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    Several foreigners held hostage, eight killed in Mali hotel attack
    Aug07

    Several foreigners held hostage, eight killed in Mali hotel attack

    Bamako (AFP) – A Ukrainian hostage managed to escape from the “four or five terrorists” who were still barricaded inside the hotel in Sevare, telling soldiers that he had been with three South Africans and a Russian when the shooting began.Three bodies were still lying next to a burned-out minibus at the entrance to the hotel, a...

    Hostages Seized in Mali Hotel Attacks That Leave at Least 4 Dead
    Aug07

    Hostages Seized in Mali Hotel Attacks That Leave at Least 4 Dead

    (BAMAKO, Mali)—Jihadists stormed two hotels in central Mali on Friday, seizing at least six hostages and killing three Malian soldiers and a U.N. peacekeeper in one of the most brazen attacks in months, defense officials said. The Islamic militants assaulted one hotel in the town of Sevare, and then after an exchange of gunfire moved on to the...

    Hostages held in Mali hotel after attacks kill at least 4
    Aug07

    Hostages held in Mali hotel after attacks kill at least 4

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Jihadists stormed two hotels in central Mali on Friday, seizing at least six hostages and killing three Malian soldiers and a U.N. peacekeeper in one of the most brazen attacks in months, defense officials said.The Islamic militants assaulted one hotel in the town of Sevare, and then after an exchange of gunfire moved on to...

    Obama: Russia And Iran ‘Don’t Seem Concerned About The Humanitarian Disaster’ In Syria
    Aug07

    Obama: Russia And Iran ‘Don’t Seem Concerned About The Humanitarian Disaster’ In Syria

    WASHINGTON — The prospects for a political resolution in Syria are improving now that Russia and Iran have revised their view of President Bashar al Assad’s chances of survival, President Barack Obama told a group of reporters gathered at the White House on Wednesday afternoon.“The window has opened a crack for us to get a political...

    Ex-PM launches ‘Committee for the Salvation of Ukraine’ in Kiev
    Aug07

    Ex-PM launches ‘Committee for the Salvation of Ukraine’ in Kiev

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov presented the newly-formed “Committee for the Salvation of Ukraine” this week at a press conference in Moscow. …read more Source: United Press...

    Militants Launch Deadly Attack On Mali Hotel Used By UN
    Aug07

    Militants Launch Deadly Attack On Mali Hotel Used By UN

    BAMAKO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel in central Mali used by United Nations staff on Friday, killing at least three people and exchanging fire with troops near the building, residents and military sources said.Smoke rose from the hotel and heavy weapons fire was heard as government forces moved in to...

    The President Defends His Iran Plan
    Aug07

    The President Defends His Iran Plan

    President Obama after his speech at American University in Washington on Wednesday (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) On Wednesday at American University, Barack Obama made the case for the Iran nuclear agreement, and against its critics, in a long and detailed speech. The official transcript is here; the C-Span video is here. Later that afternoon, the...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Attention Ottawa, two new, ready-to-sail warships for sale at bargain prices
    Aug07

    Leonid Bershidsky: Attention Ottawa, two new, ready-to-sail warships for sale at bargain prices

    The saga of the two Mistral helicopter carriers France built for Russia, but refused to hand over because of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, is finally over. The net result is that a French shipyard has been saved at the French taxpayer’s expense, while Russian taxpayers will pay to retool the country’s wharves so the country can...

    In Quebec, honesty is a firing offence, and other reasons to fear for humanity
    Aug07

    In Quebec, honesty is a firing offence, and other reasons to fear for humanity

    1. Off-the-shelf warships available, all mod cons JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images Here’s a quick solution to Canada’s need for more naval vessels, which has run aground on the usual procurement problems: France has two brand new, state of the art warships on its hands and is looking for a buyer. The two ships, Mistral-class...

    A new analysis highlights what Europe is doing wrong on Russia — and how they can hurt Putin
    Aug07

    A new analysis highlights what Europe is doing wrong on Russia — and how they can hurt Putin

    In a new analysis, the European Council on Foreign Relations, senior policy fellow Kadri Liik explores European sanctions against Russia and how European leaders should use them. She observes that Europe doesn’t seem to know what they want the “structural sanctions” to achieve and thus don’t have any time-frame as to...