October 23, 2014

By Joel Himelfarb

Two deadly terrorist attacks targeting soldiers this week have left many Canadians fearing that their country is poorly prepared to tackle the domestic Islamic terrorist threat.

Canadians Fear Government is Unprepared to Stop Terrorism
Police search the area around Ottawa's National War Memorial where a terrorist killed a Canadian soldier Wednesday. (Peter McCabe/Getty Images)
ISIS Deploys Imagery to Inspire Barbaric Attacks Worldwide
September 29, 2014

The beheading of an Oklahoma woman by an ex-con who recently converted to Islam is the latest example of so-called “lone-wolf” terrorists abroad inspired and recruited by the publicity from the horrific violence committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Cameron Sought ISIS Vote to Reverse Syria Humiliation
September 26, 2014
Heard in London

by Jeremy Bradshaw

British Prime Minister David Cameron told the United Nations this week that the United Kingdom is willing to “play its part” in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But first he needed approval from the British Parliament.
New Face of Organized Crime: Islamic Terrorists and Mexican Drug Gangs
September 26, 2014

by Norman A. Bailey

Mexican drug gangs and Islamic terrorists have formed a deadly new partnership, according to U.S. and Israeli security and intelligence sources.
Add Khorasan to the New Terror Threats to US, Europe
September 25, 2014

The Obama administration unexpectedly added the Khorasan Group, an al-Qaeda offshoot, to the list of targets for this week’s airstrikes. The White House suspected the terrorists were plotting imminent attacks against the United States and Europe by placing bombs that are difficult to detect on airliners. The threats posed by the Khorasan Group are similar to those of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but appear to be more focused on direct attacks on the West.
Eurozone Inflation Likely to Rise After a Three-Year Low
September 25, 2014
Eurozone annual inflation has been on a slippery slope for the best part of three years. From a high of 3 percent at the end of 2011, inflation has dropped to a low of .3 percent in August with lower energy and food prices largely responsible for that decline in the 18 European countries that share the euro as a common currency. But that could soon end as the global economy recovers.
Ukraine Walks a Tightrope Between EU and Russia
September 24, 2014
Ukraine’s moves to strike a trade agreement with the European Union while also granting self-rule and amnesty to pro-Russian rebels represent a careful strategy. Ukraine is trying to protect what is left of its sovereignty without risking further interference from Russia. However, key elements of the EU agreement will not be implemented until late 2015 at the earliest because of Russian pressure. There are also concerns Moscow could eventually kill the deal.
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