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    Cameron to Lobby Obama on Last UK Resident Held in Guantanamo
    Jan15

    Cameron to Lobby Obama on Last UK Resident Held in Guantanamo

    Prime Minister David Cameron plans to lobby U.S. President Barack Obama for the release of the last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay on his two-day visit to Washington this week, a government source and the detainee’s lawyer said. The trip, starting on Thursday and focused on the economy and security, is his last planned visit to...

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east
    Jan15

    Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is holding a day of mourning after 13 people were killed when a bus was hit by what the government says was a shell fired by Russian-backed separatists. President Petro Poroshenko said respects would be paid Thursday for all people killed by rebel military offensives in eastern Ukraine. Separatists deny responsibility...

    US pushes Bulgaria on energy dependence, corruption
    Jan15

    US pushes Bulgaria on energy dependence, corruption

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Bulgaria to wean itself from its near-total dependence on Russia for energy and calling for the NATO member to boost anti-corruption efforts. In meetings with Bulgaria’s president, prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday in Sofia, U.S. officials said Kerry was...

    Obama, Cameron Pledge Firm Stand Against Extremists
    Jan15

    Obama, Cameron Pledge Firm Stand Against Extremists

    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will not allow terrorists to suppress free speech and free expression. In joint opinion piece published in The Times of London, the two leaders promised to “defeat these barbaric killers and their distorted ideology.” Obama and Cameron said the world would...

    Heroine of Ukraine’s war with Russia vows to continue hunger strike
    Jan15

    Heroine of Ukraine’s war with Russia vows to continue hunger strike

    Nadiya Savchenko, a fashion designer turned air force fighter who is now languishing in a Russian jail, has shattered stereotypes and become a symbol of Ukraine’s battle with its neighbour. …read more Source: Toronto...

    War in full swing in east of Ukraine, fighters say
    Jan15

    War in full swing in east of Ukraine, fighters say

    Violence is rising sharply in eastern Ukraine, including a rocket strike on a bus full of civilians on Tuesday that killed 12 people. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Russia Is Losing Control Over The European Gas Market
    Jan15

    Russia Is Losing Control Over The European Gas Market

    Oil isn’t Russia’s only problem. The energy exporter is losing its dominance over the European gas market. In the past there were two factors that kept Russia as the major gas powerhouse: European policies and cold winters. But both of those things have changed — and Russia is starting to explore non-Western countries. Europe Is...

    China’s Li to Headline Davos in ‘Year of Destiny’
    Jan15

    China’s Li to Headline Davos in ‘Year of Destiny’

    At least 40 heads of state and government are expected at next week’s meeting of the rich and powerful at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, where Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will give a keynote speech, organizers said Wednesday. The World Economic Forum, the Geneva-based think tank that organizes the annual get-together, said 2,500...

    Russia’s Economic Crisis Is Affecting The Future Of The Brooklyn Nets
    Jan15

    Russia’s Economic Crisis Is Affecting The Future Of The Brooklyn Nets

    Russia’s tanking economy and currency might have something to do with the possible sale of the Brooklyn Nets. For months there have been rumors that Mikhail Prokhorov, the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, is thinking about selling the team. On Tuesday, Bloomberg’s Scott Shoshnick reported that the team is for sale. Bleacher Report’s...

    Rickford makes last-ditch KXL pitch
    Jan15

    Rickford makes last-ditch KXL pitch

    WASHINGTON – The Canadian government made a last-ditch pitch for the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday as the U.S. capital was gearing up for an imminent decision on the project after six years of delay.Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford made the 11th-hour case in meetings in Washington with the U.S. State Department, his counterpart...