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    HMCS Fredericton on way to Mediterranean for NATO mission
    Dec30

    HMCS Fredericton on way to Mediterranean for NATO mission

    HMCS Fredericton left Halifax on Tuesday as part of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s response to Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine. Family members and well-wishers gathered at the CFB Halifax dockyard to say goodbye. For Melissa McQuaid, it’s her fourth time seeing off her husband for a deployment. She was at the dockyard...

    Upgraded Canadian frigate leaves to take part in NATO’s Ukraine force
    Dec30

    Upgraded Canadian frigate leaves to take part in NATO’s Ukraine force

    HMCS Fredericton will take over from HMCS Toronto in the operations in the Mediterranean Sea …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Wreckage, bodies reveal jet’s fate days after it disappeared
    Dec30

    Wreckage, bodies reveal jet’s fate days after it disappeared

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour...

    AirAsia Crash Relatives Break Down In Grief After Bodies Found
    Dec30

    AirAsia Crash Relatives Break Down In Grief After Bodies Found

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour...

    Terror attacks, Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal among top news events in 2014
    Dec30

    Terror attacks, Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal among top news events in 2014

    An in-brief look at some of the most significant news events of the last 12 months, in chronological order:JANUARY1 — Colorado becomes the first U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults at licensed pot stores. Washington state followed suit in July.3 — Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers, died of chronic obstructive...

    Canadian frigate departs for Mediterranean
    Dec30

    Canadian frigate departs for Mediterranean

    HALIFAX – A Canadian frigate has departed Halifax to replace a sister ship that is part of a NATO maritime force aiming to reassure eastern European allies that are worried about the crisis in Ukraine.HMCS Fredericton will take over from HMCS Toronto in the operations in the Mediterranean Sea.Toronto has been in the area since August, and...

    Sanction-hit Russian state bank VTB receives $1.8 bn aid
    Dec30

    Sanction-hit Russian state bank VTB receives $1.8 bn aid

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s second largest bank VTB said Tuesday it has received 100 billion rubles ($1.8 billion) from the country’s national welfare fund, part of a plan to recapitalise the banking system hit by the falling ruble and Western sanctions.”VTB confirms that today the bank has been provided with 100 billion...

    Ukraine’s Revolution Was a Failure
    Dec30

    Ukraine’s Revolution Was a Failure

    Ukrainian politicians are close to squandering the victory the country’s ordinary people won over a corrupt regime. …read more Source:...

    This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It
    Dec30

    This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

    An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their incomes to a livable wage. (Photo: Dauphin Economic Development/Facebook)On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting class to reflect on a groundbreaking...

    Ukraine Eyes IMF Credit Lifeline in Early 2015
    Dec30

    Ukraine Eyes IMF Credit Lifeline in Early 2015

    Ukraine expects the International Monetary Fund to disburse new and overdue loans after a visit next month and still hopes a $17 billion bailout program can be expanded, its central bank chief said on Tuesday. Valeria Hontareva declined to give a value for the payment, even when pressed by journalists, but it is likely to total more than $4...