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    Watch the Halifax International Security Forum 2016
    Nov18

    Watch the Halifax International Security Forum 2016

    Every year, you’ll find global movers and shakers on security and defence gathering on Canada’s east coast. The Halifax International Security Forum invites world leaders, military brass, academics, think-tank denizens and journalists to confront pressing international issues. Canada is usually in the room, and Defence Minister Harjit...

    Obama Urges European Leaders to Work With Trump
    Nov18

    Obama Urges European Leaders to Work With Trump

    BERLIN (AP) — President Barack Obama used a meeting with key European leaders Friday to urge them to work with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump and to discuss steps necessary to resolve the conflicts in Syria and eastern Ukraine, the White House said. Obama’s meeting with the leaders of Germany, Britain, France,...

    Top 5 Big Foreign Conflicts Donald Trump Will Inherit (And What He Might Do About Them)
    Nov18

    Top 5 Big Foreign Conflicts Donald Trump Will Inherit (And What He Might Do About Them)

    Josh Siegel Security, So what will he do about them? When Donald Trump becomes president in January he will inherit challenges beyond America’s borders. Trump ran a campaign opposing the internationalism promoted by predecessors from both parties, and now he must decide how to deal with the realities of foreign policy and national security....

    Obama’s Farewell Calls on Europe to Work with Trump
    Nov18

    Obama’s Farewell Calls on Europe to Work with Trump

    Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has bid farewell to European allies, capping his final trip to Europe as president with reassurances of America’s enduring support and calls for allies to stand up to Russia. The U.S. leader left Berlin Friday after a four-day tour of the region that started with Greece, the cradle of western-style...

    Obama and E.U. Leaders Agree to Keep Sanctions on Russia
    Nov18

    Obama and E.U. Leaders Agree to Keep Sanctions on Russia

    The leaders said that sanctions should stay until Moscow upheld its pledge for a cease-fire and to withdraw of heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama gathers key European leaders amid questions about Trump
    Nov18

    Obama gathers key European leaders amid questions about Trump

    President Barack Obama used a meeting with key European leaders Friday to urge them to work with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump and to discuss steps necessary to resolve the conflicts in Syria and eastern Ukraine, the White House said. …read more Source: CTV...

    Trump Reportedly Taps Conservative Congressman To Head CIA
    Nov18

    Trump Reportedly Taps Conservative Congressman To Head CIA

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly offered the post of CIA director to Mike Pompeo, a conservative Republican congressman from Kansas. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Barack Obama Calls on Donald Trump to Stand Up To Vladimir Putin
    Nov18

    Barack Obama Calls on Donald Trump to Stand Up To Vladimir Putin

    President Barack Obama has warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to stand up to Russia if the country does not follow American “values and international norms.” Obama made his comments at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday as fears grow that Trump will grow increasingly close with his Russian...

    ‘Russia has to be deterred in its attempts to ruin the world order,’ Ukraine leader urges U.S.
    Nov18

    ‘Russia has to be deterred in its attempts to ruin the world order,’ Ukraine leader urges U.S.

    OTTAWA — The deputy prime minister of beleaguered Ukraine said on Thursday that appeasing Russian aggression in eastern Europe could doom world order, but she was careful not to criticize U.S. President-elect Donald Trump over fears he might do just that. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze was en route to the annual Halifax International Security Forum,...

    Flynn: outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter
    Nov18

    Flynn: outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter

    WASHINGTON — Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the man Donald Trump has asked to be his national security adviser, built a reputation in the Army as an astute intelligence professional and a straight talker. What set Flynn apart after he shed his uniform in 2014 was the blistering public criticism he quickly levelled at the White House and...