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October 20, 2018 8:55 PM Trump says U.S. will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

The 1987 pact helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East. It prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles. Trump made the announcement Saturday following a campaign stop in Elko, Nevada. National Security Adviser 85

October 15, 2018 3:18 AM Monday NHL preview: Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs

The Kings’ Drew Doughty, one of the top three defencemen in the NHL, has yet to score through five games but is a plus-5. The Leafs’ Morgan Rielly, on the other hand, leads all blue-liners with 13 points in six games. The Kings lost 5-1 to the Senators on Saturday in Dion Phaneuf’s return to Ottawa, falling to 2-2-1. They controlled the play early and outshot 100

October 9, 2018 10:17 PM Canada might have to rescue the Winter Olympics

Not to put too much pressure on Canada, especially given the current state of the neighbours, but it may be up to us to save the Olympics. Not the movement itself, of course. There are lots of Canadians like Beckie Scott and Dick Pound and others who are fighting the good fight on existential underpinnings like doping. And thank goodness for them. But for the moment 136

October 8, 2018 9:15 PM Investigation group says one of Novichok poisoning suspects is Russian intelligence doctor

LONDON—One of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a trained doctor who works for Russian military intelligence and travelled to Britain under an alias, investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday. Bellingcat said on its website that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a doctor 93

October 7, 2018 11:40 PM Pro-Russia leader wins Serb seat in Bosnian’s presidential election

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia—Pro-Russia Serb leader Milorad Dodik won a race to fill the Serb seat in Bosnia’s three-member presidency, deepening ethnic divisions in the country that faced a brutal war some 25 years ago. Preliminary official results from Sunday’s election gave Dodik 56 per cent of the vote and his main opponent, Mladen Ivanic, 42 per cent. The projections 63

October 5, 2018 11:21 PM Khabib Nurmagomedov first on scale ahead of fight with Conor McGregor

Russia’s Nurmagomedov (26-0) left Thursday’s news conference early before former two-division champion McGregor (21-3) arrived, saying he needed to start his weight-cutting process. In March 2017, Nurmagomedov fell ill during his weight cut and had to withdraw vs. Tony Ferguson. Friday marked the third consecutive fight that Nurmagomedov has arrived 60

October 4, 2018 12:12 PM U.K. blames Russian military intelligence for ‘reckless’ cyberattacks

BRUSSELS—The British government on Thursday accused Russia’s military intelligence agency GRU of “reckless and indiscriminate cyberattacks,” blaming it for everything from the hacking of top athletes’ medical records to disruptions on the Kyiv subway system to the theft of emails at the Democratic National Committee. The accusation was unusually forthright 112

September 26, 2018 6:24 PM Russian ex-spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel, investigative group says

MOSCOW—The investigative group Bellingcat said Wednesday it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as a highly-decorated colonel of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. Bellingcat said the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, who in 2014 was awarded 114

September 18, 2018 10:19 PM Chrystia Freeland monitoring suspected poisoning of Canadian Pussy Riot member

Freeland said Tuesday that she spoke with Verzilov’s mother on Friday and assured his family he will have the government’s full support because he is a Canadian citizen. “Pyotr’s situation is one that our government is following with very close interest and it is one that I am personally very closely engaged in,” she said Tuesday. “This is something 88

September 16, 2018 3:11 PM Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week. Maria Alekhina, a member of the group, told The Associated Press that he regained consciousness Friday. Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for running onto field 68