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    MP Urges Government to Fast-Track Magnitsky-Style Legislation
    May25

    MP Urges Government to Fast-Track Magnitsky-Style Legislation

    Legislation that would impose sanctions on human rights violators around the world, deny them visas, and seize their assets may soon be passed in Canada. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said last week that the government will support Bill-S-226—which would establish Magnitsky-style sanctions on human rights abusers not only in Russia...

    NATO formally joins coalition against ISIS
    May25

    NATO formally joins coalition against ISIS

    A soldier of the Polish Army sits in a tank as a NATO flag flies behind during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on June 18, 2015 in Zagan, Poland. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) BRUSSELS – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is lending its support to the U.S.-led coalition against the group calling itself the Islamic State...

    NATO to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg
    May25

    NATO to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg

    BRUSSELS — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is lending its support to the U.S.-led coalition against the group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. “NATO joining the coalition to defeat (ISIL) is a strong political message of unity in the fight against terrorism,” Sec.-Gen. Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday. The...

    Russia looms over Trump’s meetings with European leaders
    May25

    Russia looms over Trump’s meetings with European leaders

    When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited President Donald Trump at the White House in March, she brought a visual aid to help Trump understand the menace posed by his would-be friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Merkel brought out a 1980s map of the former Soviet Union and noted the way its borders stretched for hundreds of miles to the...

    President Trump to Meet With Anxious NATO and E.U. Leaders in Brussels
    May25

    President Trump to Meet With Anxious NATO and E.U. Leaders in Brussels

    (BRUSSELS) — Visiting a city he once called a “hellhole” to meet with the leaders of an alliance he threatened to abandon, President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe on Thursday to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. Trump is slated to attend his first meeting of NATO, the decades-long...

    Fighting Corruption, Ukraine Starts to Judge Its Judges
    May25

    Fighting Corruption, Ukraine Starts to Judge Its Judges

    By Natalia ZinetsKIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian judge Artur Yemelianov has acknowledged in an online declaration that he owns a Breguet watch worth… …read more Source: U.S....

    Trump’s New and Misguided Respect for NATO
    May25

    Trump’s New and Misguided Respect for NATO

    President Donald Trump is continuing his foreign odyssey with a stop in Brussels to meet leaders of other NATO members. The visit is primarily a meet-and-greet highlighted by dinner, but it illustrates the president’s apparent capture by Washington’s conventional wisdom. No international institution may better illustrate Public Choice...

    Russian Officials Discussed Influencing Trump Campaign Advisers: Report
    May25

    Russian Officials Discussed Influencing Trump Campaign Advisers: Report

    U.S. spies learned last summer that Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing ways to exert influence over Donald Trump through his presidential campaign advisers, the New York Times reported on May 24, citing anonymous U.S. officials. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    PM in Brussels for NATO summit, where terrorism, cost of defence top agenda
    May25

    PM in Brussels for NATO summit, where terrorism, cost of defence top agenda

    BRUSSELS — The new headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization — a massive, state-of-the-art facility that cost more than a billion euros to build — was designed to help the military alliance step boldly into the future. The building is not completely ready, but on Thursday it will nonetheless greet U.S. President Donald Trump for an...

    Canadian History Hall spanning 15,000 years opens for nation’s 150th birthday
    May25

    Canadian History Hall spanning 15,000 years opens for nation’s 150th birthday

    Inside the soon-to-open Canadian History Hall are potent national symbols like an astrolabe said to have belonged to explorer Samuel de Champlain, the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railroad and a T-shirt worn by Terry Fox. Visitors can shelter under a symbolic family tree that represents the more than 600 descendants of one of the brave...