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    Canada’s decision to send troops to Ukraine ‘deplorable,’ Russia says
    Apr15

    Canada’s decision to send troops to Ukraine ‘deplorable,’ Russia says

    In a statement, the Russian embassy to Canada criticized Stephen Harper’s deployment, saying sending Western soldiers will not help ease conflict between the Kiev government and separatists in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    NATO should be more active in face of challenges from Russia
    Apr15

    NATO should be more active in face of challenges from Russia

    PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech general in line for a top NATO post says the western military alliance was wrong-footed by Moscow’s moves in Ukraine and now… …read more Source:...

    Conflict Of Interest? A Tale Of Two Ukrainian Oligarchs And One Deputy Minister
    Apr15

    Conflict Of Interest? A Tale Of Two Ukrainian Oligarchs And One Deputy Minister

    The tangled relationship between Ukraine’s deputy energy minister and two leading tycoons illustrates the challenge Kyiv faces as it tries to curb the influence of the country’s oligarchs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Full Pundit: Harper loses another at the Supreme Court
    Apr15

    Full Pundit: Harper loses another at the Supreme Court

    When policy meets politicsThe Globe and Mail‘s editorialists think the Supreme Court “got it wrong” in overturning mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain gun crimes, on grounds that it could capture people who improperly stored or secured firearms “for reasons of absent-mindedness or misunderstanding.” They agree with the minority...

    Editorial: Canada’s modest contribution welcome
    Apr15

    Editorial: Canada’s modest contribution welcome

    We welcome this country’s commitment to send a small Canadian Forces contingent to Ukraine. It’s important, however, to keep our contribution in the proper perspective. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Editorial: Canada’s modest contribution welcome
    Apr15

    Editorial: Canada’s modest contribution welcome

    We welcome this country’s commitment to send a small Canadian Forces contingent to Ukraine, where it’ll spend the next two years training up soldiers there in areas like explosive ordnance disposal, military policing, medicine, flight safety and logistics system modernization. It’s important, however, to keep our contribution in...

    Top NATO official: alliance must assure public it can confront Moscow, be ready defend Baltics
    Apr15

    Top NATO official: alliance must assure public it can confront Moscow, be ready defend Baltics

    A top NATO official has acknowledged that the western military alliance was wrong-footed by Moscow’s moves in Ukraine and now has to reassure the public it has the means and will to confront Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin’s Nordic Miscalculation
    Apr15

    Putin’s Nordic Miscalculation

    HELSINKI – Vladimir Putin is proving to be a tactical genius but a strategic blunderer. Perhaps the most important geostrategic result of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine is occurring 800 miles to the north in Scandinavia, whose sturdy governments, rather than being cowed by unsubtle Russian attempts at intimidation, are instead coordinating...

    Kremlin Says Putin Made Just $151,000 Last Year
    Apr15

    Kremlin Says Putin Made Just $151,000 Last Year

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin earned about $151,000 in 2014, less than many others in the presidential administration, according to details of his income declaration published by the Kremlin on Wednesday. Putin’s wealth has long been the focus of speculation by opponents who portray him as one of the richest men...

    No need to bring Russia back to G8, Nicholson says
    Apr15

    No need to bring Russia back to G8, Nicholson says

    Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson told reporters Wednesday morning he doesn’t see a need to bring Russia back into the G8. Speaking on teleconference from a G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Lubeck, Germany, Nicholson said the “affable” meeting touched on a range of issues, from Ebola and Iran to Ukraine and Yemen. Earlier this...