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    Deployment of Canadian training troops to Ukraine delayed – mission still has to be worked out
    Jun24

    Deployment of Canadian training troops to Ukraine delayed – mission still has to be worked out

    It will be the middle of summer at the earliest before the Canadian military fields its training mission to Ukraine, which is likely to play out against a backdrop of escalating violence in breakaway eastern regions, writes Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press. More from Murray Brewster’s article: Canadian soldiers will also hit the ground...

    Foreign Affairs analysts tracking social media in Ukraine
    Jun24

    Foreign Affairs analysts tracking social media in Ukraine

    They say that in war, truth is the first casualty. When it comes to social media, a report published by NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence last year notes, “a single posting by an individual can become equally powerful and even more widespread than the information released by a state-controlled channel.” read more...

    Talks On Ukraine End With Vow Not To Let Peace Deal Break Down
    Jun24

    Talks On Ukraine End With Vow Not To Let Peace Deal Break Down

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried June 23 to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Diplomats seek to calm fighting in Ukraine, break stalemate
    Jun24

    Diplomats seek to calm fighting in Ukraine, break stalemate

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried Tuesday to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting that is throwing doubts on a shaky peace accord. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russian, Ukrainian, German, French FMs Start Ukraine Talks In Paris
    Jun24

    Russian, Ukrainian, German, French FMs Start Ukraine Talks In Paris

    Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France have started talks in Paris on ways to halt the 15-month war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How the Migrant Crisis Is Testing Europe’s Security Strategy
    Jun24

    How the Migrant Crisis Is Testing Europe’s Security Strategy

    COPENHAGEN — Which battles should Europe pick? At least since the euro crisis, the quest for Europe’s survival has been mostly associated with monetary rather than military matters. But at the end of this week, European leaders will take the question more literally, as they convene for another summit, this time dedicated to security....

    Cdn military to field Ukraine training mission
    Jun24

    Cdn military to field Ukraine training mission

    KYIV, Ukraine – It will be the middle of summer at the earliest before the Canadian military fields its military training mission to Ukraine, which is likely to play out against a backdrop of escalating violence in breakaway eastern regions. Canadian soldiers will also hit the ground just as the Harper government prepares to do electoral battle...

    Russia May Ban Chocolates From Belgium And France, Produce Their Own As Part Of Countersanctions Effort
    Jun24

    Russia May Ban Chocolates From Belgium And France, Produce Their Own As Part Of Countersanctions Effort

    Russia reacted to the extension of sanctions by the European Union with a series of countersanctions. Part of that response involves the Russian government banning products from a number of European countries. The EU sanctions against Russia were extended Tuesday. The sanctions will be in effect until January 31, 2016. Russia may stop importing...

    The majority of NATO member states still aren’t pulling their weight on defense spending
    Jun23

    The majority of NATO member states still aren’t pulling their weight on defense spending

    Tensions continue to rise throughout Europe, but the vast majority of NATO member states still aren’t meeting the alliance’s defense spending targets, with eight states actually seeing their defense expenditures fall. Every NATO member state is expected to spend at least 2% of its annual GDP on defense spending. However, following the...

    International Tribunal Looks Like Best Chance For MH17 Justice – Dutch Sources
    Jun23

    International Tribunal Looks Like Best Chance For MH17 Justice – Dutch Sources

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) — The Netherlands is discussing with its allies an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, sources familiar with the discussions have told Reuters. The chance of a successful prosecution is considered slim at best but the Dutch still...