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    Why journalism and jingoism shouldn’t mix
    Nov18

    Why journalism and jingoism shouldn’t mix

    More from Andrew Mitrovica available here. It’s been another instructive week in Ottawa and beyond about how politics gets covered by much of the media. Despite their putative role as professional skeptics, our news outlets routinely prove that they’re anything but. Want proof? Here’s proof. Exhibit A: Mr. Harper in Brisbane....

    The Putin-bashing in Brisbane was childish
    Nov18

    The Putin-bashing in Brisbane was childish

    At the Group of 20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin was slighted in numerous ways, big and small. “I guess I’ll shake your hand,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said to his face. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, in a public statement, made a mocking reference to the Russian Navy...

    Ukrainian Soldier: “They Don’t Fight. They Simply Destroy”
    Nov18

    Ukrainian Soldier: “They Don’t Fight. They Simply Destroy”

    Ukrainian troops in eastern Ukraine duck for cover in this footage shot by a Ukrainian Television channel. It’s the latest flare-up of violence in the region, that now threatens a two month-old truce. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Setting Usual Caution Aside, Merkel Issues a Stern Rebuke to Russia
    Nov18

    Setting Usual Caution Aside, Merkel Issues a Stern Rebuke to Russia

    Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a speech, asked whether Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea and moves in eastern Ukraine meant a return to the times when Moscow decided the fate of its near neighbors. …read more Source: The New York...

    Georgian Leader Tells EU, NATO He Remains on Pro-Western Path
    Nov18

    Georgian Leader Tells EU, NATO He Remains on Pro-Western Path

    Georgia’s prime minister told the European Union and NATO on Monday that his country remained firmly committed to integration with both organizations after his dismissal of a pro-Western minister caused a political crisis. Irakly Garibashvili sparked the resignation of his foreign minister and the walkout of one of the six parties in his...

    Mr. Putin Get out of Ukraine!
    Nov18

    Mr. Putin Get out of Ukraine!

    …read more Source: Canada Free Press

    Putin’s Loss of German Trust Seals the West’s Isolation of Russia
    Nov18

    Putin’s Loss of German Trust Seals the West’s Isolation of Russia

    Vladimir Putin has long had a soft spot for Germany. As an officer of the KGB in the late 1980s, he was stationed in the East German city of Dresden, where he developed a love of the language and, according to his memoirs, for the enormous steins of pilsner he drank at a beer hall in the town of Radeberg with friends. As President, Putin’s...

    We’re ready for ‘total war’: Ukraine President
    Nov18

    We’re ready for ‘total war’: Ukraine President

    With a nominal ceasefire in the eastern region of Ukraine coming to an end, the president of the country has declared that it is ready for “total war.” …read more Source:...

    Tough stances from Putin, Merkel over Ukraine
    Nov18

    Tough stances from Putin, Merkel over Ukraine

    MOSCOW — The leaders of Russia and Germany squared off over Ukraine from opposite sides of the globe, with Vladimir Putin warning that Moscow will not accept a defeat for the pro-Russian rebels and Angela Merkel accusing the Kremlin of undermining peace across Europe. [...] despite the harsh rhetoric, European Union foreign ministers refrained...

    Don’t Mention the Climate!
    Nov18

    Don’t Mention the Climate!

    Don’t Mention The Climate The efforts of the Australian Prime Minister to keep climate change strictly off the G20 agenda is proving farcical. World leaders including Barack Obama, Ban Ki Moon and Pope Francis have in unison advocated that climate change is a defining global problem which ought to be on the G20 Agenda in Brisbane. Climate...