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    Heath: Stephen Harper, warmonger
    Mar20

    Heath: Stephen Harper, warmonger

    No one should have been surprised when Stephen Harper announced that the Canadian combat mission against ISIS will be renewed, or perhaps even expanded, next week. After all, the Prime Minister is a warmonger. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I’m just observing a fact. Harper is pro-war. He thinks that war is something worth doing. He...

    Going on the Cyber Offensive
    Mar20

    Going on the Cyber Offensive

    The United States needs to up its game on cyber defense, said current NSA director and head of U.S. Cyber Command Admiral Michael S. Rogers in an appearance before the Armed Services Committee. More importantly, the U.S. can’t merely play defense; it must deter attacks by going on the offensive and striking back. More, from the NYT: […]...

    Over 100 Russian Snipers Training in Armenian Forests
    Mar20

    Over 100 Russian Snipers Training in Armenian Forests

    More than 100 Russian servicemen have been sent into the woods of mountainous Armenia in the Caucasus to participate in “sniper duels”, as part of Russia’s huge snap military drills that are being carried out this week, testing the combat readiness of the Russian armed forces. According to the press service of Russia’s Southern...

    Finnish Christians celebrate 25 years of helping Russian aliyah
    Mar20

    Finnish Christians celebrate 25 years of helping Russian aliyah

    (JTA) — Christian Zionists in Finland celebrated the 25th anniversary since their community began helping Russian-speaking Jews immigrate to Israel, or make aliyah. The commemoration took place earlier this month, with the arrival to Helsinki of the second bus this year of Russian-speaking Jews who came from St. Petersburg to make aliyah through...

    Kyrgyz Mercenary Details Alleged Russian Military Role In Ukraine
    Mar20

    Kyrgyz Mercenary Details Alleged Russian Military Role In Ukraine

    A Kyrgyz military reserve officer has spoken in detail about his seven months of service as a mercenary in the ranks of the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Manas Mambetov alleges Russian troops are increasingly replacing local and mercenary fighters in the region — and that Moscow has stepped up the provision of heavy...

    Ukraine’s Economy Contracted By 6.8 Percent In 2014
    Mar20

    Ukraine’s Economy Contracted By 6.8 Percent In 2014

    Ukraine’s state statistics service has reported that the country’s economy shrank by 6.8 percent in 2014, citing financial strains caused by fighting in the eastern part of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lithuania Votes to Reintroduce Military Conscription
    Mar20

    Lithuania Votes to Reintroduce Military Conscription

    The Lithuanian parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of military conscription last night, prompted by fears about the “existing geopolitical situation” and the threat of the crisis in Ukraine spilling over to the Baltics. 112 of Lithuania’s parliamentarians supported the bill, which will see 3,000-3,500 men between the ages of 19 and 26...

    Why Shale Fails Abroad
    Mar20

    Why Shale Fails Abroad

    There’s been a fracking party raging for years now, but apparently the United States was the only one invited. Years after the shale boom took off here in America, the rest of the world is still woefully behind in developing their own shale reserves, which naturally raises the question: why is shale failing abroad? The WSJ helps explain:...

    The Czech Minister, the Mistress and the Gold Bars
    Mar20

    The Czech Minister, the Mistress and the Gold Bars

    The last 18 months in the Czech Republic have resembled a high-octane soap opera with a plot that could easily be dismissed as too fanciful. That’s not quite how the European Commission’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) put it last month – but it was a withering report all the same, charging the Czech Republic with making “little...

    It’s Friday – so kick back and watch the CRTC
    Mar20

    It’s Friday – so kick back and watch the CRTC

    What do you really want to watch on TV? That’s the question the Canadian broadcast regulator has been mulling this week, as they move to restrict “bundles” of TV packages for subscribers as part of a broader overhaul of Canadian TV. The move is great for consumer choice (sick of paying for channels you never watch?), but could result in...