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Section: Macleans (Canada)

      World markets feeling festive over U.S. Fed’s Christmas boost
      Dec19

      World markets feeling festive over U.S. Fed’s Christmas boost

      It’s been a turbulent week around the world, between plunging oil prices, a swinging ruble, and signs from the U.S. Fed of an earlier than expected rate hike. There’s more where that came from this morning, as an early, Fed-fuelled “Santa Rally” continues in Asia and Europe, and the ruble vacillates in the wake of a combative annual...

      Danielle Smith and the rise and fall of Alberta’s Wildrose party
      Dec18

      Danielle Smith and the rise and fall of Alberta’s Wildrose party

      EDMONTON –Danielle Smith appeared to be heading back to her political roots with Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives on Wednesday after spending the last five years fighting to oust them from power. Few would argue that the Wildrose party’s rise and fall has been inextricably linked to Smith, 43, a self-styled disciple of...

      Take a break from watching Russia – and turn your eyes to the Fed
      Dec17

      Take a break from watching Russia – and turn your eyes to the Fed

      All eyes are on Washington today, as the American central bank – commonly known as the Fed – releases it’s final quarterly economic statement, and markets hope for hints on when a change to the overnight interest rate will come. Speculation has been rife for days, as analysts weigh a stronger US economy against global events: from the drop...

      Fallout from troubled Russia risks triggering default and increased aggression in Ukraine
      Dec17

      Fallout from troubled Russia risks triggering default and increased aggression in Ukraine

      WASHINGTON — Russia’s suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. With economies in Europe, Japan, China and Latin America already ailing, fresh threats have emerged from Russia’s shrivelled currency, its move to dramatically boost interest rates, the damage from...

      Robin Williams, World Cup, iPhone 6 top Google searches of 2014
      Dec16

      Robin Williams, World Cup, iPhone 6 top Google searches of 2014

      TORONTO – The death of a beloved actor, quadrennial sporting events, a new smartphone, and a deadly outbreak topped Google Canada’s annual list of the most popular trending search queries. After excluding routine searches that are entered by users every day of every year – most commonly for Facebook, Google itself, and YouTube – Robin...

      Putin: Master of destruction
      Dec13

      Putin: Master of destruction

      Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images It’s much easier to predict what Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t do in 2015 than what he will. Putin will not end Russia’s occupation of Crimea. For that matter, he’s unlikely to end Russia’s brazen yet brazenly denied military intervention in eastern Ukraine. And he...

      Truce brings Ukraine’s 1st casualty free day since crisis began
      Dec12

      Truce brings Ukraine’s 1st casualty free day since crisis began

      SYDNEY, Australia – Ukraine’s president said Friday that a fragile truce between his government’s troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine had resulted in the first day free of deaths or injuries for his soldiers since the conflict erupted months ago. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, wrapping up a three-day visit to...

      The world as we see it
      Dec11

      The world as we see it

      What, no reindeer? 250 Santas hit the slopes in Newry, Maine, for the 15th Annual Santa Sunday, raising money for local charitiesBrian Snyder/Reuters Friendly fire power With minimal fanfare, NATO-led troops in Afghanistan officially held a “colours casing ceremony” and closed their joint command in Kabul, putting the allied war effort on a path...

      Ukraine uses one-day truce to test ground for lasting ceasefire
      Dec05

      Ukraine uses one-day truce to test ground for lasting ceasefire

      KIEV, Ukraine — A one-day truce announced by Ukraine’s president will serve as a test to see if the fighting in eastern Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists can truly be halted, a military spokesman said Friday. President Petro Poroshenko’s declaration of a break next Tuesday in the fighting marks a new attempt to revive a...

      Germany: Divided again
      Dec04

      Germany: Divided again

      Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images Germany has often acted as an important, if sometimes shaky, bridge between Russia and Western Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in Communist East Germany and speaks Russian, holds no sentimental attachment to Russia and has taken a strong pro-Ukraine position regarding the country’s...