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Section: US & Canada

    A Blueprint for Failure
    Mar13

    A Blueprint for Failure

    Reciprocal restraint, Putin-style: Russian tanks in eastern Ukraine, February 2015 NEWSCOM A half-century of estrangement is over, President Obama declared late last year, in a surprise announcement that he was transforming U.S. policy towards Cuba. …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Kyiv Expects IMF Bailout Tranche On March 13, Will Start Debt Talks
    Mar13

    Kyiv Expects IMF Bailout Tranche On March 13, Will Start Debt Talks

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko says Kyiv expects the first $5 billion tranche of a new four-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout program to be disbursed on March 13. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Observers Extend Monitoring Mission
    Mar13

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Observers Extend Monitoring Mission

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will extend its observer mission to Ukraine for one year, until March 2016, and may double its size to 1,000 observers, a spokeswoman said Thursday. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine: Enough with Stale Insider Debates in the Media
    Mar13

    Ukraine: Enough with Stale Insider Debates in the Media

    To the extent that U.S. media covers Ukraine at all, outlets tend to focus on “what’s good” for “the west” and how “we” can outflank Vladimir Putin. Going overboard with the geopolitical analysis, the media invites wonky policy insiders to discuss how “U.S. interests” should be deployed in the...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Villagers Say They Saw Missile Just Before Civilian Jet Was Shot Down
    Mar13

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Villagers Say They Saw Missile Just Before Civilian Jet Was Shot Down

    Villagers in eastern Ukraine have said they saw a missile flying directly overhead just before a Malaysian airliner was shot down last July, providing the most detailed accounts to date. …read more Source: The New York...

    Provost marshal defends military police after scathing report
    Mar13

    Provost marshal defends military police after scathing report

    The military’s top police officer is defending his detectives following a scathing report that identified significant mistakes in three separate investigations of an Afghan veteran’s suicide. Provost Marshal Col. Robert Delaney says Canadians “can stand confident and proud” of the military police, and that it is “unfortunate” the...

    Putin’s grab of Crimea still rankles West. How about Crimeans? (+video)
    Mar13

    Putin’s grab of Crimea still rankles West. How about Crimeans? (+video)

    A new documentary to be aired on Russian state TV confirms a Kremlin plot to occupy Crimea, which has a Russian naval port. The annexation fueled a still-unresolved conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine accused by Russia of being slow to fulfil terms of peace deal
    Mar13

    Ukraine accused by Russia of being slow to fulfil terms of peace deal

    Russian-backed separatists and Kyiv blame each other for a slow and incomplete withdrawal of heavy weapons, after the Feb. 12 truce. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine
    Mar13

    Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

    Germany’s top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a “dangerous, permanent escalation” of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke Thursday in Washington after talks with U.S....

    Wolves’ de Bruyne has Inter in trouble
    Mar12

    Wolves’ de Bruyne has Inter in trouble

    Paris (AFP) – Kevin de Bruyne inspired Vfl Wolfsburg to a come-from-behind 3-1 defeat of Inter Milan on Thursday to leave the three-time Europa League winners struggling to make it into the quarter-finals.Roberto Mancini’s men looked to have the upper hand over their high-flying Bundesliga hosts when Rodrigo Palacio put the Serie A...