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    White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran
    Jun26

    White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. …read more Source: U.S....

    White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran
    Jun26

    White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. …read more Source: CNS...

    U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers
    Jun26

    U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

    The U.S. won’t give the Ukrainian army lethal weapons to fight Russian-backed rebels, but it has sent 300 trainers to help the beleaguered, bedraggled Ukrainian military.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash
    Jun26

    Key countries call for tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The five countries investigating last year’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an… …read more Source:...

    US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria to reassure allies
    Jun26

    US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria to reassure allies

    BERLIN (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps commander says a unit equipped with tanks, light armored vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria this fall as part of American plans to help reassure NATO allies worried by Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Canada does not have right weapons to help Ukraine, defence minister reveals
    Jun26

    Canada does not have right weapons to help Ukraine, defence minister reveals

    Hinting at how close Canada has come to providing lethal aid to Ukraine in its war against Russian-backed separatists, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Thursday that he recently ordered a military inventory to determine what weapons Canada could send to the Ukrainian army, if it chose to do so. The answer that came back was: not much....

    Key countries call for tribunal to prosecute those responsible for Malaysia Airlines crash
    Jun26

    Key countries call for tribunal to prosecute those responsible for Malaysia Airlines crash

    The five countries investigating last year’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible. …read more Source: FOX...

    State Department: Russia Restricted Freedoms, Prosecuted Critics Last Year
    Jun25

    State Department: Russia Restricted Freedoms, Prosecuted Critics Last Year

    Restrictions on freedom of expression, politically-motivated prosecutions, and government discrimination against minorities were among the most significant human rights problems in Russia last year, the U.S. State Department says in its newly-released human rights report for 2014. The report, released Thursday, says Russia’s government last...

    Putin Approval Rating Soars
    Jun25

    Putin Approval Rating Soars

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has reached its highest point since he first set foot in the Kremlin over 15 years ago, according to independent Russian pollster the Levada Center. Internationally, Putin’s reputation has plummeted over the last year, as his annexation of Crimea from the territory of Ukraine and his...

    Kenney says Canada doesn’t have the right weapons to give Ukraine’s army
    Jun25

    Kenney says Canada doesn’t have the right weapons to give Ukraine’s army

    Until now, the official reason Canada has hesitated to arm Kiev has been concern that such a move could inflame the conflict in the east of the country …read more Source: The Globe and...