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    Canadian soldiers pass on life-saving tips to Ukrainian troops fighting Russian-backed separatists
    Jul05

    Canadian soldiers pass on life-saving tips to Ukrainian troops fighting Russian-backed separatists

    YAVORIV, Ukraine — Seven thousand kilometres from Quebec, but only 10 hours by road from the bloody battlefields of eastern Ukraine, about 200 soldiers mostly from Canada’s storied Royal 22nd Regiment, the Vandoos, are helping to prepare Ukrainian infantry, medics and combat engineers to defend their country against Russian-backed...

    How the US can confront Moscow's frozen conflicts
    Jul05

    How the US can confront Moscow's frozen conflicts

    Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine and the emergence of pro-Moscow separatist territories in eastern Ukraine have created a new set of conflicts, and the U.S. response since 2014 constitutes an unprecedented turning point for… …read more Source: The...

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Reported Killed In East
    Jul05

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Reported Killed In East

    Ukraine says three of its servicemen have been killed and 13 wounded in clashes in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia To Empty One Of Its Sovereign Funds Next Year – Ministry Proposal
    Jul05

    Russia To Empty One Of Its Sovereign Funds Next Year – Ministry Proposal

    Russia will exhaust one of its two sovereign funds next year, according to a finance ministry proposal seen by Reuters, having by that point run through $87 billion since the beginning of 2014 to fill holes in the budget left by a slump in oil prices.Russia will also spend over the next three years about a third of another of its funds on...

    It’s time for more Canada – again
    Jul05

    It’s time for more Canada – again

    In 2003, the singer-songwriter and U2 star, Bono, excited Canadians, although also imposing a burden on them, by declaring: “The world needs more Canada.” Afterwards we did precious little to deserve such praise. The succeeding prime minister, Stephen Harper, limited his interest in foreign affairs to specifically chosen countries, such as...

    NATO head applauds Canada’s boosted presence in Eastern Europe
    Jul05

    NATO head applauds Canada’s boosted presence in Eastern Europe

    OTTAWA – The head of NATO has praised Canada for agreeing to take a leadership role in the standoff with Russia, even as new figures show Canadian defence spending has fallen to record lows. The Liberal government announced last week that Canada would join Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States in leading a 4,000-strong NATO force in...

    “Mea Culpa” Foreign Policy
    Jul05

    “Mea Culpa” Foreign Policy

    Turkey’s relations with its near neighbors have been strained over the last few years, being pushed to breaking point with Israel since 2010, with Egypt since 2013 and with Russia since November 2015, for various reasons. Hoping to turn a new page, Ankara has recently adopted a policy of mea culpa in a bid to normalize its relations with...

    NATO chief sees Canada’s troop commitment as ‘open-ended’
    Jul05

    NATO chief sees Canada’s troop commitment as ‘open-ended’

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg applauded Canada’s decision to contribute land troops to a small force aimed at deterring Russia in Eastern Europe, a commitment that he describes as “open-ended.” In an exclusive interview with CBC News ahead of this week’s pivotal NATO summit in Warsaw, the secretary general also dismissed critics...

    AP Interview: NATO to end central Europe’s fears of Russia
    Jul04

    AP Interview: NATO to end central Europe’s fears of Russia

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Decisions to be approved at this week’s NATO summit in Warsaw will build a deterrence force that should make Russia “forget about threatening Poland” and other nations, Poland’s defense minister said Monday. Antoni Macierewicz spoke to The Associated Press just four days before about 2,000 delegates from the 28...

    AP Interview: NATO to end central Europe’s fears of Russia
    Jul04

    AP Interview: NATO to end central Europe’s fears of Russia

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Decisions to be approved at this week’s NATO summit in Warsaw will build a deterrence force that should make Russia “forget about threatening Poland” and other nations, Poland’s defense minister said Monday. Antoni Macierewicz spoke to The Associated Press just four days before about 2,000 delegates...