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4 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Canada adds more Russian officials to those facing economic sanctions

The federal government is targeting more Russian officials with sanctions and travel bans as part of its pressure campaign against president Vladimir Putin's activities in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will send 200 election observers and a dozen members of Parliament to Ukraine next month to help monitor the country's parliamentary elections.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

5 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition. A 17-year-old Missouri boy is in critical but stable condition after police subdued him with a stun gun, and a family spokesman says doctors are trying to bring him out of a medically induced coma.

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7 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

In this Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin presents a medal to Russian billionaire tycoon Alisher Usmanov, right, at the award ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court.

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7 hrs ago | Ilford Recorder

Mike Gapes MP shows compassionate side with support for breast cancer campaign

Mike Gapes is not afraid of wearing his heart on his sleave as shown when he criticised Prince Charles for making "indiscreet" remarks about Russian president Vladimir Putin earlier this year. Now the Ilford South MP has joined the fight against breast cancer taking part in a campaign's flagship fundraiser, Wear It Pink day.

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7 hrs ago | ABC News

Russian Billionaire Placed Under House Arrest

The Investigative Committee said Tuesday that Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the head of Sistema holding company, has been placed under house arrest. The committee said the 66-year old Yevtushenkov is suspected of involvement in a money-laundering scheme involving oil assets in the Russian province of Bashkiria.

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11 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Ukraine and EU ratify landmark Association Agreement

Economic integration is postponed until the end of 2015. The document was approved at 1:00pm in Kiev and there was a synchronous signing session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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15 hrs ago | The Spectator

The parallels between Alex Salmond and Vladimir Putin

Alex Salmond was criticised in the spring for endorsing certain admirable qualities in Vladimir Putin. Salmond told GQ magazine that Mr. Putin had 'restored a substantial part of Russian pride and that must be a good thing.'

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Canada.com

Eric Morse: Putin is more dangerous than ISIL

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The Baltimore Sun

Pussy Riot says found supporters, autograph-seekers in Russian prisons

Two members of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group found supporters of their opposition to President Vladimir Putin during their almost two years in prison, even fielding autograph requests from guards, the activists said on Monday. The pair, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were jailed after performing a profanity-laced protest against Putin at a Moscow cathedral in 2012.

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Related Topix: Riot, World News, Russia, Cambridge, MA

Reuters

Rouble tumbles on sanctions fears

The Russian rouble has hit historic lows against the dollar as investors worried about Moscow's response to a new wave of Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. As Ciara Lee reports Europe's fragile recovery could be hurt by any retaliatory action.

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Christian Science Monitor

Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine leaves six dead despite cease-fire

Heavy fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine on Sunday between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces, leaving at least six dead. The fighting, which shattered a 10-day-old cease-fire, erupted around the airport in the rebel-dominated eastern city of Donetsk.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Christian Science Monitor

US targets ISIS oil, New sanctions on Russian energy, CO2 levels at new high

The US will aim to cut off Islamic State oil sales as part of its broader effort to 'degrade and destroy the Islamic State'; New Western sanctions on Russia energy aim to 'shut down' its most prized oil and gas projects; Record high carbon dioxide levels will add urgency to upcoming global climate talks. Read the latest on energy around the globe with the Monitor's Recharge.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman

Russia Taday

Ruble hits record low as West waits for Russia's response to sanctions, oil recedes

The Russian ruble fell to a new record low against the US dollar, passing the 38 units to the dollar benchmark, after the EU and US rolled out new sanctions paired with dropping oil prices. Investors are uneasy on what Russia's response will be.

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Russia Taday

Homecoming: Crimean Tatars speak about living and voting on the peninsula

Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent who has covered the events of the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts around the world, and the anti-globalization movement. The biggest question of the Sept.

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Weekday Magazine

Kremlin Ally: Ban Euronews Over Putin-Hitler Footage

A pro-Kremlin legislator says Russia should ban Euronews over footage showing Ukrainian forces using an image depicting President Vladimir Putin as Adolf Hitler for target practice.

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Reuters

Tough time to sell Ukraine president's "mouthwatering" candy empire

A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners - like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez - drooling at the prospect. But despite owning factories in four countries and making $1.2 billion in annual sales, Ukraine's "chocolate king" may have a hard time finding a buyer for his company, now that its founder is the leader of a country at war.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Chinaa s a creeping invasiona

A few months ago it looked like East Asia might be the place where the crumbling global order of the past quarter-century, centered on U.S. power and values, would face a decisive crisis. Chinese boats , planes and oil rigs were pressing into territories claimed by Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines; there was anti-Japanese fervor in the Chinese media and disturbing nationalist gestures from the most hawkish Japanese government in years.

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Related Topix: Opinion, US Politics, US News

St.Petersburg Times

Low Turnout on Election Day Displays Voter Apathy

Mass apathy and a scarcity of serious challengers to state-preferred candidates were the recurrent themes of Russia's nationwide voting day on Sunday, which pundits said attested to the Kremlin's tightening grip on all levels of the Russian electoral system. Voters in 84 of the country's 85 federal subjects were summoned to some 64,000 polling stations to elect 30 regional governors, 14 regional and 21 municipal legislatures, as well as other forms of regional authority.

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Wall Street Journal

A Necessary Asian Defense Boost

Remember Kim Jong Un? North Korea's dictator is overshadowed these days by Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but not because he has mellowed. This month he test-fired short-range missiles for nearly the 20th time since January, while the International Atomic Energy Agency revealed evidence of new operations at the Yongbyon plutonium-processing facility.

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The Baltimore Sun

Crimean critics call foul as region votes in first Russian election

Six months after Russia annexed Crimea, residents of the Black Sea peninsula cast their first votes in a Russian election - an election many of them are calling unfair and undemocratic. Campaigning before Sunday's local and regional elections was characterized by favoritism towards the ruling party loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin and repression of its opponents, according to residents in Crimea who spoke to Reuters by telephone.

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