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Section: US & Canada

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Blasts Target Police Stations
    Jul15

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Blasts Target Police Stations

    Two policemen were hurt Tuesday in explosions at two police stations in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine crisis a threat to Canada’s security, Arseniy Yatsenyuk says
    Jul15

    Ukraine crisis a threat to Canada’s security, Arseniy Yatsenyuk says

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says support for his country is as much about Canada’s security as it is Ukraine’s, urging support from NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s strong stance against Russia. Harper has been a vocal supporter of Ukraine since the start...

    Harper promotes free trade deal with Ukraine as a job creator
    Jul14

    Harper promotes free trade deal with Ukraine as a job creator

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday that Canada and Ukraine have reached a free trade agreement. Harper made the announcement as he met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Chelsea, Quebec. …read more Source: National...

    Russia Suffers Sixth Military Aircraft Crash in Six Weeks
    Jul14

    Russia Suffers Sixth Military Aircraft Crash in Six Weeks

    The Russian air force has suffered its sixth crash in as many weeks after a Tupolev Tu-95MS Bear strategic bomber failed whilst on a training flight in Russia’s far-eastern Khabarovskiy region. Russia has suffered a series of military aircraft crashes this summer, since a MiG29 ‘Fulcrum’ and Su-34 ‘Fullback’ fighter...

    Russia’s military aircraft are now crashing from overuse
    Jul14

    Russia’s military aircraft are now crashing from overuse

    Russia’s Air Force has suffered from a string of crashes over the past month that highlight the country’s maintenance and modernization woes. Since June 4, there have been five major Air Force crashes, USNI News reports. On June 4, a MiG-29 and an Su-34 both crashed. The SU-34 is one of Russia’s most advanced fighter jets, and...

    Russia Hails Iran Deal, Observers More Skeptical
    Jul14

    Russia Hails Iran Deal, Observers More Skeptical

    Russia’s top officials on Tuesday hailed the agreement that world powers reached with Iran to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. However, some Russian observers warned that it may be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” President Vladimir Putin said in a statement that the world...

    Canada signs free-trade agreement with Ukraine (and also discusses the small matter of Russian aggression)
    Jul14

    Canada signs free-trade agreement with Ukraine (and also discusses the small matter of Russian aggression)

    CHELSEA, Que. — Canada has reached a trade agreement with Ukraine that will eventually see a near elimination of duties on goods coming into Canada from Ukraine. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the free trade agreement as he met today with Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The two met privately in a windowless room at a...

    Harper government dusts off Cold War playbook, pours millions into project to counter Russian influence
    Jul14

    Harper government dusts off Cold War playbook, pours millions into project to counter Russian influence

    Ottawa’s contribution to Ukraine — over $49 million — is an attempt to fight Kremlin influence with grassroots ideology rather than tanks, artillery and troops …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Harper government dusts off Cold War playbook, pours millions into project to counter Russian influence
    Jul14

    Harper government dusts off Cold War playbook, pours millions into project to counter Russian influence

    KYIV, Ukraine — Canada has joined its allies in dusting off a Cold War playbook to push back against Russian influence in Ukraine, but the advance of democratic ideals is fraught with contradictions and qualifications. The Harper government is pouring millions of dollars into a series of democracy-promoting initiatives and programs intended to...

    Trade, Russia, up for discussion as Harper meets Ukraine’s PM
    Jul14

    Trade, Russia, up for discussion as Harper meets Ukraine’s PM

    Andrew Kravchenko/Pool/Reuters CHELSEA, Que. – Stephen Harper is set to send another signal of support to the embattled government of Ukraine as he meets with that country’s prime minister. Harper and Arseniy Yatsenyuk are expected to sign a trade deal, although details of the agreement have not yet been divulged. A spokesman for the prime...