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Section: US & Canada

    Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine to train soldiers fighting separatists
    Sep15

    Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine to train soldiers fighting separatists

    Operation Unifier comes in addition to $570-million in economic and non-lethal military aid that Canada has provided to Ukraine since the revolution 18 months ago …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Wary of Russia, Estonian Volunteers Rush to Join Militia
    Sep15

    Wary of Russia, Estonian Volunteers Rush to Join Militia

    Members of Estonia’s part-time militia crouch in a sandy trench on a hilltop as machine gun fire echoes through rain washed forest. Russia may be some way off but it is wariness of a vast neighbor that is swelling the force’s ranks, drawing laborers and and office workers alike to a grueling exercise. The Defense League of the Baltic...

    Crisis-hit Brazil unveils $17 bn austerity package
    Sep15

    Crisis-hit Brazil unveils $17 bn austerity package

    Brasília (AFP) – Brazil announced a massive $17 billion austerity package Monday in a bid to boost its ailing economy amid a deepening crisis that has already caused a shock downgrade of its credit rating.The package — announced at a news conference by Planning Minister Nelson Barbosa — includes freezing public sector salary...

    White House: US Set to Back NATO Invitation to Montenegro
    Sep15

    White House: US Set to Back NATO Invitation to Montenegro

    The United States is ready to back NATO membership for Montenegro, provided the former Yugoslav republic continues to pursue reforms and increases popular support for joining the Western security alliance, the White House said on Monday. Vice President Joe Biden told Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in a telephone call on Monday the...

    McCain turns down offer for ‘imaginary’ Ukrainian offshoot
    Sep15

    McCain turns down offer for ‘imaginary’ Ukrainian offshoot

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) turned down an offer to monitor elections in a self-proclaimed independent country that broke off from Ukraine last year.The national security hawk and 2008 Republican nominee for president was invited to monitor upcoming… …read more Source: The...

    To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Leaders Must Focus on Human Rights
    Sep15

    To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Leaders Must Focus on Human Rights

    The UN General Assembly is upon us, and discussions will focus squarely on ratifying the Sustainable Development Goals. However, another document should be front and center in the minds of global leaders as they descend upon Manhattan this September: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The truth is this: we will only achieve the...

    Ukrainian firm, CEO paying $30M to settle SEC charges
    Sep14

    Ukrainian firm, CEO paying $30M to settle SEC charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Ukrainian firm and its CEO, alleged to be part of an international web of hackers and traders that made $100 million in a massive scheme, are paying $30 million to settle U.S. regulators’ charges against them. …read more Source: U.S....

    Analysis: Russia gambles in Syria, ramping up involvement
    Sep14

    Analysis: Russia gambles in Syria, ramping up involvement

    BEIRUT (AP) — In ramping up its military involvement in Syria’s civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by the Islamic State group’s spread and an escalating migrants crisis, may be willing to quietly tolerate President Bashar Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition.The logic is that prioritizing...

    Ukrainian firm, CEO paying $30M to settle SEC charges
    Sep14

    Ukrainian firm, CEO paying $30M to settle SEC charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Ukrainian firm and its CEO, alleged to be part of an international web of hackers and traders that made $100 million in a massive scheme, are paying $30 million to settle U.S. regulators’ charges against them.The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Monday with Jaspen Capital Partners and CEO...

    Decriminalizing Sex Work Seen as Step Against Trafficking
    Sep14

    Decriminalizing Sex Work Seen as Step Against Trafficking

    Amnesty International has recommended decriminalizing the sex trade as a way to improve the human rights of sex workers and lessen the risk of their human rights being violated. The rights group says decriminalization would mean that sex workers are not forced to live outside the law and would no longer be seen and treated as “criminals” – making...