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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Ukraine Leader Warned On Bills Rolling Back Economic Reforms
    Jul14

    Ukraine Leader Warned On Bills Rolling Back Economic Reforms

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk July 13 dismissed legislation in Ukraine’s parliament that would water down economic reforms demanded by the West in exchange for loans, saying it is sponsored by “lunatics.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Premier, in White House Visit, Hails Economic Progress
    Jul14

    Ukraine Premier, in White House Visit, Hails Economic Progress

    Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk said his coalition was committed to tackling corruption, increasing wages and voting for changes to offer more power to the separatist East. …read more Source: The New York...

    Canada in Kyiv — and the embassy scandal that wasn’t
    Jul14

    Canada in Kyiv — and the embassy scandal that wasn’t

    A Canadian Press ‘investigation’ claims to have uncovered a plot by the Government of Canada to be less than truthful about protesters using the Canadian embassy in Kyiv at the time of the 2014 overthrow of the Yanukovych regime. It’s one of the strangest pieces of ‘journalism’ I have seen for a very long time. The facts are...