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Section: US & Canada

    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...

    Russia’s Black Sea submarine fleet is getting a serious upgrade
    Jul14

    Russia’s Black Sea submarine fleet is getting a serious upgrade

    Russia is making moves to revive and increase the size and scope of its Black Sea submarine fleet, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated. Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov stated during a meeting with the Main Naval Command in Saint Petersburg on Monday that he believes that the submarine fleet will be “revived” and ready for...

    Ukraine: Push Launched for MH17 Tribunal
    Jul14

    Ukraine: Push Launched for MH17 Tribunal

    Ukraine says it and four other countries have launched a push for the creation of an international criminal tribunal to bring to account those responsible for the downing one year ago of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. A petition by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine has been submitted to the United...

    Ukrainian Journalist And Activist Hospitalized After Attack
    Jul14

    Ukrainian Journalist And Activist Hospitalized After Attack

    Ukrainian journalist and activist Oleksandr Nikolaichuk was recovering from his injuries after he was beaten up on July 10 in the city of Olevsk. Nikolaichuk has been involved in campaigning against illegal amber mining, an industry largely controlled by criminal gangs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

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

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

    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 minister says Harper sees...

    Ukrainian Forces Patrol Mukacheve In Wake Of Clash
    Jul14

    Ukrainian Forces Patrol Mukacheve In Wake Of Clash

    Security forces were continuing to man checkpoints around Mukacheve in western Ukraine on July 14, three days after members of the nationalist Right Sector group were involved in a shootout that left three dead. Two members of the group have been detained, but police were still hunting for other armed militiamen. …read more Source: Radio...