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Section: US & Canada

    Poland’s would-be guerrillas: The Home Army is back
    Jan03

    Poland’s would-be guerrillas: The Home Army is back

    Marcin Waszczuk is ready for action. Dressed in camouflage fatigues with a Polish flag on the shoulder, the heavyset 41-year-old is the head of Strzelec, one of Poland’s largest paramilitary organisations, and he wants to be prepared in case of a Russian attack. His office sits in a notable location: the PAST office block, one of...

    Boko Haram extremists kidnap 40 boys, young men in northeast Nigeria
    Jan03

    Boko Haram extremists kidnap 40 boys, young men in northeast Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria – Boko Haram extremists have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men and killed scores of soldiers in a bold attack on a multinational military base in northeast Nigeria, according to fleeing residents and an intelligence officer. The militants came to the remote village of Malari on Friday and urged people to come out and listen to...

    Canadian firms hurt by Ukraine crisis – exports to Russia plummet as Moscow strikes back against Canadian sanctions
    Jan03

    Canadian firms hurt by Ukraine crisis – exports to Russia plummet as Moscow strikes back against Canadian sanctions

    Canadian exporters stung by Russia’s currency crisis and its retaliatory sanctions against the West wonder what 2015 will hold for a market filled with promise less than 12 months ago, writes Andy Blatchford of the Canadian Press. Here is the rest of Andy Blatchford’s article: Companies from farm-equipment manufacturers to pork...

    Here Are The Drunkest Countries In The World
    Jan03

    Here Are The Drunkest Countries In The World

    Alcohol consumption varies widely across the globe, and US drinkers can keep up with the residents of many other countries. As the map below from the World Health Organization shows, Russians and their neighbors drink more than almost everyone else in the world. Portugal, Grenada, and Andorra are also ranked in the highest category at more than...

    Stressful times for students at Ukraine rebel universities
    Jan03

    Stressful times for students at Ukraine rebel universities

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Third-year economics student Inna Shmarai is kind of stressing out these days.It’s not just that exams are coming up soon at the National University in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk and some of the stuff she’s been studying this term has been really complicated.What’s adding to the slight...

    Ukraine Rebel Militia Allegedly Holding ‘Voluntary’ Enlistment For Child Soldiers
    Jan03

    Ukraine Rebel Militia Allegedly Holding ‘Voluntary’ Enlistment For Child Soldiers

    Militia rebels in Ukraine are reportedly recruiting child soldiers for the frontline fight against troops, as columns of Russian military – including hundreds of tanks – cross the border into the embattled east of the country for what is feared… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Harper’s Russian Sanctions Send the Right Signal
    Jan03

    Harper’s Russian Sanctions Send the Right Signal

    One hundred years ago this past summer, western countries, including Canada, ended up in conflict as a result of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the now-famous “shot heard ’round the world.” …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The broadcaster presented a concert featuring Russian singers supportive of the separatist movement in Ukraine
    Jan03

    The broadcaster presented a concert featuring Russian singers supportive of the separatist movement in Ukraine

    Anger over the New Year’s Eve broadcast by Inter, Ukraine’s major television channel, centers on the appearance of pop singers who support the separatist movement in the country. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    EU Enlargement Chief: Bloc Wants Good Ties With Eastern Neighbors, Central Asia
    Jan03

    EU Enlargement Chief: Bloc Wants Good Ties With Eastern Neighbors, Central Asia

    The European Union’s enlargement chief says the EU wants to pursue good relations with its Eastern Partnership countries but that each case must be viewed individually. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    AirAsia Search And Rescue Find Two Large Objects
    Jan03

    AirAsia Search And Rescue Find Two Large Objects

    JAKARTA/PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located two “big objects” in the Java Sea, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Saturday. The two objects found just before midnight on Friday are around 30 meters (90 feet)...