Social Issues http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23001/all en Water levels in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick drop more than a metre overnight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140419/water-levels-perth-andover-new-brunswick-drop-more-metre-ove <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PERTH-ANDOVER, N.B. - They're not out of the woods yet, but residents of the flood-threatened community of Perth-Andover in northwestern New Brunswick can breathe a bit easier.</p> <p>Village spokeswoman Justine Waldeck said Saturday morning that water levels dropped more than a metre overnight.</p> <p>Waldeck says a huge ice jam on the St. John River above the dam at Grand Falls has yet to break up and so remains a serious concern.</p> <p>She adds, however, that when the breakup does happen, the drop in water levels might help lessen the impact.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140419/water-levels-perth-andover-new-brunswick-drop-more-metre-ove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Canada New Brunswick Perth-Andover, New Brunswick Social Issues The Canadian Press Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:16:16 +0000 The Canadian Press 6125485 at http://www.globalpost.com State Department giving more time to federal agencies to review Keystone XL pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140418/us-delays-review-keystone-xl-pipeline-likely-punting-decisio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140418/us-delays-review-keystone-xl-pipeline-likely-punting-decisio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Hospitality Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Law Politics Social Issues United States The Canadian Press Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:31:21 +0000 The Canadian Press 6125251 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine in 'pivotal period' as deal stalls, US warns Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-pivotal-period-deal-stalls-us-warns-russia-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia was under intense US pressure Saturday to convince pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine to give up eastern towns they are occupying, after Washington said the situation in the former Soviet republic was in a "pivotal period".</p> <p>But with the separatists' refusal to budge throwing a deal to defuse the crisis into doubt, and US sanctions looming large, Russia was biting back -- warning that its military is massed on Ukraine's border, ready to act.</p> <p>In the nearly dozen Ukrainian towns the pro-Kremlin rebels were holding, the stalemate dragged on Saturday. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-pivotal-period-deal-stalls-us-warns-russia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Environment Europe Government Health Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Ukrainian studies War AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:54:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125443 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine in 'pivotal period' as deal stalls, US warns Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-pivotal-period-deal-stalls-us-warns-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia was under intense US pressure Saturday to convince pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine to give up eastern towns they are occupying, after Washington said the situation in the former Soviet republic was in a "pivotal period".</p> <p>But with the separatists' refusal to budge throwing a deal to defuse the crisis into doubt, and US sanctions looming large, Russia was biting back -- warning that its military is massed on Ukraine's border, ready to act.</p> <p>In the nearly dozen Ukrainian towns the pro-Kremlin rebels were holding, the stalemate dragged on Saturday. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-pivotal-period-deal-stalls-us-warns-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Environment Europe Government Health Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Ukrainian studies War AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:51:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125434 at http://www.globalpost.com HealthCare.gov users told to change passwords after government's Heartbleed probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140419/healthcaregov-users-told-change-passwords-after-governments- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - People who have accounts on the enrolmentwebsite for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140419/healthcaregov-users-told-change-passwords-after-governments-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer security Cyberwarfare Environment Health Labor Politics Security Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:15:10 +0000 The Canadian Press 6125335 at http://www.globalpost.com DNA test harsh step for families of missing ferry victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/dna-test-harsh-step-families-missing-ferry-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Providing a DNA sample marked an emotional watershed for Han Mi-Ok -- a heart-wrenching acceptance that she was unlikely to ever see her child alive again.</p> <p>Her son Song Kang-Hyun was one of 325 high school on board the ferry Sewol when it capsized and sank more than three days ago en route to the southern resort island of Jeju.</p> <p>While some were rescued, hundreds remained unaccounted for and, for parents like Han, it was becoming harder to keep any sort of grip on the slim hope that they were alive in an air pocket somewhere in the submerged vessel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/dna-test-harsh-step-families-missing-ferry-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology DNA Han Mi-Ok Molecular biology Social Issues AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:01:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125349 at http://www.globalpost.com Baltics mull joint TV channel to counter Kremlin's line http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/baltics-mull-joint-tv-channel-counter-kremlins-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Europe's Baltic states are in talks to set up their own Russian-language television channel in a bid to counter the deluge of propaganda aimed at their ethnic Russian populations by Moscow-backed media.</p> <p>Numerous Russian-language media outlets already exist in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania but most emanate from Russia and toe its line on politics and history -- sensitive issues in a region that endured half a century of Soviet occupation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/baltics-mull-joint-tv-channel-counter-kremlins-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Liberal democracies Member states of the European Union Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:05:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125317 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria army advances in Homs as car bomb kills 14 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/syria-army-advances-homs-car-bomb-kills-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian army forces advanced Friday around rebel-held areas of the Old City of Homs, as a car bomb hit a regime-controlled part of the city, killing 14 people.</p> <p>Around 1,200 rebel fighters and nearly 200 civilians are believed to be inside the rebel-held parts of the Old City, under army siege for nearly two years.</p> <p>The army, which began a broad offensive there on Tuesday, "is progressing daily by capturing buildings and tightening the noose around the terrorist groups", a security source said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/syria-army-advances-homs-car-bomb-kills-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Social Issues Syrian uprising War AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:04:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125314 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine sanctions aside, US carmakers eye Russia market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-sanctions-aside-us-carmakers-eye-russia-market-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Never mind the Ukraine crisis and Washington's sanctions against Moscow: US automakers say the Russian market is their next big frontier.</p> <p>Russia is simply too large and too important for carmakers to ignore, experts said this week.</p> <p>"The Russian market is going to be larger than Germany," said John Branch, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.</p> <p>Branch said the structure of the Russian auto industry is in flux as the demand for imports increases despite barriers imposed by the Russian government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-sanctions-aside-us-carmakers-eye-russia-market-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Europe Lada Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:04:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125311 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/russia-warns-us-against-further-sanctions-ukraine-deal-stalls-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.</p> <p>A threat by US President Barack Obama that more sanctions would befall Moscow if the agreement, reached Thursday with Ukraine and the EU, failed was "absolutely unacceptable," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/russia-warns-us-against-further-sanctions-ukraine-deal-stalls-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Environment Europe Health Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:03:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125308 at http://www.globalpost.com Strife-weary C.Africans nostalgic for bloody 'emperor' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/strife-weary-cafricans-nostalgic-bloody-emperor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In the nightmare of the strife-torn Central African Republic, many citizens have begun to long for the "good old days" of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his brutality yet worked economic wonders in their eyes.</p> <p>Some residents of the capital Bangui are openly nostalgic for the Bokassa era, which lasted from his military coup in 1966 until his overthrow in 1979, two years after a hugely extravagant coronation when the former soldier proclaimed himself emperor.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/strife-weary-cafricans-nostalgic-bloody-emperor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central African Republic Disaster Government Jean-Bedel Bokassa Politics Social Issues AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:03:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125305 at http://www.globalpost.com Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/roller-derby-popular-us-gains-traction-abroad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Adrienne Schreiber curls down her lower lip to reveal "SF1" inked in black -- a tattoo celebrating Scare Force One, a tribe of fierce Washington women on roller skates.</p> <p>When they get together, they push, shove and -- above all -- win.</p> <p>Bureaucrats, teachers and scientists, the women who compete in roller derby -- an American game that is quickly gaining traction abroad -- come from all walks of life.</p> <p>But to take part is not merely to don skates and score points.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/roller-derby-popular-us-gains-traction-abroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Region Social Issues Sports Sports entertainment Technology AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:02:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125304 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch prosecute man whose child pornography case linked to Canadian victim Amanda Todd http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140418/dutch-prosecute-man-whose-child-pornography-case-linked-cana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140418/dutch-prosecute-man-whose-child-pornography-case-linked-cana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Law Prosecution Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:54 +0000 The Canadian Press 6124939 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine sanctions aside, US carmakers eye Russia market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-sanctions-aside-us-carmakers-eye-russia-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nevermind the Ukraine crisis and Washington's sanctions against Moscow: US automakers say the Russian market is their next big frontier.</p> <p>Russia is simply too large and too important for carmakers to ignore, experts said this week.</p> <p>"The Russian market is going to be larger than Germany," said John Branch, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.</p> <p>Branch said the structure of the Russian auto industry is in flux as the demand for imports increases despite barriers imposed by the Russian government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/ukraine-sanctions-aside-us-carmakers-eye-russia-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Europe Lada Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:32:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125282 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/russia-warns-us-against-further-sanctions-ukraine-deal-stalls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.</p> <p>A threat by US President Barack Obama that more sanctions would befall Moscow if the agreement, reached Thursday with Ukraine and the EU, failed was "absolutely unacceptable," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/russia-warns-us-against-further-sanctions-ukraine-deal-stalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Environment Europe Health Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues Technology Ukraine Ukrainian studies War AFP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125271 at http://www.globalpost.com