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    Three stories in the news today, Mar. 2
    Mar02

    Three stories in the news today, Mar. 2

    Three stories in the news today, Mar. 2, from The Canadian Press:NICHOLSON GOES TO PARISCanada’s new foreign affairs minister is in France today for his first overseas trip since taking over from John Baird last month. Rob Nicholson is going to have talks with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius — the two men are expected to discus the...

    No smiles from Kerry, Russian FM as Ukraine festers
    Mar02

    No smiles from Kerry, Russian FM as Ukraine festers

    Top diplomats meet for 1st time since Kerry accused Russian officials of lying to his face over role in Ukraine war …read more Source:...

    Kerry And Lavrov Meet To Discuss Ukraine, Nemtsov; UN Says 6,000 People Have Died In Conflict So Far
    Mar02

    Kerry And Lavrov Meet To Discuss Ukraine, Nemtsov; UN Says 6,000 People Have Died In Conflict So Far

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Geneva, on Monday, to discuss various issues ranging from Iran’s nuclear program to Friday’s murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine, according to reports. …read more Source: International Business...

    Kerry, Lavrov Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Mar02

    Kerry, Lavrov Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss ongoing violence in Ukraine, negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and the crisis in Syria, a senior State Department official said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east
    Mar02

    Ukraine’s leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: U.S....

    U.N. Report Faults Russia for Escalating Conflict in Ukraine
    Mar02

    U.N. Report Faults Russia for Escalating Conflict in Ukraine

    An influx of troops and heavy weapons were cited as undermining prospects for peace and causing a significant rise in casualties. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine moves closer to requesting international peacekeepers
    Mar02

    Ukraine moves closer to requesting international peacekeepers

    Ukraine’s president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: CTV...

    Three stories in Canada we’re watching
    Mar02

    Three stories in Canada we’re watching

    NICHOLSON GOES TO PARIS Canada’s new foreign affairs minister is in France today for his first overseas trip since taking over from John Baird last month. Rob Nicholson is going to have talks with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius – the two men are expected to discus the fight against Islamic State militants and the ongoing tension in...

    The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month
    Mar02

    The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

    This month’s Photojournalism Links collection highlights 10 excellent photo essays from across the world, including Stephanie Sinclair‘s work on child and underage brides in Guatemala in the latest installment of her decade-long project spanning 10 countries to document the issue of child marriage around the world. In Guatemala, over half...

    Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Passes 6,000, UN Human Rights Office Says
    Mar02

    Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Passes 6,000, UN Human Rights Office Says

    BERLIN (AP) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,” the U.N. human rights office said Monday. Hundreds of civilians and military personnel have been killed in recent weeks alone after an...