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    New U.S. ambassador to Russia faces tough challenges
    Nov20

    New U.S. ambassador to Russia faces tough challenges

    MOSCOW — Ask most Russians and they will tell you that the U.S. instigated the conflict in Ukraine with the ultimate aim of subjugating Russia. The arrival of new U.S. Ambassador John Tefft, a career diplomat with experience in Russia and Ukraine, offered some hope of improved lines of communication. “We are ready for practical cooperation with...

    Petraeus says ISIL momentum halted
    Nov19

    Petraeus says ISIL momentum halted

    OTTAWA – Retired U.S. general David Petraeus, the architect of America’s surge in Iraq in 2007, says the current U.S.-led coalition there, which includes Canadian fighter jets, has halted the momentum of the Islamic State.Though he ruled out any future need for Western ground troops, Petraeus said a Western victory over the Islamic...

    AFPTV video journalist wins British media prize
    Nov19

    AFPTV video journalist wins British media prize

    London (AFP) – An AFPTV video journalist from Central African Republic on Wednesday won the Rory Peck Award for News from a British media group that highlights the work of freelancers and campaigns for their safety.Pacome Pabandji, 23, was picked for his extensive coverage of the brutal civil conflict that has torn his country over the past...

    Q and A: How Canada ‘set an example’ on Ukraine
    Nov19

    Q and A: How Canada ‘set an example’ on Ukraine

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada returns home Nov. 30 to help co-ordinate his country’s foreign service. During his years in Ottawa, Vadym Prystaiko has both lauded the federal government for its strong stance against Russia, and chided it over aid delays. He spoke with the Citizen’s Dylan Robertson. Q. You were chargé...

    Putin: Russia Wants Relationship with US Based on ‘Respect’
    Nov19

    Putin: Russia Wants Relationship with US Based on ‘Respect’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that his country wanted a relationship with the United States based on “respect,” a day after accusing the U.S. of seeking to “subdue” Russia. Speaking at a Kremlin ceremony during which a group of new ambassadors to Russia presented their credentials, Putin said Russia was...

    East Ukraine: Back in the USSR
    Nov19

    East Ukraine: Back in the USSR

    Gone are the wild-eyed revolutionaries in Donetsk and Luhansk, replaced by steely-eyed bureaucrats and seasoned combat veterans. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine Rebels Dismiss Minsk Peace Deal as They Push for Territory
    Nov19

    Ukraine Rebels Dismiss Minsk Peace Deal as They Push for Territory

    The rumble of tank shelling and mortar exchanges comes in waves, startling flocks of crows. For hours there can be silence here in the center of Donetsk, only for the quiet to be shattered as clashes between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces resume, mainly around the city’s wrecked airport and in the fiercely...

    Rebel leader to Ukraine President: Let’s duel
    Nov19

    Rebel leader to Ukraine President: Let’s duel

    After thousands of deaths and months of futile attempts to avoid more in Ukraine’s fight with pro-Russian rebels, leaders on both sides talked past each other Wednesday, with one saying direct negotiations were off the table and another suggesting that the war be settled with a duel. …read more Source:...

    The Dance of Superpowers
    Nov19

    The Dance of Superpowers

    By now, the phrase “Pacific Pivot” gives off a whiff of nostalgia. The Obama administration’s announcement of its intention three years ago to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia seems to belong to an entirely different era. It was a time when the United States had the luxury to think geopolitically: to craft long-term...

    Putin’s Message for New U.S. Envoy: Don’t Interfere
    Nov19

    Putin’s Message for New U.S. Envoy: Don’t Interfere

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin greeted the new U.S. ambassador to Russia on Wednesday with a demand for Washington to treat Moscow as an equal partner and stay out of its internal affairs. The new envoy, John Tefft, said in a written statement after presenting his credentials that he wanted to strengthen...