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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Ruble on the Rebound
    Apr15

    Ruble on the Rebound

    The Russian ruble is rebounding, outpacing all other world currencies against the dollar this year. The 20 percent recovery this month alone stands in stark contrast to last year, when U.S. officials smugly pointed to Russia’s plummeting currency as proof that Western sanctions against Moscow for meddling in Ukraine were working. That...

    Ukraine Crisis: Russia Accused Of Sending Military Weapons To Rebels
    Apr15

    Ukraine Crisis: Russia Accused Of Sending Military Weapons To Rebels

    Russia was expected to send another convoy into eastern Ukraine on Wednesday that Moscow says will be packed with humanitarian aid, but Ukraine has accused its Eastern European neighbor of loading up the convoy with military equipment to supply pro-Russia rebels. The convoy would be the 24th sent into Ukraine from Russia since the conflict...

    Russia says Western investment in Ukraine’s farms is a plot to take over the world
    Apr15

    Russia says Western investment in Ukraine’s farms is a plot to take over the world

    MOSCOW — Ukraine has long tried to sell itself to Europe as the once-and-future breadbasket of the continent, promising that Western investment is the key to making its under-exploited black earth bloom. But official Russia would like you to know that all this agricultural development talk is really just a secret plot to help companies […]...