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    Iran Nuclear Deal: World Powers Reach Historic Agreement to Lift Sanctions
    Jul14

    Iran Nuclear Deal: World Powers Reach Historic Agreement to Lift Sanctions

    Pact needs approval by US Congress and the Iranian parliament before it can be implemented. Iran and six world powers have concluded an agreement that will lift sanctions onIran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme for more than a decade, in a historic compromise designed to stop the spread of atomic weapons and avert a major new...

    The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism
    Jul14

    The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

    The growing middle class in developing countries has been touted as one of the most promising demographic changes in recent decades. Millions around the globe have been lifted out of poverty and are now enjoying a better quality of life. The trend is projected to continue until at least 2030, particularly in emerging market behemoths China and...

    Strategic Concerns Impact Greek Crisis
    Jul14

    Strategic Concerns Impact Greek Crisis

    When Greek and other European leaders came to the 17th hour of their all-night talks that culminated in an agreement Monday morning, their immediate concerns were economic. But experts say there were also serious strategic issues driving them toward the accord. The leaders avoided the unprecedented removal of a country from the common euro...

    U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops
    Jul14

    U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials are considering expanding the American military training mission in Ukraine to include army and special… …read more Source:...

    Situation Report: The Deal is done; Israel unhappy; the coming Gulf spending spree; U.S. soldiers learning from Ukrainian troops; Pentagon studying transgender troops; lots of robot news; and more
    Jul14

    Situation Report: The Deal is done; Israel unhappy; the coming Gulf spending spree; U.S. soldiers learning from Ukrainian troops; Pentagon studying transgender troops; lots of robot news; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Adam Rawnsley It starts here. An agreement has been reached. After an intense 18 days of negotiation, six world powers and Iran finally managed to strike a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement will prevent Iran...

    Ukrainian PM’s visit with Stephen Harper steeped with politics?
    Jul14

    Ukrainian PM’s visit with Stephen Harper steeped with politics?

    OTTAWA – Ukraine’s prime minister arrives in Ottawa today for what’s likely to be the last visit by a foreign government leader ahead of this fall’s federal election. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk to sign a trade deal, following Yatsenyuk’s visit to the U.S. Monday. The stakes, for...

    What Anger Over the Iran Deal Is Really About
    Jul14

    What Anger Over the Iran Deal Is Really About

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria (Carlos Barria / AP) “Mankind faces a crossroads,” declared Woody Allen. “One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” The point is simple: In life, what matters most...

    Harper set to meet Ukrainian PM to talk trade, but is politics also on the table?
    Jul14

    Harper set to meet Ukrainian PM to talk trade, but is politics also on the table?

    Ukraine’s prime minister arrives in Ottawa today for what’s likely to be the last visit by a foreign government leader ahead of this fall’s federal election. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk to sign a trade deal, following Yatsenyuk’s visit to the U.S. Monday. The stakes, for Harper, are...

    11 stories in Canada we’re watching
    Jul14

    11 stories in Canada we’re watching

    Sean Kilpatrick/CP UKRAINE PM TO VISIT OTTAWA Ukraine’s prime minister arrives in Ottawa today for what’s likely to be the last visit by a foreign government leader ahead of this fall’s federal election. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk to sign a trade deal, following Yatsenyuk’s visit...

    Six stories in the news today, July 14
    Jul14

    Six stories in the news today, July 14

    Six stories in the news today, July 14 from The Canadian Press:———RAIN DAMPENS B.C. WILDFIRES AS AUSSIE AID ARRIVESFifty Australian wildfire specialists were expected to arrive in British Columbia to help battle 221 active wildfires. Fire information officer Navi Saini said they would assist with command and co-ordination efforts and would not be...