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    Federal polls show race is tightening but can’t explain the reasons why
    Dec21

    Federal polls show race is tightening but can’t explain the reasons why

    OTTAWA – A spate of public opinion surveys this autumn has prompted the usual end-of-year parsing of political fortunes and chin-stroking prognostications about a federal election that may still be 10 months in the future.Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are up. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are down. Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats...

    Belarus blocks sites, closes stores to stem currency panic
    Dec21

    Belarus blocks sites, closes stores to stem currency panic

    Minsk (AFP) – Belarus blocked online stores and news websites Sunday, in an apparent attempt to stop a run on banks and shops as people rushed to secure their savings.The Belarussian currency was dragged down by the slide of the Russian ruble last week, leading authorities to impose draconian measures, forbid price increases even for...

    Belarus’ president promises help for Ukraine
    Dec21

    Belarus’ president promises help for Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president has promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships. Ukraine’s year of crisis has been unsettling to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled autocratically since 1994, and wants to fend off any protest movement...

    Belarusian president tells Ukraine’s leader: Just ask for help and we’ll do it
    Dec21

    Belarusian president tells Ukraine’s leader: Just ask for help and we’ll do it

    Belarus’ authoritarian president has promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships. …read more Source: FOX...

    Federal polls show race is tightening—but it’s not clear why
    Dec21

    Federal polls show race is tightening—but it’s not clear why

    OTTAWA — A spate of public opinion surveys this autumn has prompted the usual end-of-year parsing of political fortunes and chin-stroking prognostications about a federal election that may still be 10 months in the future. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are up. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are down. Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats are...

    Czech Jewish community decries Putin invitation for Shoah commemorations
    Dec21

    Czech Jewish community decries Putin invitation for Shoah commemorations

    (JTA) — The Czech Jewish community has protested as “inappropriate” an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Czech Republic President Milos Zeman issued the invitation last month. Putin has neither accepted nor rejected the invitation, according to the French news...

    Canada’s Foreign Minister: American Influence Will Make Cuba a Better Place
    Dec21

    Canada’s Foreign Minister: American Influence Will Make Cuba a Better Place

    President Obama is receiving sustained criticism from Republican senators, from conservative media and from many Cuban-Americans, for his efforts to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, and to bring about the eventual end of the U.S. economic embargo. But he has strong allies in Canada’s Conservative government, which has otherwise...

    Russia’s Sole Independent TV Forced Into Meager Studio
    Dec21

    Russia’s Sole Independent TV Forced Into Meager Studio

    MOSCOW— Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room. The Dozhd news channel, whose editor-in-chief...

    Tourism Suffers in Winter of Eu-russia Discontent
    Dec21

    Tourism Suffers in Winter of Eu-russia Discontent

    PARIS— Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Hoteliers, taxi drivers and ski stations in France’s wintertime hotspots and beyond say a tourism boom by big-spending Russians in recent years is...

    Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent
    Dec21

    Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

    FILE – In this Dec.17, 2011 file photo, snow falls on the finish area after an alpine ski women’s World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France. Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and… …read more Source: The Bismarck...