: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents
    Oct07

    Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents

    BEIRUT, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Russia and Syria carried out what appeared to be the first major coordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired 26 missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach.The combined assault hit towns close to the main north-south highway that runs through...

    Senate to vote on massive defense bill
    Oct07

    Senate to vote on massive defense bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to vote on a $612 billion defense policy bill that President Barack Obama says he’ll veto over a larger dispute about government spending.Obama doesn’t like the way the bill increases defense spending by padding a separate war-fighting account with an extra $38 billion. Also, Congress...

    The New Cold War Is Now Being Waged on Three Fronts: Ukraine, Europe and Syria
    Oct07

    The New Cold War Is Now Being Waged on Three Fronts: Ukraine, Europe and Syria

    Stephen F. CohenIt need not be on any of them. …read more Source: The...

    Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars
    Oct07

    Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is spending his 63rd birthday on the ice, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons. Earlier Wednesday Putin was debriefed by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about the Russian air force operation in Syria. Shortly after that, Putin and the team of Soviet-born NHL stars took...

    Russia Building ‘Arc Of Steel’ From Arctic To Mediterranean, NATO Commander Says
    Oct07

    Russia Building ‘Arc Of Steel’ From Arctic To Mediterranean, NATO Commander Says

    Russia, which has announced a new, sweeping “arc of steel” from the Mediterranean to the Arctic as a way to challenge NATO’s authority in the region, remains the most dangerous threat in Europe, Mark Ferguson, Navy admiral and NATO’s Allied Joint Force commander in Italy, said Tuesday. NATO’s response to Russia’s continued...

    The Latest: Syria launches ground push amid Russian strikes
    Oct07

    The Latest: Syria launches ground push amid Russian strikes

    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).__2:55 p.m.Russian President Vladimir Putin says French President Francois Hollande last week suggested that government forces in Syria form an alliance with the opposition’s Free Syrian...

    The Latest: Putin: Should Syria, Free Syrian Army be allies?
    Oct07

    The Latest: Putin: Should Syria, Free Syrian Army be allies?

    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local). __ 2:55 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says French President Francois Hollande last week suggested that government forces in Syria form an alliance with the opposition’s Free...

    Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet
    Oct07

    Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet

    MOSCOW (AP) — Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website’s owner, he was horrified.”At that moment something snapped inside and I understood that this is the end, because there cannot be such an influential resource...

    Putin’s “Moral Clarity” Disguises Evil Intent
    Oct07

    Putin’s “Moral Clarity” Disguises Evil Intent

    We as a nation are discussing ways to isolate and treat mental illness in society. How do we identify those who are mentally ill and get them help? These questions are also relevant on the world stage, as Russian President Vladimir Putin poses as the savior of the world. You know that moral confusion is taking hold in society when a conservative...

    Joining Empire: Canadian Foreign Policy under Harper
    Oct07

    Joining Empire: Canadian Foreign Policy under Harper

    Photo by ISAF Headquarters Public Affairs Office Since the Conservative government of Stephen Harper came to power in 2006, shifts in Canadian foreign policy have been a flashpoint of debate in Parliament, the media, and civil society. There is general agreement that a “revolution in Canadian foreign policy” has occurred, to quote Canadian...