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    Duel Personality: The Ukraine Crisis Devolves to Pistols at Dawn
    Nov20

    Duel Personality: The Ukraine Crisis Devolves to Pistols at Dawn

    Duels fell out of favor in the 19th century. Evidently, nobody told Igor Plotnitzky. The newly elected head of the Luhansk People’s Republic challenged Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday in an effort to resolve differences between the two countries. Poroshenko has yet to respond. Generously, Plotnitzky will allow his...

    Russia’s Relations With Hungary Warm as Ties With West Chill
    Nov20

    Russia’s Relations With Hungary Warm as Ties With West Chill

    President Vladimir Putin hailed Hungary as one of Russia’s most important partners on Wednesday, giving his seal of approval to a budding relationship with a Soviet-era ally that is worrying some of its European Union allies. While the Ukraine crisis is straining ties between many EU capitals and Moscow, Hungary – which relies heavily...

    World War 3 Coming Soon? Vladimir Putin Claims West is Provoking Russia
    Nov20

    World War 3 Coming Soon? Vladimir Putin Claims West is Provoking Russia

    Russian president Vladimir Putin says that the West, including the United States, is provoking Russia into a new cold war, or a World War 3, with a series of military moves. Putin was asked by German broadcaster ARD if the accusations lobbed from both sides and a notable increase in Russian military near other countries pointed to a new cold war...

    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...

    Editorial: Beyond Harper’s G20 sound bite
    Nov20

    Editorial: Beyond Harper’s G20 sound bite

    The fawning over Prime Minster Stephen Harper’s “you need to get out of Ukraine” hostile handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin has ranged from reasonable to ridiculous. Some have praised the Canadian leader’s moral clarity and personal courage, which is fair (really, imagine saying that to Putin’s face rather than...

    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...

    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...

    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...