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      Stéphane Dion: On ‘responsible conviction’ and Liberal foreign policy
      Mar29

      Stéphane Dion: On ‘responsible conviction’ and Liberal foreign policy

      Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right to left, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan during a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Feb. 8, 2016. (Sean Kilpatrick, CP) For the record, prepared remarks...

      Russia: Black boxes from plane crash site are badly damaged
      Mar21

      Russia: Black boxes from plane crash site are badly damaged

      ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Aviation experts on Sunday began examining the black boxes from the FlyDubai flight that crashed amid high winds at an airport in southern Russia, killing all 62 aboard. FlyDubai’s Boeing 737-800 from Dubai nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball before dawn Saturday after trying to land for a second time in...

      For the record: Where’s the Stanley Cup right now?
      Mar10

      For the record: Where’s the Stanley Cup right now?

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House on March 10, 2016. (Paul Chiasson,CP) A text of some remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before their bilateral meeting in the White House: OBAMA: Good morning, everybody. Bonjour. On behalf of the...

      Trumputin: The disturbing parallels between Trump and Putin
      Mar10

      Trumputin: The disturbing parallels between Trump and Putin

      Donald Trump has a bit of a thing for strongmen. Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gadhafi might have been “bad guys,” he allows, but “at least they killed terrorists.” Ditto for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, whom he has often characterized as a lesser, and more preferable, evil than Islamic State. And when he got caught retweeting fascist fortunes by...

      Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera
      Feb22

      Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera

      WASHINGTON – Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States. Russia and the United States are signatories to the Open Skies Treaty, which...

      Canada’s secret bid to stop Russian hackers
      Feb08

      Canada’s secret bid to stop Russian hackers

      A billboard of Vladimir Putin reads, “Crimea. Russia. Forever” on Aug. 17, 2015 in Simferopol, Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill in March 2014 to annex the Crimean peninsula, but Ukraine and most of the international community do not recognize its annexation. (Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images) Canada last year quietly funded a...

      How Litvinenko’s poisoning fits into Putin’s power play
      Jan25

      How Litvinenko’s poisoning fits into Putin’s power play

      Ria Novosti/Reuters A British inquiry into the death by poisoning of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London ten years ago paints a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin that is every bit as sinister as the most lurid caricatures of the former spy that have emerged in the 16 years he has led Russia—as either president or prime...

      Evan Solomon: In conversation with Howard Drake
      Jan24

      Evan Solomon: In conversation with Howard Drake

      A report linking the murder of a Russian whistle-blower in London to orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens to reawaken Cold War-style tensions between the U.K. and Russia. In 2006, former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko drank a cup of tea laced with radioactive polonium while meeting with two former Russian security officials....

      Barack Obama (transcript): ‘Our brand of democracy is hard.’
      Jan13

      Barack Obama (transcript): ‘Our brand of democracy is hard.’

      President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, as prepared for delivery. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:...

      In Ukraine, a gun becomes a necessary tool
      Jan10

      In Ukraine, a gun becomes a necessary tool

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