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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign
    Nov24

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular team of national security advisers. During a White House ceremony, Obama said he and Hagel had determined it was an “appropriate time for...

    J.L. Granatstein: A quiet way forward on the Keystone XL pipeline
    Nov24

    J.L. Granatstein: A quiet way forward on the Keystone XL pipeline

    They’re our best friends, aren’t they? The Americans, that is. Or at least they used to be. But what is it with President Barack Obama and the Keystone XL pipeline? “Understand what this project is,” the president said at a recent press conference. “It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land,...

    A Timeline Of Issues That Occurred During The Chuck Hagel Era
    Nov24

    A Timeline Of Issues That Occurred During The Chuck Hagel Era

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has tendered his resignation and is set to announce his resignation alongside President Obama at 11:00 a.m. Hagel has been the Secretary of Defense for almost two years after being sworn in on February 27, 2013. During his tenure, Hagel has been characterized as an invisible man who was content to work behind the...

    The Local Heroes Reopening a Coal Mine With a Revolutionary New Business Model
    Nov24

    The Local Heroes Reopening a Coal Mine With a Revolutionary New Business Model

    The proposed site for the construction of The New Crofton Co-operative Colliery (NCCC) near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, sits literally and figuratively on a watershed. Its founder, Bill Birch, stands with one booted foot either side of a boundary line only he can see; on one side, rain water flows west into shallow gravel ponds, a breeding ground...

    U.S. supplies Ukraine with counter-mortar radar systems
    Nov24

    U.S. supplies Ukraine with counter-mortar radar systems

    Richard TomkinsWASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) — Ukraine’s military is starting to receive counter-mortar radars from the United States. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia
    Nov24

    Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia

    Asher Joseph Cherkassky in Dneproperovsk in 2014. (Courtesy of http://evreiskiy.kiev.ua) With his gray beard, AK-47 assault rifle and camouflage fatigues, Asher Joseph Cherkassky looks like an Eastern European version of Fidel Castro. But Cherkassky’s look is no attempt to emulate the Cuban revolutionary or any of his bearded associates....

    Beyonce for Ukraine? (Photo)
    Nov24

    Beyonce for Ukraine? (Photo)

    Beyonce for Ukraine? …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    25 Women Pushing The Limits Of Street Art Around The World
    Nov24

    25 Women Pushing The Limits Of Street Art Around The World

    Earlier this month, The Atlantic’s Kriston Capps proposed a curious question: What if Banksy is a woman? In his following analysis, Capps went as far to claim that the cheeky British street artist is “probably” a she, chastising the public for assuming that such a dominant pop cultural force is a man. Of course, the hypothesis...

    Deal gives Russia greater control over Abkhazia
    Nov24

    Deal gives Russia greater control over Abkhazia

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed an agreement with the leader of Abkhazia binding the breakaway Georgian region closer to Russia and formalizing Moscow’s control over this stretch of the Black Sea. Putin justified the annexation of Crimea by saying it would guarantee that NATO warships would never be welcome on the...

    Don’t Prop up Putin by Giving Him an Enemy
    Nov24

    Don’t Prop up Putin by Giving Him an Enemy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to provoke a military confrontation with the West. His military jets have repeatedly buzzed NATO facilities, coming close to causing a crash with a Swedish civilian airliner. He has vowed to extend the range of those patrols to the Gulf of Mexico. After he took credit for initiating the September 5 ceasefire...