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    Tories want to cut red tape for skilled immigrants. What else is new?
    Dec20

    Tories want to cut red tape for skilled immigrants. What else is new?

    New Canadians take the citizenship oath during a ceremony in Vancouver. (Photographs by Brian Howell) There’s a joke a lot of immigrants don’t laugh at: If you need a doctor or a lawyer, call a taxi. It’s not funny because it’s too close to reality. For many immigrants, coming to Canada is a search for a better life. That...

    NATO, Russia working on air safety proposal but differ on Ukraine
    Dec20

    NATO, Russia working on air safety proposal but differ on Ukraine

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP BRUSSELS — NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 28-nation military alliance and Russia “have profound disagreements on the...

    IMF’s Lagarde Guilty, but Not Punished, in French Negligence Trial
    Dec19

    IMF’s Lagarde Guilty, but Not Punished, in French Negligence Trial

    French judges convicted IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday of negligence for a state payout made while she served as France’s finance minister in 2008, but imposed no punishment, citing her preoccupation at the time with the global financial crisis. It was unclear whether the verdict would force Lagarde from her position as managing...

    Austrian Far-right Signs Deal With Putin’s Party, Touts Trump Ties
    Dec19

    Austrian Far-right Signs Deal With Putin’s Party, Touts Trump Ties

    Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) offered on Monday to act as a go-between for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin after signing a cooperation agreement with Putin’s party. Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache and the FPO’s recently defeated presidential candidate Norbert Hofer attended...

    Fugitive Ukrainian Lawmaker Hits Back, Accusing Poroshenko Of War Profiteering
    Dec19

    Fugitive Ukrainian Lawmaker Hits Back, Accusing Poroshenko Of War Profiteering

    A fugitive Ukrainian lawmaker, whose accusations of top-level corruption have sparked a political furor, has charged that President Petro Poroshenko’s allies are profiting from supplying troops fighting Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Foiled Coup Plot in US-Allied Montenegro Has Russia’s Fingerprints All Over It
    Dec19

    Foiled Coup Plot in US-Allied Montenegro Has Russia’s Fingerprints All Over It

    A recently foiled coup plot in the small but geographically important Balkan nation of Montenegro underscores the lengths to which Russia will go to undermine democracy and exert its influence in the region. Unfortunately, it’s doubtful many Americans have heard about it. Montenegro held parliamentary elections on Oct. 16. The party of...

    IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial
    Dec19

    IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial

    PARIS, Dec 19 (Reuters) – French judges convicted IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday of negligence for a state payout made while she served as France’s finance minister in 2008, but imposed no punishment, citing her preoccupation at the time with the global financial crisis.It was unclear whether the verdict would force Lagarde...

    NATO, Russia Talk But Remain Divided on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia Talk But Remain Divided on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. Western diplomats said the fact that the NATO-Russia Council, where the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic alliance sits with members states’ envoys, had...

    NATO and Russia talked for 3 hours, but they’re still as divided as ever on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO and Russia talked for 3 hours, but they’re still as divided as ever on Ukraine

    Thomson ReutersNATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. Western diplomats said the fact that the NATO-Russia Council, where the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic alliance sits with members...

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official says, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea …read more Source: U.S....