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    Romania suspects swine fever pigs outbreak stems from Ukraine
    Aug01

    Romania suspects swine fever pigs outbreak stems from Ukraine

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    Pentagon and State Department Are Said to Propose Arming Ukraine
    Aug01

    Pentagon and State Department Are Said to Propose Arming Ukraine

    While President Obama decided against providing such assistance to the beleaguered country, the issue was rekindled when President Trump took office, …read more Source: The New York...

    Pence: Reversing Sanctions Requires Russia to Change
    Aug01

    Pence: Reversing Sanctions Requires Russia to Change

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says diplomatic actions taken by Russian in response to fresh sanctions will not deter U.S. commitment to its security and that of its allies. Speaking Tuesday during a visit to Georgia, Pence said the sanctions bill President Donald Trump will soon sign sends a “very clear message” that with...

    The Morning Vertical, August 1, 2017
    Aug01

    The Morning Vertical, August 1, 2017

    Your morning roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    WATCH: Ukrainian Pilot Lands Plane Safely After Hailstorm Shatters Windscreen
    Aug01

    WATCH: Ukrainian Pilot Lands Plane Safely After Hailstorm Shatters Windscreen

    Capt. Alexander Akopov, a Ukrainian pilot, was awarded a national medal of courage by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, for showing exceptional skill at landing a plane last week, whose windscreen was smashed by hailstorm, it was reported Monday. …read more Source: International Business...

    Germany Urges EU To Fight Back Against Russia Sanctions Bill
    Aug01

    Germany Urges EU To Fight Back Against Russia Sanctions Bill

    Germany’s economics minister on July 31 urged the European Union to fight back against new sanctions by the United States that could penalize Western companies doing business with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug
    Aug01

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug

    Congress has overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing new economic sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran. There was some speculation that President Trump might veto the measure, both because of concerns that it would prevent an improvement in America’s troubled relations with Moscow and because of stringent limitations imposed on the...

    Shall We Fight Them All?
    Aug01

    Shall We Fight Them All?

    Saturday, Kim Jong Un tested an ICBM of sufficient range to hit the U.S. mainland. He is now working on its accuracy, and a nuclear warhead small enough to fit atop that missile that can survive re-entry. Unless we believe Kim is a suicidal madman, his goal seems clear. He wants what every nuclear power wants — the ability to strike his...

    The story of Beechwood is the story of our country
    Aug01

    The story of Beechwood is the story of our country

    The story of Beechwood Cemetery is the story of Canada, in all its diversity of colour, religion and culture. “Whenever I enter a cemetery,” former governor general Michaëlle Jean once said, “I feel as though I am opening the door to a library. Every tombstone is a book; every person at rest, a story.” From its French and English roots,...

    Putin’s retaliation for sanctions echoes Cold War tit-for-tat
    Aug01

    Putin’s retaliation for sanctions echoes Cold War tit-for-tat

    WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Yesterday brought another low point between the United States and Russia, as Vladimir Putin elaborated on his demand that the U.S. reduce its staff in Russia by hundreds of personnel. It’s the latest diplomatic flash point in a tense relationship that President Trump and Putin had sought to improve. Special correspondent...