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    Debating foreign policy: Tories under the gun, but NDP, Liberals must say what they’d do differently
    Sep28

    Debating foreign policy: Tories under the gun, but NDP, Liberals must say what they’d do differently

    Stephen Harper will be accused of squandering Canada’s reputation as a force for good in the world when the Conservative leader crosses swords with his NDP and Liberal counterparts in Canada’s first-ever foreign policy election debate. Yet even as they attempt to portray Harper as a warmonger who has undermined Canada’s global...

    Leadership, security key messages for Harper in foreign policy debate
    Sep28

    Leadership, security key messages for Harper in foreign policy debate

    TORONTO — Here’s a secret about political photo ops: when a party leader waves farewell before boarding a plane, he’s usually waving to no one but the cameras. But Monday morning, Conservative supporters lined the path to Stephen Harper’s campaign plane to wish the leader well ahead of his trip to Toronto and the Munk debate on...

    The NDP and the Election
    Sep28

    The NDP and the Election

    Photo by Canada’s NDP At this moment, it seems that Harper’s Conservatives are losing ground, headed for possible defeat or minority status, if recent polls are to be believed. If these trends continue, it might represent a long-awaited respite from years of unrelenting and hard-edge neoliberal offensive in all walks of Canadian life....

    We’re can’t wait for another awkward meeting between Obama and Putin
    Sep28

    We’re can’t wait for another awkward meeting between Obama and Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin came to New York on Monday to give a speech at the United Nations and meet with President Barack Obama later in the afternoon for a discussion of the civil war in Syria and the Ukraine crisis In the past, the leaders haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye on things. In fact, it’s been more of a side-eye...

    Obama uses UN speech to blast Putin on Ukraine ahead of first meeting with the Russian president in a year
    Sep28

    Obama uses UN speech to blast Putin on Ukraine ahead of first meeting with the Russian president in a year

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed Monday over their competing visions for Syria …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Obama, Putin clash over vision for resolving Syrian crisis
    Sep28

    Obama, Putin clash over vision for resolving Syrian crisis

    UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed Monday over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake to abandon the current government. Obama and Putin’s dueling speeches at a United Nations...

    Obama criticizes Russia, Putin for “aggression” during statement to U.N.
    Sep28

    Obama criticizes Russia, Putin for “aggression” during statement to U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama called on the world Monday to give priority to diplomacy and international law over the use of force to resolve conflicts and disputes, and he lambasted Russia for its “aggression” against Ukraine and its help in keeping embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad in power. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    An Explainer on Putin’s Game of Chess in Syria
    Sep28

    An Explainer on Putin’s Game of Chess in Syria

    I’m certainly no wizard at chess but I’ve played the game of strategy enough to appreciate a player that does possess such talents. Before the build up of Russian military hardware and troops in Syria last week, Putin’s approach to the Syrian Civil War had taken the form of a political counter-balance, checking Western attempts...

    Putin Islamic State Fight: Russian President Calls For International Coalition To Fight Terrorism At United Nations General Assembly
    Sep28

    Putin Islamic State Fight: Russian President Calls For International Coalition To Fight Terrorism At United Nations General Assembly

    Russian President Vladimir Putin made the case for an international coalition against terrorism in a speech Monday to the United Nations General Assembly. His remarks and his presence in New York came at a moment of high tensions with the West amid Russia’s military role in both Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: International...

    Obama Defends Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep28

    Obama Defends Sanctions Against Russia

    At the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, U.S. President Barack Obama defended economic sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea and its involvement in in eastern Ukraine. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...