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    On the Campaign Trail with Harperman
    Oct04

    On the Campaign Trail with Harperman

    Photo by Alex Guibord Even the person most Canadian leftists dislike—the ex-con, ex-mega-businessman and scholar Conrad Black—wrote recently that “nine years of joyless and sometimes nasty competence under Stephen Harper is an era of ill-feeling.” Harperman has sucked the oxygen out of the air and left most of us gasping for breath. This guy is...

    Diplomatica: Colombia deals with a refugee crisis of its own
    Oct04

    Diplomatica: Colombia deals with a refugee crisis of its own

    While the Syrian refugee crisis continues to pre-occupy Europe and persists as an election issue in Canada, a refugee crisis of a different kind is dogging the government of Colombia. So far, 20,000 Colombians who were living in Venezuela for reasons of work and school have left everything behind after being forced by the closure of the border...

    Russian Jets ‘Intensifying’ Airstrikes in Syria
    Oct04

    Russian Jets ‘Intensifying’ Airstrikes in Syria

    Russia said Sunday its forces continued “intensifying” airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and that the bombings have disrupted the group’s infrastructure and logistical support. A Ministry of Defense statement said Russian warplanes struck 10 Islamic State targets in the previous 24 hours, including training...

    Assad, Putin, and the smart move that Obama must make
    Oct04

    Assad, Putin, and the smart move that Obama must make

    The words used to describe Obama in countries in the Middle East plus Ukraine include “unreliable”, “skittish”, “weak in negotiations” and “feeble in foreign policy.” Best evidence that these words have real meaning can be seen in the “words not action” policy of the Obama Administration when it comes to Syria. …read more Source: Canada...

    Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
    Oct04

    Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian parliament member says his son carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq just three months after the family failed to prevent him from joining the Islamic State extremist group.Jordan is part of an international military coalition against IS, but the group has some grassroots support in the country.Parliamentarian...

    Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack
    Oct04

    Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian parliament member says his son carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq just three months after the family failed to prevent him from joining the Islamic State extremist group. Jordan is part of an international military coalition against IS, but the group has some grassroots support in the country. Parliamentarian...

    Why Afghanistan Is Going To Fall To The Taliban Again. And It’s Not Why You Think.
    Oct04

    Why Afghanistan Is Going To Fall To The Taliban Again. And It’s Not Why You Think.

    Last week, the Taliban began the process of retaking Afghanistan, starting with the northern city of Kunduz. The U.S. and Afghan governments have since been battling to recapture it — a fight that included the U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed at least 12 medical staff, along with at least seven patients, on...

    Pope’s blessing, Netanyahu’s silence: Key UN summit moments
    Oct04

    Pope’s blessing, Netanyahu’s silence: Key UN summit moments

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama and even celebrities like Daniel Craig and Shakira dropped by a whirlwind U.N. summit that drew more than 150 world leaders, a record, and ended Saturday afternoon. Here are some notable moments: ___ “May the Almighty bless this assembly, and may its...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Oct. 4
    Oct03

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Oct. 4

    Rebel forces have attacked government troops, killing 14 of them and wounding 42 others, said military spokesman Col. Philip Aguer. The demonstrations were part of what organizers called a global march for rhinos and elephants, whose populations have been severely reduced by criminal networks that sell rhino horn and elephant ivory for high...

    Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal
    Oct03

    Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal

    Kiev (AFP) – Warring sides in Ukraine on Saturday announced the start of smaller weapons withdrawal from a buffer zone as the West admitted that securing long-lasting peace would take longer than expected.After key talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris on Friday, French President Francois Hollande said the implementation of a...