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Section: Macleans (Canada)

      Europe in 2017: Brexit, a surging far right, and Russia loom
      Dec30

      Europe in 2017: Brexit, a surging far right, and Russia loom

      Home Secretary Theresa May (C) is watched by fellow MPs outside Parliament as she speaks to reporters after becoming leader of the Conservative Party. Mrs May will become Prime Minister on Wednesday after Andrea Leadsom stood down from the leadership race. (Peter MacDiarmid/REX/Shutterstock/CP) LONDON—Europe’s leaders are not expecting a...

      U.S. releases details of alleged Russian political hacks
      Dec30

      U.S. releases details of alleged Russian political hacks

      WASHINGTON – The U.S. on Thursday released its most detailed report yet on Russia’s efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The 13-page joint analysis by the Homeland Security Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was first such report ever to attribute...

      U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats
      Dec29

      U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

      U.S. President Barack Obama extends his hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference...

      The 12 Canadian politics stories that mattered most in 2016
      Dec29

      The 12 Canadian politics stories that mattered most in 2016

      How many overseas trips did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take in 2016 (leaving aside his five intracontinental jaunts to the United States)? How many MPs sat on the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, whose work was slammed, in no uncertain terms, by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef (though she later apologized, saying she...

      Trump, Putin echo each other on nukes, Democrats
      Dec24

      Trump, Putin echo each other on nukes, Democrats

      (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump has stepped away from his typically tempered view of U.S.-Russia relations, vowing to expand America’s nuclear capabilities while warning that the two global powers should restore collaboration so they don’t “have to travel an alternate path.”...

      Tories want to cut red tape for skilled immigrants. What else is new?
      Dec20

      Tories want to cut red tape for skilled immigrants. What else is new?

      New Canadians take the citizenship oath during a ceremony in Vancouver. (Photographs by Brian Howell) There’s a joke a lot of immigrants don’t laugh at: If you need a doctor or a lawyer, call a taxi. It’s not funny because it’s too close to reality. For many immigrants, coming to Canada is a search for a better life. That...

      NATO, Russia working on air safety proposal but differ on Ukraine
      Dec20

      NATO, Russia working on air safety proposal but differ on Ukraine

      Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP BRUSSELS — NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the 28-nation military alliance and Russia “have profound disagreements on the...

      Barack Obama faces questions on Russian hacking, Donald Trump
      Dec16

      Barack Obama faces questions on Russian hacking, Donald Trump

      WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama is expected to face questions about allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election and about the fall of Aleppo in Syria when he holds his year-end news conference on Friday. Under pressure over Russian hacking, Obama will take questions from reporters just before departing for his annual family...

      White House suggests Putin was involved in U.S. hacking
      Dec16

      White House suggests Putin was involved in U.S. hacking

      President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands following their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON—The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic...

      Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking
      Dec13

      Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking

      President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania walk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Ky., after a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10, 2016. (Alex Brandon/AP/CP) WASHINGTON—Congress’s top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help...