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Section: US & Canada

    Obama just signaled a big shift in US policy toward Syria
    Jul15

    Obama just signaled a big shift in US policy toward Syria

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Iran should play a role in any political solution to Syria’s ongoing civil war, signaling a significant shift in US policy with respect to Syria. “I think it’s important for them to be part of the conversation,” Obama said during a press conference Tuesday that was largely focused...

    Yevgeny Primakov- The Ideological Godfather of Putinism
    Jul15

    Yevgeny Primakov- The Ideological Godfather of Putinism

    On June 26, 2015, Yevgeny Primakov, Russian Foreign Minister from 1996-1998 and Prime Minister from 1998-1999, died at the age of 85. As one of the only prominent political figures with a leadership role in the Yeltsin regime to also be a close aide to Vladimir Putin, Primakov’s foreign policy ideas and ideological approaches have had a...

    Here Are the 5 Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals
    Jul15

    Here Are the 5 Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals

    On Wednesday, a court in Northern Germany sentenced 94-year-old Oskar Groening, a former SS-Unterscharführer, or junior squad leader, to four years in prison. His charge: 300,000 counts of accessory to murder as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz.” Groening is one of a shrinking, aging pool of former Nazi leaders still alive to be prosecuted for crimes...

    What is Canada’s reputation, really?
    Jul15

    What is Canada’s reputation, really?

    Darren Calabrese/CP How are you feeling about Hungary these days? Earthy, mitteleuropäische old country, redolent of paprika, graced by the meandering Danube, nice vacation getaway, maybe? I would totally get that. Me, I’m leery about the place these days because its prime minister, Viktor Orban, is a bit of a mess, governing in a country...

    Global Public Opinion on Territorial Aggression Not So Global After All
    Jul15

    Global Public Opinion on Territorial Aggression Not So Global After All

    Pew has released the Spring 2015 Global Attitudes Survey, its latest worldwide poll of what worries whom where. Overall, the survey found that problems seen as global cause the most fretting; climate change took gold and ISIS silver, while economic instability came in third. Further on in Pew’s report, in a section titled “Territorial...

    Nyet: Russia opposes tribunal to seek justice in downing of MH17
    Jul15

    Nyet: Russia opposes tribunal to seek justice in downing of MH17

    Russia vehemently opposes the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing a civilian airliner over Eastern Ukraine last year – possibly because pro-Russian rebels are to blame. …read more Source: FOX...

    Bad Romance
    Jul15

    Bad Romance

    Looking at the global chessboard, one can’t help but be puzzled. Only yesterday, Russia was dating Europe; today, the Kremlin is trying to persuade the world (and itself?) that it has fallen in love with Beijing. Witness Russia’s hosting last week of the dual summit of the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization—a clear signal...

    Putin Eliminates Ministry of Crimea, Region Fully Integrated Into Russia, Russian Leaders Say
    Jul15

    Putin Eliminates Ministry of Crimea, Region Fully Integrated Into Russia, Russian Leaders Say

    Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to a proposal Wednesday that would get rid of Russia’s ministry in war-torn Crimea, the Russian News service Life News reported. The Ministry for Crimean Affairs will be replaced with a special commission. The dissolution shows that Crimea has been fully integrated into Russia, said Prime Minister...

    Volunteer Roundup
    Jul15

    Volunteer Roundup

    For more information, visit www.volunteerottawa.ca or call 613-736-5270. Continuing the Tradition: Girl Guides of Canada needs your help in the Ottawa area. Needed are volunteers to act as Girl Guide leaders to help create new and unforgettable experiences for thousands of girls. Make a difference in the life of a young girl and lead our youth....

    NATO unveils details of major military exercise – Canada to contribute more than 1,600 personnel
    Jul15

    NATO unveils details of major military exercise – Canada to contribute more than 1,600 personnel

    NATO has unveiled details of its biggest military exercise in 13 years, mobilizing 36,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen from more than 30 countries, the Associated Press writes. More from the Associated Press: Officials said Wednesday that the exercise, named Trident Juncture, has been planned for years, but is being tweaked to test NATO’s...