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Section: US & Canada

    How to Avoid War With Russia
    Jan29

    How to Avoid War With Russia

    Andrey Bezrukov, Mikhail Mamonov, Sergey Markedonov, Andrey Sushentsov Security, The year ahead could bring conflict or cooperation in these key areas. Much has been said recently about the unpredictability of Russian foreign policy, and the resulting uncertainty. In reality, Moscow’s interests are quite limited and focused on its near...

    Canada can’t agree to all allied requests in ISIL fight, Dion says
    Jan28

    Canada can’t agree to all allied requests in ISIL fight, Dion says

    OTTAWA — Canada will have to say no to some of the requests that its allies are making in the fight against Islamic extremists, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. But the minister wouldn’t say if some coalition members have asked Canada to keep its fighter jets in Iraq and Syria. “We cannot say yes to...

    BIDEN: The Republican primary race is a ‘gift from the Lord’
    Jan28

    BIDEN: The Republican primary race is a ‘gift from the Lord’

    REUTERS/Yuri GripasVice President Joe Biden likens the GOP presidential race to a “gift from the Lord” for Democrats trying to win back the House and Senate. Biden joked to House Democrats in Baltimore that he doesn’t know who he should root for more among Republicans, including Donald Trump, though he didn’t refer to any...

    Putin-critic Khodorkovsky Unveils Free Online University To Help Peaceful Revolution
    Jan28

    Putin-critic Khodorkovsky Unveils Free Online University To Help Peaceful Revolution

    “Revolution in Russia is inevitable,” Mikhail Khodorkovsky, formerly Russia’s richest man and possibly the most famous living critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said in December 2015. “Our goal is to make it peaceful,” he added. Khodorkovsky and his Open Russia organization have unveiled the first step to what they hope will...

    Moldova, The New Ukraine: Pro-Russian Street Protests in Moldova Set to Escalate
    Jan28

    Moldova, The New Ukraine: Pro-Russian Street Protests in Moldova Set to Escalate

    MOSCOW — On the surface, huge anti-government demonstrations in Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, are mirroring recent events in Ukraine when violent standoffs in the capital, and then in the country’s south and east, were defined by allegiance to either Moscow or the European Union. But things in this former Soviet republic are more...

    Ukraine’s Central Bank Lowers Its 2016 Growth Forecast
    Jan28

    Ukraine’s Central Bank Lowers Its 2016 Growth Forecast

    Ukraine’s central bank has more than halved its 2016 growth forecast as the cash-strapped country battles crises ranging from a fall in commodity prices to a new trade embargo by Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dion says re-engaging with Iran, Russia in Canada’s self-interest
    Jan28

    Dion says re-engaging with Iran, Russia in Canada’s self-interest

    Canada stands to gain by engaging with Russia and Iran, and will shoot itself in the foot if it doesn’t. That was Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s assessment Thursday, as he gave a sweeping preview of how the Liberal government plans to work with the rest of the world. Speaking at a foreign policy event hosted by the...

    Betraying Magnitsky
    Jan28

    Betraying Magnitsky

    Last week, an official British inquiry concluded that the 2006 murder of the exiled Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko by polonium poisoning was ordered by the head of the FSB, “probably” with the approval of President Vladimir Putin. Despite the dramatic accusation, the report, by Sir Robert Owen, added little to what was already known—that a...

    Hackers are hitting Israel’s energy sector with a ‘severe cyber attack’
    Jan28

    Hackers are hitting Israel’s energy sector with a ‘severe cyber attack’

    REUTERS / Samantha SaisIsrael’s Electricity Authority has been under a “sever cyberattack” since Monday, according to the country’s energy minister. Yuval Steinitz told The Times of Israel a virus had been identified in the energy department, and software that was already in place was working to neutralize it. Though the...

    ISIS Could Use Russians Who Visit Turkey As Human Shields: Tourism Agency
    Jan28

    ISIS Could Use Russians Who Visit Turkey As Human Shields: Tourism Agency

    Russia’s state tourism agency has issued a warning to Russian citizens against going to Turkey, saying they are likely to be targeted by the Islamist group Islamic State (ISIS). Turkey and Russia have been embroiled in a bitter diplomatic row since the Turkish military downed a Russian Su-24 fighter in November. While Turkey accused the...