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Section: US & Canada

    On questions of war and peace, we’re a nation divided
    Oct01

    On questions of war and peace, we’re a nation divided

    The gulf is huge between Stephen Harper’s followers and everyone else over the sort of ideological pose Canada should strike on the world stage. These stark solitudes were on display Monday night as Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau faced off in the Munk Debate on foreign policy, the last English language...

    Russia and US call urgent talks after Syria strikes
    Oct01

    Russia and US call urgent talks after Syria strikes

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Russia and United States agreed Wednesday to call urgent military talks to head off the risk of clashes between their forces, after Moscow’s dramatic entrance into the Syrian war.Senior US officials expressed alarm after Russian warplanes began their first military engagement outside the former...

    Are Russia’s military priorities in Syria cause for concern?
    Oct01

    Are Russia’s military priorities in Syria cause for concern?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Late this evening, Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov came out together and agreed to military talks. We get a closer Russian — look at Russia’s military moves in Syria with Andrew Weiss. He was the director of Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs at the White House National Security Council during the...

    Ukrainian LGBT Leader Seeks U.S. Asylum
    Oct01

    Ukrainian LGBT Leader Seeks U.S. Asylum

    After suffering years of violent attacks and intimidation, the principal leader of the Ukrainian LGBT community is too frightened to return home. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Manchester clubs victorious as Ronaldo hits record
    Oct01

    Manchester clubs victorious as Ronaldo hits record

    Paris (AFP) – The two Manchester clubs enjoyed victories in a happier night for England in the Champions League on Wednesday, while the individual performance of the evening came, not for the first time, from Cristiano Ronaldo.Manchester United and City were made to work hard for 2-1 wins against German clubs Wolfsburg and Borussia...

    Analysts: Russian Strikes Aimed More at Bolstering Assad
    Oct01

    Analysts: Russian Strikes Aimed More at Bolstering Assad

    Russia dramatically escalated its role in the Syrian conflict with airstrikes Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin described the campaign as the right way to fight international terrorists, by attacking them in territories they occupy. But some Russian analysts suggest the Russian military maneuvers were as much about bolstering Syrian President...

    Removing niqab ‘enhances integrity’ of citizenship, government tells top court
    Oct01

    Removing niqab ‘enhances integrity’ of citizenship, government tells top court

    The politically charged federal policy that forbids the wearing of Islamic veils during public citizenship ceremonies “enhances the integrity” of becoming a Canadian, the government says. In the latest move in the hot-button case, Department of Justice lawyers have filed an application with the Supreme Court asking it to grant an appeal in the...

    Kiev Mayor Suggests Renaming Street Hosting Russian Embassy After Boris Nemtsov
    Oct01

    Kiev Mayor Suggests Renaming Street Hosting Russian Embassy After Boris Nemtsov

    The mayor of Kiev spoke with Nemtsov’s daughter about the idea. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Rebels Talking About “End of War”
    Sep30

    Ukraine Rebels Talking About “End of War”

    Russian-backed separatists are indicating that they might be willing to make the current ceasefire permanent, according to Reuters: A separatist representative to east Ukraine peace talks said on Wednesday an agreement signed with Kiev this week to withdraw more weapons could mean an end to the war with the Ukrainian government, separatist...

    The Geopolitics of Respect: U.S., China, Iran and Russia
    Sep30

    The Geopolitics of Respect: U.S., China, Iran and Russia

    When the Chinese Communist party took power in 1949, Mao Zedong declared to a party conference, “The Chinese people, comprising one quarter of humanity, have now stood up. The Chinese have always been a great, courageous and industrious nation; it is only in modern times that they have fallen behind. That was due entirely to oppression and...