Highlights/Russian

International, Internet, Science and Technology

 Canadian heading to space

A Canadian is now orbiting Earth, along with a Russian and American, heading towards the international space station. David Saint-Jacques, a 48-year-old doctor and astro-physicist, blasted off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft with the two others in a trouble-free lift off» 

International, Society

Doping casts ‘dark shadow’ on Olympics, says ethics advocate

The twists and turns of the doping scandal involving Russian athletes is “very, very messy” and has caused a lack of confidence in the Olympics on the part of athletes and the public, says Paul Melia, president and CEO of» 

International, Politics, Society

News of Russian hacking in U.S. election called ‘explosive’

The head of the British Secret Intelligence Service has added his voice to U.S. officials’ complaints about Russian cyber-interference in domestic political affairs. U.S. Central Intelligence officials recently said Russia had intervened in the presidential election campaign with the specific» 

International, Politics, Society

Activist lobbies Canada on Russian sanctions

Financier Bill Browder thinks Canadians agree government should deny visas and freeze the assets of Russian human rights abusers. American financier Bill Browder is spending a week in Canada, urging parliamentarians to pass a law to freeze the assets of»