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    The Drilldown: National pipeline project will be English-only, says NEB
    Jan09

    The Drilldown: National pipeline project will be English-only, says NEB

    Get the Drilldown brief straight to your inbox each weekday. Just click here. ~ • ~ The Lead Despite the Energy East pipeline’s right-of-way through Quebec and New Brunswick, proponent TransCanada Corp. will not have to submit its 30,000 page application to the National Energy Board (NEB) in French, the regulator said. The Official...

    Putin Seeks to Influence Radical Parties in Bid to Destabilise Europe
    Jan09

    Putin Seeks to Influence Radical Parties in Bid to Destabilise Europe

    This past November, Russia’s Berlin ambassador, Vladimir Grinin, invited two representatives of the surging new party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) for a meeting. According to German news media, Grinin offered the party strategic advice. In an email to Newsweek, the embassy declined to comment on the meeting, but one of the guests was...

    Beneath the Front Lines of the War in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan09

    Beneath the Front Lines of the War in Eastern Ukraine

    The miners didn’t hear the impact of the shell and kept extracting coal from the earth more than half a mile below the battlefield. They continued their work for several minutes, oblivious to the danger they were suddenly facing. The shell, said to have been fired on Nov. 22 by the Ukrainian army in its war against pro-Russian separatists,...

    Russia Puts Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko In Solitary Confinement
    Jan09

    Russia Puts Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko In Solitary Confinement

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko has been placed in solitary confinement at a pretrial detention center in Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: Western fears are realized in ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack; Europe’s anti-Muslim sentiment could boil over; Paris gunmen are in a standoff with French police; and much more.
    Jan09

    FP’s Situation Report: Western fears are realized in ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack; Europe’s anti-Muslim sentiment could boil over; Paris gunmen are in a standoff with French police; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The West’s worst fears are realized in the Charlie Hebdo attack. The alleged masterminds, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, have been advocating Islamic extremist causes since the Iraq war. Cherif was part of a Parisian jihadi outfit known as the 19th Arrondissement Network, which recruited French Muslims...

    Ukraine says separatists intensify attacks as peace talks beckon
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensify attacks as peace talks beckon

    Ukrainian military officials said Friday that four soldiers were killed in one day as separatists intensified shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say separatists in the east have intensified their shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week. …read more Source: U.S....

    A Family Copes With Tragedy In Wartorn Donetsk
    Jan09

    A Family Copes With Tragedy In Wartorn Donetsk

    In December, a family in eastern Ukraine was torn apart by fighting between government troops and separatists fighters. Baby Nika and her brother Vitya lost their mother and their home in a shell attack. The children’s aunt is now taking care of them and her own young children as they struggle to put their lives back together. (Produced by...

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks
    Jan09

    Ukraine says separatists intensifying rocket attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say separatists in the east have intensified their shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week. An AP reporter heard rockets being fired Thursday evening into the separatist stronghold of Donetsk — an indication that government forces are also likely breaching...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Jan09

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Friday. 1. Police are closing in on the Paris terror suspects who have taken a hostage. 2. Officials say Said Kouachi, one of the suspects in the Paris attacks, trained with an al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen. 3. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hesitant to ease sanctions on Russia, saying on...