped Amid Sanctions, Conflict
    Oct20

    Russia-Ukraine Airline Ban To Be Lifted? Cross-Country Flights Stopped Amid Sanctions, Conflict

    Russian aviation authorities want to hold discussions with their Ukrainian counterparts aimed at lifting a ban on commercial flights between the two countries, Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov reportedly said Tuesday. Flights between the two countries had completely stopped in September as Moscow and Kiev sought to reinforce sanctions...

    US Says Ukrainian Led Ring That Stole Online Bank Info
    Oct20

    US Says Ukrainian Led Ring That Stole Online Bank Info

    A Ukrainian man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he orchestrated a scheme to steal individual computer users’ online bank information and sell it on the black market. Sergey Vovnenko, who allegedly used aliases like “Darklife” and “Centurion,” was charged in April in a six-count indictment that was unsealed last...

    Ukraine Rebels Give Rise To A ‘New Cult Of Stalin’
    Oct20

    Ukraine Rebels Give Rise To A ‘New Cult Of Stalin’

    Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | Noisy Room History is repeating itself in all its murderous glory in Russia. While the world swoons over Vladimir Putin taking charge in Syria and offing a bunch of blood-thirsty Islamists who are in his way and serve as bloody propaganda for his next moves into the Baltics, the Middle East and … Ukraine Rebels Give Rise...