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    Canada Making Diplomatic Push For Ukraine’s UN Peacekeeping Plan
    Nov10

    Canada Making Diplomatic Push For Ukraine’s UN Peacekeeping Plan

    Canada is making a significant diplomatic push to gather international support behind Ukraine’s UN peacekeeping plan, its foreign minister has announced. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia and America Are Conducting Massive Nuclear Exercises (and No One Cares)
    Nov10

    Russia and America Are Conducting Massive Nuclear Exercises (and No One Cares)

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, North America Nuclear weapons exercises in both Russia and the United States go mysteriously unreported in leading American newspapers. Both Russia and the United States undertook major tests of their respective nuclear forces at the end of October 2017. Oddly, that was not sufficiently newsworthy and no coverage...

    Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia
    Nov10

    Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia

    KYIV, Ukraine—Sometimes, wars aren’t won by tank battles and infantry assaults. Sometimes, it comes down to keeping the heat on. As Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine nears its fifth calendar year—and as Ukraine’s infamously cold winter draws near—American companies are incrementally cutting into Russia’s de facto...

    Lithuania Says East-west Schism Within EU Benefits Russia
    Nov10

    Lithuania Says East-west Schism Within EU Benefits Russia

    Lithuania said a growing rift between some eastern and western European Union states over issues such as migration posed a threat to the bloc at a time of increased Russian military assertiveness. Frictions between ex-communist states in Europe’s East and the wealthier West have increased since the 2015 migration crisis and Britain’s...

    Annual Population Growth by Region
    Nov10

    Annual Population Growth by Region

    By The GlobalistHow much did different world regions gain in population over the past year?1. The world’s population grew by 82.6 million during the twelve months from July 2016 through the end of June 2017. 2. In other words, the world population currently increases by adding approximately the equivalent of the total population of Germany...

    A cautionary tale from Ukraine on prosecutors and power
    Nov10

    A cautionary tale from Ukraine on prosecutors and power

    As special counsel Robert Mueller announced his first indictments of Paul Manafort and others in the Russia election hacking probe, it seems a good time to examine what can happen when a prosecutor is weaponized to attack political and business adversaries. Judging from his first major moves, it is now … …read more Source: The...

    No promises, but lots of talk about Canadian peacekeepers in Ukraine
    Nov09

    No promises, but lots of talk about Canadian peacekeepers in Ukraine

    Canada is considering a proposal from Ukraine’s government that would “respect Ukraine’s original borders” and is against a Russian counter-proposal that would “freeze” its incursion on Ukraine territory. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley
    Nov09

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley

    A new trove of leaked documents, the so-called Paradise Papers, have revealed that Yuri Milner, a Russian businessman with extensive investments in Silicon Valley, used funds from two Kremlin-controlled—and now U.S.-sanctioned—banks to make large investments in Facebook and Twitter. Both stakes have been sold off, but Milner’s path to...

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People
    Nov09

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People

    Along with jet packs and hover boards, a machine to translate from any language to any other is so appealing as a fantasy that people are willing to overlook clunky prototypes as long as they can retain the belief that the future promised by science fiction has, at last, arrived. One particularly clunky subspecies of the universal language...

    New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department
    Nov09

    New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department

    Sixty percent of State’s equivalent of four-star generals are gone. Imagine a company where, in the past year, 60 percent of its top management quit and applicants to work there dropped by half. You’d assume that corporation would be on the verge of going bankrupt or in the throes of some catastrophe — Enron after the scandal or...