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    Harper rubs noses with Maori warriors ahead of meeting with New Zealand PM
    Nov14

    Harper rubs noses with Maori warriors ahead of meeting with New Zealand PM

    WATCH ABOVE: PM Stephen Harper is at odds with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key over supply management in the dairy industry. Mike Le Couteur explains. AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Stephen Harper rubbed noses with Maori ceremonial warriors today in advance of a meeting with his New Zealand counterpart in the first official visit by a Canadian prime...

    US Warns Russia Over Military Flights Near American Shores
    Nov14

    US Warns Russia Over Military Flights Near American Shores

    The United States has expressed renewed concern about Russian military flights near U.S. borders and has warned Moscow to abide by international law. In a terse statement Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged Russia’s need for routine training activity. But she said the number of flights near North America had...

    Fisher: Stephen Harper rubs noses with Maori elders before talks with New Zealand PM
    Nov14

    Fisher: Stephen Harper rubs noses with Maori elders before talks with New Zealand PM

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen rubbed noses with Maori elders Friday at the Governor-General of New Zealand’s residence in Auckland, in a ceremony that blended native and British traditions. Before the playing of O Canada, Harper was challenged with a dart thrown at his feet during a haka war...

    Michael Den Tandt: If the Tories really loved the military so much, it wouldn’t be systematically underfunded
    Nov14

    Michael Den Tandt: If the Tories really loved the military so much, it wouldn’t be systematically underfunded

    Question: For how much longer can the federal Conservatives shamble along with a national defence and procurement posture that is disjointed, underfunded, poorly understood, chronically secretive and increasingly, obviously unequal to the challenges at hand? This week at the G20 in Brisbane, Australia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will wax...

    US Analysts See Situation in E. Ukraine as Very Dangerous
    Nov14

    US Analysts See Situation in E. Ukraine as Very Dangerous

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine is intensifying. Russian military forces concentrated along the border and frequent violations of the cease-fire agreement reached in September between Kyiv and Moscow-backed separatists, lead many American experts to believe the situation in the region has become very dangerous. As Russia’s military builds...

    VP Biden to Tackle Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey
    Nov14

    VP Biden to Tackle Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will tackle two conflicts at the forefront of American foreign policy when he visits Ukraine, Morocco and Turkey next week, including continued Russian aggression in Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State. Biden will meet with President Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine as reports surface that Russian tanks are...

    VP Biden Tackles Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey
    Nov13

    VP Biden Tackles Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will tackle two conflicts at the forefront of American foreign policy when he visits Ukraine, Morocco and Turkey next week, including continued Russian aggression in Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House. …read more Source: Voice of...

    France Says Mistral Ship Won’t Be Delivered To Russia; There Will Be No Handover
    Nov13

    France Says Mistral Ship Won’t Be Delivered To Russia; There Will Be No Handover

    The French government has decided to put a hold on the delivery of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia. The decision comes after months of uncertainty about whether Russia would receive the ships, amid sanctions imposed by the West for Russian incursions into Ukraine, or whether French shipbuilder DCNS would instead find another buyer....

    What Berlin (and Brussels) Can Teach Cairo and Washington
    Nov13

    What Berlin (and Brussels) Can Teach Cairo and Washington

    What do the fall of the Berlin Wall and the biggest US trade mission to Egypt have in common? Apparently nothing; in reality quite a lot. The New York Times recently criticized the State Department for organizing the largest trade mission to Egypt while the local government was cracking its citizens’ liberties. True, El Sisi’s...

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Nov13

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. …read more Source: Los Angeles...