Vladímir Putin

Tragedy Continues In The Land Of "Bitter Harvest"

Elliot M. Cho | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada
Elliot M. Cho

Bitter Harvest begins with showing the famous Ukrainian landscape: an endless wheat field under blue sky. It somehow reminds me of a scene in Gone wit...

Trump-Putin Bromance Takes Its First Victim

Tara Katrusiak Baran | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Tara Katrusiak Baran

After several years of appearing on RT, the propaganda arm of the Kremlin, hobnobbing with Russian oligarchs, and cultivating connections with Russian flatterers after his career in US intelligence went south, it has become clear what was motivating Flynn: A combination of personal redemption with a belief that the West is in a culture war with the Islamic world.

CETA: Canada's Rocky Road To The European Parliament

Schams El Ghoneimi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Schams El Ghoneimi

CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.

2017 Lionel Gelber Book Prize Shortlist: The World As It Actually Is

Robert Steiner | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Steiner

The five finalists in this year's contest for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs happen to focus on two themes that preoccupy the White House: Islamism as a disruptive political force and the coexistence of an authoritarian Russia with an increasingly militarized U.S. government.

Trump's U.S.-Russia Relationship Won't Be Built On Mutual Respect

Simon Palamar | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Simon Palamar

The U.S. won't get a better relationship by ignoring the Kremlin's efforts to run roughshod over the most fundamental institutions in U.S. democracy. Doing so sends one message and one message only: that the American president is weak, inviting further interference in U.S. domestic affairs.

Canada Won't Bargain With Russia Over Freeland's Travel Ban

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics

Chrystia Freeland was placed on a Russian sanctions list in 2014.

Trump Praises Putin's 'Very Smart' Response To Obama's Sanctions

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Putin said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in retaliation.

Was The Trump Victory A Gift, From Russia With Love?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Image of "Vladimir Putin carrying his buddy Donald Trump" by DonkeyHotey on flickr through Creative Commons It has yet to be proven. What is known, ...

Obama Vows To Retaliate Over Suspected Russian Hacking

CP | Bradley Klapper And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Obama said in an interview that anytime a foreign government tries to interfere in U.S. elections, the nation must take action.

Trump's List Of Nominees Just Got Scarier And More Depressing

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I've got to tell you, I was positively thunderstruck when I read that Donald Trump had decided to appoint the multi-millionaire dealmaker Rex Tillerson (the CEO of Exxon Mobil) as his Secretary of State. Are you kidding me?

Canada And U.S. Need To Face Russia Together: Dion

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion steered clear of weighing in directly on comments Donald Trump made during the U.S. election campaign.

Is Humanity Screwed?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

Despite the outrage, there is no end in sight to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria. As the war grinds on, very few people have any workable solutions. Even a temporary ceasefire, for which the UN is begging all sides to adhere to in order to allow humanitarian aid in, is almost impossible to achieve -- and looks more distant after Syrian Government forces began closing in on rebel-held territory in East Aleppo over the weekend.

Russia May Want To Play Nice With Canada Over North Pole

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Senator says Russia will accept UN decision.

Philippines President Wants To Be BFFs With Trump, Putin

CP | Jim Gomez, The Associated Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada

He previously took offence at being compared to Trump.

Putin Gives Trump Victory A Thumbs-Up.. By Telegram

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics

Putin expressed "his hope to work together for removing Russian-American relations from their crisis state."

Vladimir Putin (Not That One) Arrested In Florida

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada

Putin was screaming at employees at a supermarket.

Trudeau Signals He Won't Be Telling Off Putin At NATO Summit

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Harper famously told the Russian president to "get out of Ukraine."

Putin Says He Wants Russia And Canada To Get Along Better

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Politics

The Harper government downgraded relations with Russia in the wake of the unilateral annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula by the Kremlin in 2014.

Putin Will Wage War Against West: Ukraine Envoy To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics

The ambassador says Russia is laying a propaganda foundation.

Lithuanian Artist Makes Massive Poster Of Trump And Putin Smooching

CP | Jan M. Olsen, The Associated Press | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada

"They seem to get along pretty well.''

Syrian Troops Drive Islamic State Out Of Palmyra

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.27.2016 | Canada

Ban Ki-Moon says that "we are encouraged and fortunate'' that Syrian troops retook Palmyra.

McCallum Cautious On Russia's Troop Withdrawal From Syria

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Politics

Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he was pulling some of his country's troops out of Syria.

Putin Orders Start Of Russian Military Pullout From Syria

CP | Vladimir Isachenkov And Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada

Putin said the move should help serve as a stimulus for Syria's political talks.

Russian Foreign Minister Calls Out Harper As 'Russia-Phobic'

CBC | Susan Ormiston | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Politics

Here's one way to reach out to the new Liberal government.

G20 Leaders Mull Response To Paris Attacks, But Next Steps Unclear

CP | Vladimir Isachenkov And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada

France's bombardment of Islamic State marked a significant escalation of the country's role in the fight against the extremist group.