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    Trump Names South Carolina Governor U.S. Ambassador To UN
    Nov23

    Trump Names South Carolina Governor U.S. Ambassador To UN

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as his intended nominee for the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tapping a candidate who criticized him during the presidential race and who has little experience in foreign affairs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘It’s troubling’: Alleged ‘pay-to-play’ Clinton donor also contributed to Trump Foundation
    Nov23

    ‘It’s troubling’: Alleged ‘pay-to-play’ Clinton donor also contributed to Trump Foundation

    After spending months on the campaign trail criticizing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for her alleged “pay-to-play” politics, a new report reveals that one of the most generous Clinton Foundation donors at the center of the shady blend of business and politics has also contributed to President-elect Donald Trump’s eponymous nonprofit...

    Elderly Ukrainians Are Living In Soviet-Era Bunkers After Shelling Left Them Homeless
    Nov23

    Elderly Ukrainians Are Living In Soviet-Era Bunkers After Shelling Left Them Homeless

    DONETSK, UKRAINE ― As shelling continues in eastern Ukraine, a few dozen civilians have fashioned homes out of an abandoned bunker near Donetsk.Their homes destroyed by the conflict and their families unable to care for them, the area’s poorest residents have lived in the Soviet-era shelter for more than two years. “It’s impossible to...

    5 global crises that could confront Trump’s new foreign policy team
    Nov23

    5 global crises that could confront Trump’s new foreign policy team

    Syria. North Korea. China. Ukraine. Iran. Simmering threats may soon test President Trump. …read more Source: USA...

    Members of Canadian Forces more likely to die by suicide: report
    Nov23

    Members of Canadian Forces more likely to die by suicide: report

    Canadian Army instructors discuss mechanized infantry defence tactics with their Ukrainian Armed Forces colleagues during Exercise RAPID TRIDENT in Starychi, Ukraine on June 30, 2016. (Joint Task Force Ukraine) OTTAWA – The Canadian military says 18 service members died by suicide last year. The findings are contained in a report published today...

    What’s So Great About American World Leadership?
    Nov23

    What’s So Great About American World Leadership?

    How has America come to elect a president who so starkly repudiated decades’ worth of the largely bipartisan vision of U.S. global leadership? And if that vision won’t be the basis of American foreign policy in the 21st century, what will replace it?The big message of 2016 is that large numbers of American voters, Democrat and...

    The election probably wasn’t hacked. But Clinton should request recounts just in case.
    Nov23

    The election probably wasn’t hacked. But Clinton should request recounts just in case.

    Earlier this year, US intelligence agencies blamed the Russian government for leaking emails stolen from senior Democrats in an attempt to influence the US election. We also know that someone — likely the Russian government — tried to hack voting infrastructure in Ukraine to change the outcome of the election there. So could the Russian...

    Ukraine appoints young woman to lead purge of bureaucrats
    Nov23

    Ukraine appoints young woman to lead purge of bureaucrats

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine’s justice minister has appointed a 23-year-old law graduate to lead a campaign to purge officials tainted by corruption of the ousted regime, a second woman in her early 20s with little experience appointed for a top job in the past week. The “lustration” — the term in Eastern Europe for a post-communist...

    The dawn of the strongman era is here
    Nov23

    The dawn of the strongman era is here

    Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin to the G20 Summit. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) Nothing signalled the Trudeau government’s surprise at Donald Trump’s victory more clearly than the snap offer to open negotiations on NAFTA. “We’re ready to come to the table,” Canada’s ambassador...

    How Europe Can Survive the Populist Onslaught in a Post-Trump, Post-Brexit World
    Nov23

    How Europe Can Survive the Populist Onslaught in a Post-Trump, Post-Brexit World

    Close Is there really an international wave of a hard-right populism? Are the masses rising up around the world to topple corrupt elites? Or is talk of this colossal political shift just jargon, guff and cocktail chatter concocted by analysts searching for patterns when the victories of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election and...