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    Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region
    Nov24

    Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region

    MOSCOW — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.The move drew outrage and cries of “annexation” in Georgia and sent a chill through those in Abkhazia who fear that wealthy...

    Fisher: Barack Obama alienates friends at a time when his country needs them the most
    Nov24

    Fisher: Barack Obama alienates friends at a time when his country needs them the most

    CANBERRA, Australia — There are ominous parallels in how U.S. President Barack Obama deliberately humiliated Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott last weekend, publicly accusing him of being a laggard on climate change, and how the American leader has kept Prime Minister Stephen Harper waiting at the altar for several years by withholding...

    Patriotic Photo
    Nov24

    Patriotic Photo

    Patriotic Photo …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin Strengthens Ties with Georgia Breakaway Region
    Nov24

    Putin Strengthens Ties with Georgia Breakaway Region

    President Vladimir Putin signed a “strategic partnership” agreement with Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia on Monday, angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory. Russia and Georgia fought a war in 2008 over Abkhazia and a twin region of South Ossetia, provoking the worst crisis between Moscow and the West...

    World War 3: Russia Accuses West of Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Moscow
    Nov24

    World War 3: Russia Accuses West of Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Moscow

    Russia has accused the West of trying to uproot the current regime in Moscow, which prompted comparisons to the Cold War era. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this weekend: “As for the concept behind the use of coercive measures, the West is making it clear it does not want to try to change the policy of the Russian Federation … they...

    Russia Suspends Coal Supplies to Ukraine
    Nov24

    Russia Suspends Coal Supplies to Ukraine

    Ukraine’s energy minister said on Monday Russia had suspended coal supplies to Ukraine, a blow to domestic energy suppliers who are struggling with a severe lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east. On November 12 Prodan said Ukraine would have to rely on Russian coal to get through the winter...

    Forces loyal to Kiev are digging in to withstand an anticipated onslaught from separatist rebels
    Nov24

    Forces loyal to Kiev are digging in to withstand an anticipated onslaught from separatist rebels

    The earth from the trenches is freshly dug and the concrete of the newly-installed pillbox blemishless. The metal cage that protects it from rocket-propelled grenades is already covered in a thick layer of ice. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign
    Nov24

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular team of national security advisers. During a White House ceremony, Obama said he and Hagel had determined it was an “appropriate time for...

    J.L. Granatstein: A quiet way forward on the Keystone XL pipeline
    Nov24

    J.L. Granatstein: A quiet way forward on the Keystone XL pipeline

    They’re our best friends, aren’t they? The Americans, that is. Or at least they used to be. But what is it with President Barack Obama and the Keystone XL pipeline? “Understand what this project is,” the president said at a recent press conference. “It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land,...

    A Timeline Of Issues That Occurred During The Chuck Hagel Era
    Nov24

    A Timeline Of Issues That Occurred During The Chuck Hagel Era

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has tendered his resignation and is set to announce his resignation alongside President Obama at 11:00 a.m. Hagel has been the Secretary of Defense for almost two years after being sworn in on February 27, 2013. During his tenure, Hagel has been characterized as an invisible man who was content to work behind the...