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    ‘The sanctions [against Russia] must be lifted,’ says French president
    Jan05

    ‘The sanctions [against Russia] must be lifted,’ says French president

    JC FinleyPARIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) — France will seek an easing of sanctions against Russia when there is progress with the Ukraine peace talks, French President Francois Hollande said Monday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Letter: Canada’s role in the world
    Jan05

    Letter: Canada’s role in the world

    Re: Canada on sidelines as UN arms treaty comes into effect, Dec. 27. It seems like the Conservative government is being duplicitous in its foreign policy with regard to the sale of arms. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is proud of how much he is helping the people in the Ukraine stand up to Russian supported invaders and how our airforce is...

    France Calls for Lifting Russia Sanctions if Progress on Ukraine
    Jan05

    France Calls for Lifting Russia Sanctions if Progress on Ukraine

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for sanctions on Russia to be lifted if there is progress in Ukraine. During a two-hour radio interview, Hollande said sanctions imposed by Europe and the United States had not only hit Russia hard, but were also hurting the European economy. But there must be no new sanctions – and those in...

    The 10 Biggest Risks The World Faces In 2015
    Jan05

    The 10 Biggest Risks The World Faces In 2015

    Just two years ago Ian Bremmer, the head of Eurasia Group, stated that “political risk in the developed world is … overstated.” Today, things are a bit different: “Geopolitics is back,” write Ian Bremmer and Cliff Kupchan in Eurasia Group’s annual list of the top risks. “As 2015 begins, political conflict...

    FP’s Situation Report: Taliban’s year starts off badly; Tensions between the U.S. and Russia go nuclear; Boko Haram proves its worth against West African militaries; and much more.
    Jan05

    FP’s Situation Report: Taliban’s year starts off badly; Tensions between the U.S. and Russia go nuclear; Boko Haram proves its worth against West African militaries; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Taliban’s year is off to a bad start. Pakistani air strikes killed 31 militants this weekend. A suspected American drone strike killed another seven. The combined efforts of these two countries are proof that Pakistan’s six-month push to take control of tribal regions held by Taliban militants...

    These Are the Top 10 Geopolitical Risks of 2015
    Jan05

    These Are the Top 10 Geopolitical Risks of 2015

    International stories rise and fall so quickly in today’s media. On Monday, it’s civil conflict in Ukraine. On Tuesday, it’s the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). By Wednesday, the headlines are on to something else. Amid the global whiplash, it’s easy to lose sight of the larger picture. So as...

    From A Monastery To A Paramilitary Unit In Ukraine
    Jan05

    From A Monastery To A Paramilitary Unit In Ukraine

    Ivan, a novice monk, was inspired by the experiences of wounded fighters to leave the safety of his monastery and join a volunteer paramilitary battalion in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Now training with his unit for potential combat, Ivan believes the Church stands behind his decision. (Produced by Askold Sirko, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...

    No simple solutions in Ukraine, Iraq crises
    Jan05

    No simple solutions in Ukraine, Iraq crises

    There is no question that dramatic unresolved events of 2014 have set the stage for what bodes to be an incredibly violent and volatile 2015. The internal unrest in Ukraine prompted Russia’s annexation of Crimea and has developed into a bloody civil war. Canada has been one of the most strident supporters of the pro-western government in...

    Savchenko’s Hunger Strike In Russian Custody Enters Fourth Week
    Jan05

    Savchenko’s Hunger Strike In Russian Custody Enters Fourth Week

    A hunger strike by Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is being held in Russian custody, has entered its fourth week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup
    Jan05

    Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup

    The film director’s attempts to curry favor with Vladimir Putin are craven, dishonest, and disrespectful of the Ukrainians who died fighting off Russia. …read more Source: The Daily...