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    Ukraine government, NATO, targeted by “Sandworm Team” hackers
    Oct15

    Ukraine government, NATO, targeted by “Sandworm Team” hackers

    Russia believed behind hacking attempt, whose name is homage to classic “Dune” novel …read more Source:...

    Dispatch From Ghana: The Promise of Dignity
    Oct15

    Dispatch From Ghana: The Promise of Dignity

    Dear Acumen Friend,I am writing on a return flight from Ghana. The country has not seen a single case of Ebola, yet the impact of fear is profound. As travelers enter the country, attendants screen for high temperatures. Hand sanitizer dispensers are omnipresent. Hotels and conferences have seen massive cancellations. Everywhere are constant...

    Canada AWOL on funding, but still relying on AWACS
    Oct15

    Canada AWOL on funding, but still relying on AWACS

    The Conservative government is defending Canada’s withdrawal from a key NATO airborne surveillance system, even though Canadian fighter jets are benefiting from it in Eastern Europe. Fifteen NATO allies are contributing personnel to the alliance’s airborne early warning program, known as AWACS, which is playing a key role tracking...

    China, Russia Sign Landmark Energy, Finance, Tech Deals
    Oct15

    China, Russia Sign Landmark Energy, Finance, Tech Deals

    Chinese leaders are in Moscow forming a range of deals and collaborations with Russian companies. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang personally attended meetings that saw signings more than 40 agreements across many sectors and industries. The deals cover energy, finance and technology. They also extend credit lines from Chinese banks and arrange for...

    Kerry, Lavrov Meet, Discuss Ukraine
    Oct15

    Kerry, Lavrov Meet, Discuss Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called for the withdrawal of all “foreign forces” from eastern Ukraine, after meeting Tuesday in Paris with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry called for a halt to fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists around eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk airport....

    China leader signs trade deals with Russia in visit to sanction-squeezed Moscow
    Oct14

    China leader signs trade deals with Russia in visit to sanction-squeezed Moscow

    MOSCOW — With the West pushing hard to isolate Russia, President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday turned to the East to find an escape hatch as his nation signed dozens of trade deals with neighboring China. The agreements, which spanned from energy to finance to defense, were the latest in an economic partnership that has accelerated this year...

    Russia conducting military surveillance flight over Canada
    Oct14

    Russia conducting military surveillance flight over Canada

    Russia is conducting a military monitoring mission over Canada this week, despite strained relations and a suspension of military co-operation between the two countries because of the crisis in Ukraine. The observation flight is being conducted under the auspices of the Treaty on Open Skies, which was signed by Canada, the United States, Russia...

    Russia conducting military surveillance flight over Canada
    Oct14

    Russia conducting military surveillance flight over Canada

    Russia is conducting a military monitoring mission over Canada this week, despite strained relations and a suspension of military co-operation between the two countries because of the crisis in Ukraine. The observation flight is being conducted under the auspices of the Treaty on Open Skies, which was signed by Canada, the United States, Russia...

    Spurned Barack Obama sidelined in U.S. midterm elections
    Oct14

    Spurned Barack Obama sidelined in U.S. midterm elections

    WASHINGTON — Relegated to the Gulag of America’s mid-term elections, U.S. President Barack Obama last week sought refuge in actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s spacious Los Angeles home. “I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest,” Paltrow gushed before a backyard audience of about 200 guests paying $1,000 US for drinks and $15,000 for...

    At odds on Ukraine, U.S. and Russia vow closer ties on global security
    Oct14

    At odds on Ukraine, U.S. and Russia vow closer ties on global security

    Two countries agree to share intelligence on Islamic State militants …read more Source: The Globe and...