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    Canada was actively pursuing possible purchase of Mistral-class ships – initiative on hold because of election
    Sep21

    Canada was actively pursuing possible purchase of Mistral-class ships – initiative on hold because of election

    Canada was actively pursuing — at the political level — the possible acquisition of the controversial French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers, several defence, diplomatic and military industry sources have told Murray Brewster of The Canadian Press. Here is the rest of his Canadian Press article: The effort has ground to halt, however,...

    Is Putin Winning or Losing?
    Sep20

    Is Putin Winning or Losing?

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine don’t think they’re getting enough support from the Kremlin, and are openly wondering if Putin still wants to help them win. Bloomberg has more: Ukrainian separatist leaders say their hopes of full integration with Russia or greater independence are fading as the Kremlin tightens the reins on their...

    Election sidelines Harper government’s back room bid for French helicopter ships
    Sep20

    Election sidelines Harper government’s back room bid for French helicopter ships

    Canada was actively pursuing — at the political level — the possible acquisition of the controversial French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers, several defence, diplomatic and military industry sources have told The Canadian Press. The effort has ground to halt, however, largely because of the federal election campaign — and it may slip...

    Body of missing Israeli man found in river near Ukraine pilgrimage site
    Sep20

    Body of missing Israeli man found in river near Ukraine pilgrimage site

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The body of an Israeli man who was missing in Uman since Rosh Hashanah was found floating in a river near the grave of the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement. Amir Ohana, 28, was found Saturday by volunteers from the ZAKA rescue and recovery organization. He was wearing his Shabbat clothes but without shoe or socks, and it...

    Britain’s New Labour Leader Could Destroy the U.S.-U.K. ‘Special Relationship’
    Sep20

    Britain’s New Labour Leader Could Destroy the U.S.-U.K. ‘Special Relationship’

    Jeremy Corbyn is hardly a household name in the United States, but his election win has raised eyebrows on this side of the Atlantic and has been prominently featured on the pages of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. With good reason: there is growing nervousness in Washington in the wake of Corbyn’s...

    Wave of crises puts European dream at risk
    Sep20

    Wave of crises puts European dream at risk

    Brussels (AFP) – The EU’s founding father Jean Monnet wrote in his memoirs that “Europe will be forged in crises” — but a recent storm of troubles risks tearing the continent apart instead of bringing it together. From a flood of refugees, to the near-collapse of the euro and the war in Ukraine, the continent’s...

    Putin’s Plan: Moscow handles Syria, Washington handles Iraq
    Sep20

    Putin’s Plan: Moscow handles Syria, Washington handles Iraq

    In ten days from now in New York, initiatives, talks, understandings, and deals will come together under two main titles: terrorism and immigration. Both issues in the minds of world leaders are closely linked to Syria and other crises in the Arab world. US President Barack Obama called for a world summit on terrorism with the Islamic State group...

    Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus
    Sep19

    Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signaled his intention to establish a Russian military air base in neighboring Belarus — a move sure to unnerve Poland and the Baltic nations. “Against the background of the Ukrainian crisis, the stationing of a permanent Russian military contingent in Belarus will upset the...

    Russian fighter jets in Syria raise serious questions, Kerry says
    Sep19

    Russian fighter jets in Syria raise serious questions, Kerry says

    LONDON — The United States is disturbed by Russia’s movement of tactical aircraft to Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, acknowledging that the jets could pose a threat to American and allied military forces. U.S. officials say Russia moved a small number of fighter jets to a base in Syria on Friday, hours after U.S....

    Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus
    Sep19

    Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signaled his intentions to establish a Russian military air base in neighboring Belarus.Belarus has made clear it would not welcome a Russian base but the former Soviet republic remains dependent on Moscow for credit and energy.Putin on Saturday ordered the Russian Defense Ministry, with...