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    Ukraine’s national police chief asks Canada for help training security forces
    Dec17

    Ukraine’s national police chief asks Canada for help training security forces

    Ukraine’s newly appointed national police chief is asking Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for more help in establishing and training a professional security force. Khatia Dekanoidze made the pitch to both RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion in separate meetings over the last two days. The...

    The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2016
    Dec17

    The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2016

    Center for Preventive Action / Council on Foreign RelationsIn the summer of 2012—around the time that the Islamic State’s inchoate plans for a caliphate merited a mere footnote in a U.S. congressional report on the year-old Syrian conflict—Robert Satloff argued that a civil war was taking shape in Syria, and that its terrible consequences...

    Putin says Trump is ‘absolute leader’ in U.S. presidential race
    Dec17

    Putin says Trump is ‘absolute leader’ in U.S. presidential race

    At his annual news conference, the Russian leader touched on Ukraine, Turkey and Syria. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Putin admits to Russian military ‘tasks’ in separatist-held eastern Ukraine
    Dec17

    Putin admits to Russian military ‘tasks’ in separatist-held eastern Ukraine

    After months of denials, Russia’s president acknowledges military involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Gift Ideas for a Picky Mom
    Dec17

    Gift Ideas for a Picky Mom

    Zak Bickel / The Atlantic Age: 64 Place: Winnipeg Relationship: mother From the gift-giver: This is a tough one. Mom is picky, and she’s moving in the next couple of years so she’s downsizing “stuff” out of her house—she doesn’t want dust-gatherers, knick-knacks, etc., but she wants something tangible from me because...

    Canada asked to help train new Ukrainian cops
    Dec17

    Canada asked to help train new Ukrainian cops

    Ukraine’s newly appointed chief of the national police is asking Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for more help in establishing and training a professional security force. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine Says it Can’t Pay Off Debt to Russia
    Dec17

    Ukraine Says it Can’t Pay Off Debt to Russia

    Ukraine faces a looming debt default after the country’s finance ministry said Thursday that the country cannot make a $3 billion debt due to Russia this weekend without violating a debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors. Ukraine, which is supposed to pay down the debt by Sunday, said it is ready to keep negotiating with...

    More Canadian police trainers wanted in Ukraine as country on the edge of reform
    Dec17

    More Canadian police trainers wanted in Ukraine as country on the edge of reform

    OTTAWA — Ukraine’s newly appointed chief of the national police is asking Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government for more help in establishing and training a professional security force. Khatia Dekanoidze made the pitch to both RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion in separate meetings over the last two...

    Ukraine War Freezes Over as State Department Updates Travel Warning
    Dec17

    Ukraine War Freezes Over as State Department Updates Travel Warning

    KYIV, Ukraine—As the Ukraine war approaches its third calendar year, daily skirmishes threaten to unglue a shaky truce. The consequences of Russia’s military pivot to Syria, meanwhile, remain foggy. The U.S. State Department on Monday updated its travel warning for Ukraine, urging all U.S. citizens in the eastern Donbas region and in...

    Putin’s Wide-Ranging News Conference
    Dec17

    Putin’s Wide-Ranging News Conference

    Alexander Zemlianichenko / APRussian President Vladimir Putin held his annual news conference Thursday, a wide-ranging event that lasted more than three hours. Putin didn’t mince his words when discussing his country’s military intervention in Syria, its relations with Turkey after the shooting down of a Russian warplane, and its...