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Section: US & Canada

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug
    Aug01

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug

    Congress has overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing new economic sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran. There was some speculation that President Trump might veto the measure, both because of concerns that it would prevent an improvement in America’s troubled relations with Moscow and because of stringent limitations imposed on the...

    Shall We Fight Them All?
    Aug01

    Shall We Fight Them All?

    Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop that missile that can survive re-entry. Unless we believe Kim is a suicidal madman, his goal seems clear. He wants what every nuclear power wants — the ability to strike his...

    The story of Beechwood is the story of our country
    Aug01

    The story of Beechwood is the story of our country

    The story of Beechwood Cemetery is the story of Canada, in all its diversity of colour, religion and culture. “Whenever I enter a cemetery,” former governor general Michaëlle Jean once said, “I feel as though I am opening the door to a library. Every tombstone is a book; every person at rest, a story.” From its French and English roots,...

    Experts Say Russian Retaliation Against US Could Backfire
    Aug01

    Experts Say Russian Retaliation Against US Could Backfire

    Russian authorities are now barring American diplomats and their families from a U.S. recreational residence on the outskirts of Moscow, part of sweeping retaliatory measures announced by Kremlin leader Vladmir Putin. The Russian president ordered the U.S. on Sunday to cut its overall staff of more than 1,200 in Russia by 755 people, in response...

    Putin’s retaliation for sanctions echoes Cold War tit-for-tat
    Aug01

    Putin’s retaliation for sanctions echoes Cold War tit-for-tat

    WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Yesterday brought another low point between the United States and Russia, as Vladimir Putin elaborated on his demand that the U.S. reduce its staff in Russia by hundreds of personnel. It’s the latest diplomatic flash point in a tense relationship that President Trump and Putin had sought to improve. Special correspondent...

    Officials praise coal deal between Pa. company, Ukraine as ‘shot in the arm’ for industry, clear message to Russia
    Aug01

    Officials praise coal deal between Pa. company, Ukraine as ‘shot in the arm’ for industry, clear message to Russia

    Armed with 700,000 tons of Pennsylvania coal, a privately held Latrobe company has stepped into the deepening fray of the tit-for-tat chess match between the United States and Russia. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Pence: Baltic States’ Greatest Threat Comes from Russian Aggression
    Aug01

    Pence: Baltic States’ Greatest Threat Comes from Russian Aggression

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Monday there is no larger threat to Baltic states than the “specter of aggression” by Russia, as he pledged support for NATO allies Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Pence met in Tallinn with the presidents of all the Baltic states — Estonia’s Kersti Kaljulaid, Latvia’s Raimonds Vejonis and...

    Republicans give Trump what he wants — new Clinton investigations
    Jul31

    Republicans give Trump what he wants — new Clinton investigations

    A powerful Senate committee has given the Justice Department until Thursday to disclose whether it’s investigating reported Ukrainian efforts in the 2016 election on behalf of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    US, for First Time, to Sell Coal to Ukraine
    Jul31

    US, for First Time, to Sell Coal to Ukraine

    The U.S. said Monday that for the first time it will sell coal to Ukraine, easing its reliance on Russia and Moscow-back separatists in eastern Ukraine to meet its energy needs. The accord calls for Xcoal Energy & Resources in the eastern state of Pennsylvania to ship 700,000 tons of thermal coal by the end of the year to Ukraine’s...

    Report: Pentagon, State Dept. draft plan to send weapons to Ukraine
    Jul31

    Report: Pentagon, State Dept. draft plan to send weapons to Ukraine

    The departments of State and Defense have drafted a proposal to send Ukraine weapons to help in its fight against Russia-backed separatists, … …read more Source: The...