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    Jean Chretien says Canada should welcome Putin’s help in Syria
    Oct02

    Jean Chretien says Canada should welcome Putin’s help in Syria

    VANCOUVER – Canada should welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offers to help fight the Islamic State in Syria, says Jean Chretien. The former Liberal prime minister said Putin’s involvement in the Middle Eastern conflict may spark controversy but that the West would do well to accept the support. “If Putin wants to help he...

    Fewer Canadian bombs dropped on Iraq, Syria since election call
    Oct02

    Fewer Canadian bombs dropped on Iraq, Syria since election call

    OTTAWA – Fewer Canadian bombs have been falling on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant since the federal election call on Aug. 2, new National Defence statistics show. CF-18 fighters conducted 10 air raids last month and 12 in August, which is roughly half the average number of attacks carried out each month since the spring. There were 30...

    Russia’s Syria Campaign
    Oct02

    Russia’s Syria Campaign

    An explosion is seen in Syria on Friday following Russian airstrikes. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via APRussia’s Defense Ministry says its air force carried our more strikes on targets in Syria, two days after the country entered the conflict on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad and raised tensions with the U.S. Lieutenant...

    ‘I Want To Be In These Fights’: A Russian Volunteer Sets Sights On Syria
    Oct02

    ‘I Want To Be In These Fights’: A Russian Volunteer Sets Sights On Syria

    As Moscow launches air strikes in Syria, a Russian volunteer says he and a band of like-minded men are setting off to fight alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) militants. Disillusioned with the rebels in eastern Ukraine, Bondo Dorovskikh says he is driven by an addiction to battle and the desire to combat the “evil” of...

    Russian Economy in Deep Trouble
    Oct02

    Russian Economy in Deep Trouble

    As everyone’s eyes are fixed on the Russian fighters zooming through the skies over Syria, things aren’t actually so glamorous back in the Motherland. Bloomberg has the story: [Anatoly] Anisimov, 50, has put his plans on hold as he digs in for what could be Russia’s longest recession in almost two decades. “Nothing good awaits...

    Putin meets with Hollande, Merkel on Ukraine
    Oct02

    Putin meets with Hollande, Merkel on Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykPARIS, Oct. 2 (UPI) — The leaders of France, Russia, Germany and Ukraine met in Paris Friday for talks on Ukraine, with Russia’s involvement in Syria likely to overshadow the talks …read more Source: United Press...

    The Latest: Activists: Syrian troops, IS in intense fighting
    Oct02

    The Latest: Activists: Syrian troops, IS in intense fighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local: 5:30 p.m. Activists are reporting intense fighting between Syrian troops and members of the Islamic State group in the contested eastern city of Deir el-Zour. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says IS...

    At U.N., Putin shifts world attention from Ukraine with Syrian campaign
    Oct02

    At U.N., Putin shifts world attention from Ukraine with Syrian campaign

    KYIV – Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged from the United Nations on September 28-29, having successfully shifted the world’s attention away from the Russian-backed military occupation of the Donbas and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, Kyiv experts said. That’s despite the fact that Ukrainian President Petro...

    Ukraine introduces sanctions  against Russian citizens, companies
    Oct02

    Ukraine introduces sanctions against Russian citizens, companies

    On September 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree introducing sanctions against 105 firms and 388 individuals, mainly from Russia, for supporting the annexation of Crimea and the war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas (President.gov.ua, September 16). The decree came into effect on September 22, when its text was...

    OSCE: civilians in eastern Ukraine at risk due to damage to water infrastructure
    Oct02

    OSCE: civilians in eastern Ukraine at risk due to damage to water infrastructure

    KYIV – The conduct of hostilities and violations of the Minsk ceasefire agreements has resulted in repeated damage to the water pipe system in eastern Ukraine, putting tens of thousands of civilians living on both sides of the contact line without access to piped water. The current shortages in water in the conflict-affected areas of […]...