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    Iraq war a vexing problem for Justin Trudeau
    Oct24

    Iraq war a vexing problem for Justin Trudeau

    Of all the foreign problems facing prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau, the war in Syria and Iraq remains the most nettlesome. It is tied to almost everything. The Syrian refugee crisis that dominates headlines in Europe — and that made its way into the Canadian election campaign — is a direct result of that war. Canada’s fraught...

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels ban MSF, UN agencies
    Oct24

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels ban MSF, UN agencies

    Kiev (AFP) – Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s eastern separatist Donetsk region said they had banned Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and UN agencies, in a move the medical charity described as worrying.MSF provides crucial medical care for patients in the area, especially those suffering from diabetes and kidney failure, as well as...

    Statue of Lenin Becomes Darth Vader Monument
    Oct24

    Statue of Lenin Becomes Darth Vader Monument

    The force has awakened in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia said to redeploy special-ops forces from Ukraine to Syria
    Oct24

    Russia said to redeploy special-ops forces from Ukraine to Syria

    Russia has sent a few dozen special-operations troops to Syria in recent weeks, Russian and Western officials say, redeploying the elite units from Ukraine as the Kremlin shifts its focus to supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Rejects Bid By Moscow To Stop Mutual Air Flight Bans
    Oct24

    Ukraine Rejects Bid By Moscow To Stop Mutual Air Flight Bans

    Flights between Ukraine and Russia will be banned starting this weekend despite a last-ditch effort by senior Russian officials to prevent the ban, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister said October 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    West Sees Threat of Chaos in Russian Adventurism
    Oct24

    West Sees Threat of Chaos in Russian Adventurism

    Western officials are increasingly worried that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions around the world will spread global instability and perhaps spark a backlash at home. These officials believe Putin’s real goal in joining the fight against Islamic extremists is to put Russia back at the center of the world stage....

    Russia’s International Strategy
    Oct24

    Russia’s International Strategy

    Is Russia waging a lukewarm war on the West? An article in the Huffington Post of October 6, entitled “Nuclear Smugglers Shopped Radioactive Materials To ISIS And Other Terrorists” got me thinking. This ‘little’ incident is arguably part of a much bigger picture, which is extremely disturbing and potentially very...

    How Ukraine Is Forgetting Its Most Desperate Citizens
    Oct24

    How Ukraine Is Forgetting Its Most Desperate Citizens

    Life was already hard enough for those Ukrainians fleeing war in the East. But now they’re even being deprived of the right to vote. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Lost Chances for Peace in Syria
    Oct24

    Lost Chances for Peace in Syria

    Seeking to disrupt the lethal cycle of foreign intervention and military escalation in Syria, a group of 55 House Democrats recently sent a letter to President Barack Obama, calling for a change in U.S. policy. “[I]t is time to devote ourselves to a negotiated peace, and work with allies, including surrounding Arab states that have a vested...

    Cabinet-making: Who’s on Trudeau’s shortlist
    Oct24

    Cabinet-making: Who’s on Trudeau’s shortlist

    Building a cabinet may be relatively easy for a skilled carpenter, but it’s a significant undertaking for any prime minister. The task will be even harder for Justin Trudeau. Trudeau has promised an equal number of men and women around his cabinet table. This is in addition to the usual considerations: a range of expertise, a balance...