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    Four Ukrainians Among Dead In Burkina Faso Attack
    Jan17

    Four Ukrainians Among Dead In Burkina Faso Attack

    Four of the people killed during a January 15 terrorist attack on a hotel and a restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso were Ukrainian citizens, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced on January 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian politicians condemn deadly attack; six Quebecers killed
    Jan17

    Canadian politicians condemn deadly attack; six Quebecers killed

    Canadian politicians strongly condemned a bloody terror attack on a luxury hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, that killed at least 28, including six Quebecers. In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “On behalf of all Canadians, we offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all those killed and a speedy...

    Poland’s defense chief: We want constant  NATO, US presence
    Jan16

    Poland’s defense chief: We want constant NATO, US presence

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland’s defense minister says his country wants to have permanent NATO and U.S. troops’ presence to ward off security threats. Poland’s security concerns have been raised by the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine and by the role that another neighbor, Russia, has in it. Minister Antoni …...

    What Has the US Leading the World from Behind Achieved?
    Jan16

    What Has the US Leading the World from Behind Achieved?

    The last State of the Union address of the 44th US President Barack Hussein Obama was lackluster compared to the global hype that accompanied his election to the White House 7 years ago. Obama today seems crushed, admitting that the US has become more skeptical, divided and begrudged under his tenure, and expressing regret for failing to bring...

    There are 30 million slaves in the world — and half of them are children
    Jan16

    There are 30 million slaves in the world — and half of them are children

    REUTERS/Heinz-Peter BaderForced labor is common throughout the world especially in countries such as North Korea where entire families are held in forced labor camps for generations. India is estimated to hold half of the world’s slaves, many in debt bondage for generations of forced labor and prostitution. Seventy percent of those held in...

    We Still Need NATO
    Jan15

    We Still Need NATO

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, critics have questioned U.S. membership in and support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). They have argued that NATO successfully accomplished its original Cold War mission and thus is no longer needed. The charge that NATO is obsolete, however, overlooks the fundamental importance to U.S....

    Adami: Court gives man reprieve on deportation to Ukraine
    Jan15

    Adami: Court gives man reprieve on deportation to Ukraine

    The good news from a jail manager came at a very low moment for Serhii Vakurov: In solitary confinement at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, anticipating his scheduled deportation Friday to Ukraine where he says corrupt authorities are waiting to kill him for his property. About 90 minutes earlier, a priest dropped by Vakurov’s cell to...

    A ‘Jungle Bro Session’ and Statue-Toppling: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Jan15

    A ‘Jungle Bro Session’ and Statue-Toppling: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Venezuelan demonstrators use ropes to topple a Christopher Columbus statue in Caracas. Jorge Silva / ReutersThe Tragic Farce of El Chapo Patrick Radden Keefe | The New Yorker “A number of journalists who have spent years covering the border and the drug wars pointed out that whereas the [Sean] Penn interview is a bit of a stunt—a mutually...

    Top U.S., Kremlin Officials Meet For Ukraine Talks Near Kaliningrad
    Jan15

    Top U.S., Kremlin Officials Meet For Ukraine Talks Near Kaliningrad

    Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov have met to discuss the Ukraine crisis near Russia’s western exclave of Kaliningrad. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is 2016 the Canary in the Coal Mine of Global Risks?
    Jan15

    Is 2016 the Canary in the Coal Mine of Global Risks?

    Recent months have seen many unexpected manifestations of global risks that the Global Risks Report has been warning about over the past years. A number of seemingly disparate events make us think that a wide range of global risks are looming larger on the radar screen than ever before. Have we reached a new level of risk? On New Year’s...