Falling currency, among other developments, has sponsors pulling out funding for many teams, while many players and coaches are either seeing their ruble-based salaries devalued or they just aren’t seeing them at all
Dec 17, 2014
As Russia’s economic woes increase, Vladimir Putin may feel the patient and pragmatic route is no longer an option
Dec 16, 2014
Hungary’s opposing politics are highlighted by a monument some say whitewashes the country’s role in the Second World War
Dec 15, 2014
Only a handful of inmates in the country are being held in long-term punitive segregation compared to Canada where one in four spent time in isolation last year
Dec 09, 2014
Mr. Putin announced Monday that his country was abandoning, mid-construction, the $40-billion (U.S.) South Stream natural gas pipeline, previously seen as key to Moscow’s long-term energy strategy
Dec 02, 2014
Across Russia's traditional sphere of influence, the chill of a new Cold War is advancing – in Moldova, Georgia and beyond.
Nov 30, 2014
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage says he draws inspiration from Preston Manning and the Reform Party’s ‘reverse takeover’ of Canada’s Progressive Conservative Party
Nov 27, 2014
The ‘white van man’ is such a stereotype in England that many detected a hint of disdain for the working class in Labour MP’s photo from constituency where right-wing UKIP won recent by-election
Nov 25, 2014
Two months after 55 per cent of Scots voted to remain int he United Kingdom, talk of a second refendum has been fuelled by recent polls
Nov 23, 2014
Mark MacKinnon is currently based in London, where he is The Globe and Mail's Senior International Correspondent. In that posting he has reported on the Syrian refugee crisis, the rise of Islamic State, the war in eastern Ukraine and Scotland's independence referendum.
Mark recently spent five years as the newspaper's Beijing correspondent. There he won accolades for his investigations into the garment industry in Asia - as well as the Canadian-listed companies Sino-Forest and Silvercorp - and for his reporting from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.
Mark has also been posted to the Middle East and Moscow for The Globe and Mail. He has covered the arrival of Canada's troops in Afghanistan, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Russia's war in Chechnya, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
A four-time National Newspaper Award winner, Mark is also the author of The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics - which was published in 2007 by Random House - and The China Diaries, an e-book of his train travels through the Middle Kingdom along with photographer John Lehmann.
He has interviewed many world leaders, including former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi.