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    Obama: Putin Has Not Outmaneuvered the West
    Dec21

    Obama: Putin Has Not Outmaneuvered the West

    U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia’s economic troubles show Russian President Vladimir Putin has not managed to outmaneuver him or the United States. In an interview televised Sunday in the United States, Obama rejected the notion Putin was a “chessmaster” who outmaneuvered the United States and its Western allies in the...

    Belarus' president promises help for Ukraine
    Dec21

    Belarus' president promises help for Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Belarus’ authoritarian president on Sunday promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships.Ukraine’s year of crisis has been unsettling to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled autocratically since 1994, and wants to fend off any protest movement...

    Belarus blocks sites, closes stores to stem currency panic
    Dec21

    Belarus blocks sites, closes stores to stem currency panic

    Minsk (AFP) – Belarus blocked online stores and news websites Sunday, in an apparent attempt to stop a run on banks and shops as people rushed to secure their savings.The Belarussian currency was dragged down by the slide of the Russian ruble last week, leading authorities to impose draconian measures, forbid price increases even for...

    Federal polls show race is tightening but can’t explain the reasons why
    Dec21

    Federal polls show race is tightening but can’t explain the reasons why

    OTTAWA – A spate of public opinion surveys this autumn has prompted the usual end-of-year parsing of political fortunes and chin-stroking prognostications about a federal election that may still be 10 months in the future.Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are up. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are down. Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats...

    Belarus’ president promises help for Ukraine
    Dec21

    Belarus’ president promises help for Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president has promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships. …read more Source: U.S....

    Belarusian president tells Ukraine’s leader: Just ask for help and we’ll do it
    Dec21

    Belarusian president tells Ukraine’s leader: Just ask for help and we’ll do it

    Belarus’ authoritarian president has promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships. …read more Source: FOX...

    Federal polls show race is tightening—but it’s not clear why
    Dec21

    Federal polls show race is tightening—but it’s not clear why

    OTTAWA — A spate of public opinion surveys this autumn has prompted the usual end-of-year parsing of political fortunes and chin-stroking prognostications about a federal election that may still be 10 months in the future. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are up. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are down. Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats are...

    Belarus’ president promises help for Ukraine
    Dec21

    Belarus’ president promises help for Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president has promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships. Ukraine’s year of crisis has been unsettling to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled autocratically since 1994, and wants to fend off any protest movement...

    Czech Jewish community decries Putin invitation for Shoah commemorations
    Dec21

    Czech Jewish community decries Putin invitation for Shoah commemorations

    (JTA) — The Czech Jewish community has protested as “inappropriate” an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Czech Republic President Milos Zeman issued the invitation last month. Putin has neither accepted nor rejected the invitation, according to the French news...

    Canada’s Foreign Minister: American Influence Will Make Cuba a Better Place
    Dec21

    Canada’s Foreign Minister: American Influence Will Make Cuba a Better Place

    President Obama is receiving sustained criticism from Republican senators, from conservative media and from many Cuban-Americans, for his efforts to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, and to bring about the eventual end of the U.S. economic embargo. But he has strong allies in Canada’s Conservative government, which has otherwise...