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Section: National Newswatch (Canada)

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year
    Jun19

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea for a year

    BRUSSELS — The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc “remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy” of Russia’s seizure of Crimea and the city of...

    Canadian, Russian officials set aside differences to talk terrorism
    Jun17

    Canadian, Russian officials set aside differences to talk terrorism

    OTTAWA — The Canadian government hosted talks with counter-terrorism officials from Russia this week despite persistent tensions between the two countries. The discussions were held Thursday in Ottawa, the first such meeting in years after Canada suspended much of its contact with the Russian government because of the latter country’s...

    Merkel: US must not link Russia sanctions, economy interests
    Jun16

    Merkel: US must not link Russia sanctions, economy interests

    BERLIN — Angela Merkel’s spokesman says the German chancellor believes it would be wrong for the United States to link sanctions against Russia with efforts to promote American economic interests. The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to impose new sanctions on Russia over its alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign and its...

    Government eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine
    Jun14

    Government eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine

    The military has quietly expanded its footprint in Ukraine, with commanders being given free rein to send their troops anywhere — except where they might run into Russian forces or separatist rebels. Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015 to help train government forces in their fight against Russian-backed...

    Senate Strikes Deal on Russia Sanctions, Stripping Power From Trump
    Jun13

    Senate Strikes Deal on Russia Sanctions, Stripping Power From Trump

    The U.S. Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a new round of sanctions against Russia, a move that will likely force President Donald Trump to either sign or veto a measure that he has not said he supports. The sanctions are in response to a trio of Russian actions, including their interference in the 2016 election, engagement in Syria...

    Montenegro official prevented from travelling through Moscow
    May30

    Montenegro official prevented from travelling through Moscow

    PODGORICA, Montenegro — Montenegro on Monday strongly protested “inappropriate” conduct by Russian authorities against a senior ruling party leader who was prevented from changing planes at a Moscow airport. Lawmaker Miodrag Vukovic said he was kept overnight in a transit zone at Domodedovo International Airport while on his way to an...

    PM Trudeau praises benefit of sharing intelligence with the U.S. and others
    May25

    PM Trudeau praises benefit of sharing intelligence with the U.S. and others

    BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada will continue as usual when it comes to sharing intelligence with allies, even as U.S. President Donald Trump is being accused of playing fast and loose with sensitive secrets. “The track record has shown that collaboration and co-operation between allies, friends and partners has saved...

    NATO to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg
    May25

    NATO to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg

    BRUSSELS — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is lending its support to the U.S.-led coalition against the group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. “NATO joining the coalition to defeat (ISIL) is a strong political message of unity in the fight against terrorism,” Sec.-Gen. Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday. The...

    PM in Brussels for NATO summit, where terrorism, cost of defence top agenda
    May25

    PM in Brussels for NATO summit, where terrorism, cost of defence top agenda

    BRUSSELS — The new headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization — a massive, state-of-the-art facility that cost more than a billion euros to build — was designed to help the military alliance step boldly into the future. The building is not completely ready, but on Thursday it will nonetheless greet U.S. President Donald Trump for an...

    PM in Brussels for NATO summit, where terrorism. cost of defence top agenda
    May25

    PM in Brussels for NATO summit, where terrorism. cost of defence top agenda

    BRUSSELS — The new headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization — a massive, state-of-the-art facility that cost more than a billion euros to build — was designed to help the military alliance step boldly into the future. The building is not completely ready, but on Thursday it will nonetheless greet U.S. President Donald Trump for an...

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