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    Ukraine Says Pro-Russia Rebels Are Building a Dirty Bomb
    Aug01

    Ukraine Says Pro-Russia Rebels Are Building a Dirty Bomb

    Less than a mile behind the rebel front line in eastern Ukraine, the abandoned warehouses of the Donetsk chemical factory sprawl across a chunk of the city’s westernmost suburb. The homes surrounding it bear the scars of the past year’s artillery bombardment. Whole apartment blocks have been burned out, and low-rise buildings are...

    Where the federal leaders went in July’s unofficial campaign
    Aug01

    Where the federal leaders went in July’s unofficial campaign

    NDP Leader Tom Mulcair ramped up his travel in July as his party’s popularity swelled – focusing heavily on key battlegrounds of Toronto and southern Ontario – as part of a sustained effort to help Canadians get to know him better. Mulcair, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau all took differing approaches to...

    East Ukraine War: Donbas Self-Rule Decision Will Not Bring Peace, Says Top US Ambassador
    Aug01

    East Ukraine War: Donbas Self-Rule Decision Will Not Bring Peace, Says Top US Ambassador

    Constitutional changes approved Friday by Ukraine’s highest court to help end the war in Donbas are unlikely to bring an end to hostilities between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer said. The legal changes, which still must be approved by the parliament in Kiev, seek to allow the...

    U.S. Hits Russia with More Sanctions
    Aug01

    U.S. Hits Russia with More Sanctions

    The U.S. yesterday expanded its sanction regime to include 26 more individuals and entities, keeping pressure on the country over its continued aggression in Ukraine. The Hill reports: Under four separate executive orders, the Treasury Department on Wednesday designated and identified former officials and close associates of Ukrainian President...

    Canada to extend Ukraine mission, Harper announces
    Aug01

    Canada to extend Ukraine mission, Harper announces

    OTTAWA — Canada will extend its participation in NATO efforts to support security in central and eastern Europe until June 2016, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says. The extension of what is known as Operation Reassurance underlines Canada’s commitment to allies in the region, including Ukraine, Harper said. Canada’s participation in...

    French President Says No Compensation Deal With Russia Yet
    Jul31

    French President Says No Compensation Deal With Russia Yet

    President Francois Hollande has denied claims by Moscow that France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two Mistral warships. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Georgia diplomat: No plans to join new EU sanctions against Russia
    Jul31

    Georgia diplomat: No plans to join new EU sanctions against Russia

    Jared M. FeldschreiberTBLISI, Georgia, July 31 (UPI) — The Georgian prime minister’s envoy to Russia told reporters his country has no plans to join new sanctions leveled at Russia by the EU. …read more Source: United Press...

    France Will Compensate Russia for Canceling Arms Deal, Kremlin Aide Says
    Jul31

    France Will Compensate Russia for Canceling Arms Deal, Kremlin Aide Says

    France has agreed to pay Russia compensation for refusing to deliver two helicopter carrier ships after sanctions were imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The New York...

    Former Ukrainian Official On The Lam In Alligator Shoes?
    Jul31

    Former Ukrainian Official On The Lam In Alligator Shoes?

    A new luxury shoe store has opened up in Kyiv, and the owners’ tracks appear to come from one of Ukraine’s most wanted men. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    International group to monitor Canada’s federal election
    Jul31

    International group to monitor Canada’s federal election

    Canadians won’t be the only ones watching October’s election. An international body that specializes in monitoring elections plans to send a team to watch the federal campaign for the first time since 2006. The Organization for Security and Economic Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is drawing up the plan in direct response to opposition...