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    Sean Spicer: ‘Someone as despicable as Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons’
    Apr11

    Sean Spicer: ‘Someone as despicable as Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons’

    By Callum Borchers, (c) 2017, The Washington Post White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday tried to emphasize the depravity of Syria’s use of chemical weapons on civilians, but the way he did it – by crediting Adolf Hitler with a measure of restraint – struck many journalists as confusing and insensitive. “We didn’t use...

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop support for Assad, or remain a pariah
    Apr11

    A western ultimatum to Putin: Drop support for Assad, or remain a pariah

    WASHINGTON — Western countries are presenting a high-stakes ultimatum to Russia: Allow regime-change in Syria and cut loose Bashar Assad, or remain a pariah moored on the fringes of the international community. Different U.S. allies articulated different versions of that warning Tuesday, including Canada. During a G7 meeting in Italy, Foreign...

    How Just One Bomb Could Take America and Russia to the Brink of World War III
    Apr11

    How Just One Bomb Could Take America and Russia to the Brink of World War III

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, Middle East Clearly all the bombs in the world won’t put Syria back together again — but could spark a military showdown not seen in decades. So how easy would it be to start World War III with Russia over Syria? Over at the Week, I have a new piece out today the explores just that. Partially based on various war...

    1 Ottawa school + 110 refugee children = new life lessons
    Apr11

    1 Ottawa school + 110 refugee children = new life lessons

    Less than a year after Syrian refugee kids began enrolling by the dozen at Ottawa’s Carson Grove Elementary School, Julie Hanna, a Grade 5 teacher there, found herself standing for O Canada with a group of them at an Ottawa Senators game. A local charity had given the school a block of seats for the Sens’ Feb. 9 NHL game against the...

    Why the Russians Aren’t Likely to Break With Assad
    Apr11

    Why the Russians Aren’t Likely to Break With Assad

    By punishing Syria for its use of chemical weapons, President Donald Trump effectively broke with Barack Obama’s foreign policy toward the Middle East. In a bit of irony for a committed anti-interventionist, Trump enforced Obama’s red line in Syria against the use of chemical weapons, ending the U.S. prohibition on military strikes...

    Russian aircraft to fly over Canada next week on pre-approved observation mission
    Apr11

    Russian aircraft to fly over Canada next week on pre-approved observation mission

    From April 18 to April 22, 2017, an unarmed Russian Federation Tupolev TU-154M aircraft will undertake a transit flight over Canada en route from the United States to conduct an observation mission under the Treaty on Open Skies, according to the Department of National Defence. The Russian Federation aircraft will stop at 8 Wing Trenton after...

    Ukraine’s Hroysman Pledges More Reforms In 2017
    Apr11

    Ukraine’s Hroysman Pledges More Reforms In 2017

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman says his government will continue to implement reforms in 2017. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s Why U.S.-Russia Military Conflict Over Syria Is Looking More And More Likely
    Apr11

    Here’s Why U.S.-Russia Military Conflict Over Syria Is Looking More And More Likely

    MOSCOW ― The Russia-U.S. relationship is rapidly getting back to “normal” ― mutual rejection and confrontation. Just days ago, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow this week was anticipated with hope that the two countries would at last start working on a new agenda and preparing a meeting of their presidents. But the...

    Protesters Clash With Police At Russian Bank In Ukraine
    Apr11

    Protesters Clash With Police At Russian Bank In Ukraine

    Ukrainian protesters clashed with police as they attempted to blockade a Russian bank branch in Kharkiv. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    G7 fails to reach consensus on new Russia sanctions
    Apr11

    G7 fails to reach consensus on new Russia sanctions

    Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are expected to call Tuesday for a new international push to end the war in Syria, but are divided on whether to threaten new sanctions or other tough measures to pressure Russia over its support of President Bashar Assad. The G-7 blames Assad’s military for a deadly chemical...