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    US warns Russia against intervention in Ukraine
    Aug09

    US warns Russia against intervention in Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States warned Russia on Friday that any further intervention in Ukraine, including under the pretense of delivering humanitarian aid, would be viewed as “an invasion of Ukraine.” U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power delivered the warning at a Security Council meeting focusing on the … …read...

    The tale of the moth and the dog-strangling vine
    Aug09

    The tale of the moth and the dog-strangling vine

    A vine that crowds out and basically strangles other vegetation has been watched by Naomi Cappuccino over the past 15 years as it has spread across Ottawa and other parts of Ontario. Cappuccino, an associate professor in Carleton University’s biology department, says the invasive species known as dog-strangling vine first caught her...

    Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy
    Aug09

    Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

    War-weary after the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and reeling financially from the Great Recession, the public wants U.S. leaders to focus more at home and shoulder far fewer burdens abroad. The public certainly rejects more American “boots on the ground,” and will strongly resist the new U.S. advisers and air strikes in Iraq. MoreIraq...

    Conservatives urged to adopt ‘Twiplomacy’ in foreign affairs
    Aug09

    Conservatives urged to adopt ‘Twiplomacy’ in foreign affairs

    Canada is increasingly relying on a new style of diplomacy — called “Twiplomacy” — that takes place in bite-sized increments of 140 characters or less. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is turning to social media in an effort to engage in online diplomacy, practise “open policy development” and...

    Iran Gives Russia Its Best Chance to Hit Back Against Western Sanctions
    Aug09

    Iran Gives Russia Its Best Chance to Hit Back Against Western Sanctions

    At the end of April, once the first round of Western sanctions against Russia had taken effect, Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. and Europe that he would not let the assault on Russia go unpunished. “The Russian government has already proposed some retaliatory steps,” the Russian President said, and he would “have to think...

    Markets Cheer Russia’s Ukraine Exit
    Aug09

    Markets Cheer Russia’s Ukraine Exit

    U.S. stocks finished out the week on a high note- rallying after Russia said its military exercises near Ukraine’s border are over- overshadowing concerns about U.S. air strikes in Iraq. That news also turned stocks positive for the week. Utilities were the best performers on the S&P 500. Their high-dividend yield – attractive to...

    Diplomatic Memo: Iraq Strikes Seen as Giving Putin Pretext in Ukraine
    Aug09

    Diplomatic Memo: Iraq Strikes Seen as Giving Putin Pretext in Ukraine

    If Russia sends forces into Ukraine, President Vladimir V. Putin can point to the American intervention in Iraq as justification for protecting a population under siege. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kyiv Unveils ‘Terrorism’ Sanctions Against Russian Citizens, Companies
    Aug09

    Kyiv Unveils ‘Terrorism’ Sanctions Against Russian Citizens, Companies

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the Ukrainian government is proposing that sanctions be imposed by Ukraine against 172 citizens from Russia and other countries and 65 Russian companies who are financing “terrorism” in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Blast in Ukraine’s Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict
    Aug09

    Blast in Ukraine’s Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict

    The explosion, which injured at least two people, came as protest barricades and tents still stand in the central square months after demonstrations that toppled the government. …read more Source: The New York...

    Iraq Now a No-Go Zone for Commercial U.S. Aircraft, FAA Says
    Aug09

    Iraq Now a No-Go Zone for Commercial U.S. Aircraft, FAA Says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday restricted U.S. airlines and commercial operators from flying over Iraq while armed conflict raged and the United States launched air strikes. The FAA had previously, on Aug. 1, restricted U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) over...