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    Morning Brief: Friday, August 12, 2016
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    Morning Brief: Friday, August 12, 2016

    Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by Canada World Youth. On this International Youth Day, we believe that engaging and connecting young people is critical to building a better world. We are proud of our commitment to youth exchanges and global youth development. ____________________ Terror plot raises questions about effectiveness of...

    Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate
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    Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate

    Ukraine put its troops on combat alert Thursday along the country’s de-facto borders with Crimea. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Let It Go
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    Let It Go

    Ukraine’s occupied Donbass region is a pointless burden. It’s time for Kiev to accept that it’s better off without it. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Why is there renewed tension in Ukraine?
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    Why is there renewed tension in Ukraine?

    …read more Source: CNN

    Ukraine-Russia Tensions Flare as Russians Rebuild Military in Crimea
    Aug12

    Ukraine-Russia Tensions Flare as Russians Rebuild Military in Crimea

    Ukrainian troops are on high alert as tensions rise with Russia. Kyiv has accused Moscow of increasing its troop presence on the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia two years ago. Moscow is accusing Kyiv of an incursion into Crimea. Some experts say the timing is ripe for a conflict because the world’s attention is elsewhere. VOA’s...

    Ukraine puts troops on alert after Russia terror claim
    Aug12

    Ukraine puts troops on alert after Russia terror claim

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko put his troops on the border with Crimea and in the country’s eastern regions on “high alert” after warning that Russia is seeking to reignite conflict in the disputed territories. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Australian official rejects criticisms of China investor ban
    Aug12

    Australian official rejects criticisms of China investor ban

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s treasurer on Friday rejected accusations that the true reason his government plans to ban Chinese bidders from leasing a Sydney electricity grid is to appease influential lawmakers with xenophobic views. Treasurer Scott Morrison announced Thursday that he intends to block Chinese state-owned State Grid...

    How Trudeau’s foreign policy could blow up in his face
    Aug12

    How Trudeau’s foreign policy could blow up in his face

    Politicians can only rarely follow through on long-term, big-picture foreign policy plans. The world shifts and changes in unexpected ways, and leaders adjust. Here, for example, is a now almost unrecognizable George W. Bush during a 2000 presidential campaign debate with Al Gore: “I’m worried about over-committing our military around the...

    The Interpreter: Signs of Trouble in Crimea Prompt Question: What’s Vladimir Putin Up To?
    Aug12

    The Interpreter: Signs of Trouble in Crimea Prompt Question: What’s Vladimir Putin Up To?

    A recent attack in Crimea serves as a familiar parallel to the way Russia behaved just before previous military action against Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 12
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    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 12

    Kadiza is believed to have been in a residential building in Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in northeast Syria, when it was hit in May by a bomb thought to have been dropped by a Russian warplane, ITV said in an article on its website. “We don’t know who is responsible for the attacks,” Suthipong said, adding that local...