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Section: US & Canada

    World landmine injuries down but Canada must boost funds, says report
    Dec03

    World landmine injuries down but Canada must boost funds, says report

    The international treaty to ban landmines, signed in Ottawa on Dec. 3, 1997, is slowly eradicating the production and use of the crippling weapons, according to a study released Wednesday. Landmine Monitor, an annual report by the Nobel-prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), says that fewer people were killed and injured by...

    Glavin: In a world of propaganda, Canada needs a strong CBC
    Dec03

    Glavin: In a world of propaganda, Canada needs a strong CBC

    It would be hard to imagine a less opportune historical moment for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to be falling from its stature as a beloved and iconic national institution and revealing itself as a salt mine of backbiting, ass-covering, bullying and lechery. It’s as though the only thing that was holding the whole edifice together...

    Obama Offers Blunt Assessment of US Ties with China, Russia
    Dec03

    Obama Offers Blunt Assessment of US Ties with China, Russia

    U.S. President Barack Obama has offered his views about the United States’ relations with China and Russia, voicing optimism about U.S. links with Beijing but pessimism about increasingly antagonistic exchanges with Moscow. Obama made his comments Wednesday in an expansive question-and-answer session in Washington with the Business...

    Ukraine nuclear plant accident poses ‘no threat,’ official says
    Dec03

    Ukraine nuclear plant accident poses ‘no threat,’ official says

    MOSCOW — Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine on Wednesday announced that there had been an accident at one of the country’s nuclear power plants, briefly setting off fears of a Chernobyl-like catastrophe. Yatsenyuk, during a session of the new Ukrainian government, disclosed that the accident had taken place at the Zaporizhia...

    Explosion at Ukrainian Patriot Shop Investigated as Act of Terrorism
    Dec03

    Explosion at Ukrainian Patriot Shop Investigated as Act of Terrorism

    Patriot, a store that sells symbols of Ukrainian heritage in Odessa, Ukraine, was destroyed in an explosion Tuesday night. The Central Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Odessa region opened a criminal investigation into the explosion on the grounds that it was an “act of terrorism.” It was not immediately clear who was...

    Hungary Objects to McCain Calling Prime Minister a “Neo-Fascist Dictator”
    Dec03

    Hungary Objects to McCain Calling Prime Minister a “Neo-Fascist Dictator”

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. envoy on Wednesday after U.S. Senator John McCain called Prime Minister Viktor Orban a “neo-fascist dictator.” The United States has become increasingly critical of Orban’s government, accusing him of getting too close to Russia since East-West...

    Landmine Casualties Fall Significantly to 15-Year Low
    Dec03

    Landmine Casualties Fall Significantly to 15-Year Low

    Fewer people were killed or wounded by landmines over the past year than at any time since recordkeeping began in 1999, and production of the weapons has almost stopped, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines said in a new report on Wednesday. The drop in casualties caused by landmines, victim-activated explosive devices and unexploded...

    Campaigners winning war to wipe out landmines
    Dec03

    Campaigners winning war to wipe out landmines

    Washington (AFP) – Global efforts to eradicate landmines are bearing fruit, campaigners said Wednesday, noting that the number of victims injured by the deadly weapons have fallen to the lowest level in 14 years.Nobel winners, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, said in its annual report that last year just 3,308 people were...

    Western Sanctions, Ruble Crash Hit Russians Hard
    Dec03

    Western Sanctions, Ruble Crash Hit Russians Hard

    MOSCOW—Oyster Bar built a thriving business serving mollusks to well-heeled Muscovites. Then came Western sanctions, and the restaurant was forced to rechristen itself this fall. Today, it serves up burgers and pizza under a new name: No Oyster Bar. Co-owner Ilya Sokhin said a Russian ban on European oyster imports hit hard, and the average check...

    The AK-47 Softens Its Image
    Dec03

    The AK-47 Softens Its Image

    One of the most recognizable instruments of war is getting a makeover. Kalashnikov Concern, the company behind the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rife, unveiled a new corporate identity at a high-profile event in Moscow yesterday. A more stylized logo for the parent company was revealed, along with a somewhat Orwellian new marketing...