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    Tories seeking fine print details from allies on Iran nuclear deal
    Apr09

    Tories seeking fine print details from allies on Iran nuclear deal

    OTTAWA – A skeptical Harper government will be pressing some of Canada’s closest allies about their deal to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.The Canadian Press has learned that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will likely discuss the Iran agreement this weekend while he and President Barack Obama are in Panama for the Summit...

    Threefold Increase in Illegal Migrants Arriving in Greece by Sea
    Apr09

    Threefold Increase in Illegal Migrants Arriving in Greece by Sea

    The number of illegal migrants entering Greece by sea has dramatically increased, with the figure for the first quarter of this year standing at over 10,000. According to the Greek Coast Guard, 10,445 undocumented migrants entered Greece via Greek islands in the first three months of this year, representing a threefold increase on the same period...

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions
    Apr09

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions

    US, Russian war games rekindle Cold War tensions in Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia Tempts Greece With Improved Trade, But Offers No Aid
    Apr09

    Russia Tempts Greece With Improved Trade, But Offers No Aid

    With Greece locked into tough negotiations with its European creditors, the visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is being seen as a possible attempt to gain leverage. Hosting the Greek leader Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a point of saying Greece was forced by the EU to vote in favor of sanctions against Moscow over...

    Ukraine Wants to Join NATO
    Apr09

    Ukraine Wants to Join NATO

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine, locked in conflict with Russian-backed separatists in its east, on Thursday drew up a new security doctrine denouncing Russia’s “aggression” and setting its sights on joining the U.S.-led NATO military alliance. Oleksander Turchynov, head of the national security council, told a session of the...

    With Russia in Mind, NATO Tries to Get Faster at Responses
    Apr09

    With Russia in Mind, NATO Tries to Get Faster at Responses

    EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands (Reuters) – Dutch troops gathered at an air base on Thursday as part of an 11-nation exercise to test NATO’s new rapid response targets that have been tightened following concern over new Russian assertiveness. Given just 48 hours to deploy, around 200 soldiers arrived at the air base near Eindhoven with the...

    Dutch Government Releases MH17 Documents After Pressure From Local Media
    Apr09

    Dutch Government Releases MH17 Documents After Pressure From Local Media

    The Dutch government has released nearly 600 documents related to the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in eastern Ukraine. Investigators made the documents available after local news outlets pressured the government with freedom of information requests, although documents containing private data of the 298 victims will remain...

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Questions Intentions of U.S. in Nuclear Deal
    Apr09

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Questions Intentions of U.S. in Nuclear Deal

    (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program is concluded. Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s most powerful figure and who has the last say on all state matters, was...

    Russia’s Missing Article: Censorship, Prudence, Or A Win For Moscow’s Troll Army?
    Apr09

    Russia’s Missing Article: Censorship, Prudence, Or A Win For Moscow’s Troll Army?

    A newspaper in the Russian region of Buryatia excised an article about a local soldier who was allegedly severely injured while fighting for the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Is it a case of heavy-handed censorship or was it an example of the successful functioning of the Kremlin’s notorious “troll army”? …read more...

    Greece Repays $495 Million to IMF
    Apr09

    Greece Repays $495 Million to IMF

    Greece has made a debt repayment of $495 million to the International Monetary Fund, easing days of uncertainty and bringing relief to investors. It was a crucial payment that will help Greece move closer to securing a final international bailout package and stay in the eurozone. Finance ministers of eurozone countries agreed earlier this year to...