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Section: US & Canada

    Few Oligarchs Can Beat Russia’s Weakening Economy
    Dec11

    Few Oligarchs Can Beat Russia’s Weakening Economy

    Russia’s oligarchs are no strangers to misfortune, asset grabs, forced investments and financial crises. Many of them may publicly shrug off a 40 percent plunge in the rouble and the difficulties caused by a sanctions-hit economy heading for recession. And at least on paper, there are some winners, with metal producers benefiting from...

    Russia criticizes US over CIA torture report
    Dec11

    Russia criticizes US over CIA torture report

    The Russian statement, which comes amid U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine, marked an attempt by Moscow to turn the tables on continuous Western criticism of Russia’s rights abuses. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Russia says CIA torture report reflects ‘systemic’ rights abuse in US
    Dec11

    Russia says CIA torture report reflects ‘systemic’ rights abuse in US

    MOSCOW – Relishing an opportunity to turn the tables on the U.S., Russia says the Senate’s investigation into the CIA torture practices has highlighted rampant rights abuse. The Foreign Ministry’s rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, said in Thursday’s statement that the evidence contained in the report “contradict the U.S....

    Poland Attributes Purchase Of U.S. Missiles To Regional Tensions
    Dec11

    Poland Attributes Purchase Of U.S. Missiles To Regional Tensions

    Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak has said that long-range missiles Warsaw is buying from the United States are especially needed by Poland because of current tensions in the region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal: Top news events in 2014
    Dec11

    Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal: Top news events in 2014

    An in-brief look at some of the most significant news events of the last 12 months, in chronological order: JANUARY 1 – Colorado becomes the first U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults at licensed pot stores. Washington state followed suit in July. 3 – Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers, died of chronic...

    The Abolition of Abolition
    Dec11

    The Abolition of Abolition

    How the President Who Pledged to Banish Nuclear Weapons Is Enabling Their RenewalCross-posted with TomDispatch.comMark these days. A long-dreaded transformation from hope to doom is taking place as the United States of America ushers the world onto the no-turning-back road of nuclear perdition. Once, we could believe there was another way to go....

    Escape From a Nightmare
    Dec11

    Escape From a Nightmare

    EASTERN CAMEROON — Aboubakar Goton, 40, used to be wealthy and influential. Just over a year ago, Goton, a Muslim, was the mayor of Bossemptélé, a trading center of 22,000 residents in the Central African Republic (CAR). He owned one of the town’s biggest shops and had a large herd of cattle, a traditional sign of wealth in the mostly rural...

    Ghani Shocked Over US Senate Report; US Says Pakistani Operation Disrupted Militants; Modi Meets Putin
    Dec11

    Ghani Shocked Over US Senate Report; US Says Pakistani Operation Disrupted Militants; Modi Meets Putin

    Afghanistan Ghani expresses shock over U.S. Senate report Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that he was astounded by the new revelations of CIA torture in Afghanistan and elsewhere that were revealed by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report released on Tuesday (NYT, RFE/RL). Speaking at a news conference in Kabul,...

    Russia Urges Expediency in Ukraine Peace Talks
    Dec11

    Russia Urges Expediency in Ukraine Peace Talks

    Russia is sparing no effort to convene another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday, criticizing Kyiv’s reluctance to do so. Kyiv’s envoy to the talks, which also bring together Moscow, pro-Russian separatists and the OSCE European watchdog, said on...

    Ukrainian president pleads for Russia to withdraw troops
    Dec11

    Ukrainian president pleads for Russia to withdraw troops

    Ed AdamczykMELBOURNE, Dec. 11 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko publicly appealed to Russia to remove its troops from Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...