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    Ukrainian PM’s visit with Stephen Harper steeped with politics?
    Jul14

    Ukrainian PM’s visit with Stephen Harper steeped with politics?

    OTTAWA – Ukraine’s prime minister arrives in Ottawa today for what’s likely to be the last visit by a foreign government leader ahead of this fall’s federal election. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk to sign a trade deal, following Yatsenyuk’s visit to the U.S. Monday. The stakes, for...

    Situation Report: The Deal is done; Israel unhappy; the coming Gulf spending spree; U.S. soldiers learning from Ukrainian troops; Pentagon studying transgender troops; lots of robot news; and more
    Jul14

    Situation Report: The Deal is done; Israel unhappy; the coming Gulf spending spree; U.S. soldiers learning from Ukrainian troops; Pentagon studying transgender troops; lots of robot news; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Adam Rawnsley It starts here. An agreement has been reached. After an intense 18 days of negotiation, six world powers and Iran finally managed to strike a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement will prevent Iran...

    What Anger Over the Iran Deal Is Really About
    Jul14

    What Anger Over the Iran Deal Is Really About

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria (Carlos Barria / AP) “Mankind faces a crossroads,” declared Woody Allen. “One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” The point is simple: In life, what matters most...

    Harper set to meet Ukrainian PM to talk trade, but is politics also on the table?
    Jul14

    Harper set to meet Ukrainian PM to talk trade, but is politics also on the table?

    Ukraine’s prime minister arrives in Ottawa today for what’s likely to be the last visit by a foreign government leader ahead of this fall’s federal election. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk to sign a trade deal, following Yatsenyuk’s visit to the U.S. Monday. The stakes, for Harper, are...

    11 stories in Canada we’re watching
    Jul14

    11 stories in Canada we’re watching

    Sean Kilpatrick/CP UKRAINE PM TO VISIT OTTAWA Ukraine’s prime minister arrives in Ottawa today for what’s likely to be the last visit by a foreign government leader ahead of this fall’s federal election. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk to sign a trade deal, following Yatsenyuk’s visit...

    Six stories in the news today, July 14
    Jul14

    Six stories in the news today, July 14

    Six stories in the news today, July 14 from The Canadian Press:———RAIN DAMPENS B.C. WILDFIRES AS AUSSIE AID ARRIVESFifty Australian wildfire specialists were expected to arrive in British Columbia to help battle 221 active wildfires. Fire information officer Navi Saini said they would assist with command and co-ordination efforts and would not be...

    John and Javad, the odd couple who struck the Iran deal
    Jul14

    John and Javad, the odd couple who struck the Iran deal

    Vienna (AFP) – At first glance, a loyal supporter of Iran’s Islamic revolution and a Democratic ex-senator have little in common. Yet against the odds, John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif have blazed their way into history.The tall, lanky American secretary of state, in his expensive tailored suits towers over his shorter, stouter...

    Ukraine PM says reforms continue despite ‘lunatic’ lawmakers
    Jul14

    Ukraine PM says reforms continue despite ‘lunatic’ lawmakers

    WASHINGTON – Ukraine’s prime minister pushed back Monday against a pair of forces threatening to undermine his fragile government, likening members of Ukraine’s parliament to “lunatics” while defending a nationalist militia that is locked in a standoff with police. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in Washington for meetings with top...

    The E.U. Should Act Like an Empire
    Jul14

    The E.U. Should Act Like an Empire

    The crises in Greece and Ukraine prove that greater, not less, integration into Europe is the answer. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Conservatives spending millions to fight Russian influence while Ukraine cracks down on press freedoms
    Jul14

    Conservatives spending millions to fight Russian influence while Ukraine cracks down on press freedoms

    Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press continues his reports from Ukraine. In this one he examines how the Harper government is fighting the Kremlin’s influence as well as the “draconian” restrictions on press freedom in Ukraine. Here is what Murray Brewster writes: KYIV, Ukraine — Canada has joined its allies in dusting off a Cold War...