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    Strategic Concerns Impact Greek Crisis
    Jul14

    Strategic Concerns Impact Greek Crisis

    When Greek and other European leaders came to the 17th hour of their all-night talks that culminated in an agreement Monday morning, their immediate concerns were economic. But experts say there were also serious strategic issues driving them toward the accord. The leaders avoided the unprecedented removal of a country from the common euro...

    U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops
    Jul14

    U.S. Considers Training Ukrainian Army Troops

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials are considering expanding the American military training mission in Ukraine to include army and special… …read more Source:...

    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...

    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...