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    Russia, Ukraine reach deal on winter gas supplies
    Sep28

    Russia, Ukraine reach deal on winter gas supplies

    An EU official says Russia and Ukraine have ended uncertainty and finally reached agreement on supplies of natural gas to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Leadership the question for Stephen Harper in foreign policy debate
    Sep27

    Leadership the question for Stephen Harper in foreign policy debate

    OTTAWA — When the Conservatives accepted a proposal in May for a debate on foreign policy, they said they looked forward to the discussion because the issues had been afterthoughts in previous election debates. But Stephen Harper heads into Monday night’s Munk Debate in Toronto after weeks of facing foreign policy issues on the campaign,...

    The Latest: Obama commits US to new global development goals
    Sep27

    The Latest: Obama commits US to new global development goals

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Developments from the final day of a record U.N. gathering of world leaders to launch sweeping development goals: Obama told delegates that 800 million men, women and children scrape by on less than $1.25 a day and that billions of people are at risk of dying from preventable diseases. China’s glamorous first lady Peng...

    EU-Ukraine Deal 2015: Netherlands Petition Triggers Referendum Over Controversial Pact
    Sep27

    EU-Ukraine Deal 2015: Netherlands Petition Triggers Referendum Over Controversial Pact

    A Dutch satirical news site achieved enough votes in a petition over the European Union’s pact with Ukraine to trigger a referendum, Reuters reported Sunday. The petition on GeenStijl, a satirical news site, received over 440,000 signatures, far more than the requisite 300,000 needed to call a referendum, which will likely be held in...

    Civil society and human rights organizations call on Canada to lead Syrian no-fly zone
    Sep27

    Civil society and human rights organizations call on Canada to lead Syrian no-fly zone

    A Syrian peace initiative backed by civil-society organizations representing nearly 250 million people around the world is calling on Canada to lead an initiative to clear the Syrian skies of Bashar al-Assad’s bombers – the cause of more than 96 per cent of the civilian deaths in Syria, and the primary driver of the Syrian refugee crisis....

    Dutch website says it will trigger referendum on EU-Ukraine ties
    Sep27

    Dutch website says it will trigger referendum on EU-Ukraine ties

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch website said on Sunday it had garnered enough signatures to force the Netherlands to hold a… …read more Source:...

    The Next Stage
    Sep27

    The Next Stage

    The hallmark of identity wars, both religious and ethnic—as the fighting bogs down and passions are more bitter, communities start purging minorities—has arrived in Syria. The New York Times: In one of the most ambitious deals yet struck between combatants in the multisided war in Syria, supporters and opponents of President Bashar al-Assad will...

    Russian Protesters Hold Antiwar Rallies
    Sep27

    Russian Protesters Hold Antiwar Rallies

    Russian police have detained protesters in Moscow and St. Petersburg who were calling for an end to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and for it to stay out of the conflict in Syria. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Latest: Poroshenko says war in east stunts development
    Sep27

    The Latest: Poroshenko says war in east stunts development

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Developments from the final day of a record U.N. gathering of world leaders to launch sweeping development goals: …read more Source: U.S....

    The Latest: Poroshenko says war in east stunts development
    Sep27

    The Latest: Poroshenko says war in east stunts development

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Developments from the final day of a record U.N. gathering of world leaders to launch sweeping development goals: Ukraine and its allies, including the United States, want to talk about the Russian-backed moves in eastern Ukraine that Poroshenko says “has led to the emergence to a new form of poverty, sudden or...