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    Canada expected to train Ukrainian soldiers
    Apr14

    Canada expected to train Ukrainian soldiers

    OTTAWA – Canada appears set to join a U.S.-led training mission to shore up the capabilities of the battered and bloodied Ukrainian military. A defence source says the Harper government is expected to announce the deployment of training troops — possibly over 100. Most of them are expected to be housed at an existing NATO training centre located...

    Russia, Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller Caliber Arms
    Apr14

    Russia, Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller Caliber Arms

    Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region’s yearlong conflict. Foreign ministers from the two countries – meeting with their French and German counterparts in Berlin – also agreed to support international...

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make announcement at NDHQ Tuesday morning – troops headed for Ukraine
    Apr14

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make announcement at NDHQ Tuesday morning – troops headed for Ukraine

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be at National Defence Headquarters Tuesday morning to make an announcement. That will be followed by a press conference by Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Chief of the Defence Staff General Tom Lawson. No details yet but I’m wondering if this could be the much expected announcement that a contingent of...

    Do Ukraine’s new nationalist laws justify Kremlin’s criticism? (+video)
    Apr14

    Do Ukraine’s new nationalist laws justify Kremlin’s criticism? (+video)

    Kiev has passed new laws that outlaw communist symbols and honor Ukrainian nationalists connected to Nazis and ethnic cleansing during World War II. Experts say the timing could not be worse. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russia, Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller-Caliber Arms
    Apr14

    Russia, Ukraine Agree on Withdrawal of Smaller-Caliber Arms

    (BERLIN) — Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region’s yearlong conflict. Foreign ministers from the two countries — meeting with their French and German counterparts in Berlin — also agreed to support international...

    News Wrap: Kerry briefs Congress on nuclear deal framework to stave off Iran bill
    Apr14

    News Wrap: Kerry briefs Congress on nuclear deal framework to stave off Iran bill

    GWEN IFILL: The White House stepped up efforts today to win over Congress on the Iran nuclear deal, as lawmakers returned from their holiday recess. Secretary of State John Kerry briefed House members this afternoon, and plans to brief senators tomorrow. He’s trying to head off a bill that could bar President Obama from lifting some of the...

    Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons From Ukraine Front Lines Sought
    Apr14

    Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons From Ukraine Front Lines Sought

    Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France called for more heavy weaponry to be withdrawn from the front lines in eastern Ukraine, amid recent flare-ups in violence between government forces and Russia-backed rebels. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine, Russia, Agree to Withdraw Tanks, Mortars, Small Artillery From Front Lines
    Apr14

    Ukraine, Russia, Agree to Withdraw Tanks, Mortars, Small Artillery From Front Lines

    BERLIN—Russia and Ukraine agreed Monday to call for the pullback of smaller caliber weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine as part of a fresh push to end the region’s yearlong conflict. Foreign ministers from the two countries — meeting with their French and German counterparts in Berlin — also agreed to support international...

    Ministers Agree To Extend Weapons Withdrawal In Ukraine
    Apr14

    Ministers Agree To Extend Weapons Withdrawal In Ukraine

    Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France have agreed to push ahead with the withdrawal of weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin Wins TIME 100 Reader’s Poll
    Apr14

    Vladimir Putin Wins TIME 100 Reader’s Poll

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is the winner of this year’s TIME 100 reader’s poll. Putin edged out rapper-singer CL (of the South Korean girl-group 2NE1) to claim the number one spot with 6.95% of the votes in the final tally. Pop stars Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five with 2.6%, 1.9% and 1.8% of the...