Christian Kindrachuk

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Verna: Pakistani rape film pushes social boundaries

A new film in Pakistan has unleashed a heated debate on women's issues in the Islamic country. It depicts a woman who is raped by a powerful man and …

Obama re-emerges on global stage with trip to Asia, France

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now a private citizen, former President Barack Obama re-emerged on the global stage Tuesday as he opened a three-country tour that …

China to deploy troops to fight alongside Assad in Syria

China is planning to send troops to Syria to aid President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, according to the <i>New Khaleej</i>.<p>According to informed sources, the …

The looming oil price shock that could trigger the next global recession

Revenge, it is said, is a dish best served cold. When Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) rounded up more than a hundred of Saudi Arabia‘s richest businessmen, …

Dozens of unidentified bodies found near Libyan city of Benghazi | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The bodies of 37 unidentified people have been found near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, security sources said on Friday.<p>The bodies were found on Thursday night in Al-Abyar, about 70 km (44 miles) east of Benghazi. The security sources gave no information about …

Exclusive - Death certificate offers clues on Russian casualties in Syria | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An official document seen by Reuters shows that at least 131 Russian citizens died in Syria in the first nine months of this year, a number that relatives, friends and local officials say included private military contractors.<p>A death certificate of Russian private military …

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Sport<p>The father of Mesut Ozil said Sunday his son should quit Germany's national squad after he was "made the scapegoat" for Die Mannschaft's shock...<p>…

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UN official: Syria siege 'an outrage,' demands aid access

BEIRUT (AP) — The top human rights official of the United Nations called the Syrian government's siege of the capital's suburbs "an outrage" on …

Balfour and Beyond

In recent months, Palestinians and several figures on the British left have called on the United Kingdom to apologize formally for its imperialistic …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

LIGO

America's top general says China will probably be the 'greatest threat to our nation' by 2025

In a hearing before the Committee votes to reappoint Gen. Joseph Dunford in his current role as the top military advisor to the president, he addressed the rise of China, Russia's increasing use of electronic and cyber warfare, and worries over threats from North Korea.<p>"The Russians, Chinese, and …

U.N. seeks 'massive' help for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing' | Reuters

DHAKA/YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar ends what critics denounce as “ethnic cleansing”.<p>Rohingya refugees are seen …

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We will sink Japan and turn US to 'ashes and darkness', says North Korea

Tokyo condemns ‘absolutely unacceptable’ provocation, as Pyongyang reacts to imposition of new UN sanctions following missile tests<p>North Korea has threatened to sink Japan and said the US should be “beaten to death like a rabid dog” after the two countries spearheaded fresh UN security council …

North Korea

Survey finds ‘dramatic shift’ in Canadian perception of U.S. approach to human rights

For the first time in 13 years, Canadians think they have more in common with Britain and Germany's approach to human rights than that of the United States, a new survey suggests.<p>The finding is the latest in a 13-year tracking of Canadian and American perceptions of the bi-national relationship by …

Cold War kids: This time it's youth, not ideology, igniting unrest

Just when you thought the Cold War could be consigned to museums and thrillers like <i>The Hunt for Red October</i>, along came Donald Trump’s threats of …

Cold War

Downfall of high-profile Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt came quickly but isn’t likely to last long

The downfall of Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt happened, in the memorable words of Ernest Hemingway, “gradually and then suddenly.”<p>First, last week, …

There aren’t ‘many sides.’ There is only one right side, and Trump is not on it

<i>Sarah Kendzior is a St. Louis, Mo.-based commentator who writes about politics, the economy and media</i><p>On Saturday, after one person was killed and many were injured after a white supremacist drove into a crowd of Americans protesting a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books

Charlottesville reality check: White people are not the victims in America

<i>H.A. Hellyer is a senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, the Royal United Services Institute in London, and visiting professor at the Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilization.</i><p>"Save me the sanctimonious talk about hate & violence. These men came to …

China and India may be on a path to war

In mid-June, a remote area called the Dolam plateau in the Himalayas where the boundaries of China, India and Bhutan meet made headlines when Indian and Chinese troops began a standoff over a road construction project. China conducted a live-fire exercise in the area, and there have been false …

The UAE’s hunt for its enemies is challenging its alliance with the United States

DUBAI — As a vicious civil war erupted in Yemen two years ago and triggered international alarm, the United States warned the combatants to step back. But its efforts were quietly undermined by one of the most trusted U.S. regional allies: the United Arab Emirates.<p>Hundreds of people had died in …

Federal NDP hopefuls hit B.C., questioned on reconciling party differences

Federal NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh felt compelled during Wednesday's debate in Victoria to tack on an adjective to what he considers a key …

Caroline Mulroney, daughter of ex-PM, seeking Ontario PC nomination

Caroline Mulroney is seeking to run as a Progressive Conservative in Ontario's provincial election next year, lending her credentials and family name to Patrick Brown's campaign to unseat Kathleen Wynne's Liberals.<p>Ms. Mulroney, 43, the oldest of former prime minister Brian Mulroney's four children, …

Israel to American Jews: You Just Don’t Matter

To the casual observer, Israel has never looked more secure and prosperous. Its Arab neighbors are in disarray. Iran’s nuclear program has been mothballed for a while. The Trump team could not be friendlier and the Palestinians could not be weaker. All’s quiet on the Tel Aviv front. …<p>Look again. In …

Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors<p>String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that …

Physics

In North Korea, ‘Surgical Strike’ Could Spin Into ‘Worst Kind of Fighting’

SEOUL, South Korea — The standoff over North Korea’s nuclear program has long been shaped by the view that the United States has no viable military option to destroy it. Any attempt to do so, many say, would provoke a brutal counterattack against South Korea too bloody and damaging to risk.<p>That …

ISIS will lose Mosul and Raqqa. What happens next?

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>The jihadists of the Islamic State are finally being driven out of their two main bastions: The northern</b> …

Bloody combat in a Philippine city highlights U.S. concerns about ISIS in Asia

The United States is grappling with a hardening reality: Islamic State terrorism is on the rise in Southeast Asia, and it could worsen as foreign fighters abandon the battlefields of Iraq and Syria for new regions.<p>The issue has snapped sharply into focus in the past three weeks, as militants and …

Pictures of the Week 6.9.17

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Celebrating the Art of Yayoi Kusama: Pictures