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    When it comes to Ukraine, hawkish Stephen Harper can’t be stopped
    Apr15

    When it comes to Ukraine, hawkish Stephen Harper can’t be stopped

    Deep in his secret heart, Stephen Harper should whisper a quiet thank you to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Conservative prime minister’s tough-on-crime agenda is on the ropes following a landmark decision Tuesday by Canada’s Supreme Court. But thanks in part to Putin’s intransigence, Harper is able to forge ahead with...

    Debaltseve – Gunmen, Looting, And Bread Queues
    Apr15

    Debaltseve – Gunmen, Looting, And Bread Queues

    The town of Debaltseve, in eastern Ukraine, fell to a Russian-backed separatist assault shortly after the Minsk cease-fire agreements were signed in February. A fraction of the pre-conflict civilian population now lives there. Those who remained have experienced looting, buried bodies being dug up, and bread queues herded by gunmen....

    Kerry: still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal
    Apr15

    Kerry: still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal

    LUEBECK, Germany (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is still confident that the U.S. administration can conclude a nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject an agreement. Steinmeier said other topics would include conflicts in the Middle East, prospects...

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet In Germany
    Apr15

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet In Germany

    Host Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the G7 foreign ministers would look to build on recent progress on the Ukraine crisis and Iran’s nuclear program. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Losing Their Religion in Crimea
    Apr15

    Losing Their Religion in Crimea

    Russia’s Restrictive Religion Laws Take Their Toll April 15, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    Sevilla face depleted Zenit in Europa League quarters
    Apr15

    Sevilla face depleted Zenit in Europa League quarters

    Paris (AFP) – Holders Sevilla host a Zenit Saint Petersburg side ripped apart by suspensions in the Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday.Andre Villas-Boas’s Russian league leaders travel to Spain missing no fewer than five first team regulars.Defenders Domenico Criscito and Igor Smolnikov, skipper Miguel Danny and...

    Trapped in a Torn Country
    Apr15

    Trapped in a Torn Country

    While some families fled eastern Ukraine because of the military conflict, many of the elderly stayed behind and now face a desperate shortage of health care. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine hits ‘dead end’ as lasting peace deal eludes leaders (+video)
    Apr15

    Ukraine hits ‘dead end’ as lasting peace deal eludes leaders (+video)

    The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine on Monday called for incremental steps to de-escalate the fighting in eastern Ukraine. But the two sides have yet to agree on a long-term political settlement. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Government gets poor grade for military spending
    Apr15

    Government gets poor grade for military spending

    As Canada gets set to deploy 200 troops to help Ukraine’s military in its fight against Russian-backed rebels, Canada’s former parliamentary budget watchdog gives the Conservative government a barely passing grade for its defence spending. In his inaugural Money Page segment for CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, Kevin...

    Russian infiltration of Ukrainian military complicates Canadian training mission
    Apr15

    Russian infiltration of Ukrainian military complicates Canadian training mission

    Russian intelligence operatives have so deeply compromised the Ukrainian military that almost nothing they say or do remains secret for long, according to a report …read more Source: Vancouver...