Refugees are freezing to flee the US for Canada

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Winters in Canada get cold. Really, really cold. So people would have to be pretty desperate to walk across the wide expanses of deep snow separating Canada from the US. But that’s what’s happening. Dr. Paul Caulford runs a clinic in for refugees without health insurance. Credit: Andrea Crossan “There’s no question what’s driving them,” says…

Pence reassures allies of Trump's NATO support, tough Russia stance

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Munich (dpa) - US Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure European allies on Saturday of his country's "unwavering" support of NATO amid unease about President Donald Trump's unpredictable foreign policy stance, particularly towards Russia. During a speech at the Munich Security Conference, Pence said he had come to deliver a message from Trump that "the…

Russian state media ordered to scale back positive coverage of Donald Trump

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The Kremlin ordered Russian state media on Thursday to stop praising Donald Trump. It was a big change, and an indication that the Putin-Trump "bromance" could be on the rocks. "As political scandals start to unravel in America, the Russians are actually starting to get very worried," says Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia editor for The Economist and…

Trump's Attack on Media as 'Enemy of the People' Has Historic Echoes

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President Donald Trump ramped up his criticism of the news coverage of his administration Friday, again taking to his favorite social media platform. "The FAKE NEWS media," Trump wrote on Twitter, "is the enemy of the American People!" An initial tweet put only The New York Times, CNN and NBC News on his enemies list. That…

Former ‘Border Czar’ Gives Real Facts About Immigration

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It’s hard to find anyone in Washington who knows border issues better than Alan Bersin. His unique perspective combines years of frontline law enforcement experience with academic knowledge and intellectual interest in the historical, economic and social forces that are at work at the borders of the United States, especially the U.S.-Mexico line. Bersin became U.S.…

Top GOP senators back probe of Michael Flynn's Russian connection

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Top Senate Republicans backed plans Tuesday to expand the committee investigation of Russian email hacking during the 2016 presidential campaign to include the conduct of Michael Flynn, who resigned as President Trump's national security adviser Monday night over misrepresenting his communications with Russian officials. Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee conducting the…

Poland Looks To Modernize Navy After Russian 'Militarization' In Eastern Europe

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Poland’s National Security Bureau believes Russia poses the greatest threat to its maritime security and wants federal funds to enhance its navy’s ability to thwart a potential attack, Sputnik News reported Monday. The National Security Bureau released its research as to why Poland’s navy needed to modernize Friday, saying it was critical for the country to…

Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser

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Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser over his contact with Russian officials before US President Donald Trump took office. His resignation on Tuesday followed reports a day earlier that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration weeks ago over his ties to Russian officials that could leave him in a compromised position. It is…