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    Things Could Get Much Worse For Russia
    Dec20

    Things Could Get Much Worse For Russia

    In the world of central banking slow, steady and predictable decisions are the aim. So when bankers meet in the dead of night and raise interest rates by a massive 6.5 percentage points it suggests something is going very wrong. It is: the Russian currency crisis many feared is now a reality (see chart) and the mood in Moscow close to panic....

    Activating the Power of Ideas
    Dec19

    Activating the Power of Ideas

    Stephen Del Rosso,Program Director, International Peace & SecurityThis article is excerpted from The Carnegie ReporterFive bold initiatives bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds From North Korea to South Sudan to East Ukraine, countless complex problems are cropping up all around the world today. So why aren’t...

    Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU
    Dec19

    Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU

    President Barack Obama has banned new investments in Crimea, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    New C-17 transport plane purchase costing twice what other countries pay
    Dec19

    New C-17 transport plane purchase costing twice what other countries pay

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada will purchase another C-17 military transport aircraft from the U.S. but he didn’t explain why the plane appears to be costing taxpayers twice what other nations have paid. Nicholson said Friday that Canada would pay $415 million for the acquisition. Another $30 million would be spent for 12 years...

    Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU
    Dec19

    Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has banned new investments in Crimea, slapping sanctions on the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine earlier this year. …read more Source: U.S....

    More Canadian sanctions against Russia
    Dec19

    More Canadian sanctions against Russia

    Russians face oil-sector sanctions, new travel restrictions, over Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Pope Francis Went To Turkey To Meet Patriarch Bartholomew
    Dec19

    Pope Francis Went To Turkey To Meet Patriarch Bartholomew

    Hürriyet, one of Turkey’s flagship newspapers, recently interviewed the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, who served as Director of the Press Office during the recent visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Journalist Cansu Çamlibel, an articulate advocate for free speech and a well-known columnist, who features regular interviews...

    UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War
    Dec19

    UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War

    The U.N. Children’s Fund reports that the conflict in Ukraine is having a terrible impact on more than 1.7 million children. The United Nations estimated that more than 1 million people have fled their homes since March because of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. About half of them are displaced within Ukraine,...

    A Plus-Sized Woman Asked Designers Around The World To Make Her ‘Beautiful’ Using Photoshop
    Dec19

    A Plus-Sized Woman Asked Designers Around The World To Make Her ‘Beautiful’ Using Photoshop

    Last June, freelance journalist Esther Honig asked artists from 19 countries around the world to Photoshop her face to make her “beautiful.” Shortly afterwards, her close college friend Priscilla Yuki Wilson released her own experiment on biracial beauty. Inspired by the efforts of these two women, Marie Southard Ospina decided to do a similar...

    Russians face oil-sector sanctions, new travel restrictions, over Ukraine
    Dec19

    Russians face oil-sector sanctions, new travel restrictions, over Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada is once again imposing new sanctions against Russia in response to its incursions into Ukraine.The latest sanctions target 20 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and include new export restrictions on technologies used in Russia’s oil sector.The sanctions against individuals involve freezing of assets and travel bans.But...