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Section: US & Canada

    Heartfield: A culture war will only tear Canada apart
    Oct09

    Heartfield: A culture war will only tear Canada apart

    There’s a striking commonality about the letters to the newspaper and calls to phone-in shows about the niqab issue. People on opposite sides use the same language: This is not my Canada. This is an attack on Canada’s fundamental values. I’m afraid that the niqab (or the ban on the niqab) will destroy the Canada where I grew up,...

    An type aircraft service center to open in Kazakhstan
    Oct09

    An type aircraft service center to open in Kazakhstan

    Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) — Ukrainian arms trading company Ukrspetsexport will collaborate with Kazakhstan Aviation Industry to create a service center for An aircraft in Astana. …read more Source: United Press...

    Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership, Mr. President’
    Oct09

    Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership, Mr. President’

    President Barack Obama got “feisty” during an interview about Russian President Vladimir Putin, as one CBS News anchor put it. In the interview, set to air Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Obama immediately pushing back from reporter Steve Kroft’s line of questioning about America’s leadership around the world, particularly in the Middle East....

    Amid Russian Hostility, Latvia Military Draft? Conscription Mulled As Defense Budget Is Hiked
    Oct09

    Amid Russian Hostility, Latvia Military Draft? Conscription Mulled As Defense Budget Is Hiked

    Latvia is contemplating over plans to reintroduce conscription as a result of the geopolitical tensions relating to Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, according to a Defense News report Friday. Earlier this year, neighboring Lithuania said it would also reinstate conscription because of fears about M …read more Source: International...

    Russian maker of missile that took down MH17 to offer alternative explanation of disaster
    Oct09

    Russian maker of missile that took down MH17 to offer alternative explanation of disaster

    The Russian manufacturer of the missile system blamed for taking down commercial flight MH17 in Ukraine said Friday it would unveil the “real reasons” for the disaster on Tuesday. Almaz-Antey, the maker of the BUK surface-to-air missile system that western powers and Kiev believe downed the flight, said it would … …read...

    Defense Budget 2016 Obama Veto? Military Pay, Support Of Foreign Fighters In Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine Would Be Hit
    Oct09

    Defense Budget 2016 Obama Veto? Military Pay, Support Of Foreign Fighters In Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine Would Be Hit

    President Barack Obama is on a collision course with Congress over a multibillion-dollar contingency fund almost hidden in the 2016 defense budget that was approved late Wednesday night. If the president stays true to his word and vetoes the military budget – something that has happened only five times since 1961 — the armed forces could be...

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio
    Oct09

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio

    The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund are urging the government in Ukraine to give the immediate go-ahead for a life-saving nationwide polio immunization campaign. The U.N. agencies warn the government’s failure to back the campaign is putting the lives of nearly 2 million children at risk. Six weeks after a...

    What Does Putin Want in Syria?
    Oct09

    What Does Putin Want in Syria?

    Once again, the West has been caught flat-footed by an aggressive Russian move. According to U.S. and European preconceptions about what constitutes Russia’s interests, Russia’s direct military intervention in Syria makes no sense. U.S. President Obama last Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of blundering into a quagmire....

    Ukraine, Russia agree to remove arms, cancel Donbas elections
    Oct09

    Ukraine, Russia agree to remove arms, cancel Donbas elections

    KYIV – Meeting at a summit in Paris on October 2, Russia and Ukraine reached verbal agreements towards resolving the war in the Donbas, including withdrawing armaments from the conflict line beginning on October 4 and canceling illegal elections planned in the next few weeks, with plans to hold elections in the occupied territories next […]...

    October 14, 2014
    Oct09

    October 14, 2014

    Last year, on October 14, 2014, following talks in Paris between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov, Mr. Kerry issued a press statement, stressing the U.S. and the European Union’s commitment to “Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” “We discussed Ukraine and the need for...