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    Putin opponent to Trump: Don’t abandon Ukraine
    Jan14

    Putin opponent to Trump: Don’t abandon Ukraine

    A leading Russian opposition politician and critic of Vladimir Putin has a message for the incoming Trump administration: don’t trade Ukraine for a deal in Syria. Ilya Yashin warns that any detente with Russia that includes permitting its 2014 annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine to stand — even in return for...

    The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Jan14

    The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Friday, Jan. 13 ——— MORE CHARGES AGAINST FORMER ONTARIO NURSE: Six more charges have been laid against a former Ontario nurse accused in the deaths of eight seniors. Elizabeth Wettlaufer appeared in court Friday. She now faces a total of 14 charges, including eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of...

    Once a superpower, how strong is Russia now?
    Jan13

    Once a superpower, how strong is Russia now?

    Not since the end of the Cold War has Russia dominated U.S. headlines to the degree we’ve seen during this election. According to U.S. intelligence services, Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging a silent, global war against liberal democracy. President Barack Obama recently derided Russia, calling it a “smaller,” “weaker” nation. But...

    Republican Congressman defends Putin, suggests lawmakers like Rubio are ‘warmongers’
    Jan13

    Republican Congressman defends Putin, suggests lawmakers like Rubio are ‘warmongers’

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) called lawmakers who characterize Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal “warmongers” Thursday during an interview with Breitbart News Radio, and suggested that the United States is guilty of committing human rights violations in a manner roughly equivalent to Russia. “We have these people claiming...

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Trudeau government to press Trump on Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Trudeau government to press Trump on Russia

    Two of Russia’s neighbours say new Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in a unique position to advise the Trump administration to be wary of Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia

    Two of Russia’s nervous neighbours are urging the Trudeau Liberals to use Canada’s close relationship with the U.S. to encourage the incoming Trump administration not to become too cosy with the Kremlin. The ambassadors of Ukraine and Latvia tell The Canadian Press that Canada’s historic friendship and alliance with the...

    Why Rex Tillerson’s comments on the South China Sea have Chinese state media up in arms
    Jan13

    Why Rex Tillerson’s comments on the South China Sea have Chinese state media up in arms

    Saber-rattling from Trump’s secretary of state pick has caused quite a stir. Anxiety in China has been mounting for some time over continued provocations from the incoming Trump administration. Now Chinese state-backed media outlets have started sounding the alarm in response to comments by Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee to be...

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine, Latvia urge Canada and Freeland to press Trump on Russia

    Two of Russia’s nervous neighbours are urging the Trudeau Liberals to use Canada’s close relationship with the U.S. to encourage the incoming Trump administration not to become too cosy with the Kremlin. …read more Source: CTV...

    Midday open thread: Scientists, California enlist in the resistance; the fanatic who will lead CIA
    Jan13

    Midday open thread: Scientists, California enlist in the resistance; the fanatic who will lead CIA

    Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Obama farewell addendum: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Obama’s farewell address: This is how you make America stronger, by Ian Reifowitz A curious case of Archie Bunker syndrome, by Propane Jane Obama’s last goodbye: Yes, we did, and yes, we still can, by Sher Watts Spooner Democratic...

    Why Freeland might be the right person to handle Russia
    Jan13

    Why Freeland might be the right person to handle Russia

    Make no mistake: Chrystia Freeland’s promotion to the position of Canada’s top diplomat is first and foremost about getting ready for relations with Donald Trump’s America. But by making Freeland Canada’s foreign minister, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made an adroit move that stands to make Canada’s policy...