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    Astronaut Chris Hadfield Explains Why You Should Be Optimistic About 2015
    Dec30

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield Explains Why You Should Be Optimistic About 2015

    In 2014 we saw the worst Ebola outbreak in history, the rise of the Islamic State, aggressive military actions by Russia in the Ukraine, and more. Bad news felt like it was piling on nonstop. Sometimes it seemed there were so many awful things happening that it was hard to feel hopeful. All that can distort your perspective. Because here’s...

    Putin foe Alexei Navalny detained by police as thousands rally near Kremlin
    Dec30

    Putin foe Alexei Navalny detained by police as thousands rally near Kremlin

    WATCH LIVE: Anti-Putin protests following Alexei Navalny sentencing in Moscow MOSCOW – Several thousand people rallied near Red Square on Tuesday to protest the conviction of the top Kremlin critic and his brother, in one of the boldest opposition demonstrations in Russia in years. The unsanctioned protest came hours after Alexei Navalny, the...

    Alexei Navalny Breaks House Arrest To Join Moscow Rally
    Dec30

    Alexei Navalny Breaks House Arrest To Join Moscow Rally

    By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Dec 30 (Reuters) – A Russian court gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a suspended sentence on Tuesday for embezzling money but jailed his brother for three and a half years in a case seen as part of a campaign to stifle dissent. As hundreds of his supporters gathered in front of the Kremlin, Navalny broke house...

    U.S. to station 150 armoured vehicles in Europe
    Dec30

    U.S. to station 150 armoured vehicles in Europe

    The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armoured vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training in Europe as part of the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis, according to a U.S. military commander. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    The INF Treaty and the Crisis In US-Russia Relations
    Dec30

    The INF Treaty and the Crisis In US-Russia Relations

    The public acknowledgment by the Obama administration that Moscow has indeed violated the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty comes amidst a serious deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations primarily related to the Russian annexation of Crimea and continuing intervention in Ukraine. While a premeditated violation of the INF Treaty would...

    U.S. to station 150 armoured vehicles in Europe
    Dec30

    U.S. to station 150 armoured vehicles in Europe

    The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armoured vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training in Europe as part of the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis, according to a U.S. military commander. …read more Source: The Peace River Record...

    Anti-Putin Activist Sentenced to House Arrest as Muscovites Take to the Streets in Protest
    Dec30

    Anti-Putin Activist Sentenced to House Arrest as Muscovites Take to the Streets in Protest

    Authorities in Moscow anticipate major unrest after a city court abruptly sentenced former Russian opposition party leader and outspoken Putin critic Alexei Navalny to three and a half years house arrest after he was found guilty of embezzlement on Tuesday. More surprisingly, Navalny’s brother Oleg who is a postal worker by trade, was...

    HMCS Fredericton on way to Mediterranean for NATO mission
    Dec30

    HMCS Fredericton on way to Mediterranean for NATO mission

    HMCS Fredericton left Halifax on Tuesday as part of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s response to Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine. Family members and well-wishers gathered at the CFB Halifax dockyard to say goodbye. For Melissa McQuaid, it’s her fourth time seeing off her husband for a deployment. She was at the dockyard...

    Here’s to a Better and Peaceful New Year
    Dec30

    Here’s to a Better and Peaceful New Year

    Our poor old world lurches from crisis to crisis: Ebola. Ferguson. Syria. ISIS. So New Year’s most welcome. Let’s start again With peace on earth and goodwill toward men. Putin and Ukraine; a nuclear Iran. We can’t even get out of Afghanistan. Yet no matter the weapons our enemies deploy We may sow in tears but we will yet reap...

    Wreckage, bodies reveal jet’s fate days after it disappeared
    Dec30

    Wreckage, bodies reveal jet’s fate days after it disappeared

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour...