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 //   //  May 27, 2015  //  1 Comment

Europe & EU 2015

Finland names right-wing populist as foreign minister Life in the eurozone is about to get a little less comfortable for Greece. Finland’s popular new anti-bailout Foreign Minister Timo Soini hopes the cash-strapped country will exit the […]

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 //   //  May 26, 2015  //  3 Comments

Oil spills and leaks

Mexico’s Pemex Plagued By Deadly Offshore Explosions and Major Pipeline Spills In just over a month, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) starred in three tragic incidents, two fatal. First was a deadly explosion aboard a Pemex offshore oil […]

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 //   //  May 26, 2015  //  3 Comments

China Seas

Pacific Powers Build Capability, Warily Eye Neighbor Countries (Defense News, Wendell Minnick) The majority of the 90% of global trade that travels by sea moves through narrow & vulnerable straits near Malaysia, Singapore & Taiwan. As […]

Aung San Suu Kyi
 //   //  May 24, 2015  //  4 Comments

Burma/Myanmar 2012-2015

(BBC) Should it be Burma or Myanmar? CIA World Factbook: Burma Cyclone Nargis: 3.2 Million Burmese Affected, Limited Humanitarian Assistance Poses Health Threat as Conditions Worsen 14 May 2008 Guardian files on Cyclone Nargis (BBC) Burma […]

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 //   //  May 22, 2015  //  No Comments

ISIS/ISIL

Alastair Crooke: You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia (The World Post) Saudi Arabia’s internal discord and tensions over ISIS can only be understood by grasping the inherent […]

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Canada (Politics) in 2015
May 29, 2015  //  No Comments
ThreeHundredEight.com Canada: Anti-terror Bill C-51 Bruce Anderson: If Trudeau had power, what would he do with it? The ...
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Wednesday Night #1734
May 26, 2015  //  No Comments
We are delighted to welcome David and Terry (aka Teresa Chin) Jones, who are on their annual Canadian fact-finding  tr ...
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Canada economy 2015
May 26, 2015  //  No Comments
America taking notice of Fraser Institute’s “misleading” research (Press Progress) The Fraser Institute has made a ...
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Oil spills and leaks
May 26, 2015  //  3 Comments
Mexico’s Pemex Plagued By Deadly Offshore Explosions and Major Pipeline Spills In just over a month, Petroleos Mex ...