Europe

Russia Accuses Washington of Leaking Diplomats’ Bank Details

MOSCOW —  Russia’s foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demanded that those responsible be punished. U.S. media outlet Buzzfeed reported this week that U.S. officials investigating allegations of Kremlin interference in the …

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Turkey says US ‘Inconsistent’ on Syrian Border Force

ANKARA —  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Thursday the United States has made inconsistent statements about its plans to create a Kurdish-led Syrian border guard and called on Washington to stand with Turkey against the emergence of such a force. Turkey has reacted angrily to the U.S.-led coalition’s stated …

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HMCS St. John’s to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in NATO operation

By Staff The Canadian Press A departure ceremony is being held on the Halifax waterfront today for the crew of HMCS St. John’s. The Royal Canadian Navy ship is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for a deployment with NATO forces. HMCS Fredericton departs for Mediterranean Sea to join Operation Reassurance …

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Democracy Scores for Most Countries Weaken for 12th Consecutive Year

Two thousand-seventeen was the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom, according to Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World Report. While experts say China, Russia, and North Korea, among other countries, put global stability at increased risk, there are signs of progress and global development across other regions, …

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