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    U.S. to station 150 armoured vehicles in Europe
    Dec30

    U.S. to station 150 armoured vehicles in Europe

    The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armoured vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training in Europe as part of the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis, according to a U.S. military commander. …read more Source: The Peace River Record...

    Anti-Putin Activist Sentenced to House Arrest as Muscovites Take to the Streets in Protest
    Dec30

    Anti-Putin Activist Sentenced to House Arrest as Muscovites Take to the Streets in Protest

    Authorities in Moscow anticipate major unrest after a city court abruptly sentenced former Russian opposition party leader and outspoken Putin critic Alexei Navalny to three and a half years house arrest after he was found guilty of embezzlement on Tuesday. More surprisingly, Navalny’s brother Oleg who is a postal worker by trade, was...

    HMCS Fredericton on way to Mediterranean for NATO mission
    Dec30

    HMCS Fredericton on way to Mediterranean for NATO mission

    HMCS Fredericton left Halifax on Tuesday as part of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s response to Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine. Family members and well-wishers gathered at the CFB Halifax dockyard to say goodbye. For Melissa McQuaid, it’s her fourth time seeing off her husband for a deployment. She was at the dockyard...

    Here’s to a Better and Peaceful New Year
    Dec30

    Here’s to a Better and Peaceful New Year

    Our poor old world lurches from crisis to crisis: Ebola. Ferguson. Syria. ISIS. So New Year’s most welcome. Let’s start again With peace on earth and goodwill toward men. Putin and Ukraine; a nuclear Iran. We can’t even get out of Afghanistan. Yet no matter the weapons our enemies deploy We may sow in tears but we will yet reap...

    Wreckage, bodies reveal jet’s fate days after it disappeared
    Dec30

    Wreckage, bodies reveal jet’s fate days after it disappeared

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour...

    Upgraded Canadian frigate leaves to take part in NATO’s Ukraine force
    Dec30

    Upgraded Canadian frigate leaves to take part in NATO’s Ukraine force

    HMCS Fredericton will take over from HMCS Toronto in the operations in the Mediterranean Sea …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Terror attacks, Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal among top news events in 2014
    Dec30

    Terror attacks, Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal among top news events in 2014

    An in-brief look at some of the most significant news events of the last 12 months, in chronological order:JANUARY1 — Colorado becomes the first U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults at licensed pot stores. Washington state followed suit in July.3 — Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers, died of chronic obstructive...

    AirAsia Crash Relatives Break Down In Grief After Bodies Found
    Dec30

    AirAsia Crash Relatives Break Down In Grief After Bodies Found

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour...

    Canadian frigate departs for Mediterranean
    Dec30

    Canadian frigate departs for Mediterranean

    HALIFAX – A Canadian frigate has departed Halifax to replace a sister ship that is part of a NATO maritime force aiming to reassure eastern European allies that are worried about the crisis in Ukraine.HMCS Fredericton will take over from HMCS Toronto in the operations in the Mediterranean Sea.Toronto has been in the area since August, and...

    Sanction-hit Russian state bank VTB receives $1.8 bn aid
    Dec30

    Sanction-hit Russian state bank VTB receives $1.8 bn aid

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s second largest bank VTB said Tuesday it has received 100 billion rubles ($1.8 billion) from the country’s national welfare fund, part of a plan to recapitalise the banking system hit by the falling ruble and Western sanctions.”VTB confirms that today the bank has been provided with 100 billion...