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    Forget Putin’s Global Posturing—Russia’s Biggest Challenges for 2016 Are Domestic
    Jan11

    Forget Putin’s Global Posturing—Russia’s Biggest Challenges for 2016 Are Domestic

    After a remarkably fraught and complicated 2015, Vladimir Putin’s Russia finds itself still sanctioned by the West for its conduct in Ukraine, dogged by falling oil prices and dicing with a deadly conflict in Syria. And it’s increasingly difficult to foresee the challenges Putin and his country will face in 2016—or how they will...

    Supervisor’s prison sentence for scaffold deaths sends message to Ontario employers
    Jan11

    Supervisor’s prison sentence for scaffold deaths sends message to Ontario employers

    In the first case of its kind in Ontario, a Toronto project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009 has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years prison. Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty last June on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm....

    Manager in deadly Toronto scaffolding collapse gets 3 1/2 years in prison
    Jan11

    Manager in deadly Toronto scaffolding collapse gets 3 1/2 years in prison

    TORONTO — A Toronto project manager who oversaw a construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009 has been sentenced to three and a half years behind bars. Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty last June on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The judge...

    How hackers remotely crippled the Ukrainian power grid
    Jan11

    How hackers remotely crippled the Ukrainian power grid

    Security investigators say they’ve figured out how hackers likely caused a Dec. 23 electricity outage in Ukraine that left 80,000 people without power for six hours — the first known power outage ever caused by a cyberattack. …read more Source:...

    Putin: ‘Paris Attacks Could Have Been Avoided If The U.S. Had Listened To Me’
    Jan11

    Putin: ‘Paris Attacks Could Have Been Avoided If The U.S. Had Listened To Me’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Islamist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November could have been avoided if the U.S. and others had listened to his advice, and not intervened in the Middle East. Putin gave a rare foreign interview to popular German tabloid Bild on January 5 in the Russian city of Sochi, with the full...

    Italy Wants in on Russian Pipeline
    Jan11

    Italy Wants in on Russian Pipeline

    Italian papers are reporting (article in Italian) that Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi concluded two days of talks between Moscow and Rome with a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which he insisted that Italy’s Eni get to participate in the proposed “Nord Stream 2” pipeline extension. Renzi made headlines...

    Putin Discusses Terrorism, Russia’s Economy, Sanctions And Angela Merkel’s Fear Of Dogs In New Interview
    Jan11

    Putin Discusses Terrorism, Russia’s Economy, Sanctions And Angela Merkel’s Fear Of Dogs In New Interview

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed sanctions, terrorism, NATO and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s dislike of dogs in a wide-ranging interview with German newspaper Bild published Monday. The Russian leader admitted that economic sanctions levied against his government after the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 have...

    Putin Describes EU Sanctions As ‘Theater Of The Absurd’
    Jan11

    Putin Describes EU Sanctions As ‘Theater Of The Absurd’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described European Union sanctions against Moscow in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis as “absurd.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s ruble tanks on first day of trading after holiday
    Jan11

    Russia’s ruble tanks on first day of trading after holiday

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble has tanked on the first day of trading after a ten-day holiday period as the price of oil continues to decline. The national currency dropped by nearly 2 percent half an hour into trading to 76.1 rubles on Monday at the Moscow stock exchange’s first currency trading session since Dec. 31. Oil prices, the...

    Flaunting Our Ignorance: We’re Looking at You, GOP Candidates
    Jan11

    Flaunting Our Ignorance: We’re Looking at You, GOP Candidates

    It’s more than good ole American anti-intellectualism — we celebrate our ignorance and wear it as a badge of pride. “When did ignorance become a point of view?” the cartoon character Dilbert once asked. It’s a question that has become increasingly resonant these days—especially in our public life, and especially in our political...