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    Putin Under Pressure To Address Russia’s Economic Ills in State of the Union Address
    Dec04

    Putin Under Pressure To Address Russia’s Economic Ills in State of the Union Address

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is under pressure to show he has a prescription to cure Russia’s rapidly growing economic ills in his annual state of the union address on Thursday. Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, sharp falls in global oil prices and the ruble’s slide against the dollar culminated in an...

    Accident reported at Ukrainian power plant
    Dec04

    Accident reported at Ukrainian power plant

    Ukraine’s Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn says an accident at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeast Ukraine poses no danger. Jillian Kitchener reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Vladimir Putin’s state of union speech caps a bad year for Russia
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin’s state of union speech caps a bad year for Russia

    When President Vladimir Putin gives his state of the union address Thursday, he’ll be putting a cap on a tumultuous year for Russia. …read more Source:...

    Q&A: Oleksiy Matsuka on the failed launch of a new Ukraine
    Dec04

    Q&A: Oleksiy Matsuka on the failed launch of a new Ukraine

    Oleksiy Matsuka. (Photo by Ginger Shewell) While the West has been distracted by headlines about Russia’s incursion into Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, it can be easy for us to forget that Ukraine is actually fighting a multi-front war with its own deep-rooted domestic concerns, from political corruption to the influence of the...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...