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    Canada ratifies cluster bomb convention after half decade of controversy
    Mar17

    Canada ratifies cluster bomb convention after half decade of controversy

    OTTAWA – The Harper government has ratified an international treaty to ban deadly cluster bombs, after more than half a decade of controversy.Canada signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008, but dragged its heels on ratifying it in the face of widespread international complaints, including from the usually neutral International...

    Top U.S. General in Europe: Arming Ukraine ‘Isn’t a Strategy’
    Mar17

    Top U.S. General in Europe: Arming Ukraine ‘Isn’t a Strategy’

    The top U.S. Army commander in Europe questioned whether Washington should provide weaponry to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, a proposal gaining increasing support among American officials alarmed by the rebels’ ongoing gains in eastern Ukraine. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges conceded to reporters Tuesday that arming...

    Canada ratifies cluster bomb convention after half-decade of controversy
    Mar17

    Canada ratifies cluster bomb convention after half-decade of controversy

    OTTAWA – The Harper government has ratified an international treaty to ban deadly cluster bombs, after more than half a decade of controversy. Canada signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008, but dragged its heels on ratifying it in the face of widespread international complaints, including from the usually neutral International...

    Greek PM hastens Russia visit amid cash crunch
    Mar17

    Greek PM hastens Russia visit amid cash crunch

    Athens (AFP) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled Tuesday a surprise trip to Russia but also sought talks with European leaders to break a deadlock over reforms that has revived default fears.The radical Greek government said Tsipras, who was already scheduled to visit Russia in May for its annual Victory Day parade, would now...

    EU unlikely to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, presidency says
    Mar17

    EU unlikely to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, presidency says

    European Union leaders are not expected to impose new sanctions against Russia at their summit this week over the conflict in Ukraine as long as the peace agreement is being respected, the EU presidency said Tuesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukrainian Parliament Approves Bill On Special Status For Rebel East
    Mar17

    Ukrainian Parliament Approves Bill On Special Status For Rebel East

    Ukrainian lawmakers have approved a draft law to grant special status to the rebel-held areas in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU unlikely to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, presidency
    Mar17

    EU unlikely to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, presidency

    European Union leaders are not expected to impose new sanctions against Russia at their summit this week over the conflict in Ukraine as long as the peace agreement is being respected, the EU presidency said Tuesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Here are all the NATO military ships currently conducting manoeuvres on Russia’s doorstep
    Mar17

    Here are all the NATO military ships currently conducting manoeuvres on Russia’s doorstep

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is making its presence felt in Russia’s back yard as it conducts manoeuvres in the Black Sea. Since the onset of the Ukraine crisis, Russia has stepped up its military exercises with a greater number of naval drills and NATO reports of incursions by Russian fighter jets and bombers. It comes as...

    One Year After Annexation, Remembering The Crimea That Fought Back
    Mar17

    One Year After Annexation, Remembering The Crimea That Fought Back

    As Russia celebrates one year since its militarized annexation of Crimea, some residents on the peninsula are eager to remind the Kremlin that many people resisted the scheme — and remain opposed to it today. The Crimean Desk of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service reports. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    GOP Tries to Have Its Pentagon Cake and Eat It, Too
    Mar17

    GOP Tries to Have Its Pentagon Cake and Eat It, Too

    The 2011 budget deal that imposed caps on federal spending has begun to bite. That’s easy to see with the proposed House Republican budget for 2016 that keeps the lid on domestic spending while popping it open for the military—to the tune of more than a third of a trillion dollars over the coming decade. It’s a complicated storyline,...