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    U.S. expects NATO allies to step up fight against Islamic State: Kerry
    Dec02

    U.S. expects NATO allies to step up fight against Islamic State: Kerry

    BRUSSELS – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has delivered a tough, unambiguous message to NATO members, including Canada, saying the United States expects them to do more in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.The blunt talk on Wednesday was particularly significant for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government,...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine To Keep Defense Spending High
    Dec02

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine To Keep Defense Spending High

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his government will spend five percent of gross domestic product on defense and security next year, in a bid to strengthen the army in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange
    Dec02

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange

    President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists.Poroshenko announced the exchange on his official website, which showed a photograph of him meeting early… …read more Source:...

    Turkey and Russia: Days of Future Past?
    Dec02

    Turkey and Russia: Days of Future Past?

    Turkish-Russian relations, which could be described as hostile during the 1990s, have steadily improved after March 2003 as a result of disappearance of divisive issues such as Chechnya and the Kurds, convergence of Russia’s and Turkey’s stance on Iran, Syria and other states in the Middle East and North Africa before the Arab Spring,...

    Russia Warns Of Penalties On Kyiv After Failed Trade Talks
    Dec02

    Russia Warns Of Penalties On Kyiv After Failed Trade Talks

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports starting in January after negotiators failed to agree on ways to address Moscow’s objections to Kyiv’s free-trade agreement with the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fighting corruption, Ukraine set to become Canada’s next trade partner
    Dec02

    Fighting corruption, Ukraine set to become Canada’s next trade partner

    Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has her marching orders: to implement the Harper government’s trade deal with Ukraine, a country struggling to contain widespread corruption among its public officials. The deal, which was announced by the Conservatives on July 14 as “concluded” but still needs to be implemented through...

    DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach
    Dec02

    DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. defense official says the Obama administration is pursing ways to counter Russia’s violation of a key arms control treaty, but says actions will be rolled into a broader response to Kremlin aggression in Ukraine and other parts of the world.The U.S. announced last year that Russia is violating the Intermediate-Range...

    Power Outage Forces Crimeans to Reconsider Their Enthusiasm for Secession
    Dec02

    Power Outage Forces Crimeans to Reconsider Their Enthusiasm for Secession

    Forced to cook and boil drinking water on open fires since protesters blew out electricity lines on Nov. 22, some Crimeans are beginning to reconsider their vote to secede almost two years ago. …read more Source: The New York...

    DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach
    Dec02

    DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach

    Faced with rising pressure from Congress, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday that the Obama administration is pursuing ways to counter Russia’s violation of a key arms control treaty, but actions will be rolled into a broader response to Kremlin aggression in Ukraine and other parts of the world. … Click to Continue » …read more...

    DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach
    Dec02

    DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. defense official says the Obama administration is pursing ways to counter Russia’s violation of a key arms control treaty, but says actions will be rolled into a broader response to Kremlin aggression in Ukraine and other parts of the world. …read more Source: U.S....