Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:03:38 +0000Western democracies are in the midst of an upheaval they only dimly grasp.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:42:31 +0000
Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that triggered the U.S. entry into World War II. Now America's two main antagonists in that war - Germany and Japan - will have to become more prominent defenders of the international order the United States built after its victory.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:58:09 +0000
An Iraqi Army soldier fires his weapon towards Islamic State militants at the front line in the Shaimaa neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 4. It was with very little fanfare that Canada announced last week that the Iraqi government has finally agreed to let us provide weapons to Kurdish militiamen. The weapons were originally promised by Prime Minister Trudeau back in February, but that's when things got a little bit sticky.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:06:52 +0000
The informed shall celebrate 11-9 as a day of peace to commemorate the day we almost went to war with Russia [but didn't]. Coincidentally, it is the inverse of 9-11.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:16:14 +0000
Representatives of Kosovo will visit Fort Dodge this week as the process of creating a sister city relationship with a town in that Balkan nation continues. A Wednesday evening event will introduce the Kosovo representatives to the public and explain the effort to form a partnership between Kosovo and Gjakova.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:38:58 +0000
A new poll conducted for CTV News suggests about two in three Canadians are on board with Donald Trump's proposal to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and the same proportion agree with the president-elect that Canada should contribute its "fair share" to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization . At the same time, the Nanos Research poll found strong support for the North America Free Trade Agreement that Trump has vowed to scrap or re-negotiate, and little appetite for the idea of Canada making special provisions for illegal immigrants he deports.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:58:40 +0000
As we speak with scholar Vijay Prashad about how the United States carried out regime change in Libya and left behind a failed state , he notes: "The story in Libya is not dissimilar to the story in Iraq ." Both are politically divided societies in which the United States deposed long-entrenched leaders, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and left behind failed states.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:56:21 +0000
But now Norwegian defence bosses fear Russia is attempting to cut off any chance of reinforcements supporting them by severing links to the Atlantic. Norway's defence minister Ine Eriksen Soereide has called on Trump to establish a "clear and predictable" policy on Russia amid fears of rising aggression from Putin.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:05:33 +0000
Finalising a counter-terror framework, ways to bring lasting peace to Afghanistan and boosting regional connectivity for the war-ravaged country's economic growth were some of the major focus areas during first day's deliberations at the Heart of Asia conference today, being attended by major regional and global powers. The two-day annual conference, aimed at helping Afghanistan's transition, began in this holy city amid soaring tensions between India and Pakistan with speculation rife on whether the two countries will have a bilateral engagement on the sidelines of the conclave.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:22:37 +0000
The Washington Post spoke this week to Matteo Salvini, the head of Italy's right-wing Northern League Party, which has been one of the biggest forces in opposing proposed constitutional changes that will go to a referendum on Sunday . The Northern League and another populist party, the Five Star Movement, have surged in the polls as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi struggles.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:35:11 +0000
In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. CREDIT: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth Wikileaks announced the release of 2,420 documents on Thursday showing the German parliament's probe into collaboration between Germany's chief intelligence agency and the National Security Agency .
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:49:29 +0000
Donald Trump, whose temperament for the presidency has been questioned, has picked a man with the nickname "Mad Dog" for Secretary of Defense. But while some of President-elect Trump's personnel decisions for his administration raise legitimate criticism, his selection of retired Marine Corps Gen.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:54:29 +0000
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria on Friday, describing the situation in Aleppo as critical and saying that President Bashar al-Assad was unfit to rule. Asked about Assad at a news conference in Beirut, Cavusoglu said it was undeniable that the Syrian leader was responsible for 600,000 deaths and that somebody with that record should not be running a country.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:29:48 +0000
Next week marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that triggered the U.S. entry into World War II. Now America's two main antagonists in that war -- Germany and Japan -- will have to become more prominent defenders of the international order the U.S. built after its victory.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:29:01 +0000
Italy hosts its second Mediterranean Dialogues Summit in Rome where the main topics expected to be discussed a... . Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson speaks to the media during a press conference after a meeting with his Cyprus' counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides at the foreign house in capital Nicosia in the eastern Mediterranean is... .
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:20:25 +0000
The... . Soldiers take part in the NATO military exercise 'Iron Sword 2016' at a training range in Pabrade, north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:20:24 +0000
Soldiers take part in the NATO military exercise 'Iron Sword 2016' at a training range in Pabrade, north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The multinational exercise 'Iron Sword 2016' will train roughly 4,000 soldiers from 11 NATO allies.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:13:01 +0000
A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump says law enforcement officials in his administration might continue investigations into Hillary Clinton's private email, even though Trump has signaled he prefers not to pursue the matter. Kellyanne Conway was Trump's campaign manager.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:21:26 +0000Mr. Trump, who has offered only a jumble of contradictory ideas, will have a hard time dealing with urgent challenges abroad.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:30:56 +0000The plan comes at a time when the bloc is seeking to rely less on the security guarantees of the United States.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:23 +0000François Fillon’s victory in a presidential primary suggests that a shift from confrontation to accommodation of Moscow has already begun in the region.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:40:58 +0000Donald J. Trump’s election is influencing markets, currencies and government policies as the world bets on how he will rewrite international rules.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:49:28 +0000A detained mercenary is slowly spilling his guts on what he says were efforts to sow mayhem in the Balkans and undermine NATO.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:57:03 +0000Donald Trump’s shock election victory in the United States fills Theresa May’s ministers with trepidation.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:25:42 +0000The new prime minister, Saulius Skvernelis, supports President-elect Donald J. Trump’s call for NATO members to spend more on defense.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:21:21 +0000Farsighted leaders put America in a position to lead the world for decades. Will Donald Trump cede that responsibility to Moscow, Beijing or Tehran?
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:44:47 +0000Europe’s right-wing populists are celebrating Donald J. Trump as a natural ally, but memories of Russian domination during the Soviet era remain raw in Poland.