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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Russia to send missiles to Baltic exclave as part of military drills
    Mar17

    Russia to send missiles to Baltic exclave as part of military drills

    Russia plans to station state-of-the art missiles to its westernmost Baltic exclave and deploy nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea as part of massive war games intended to showcase the nation’s resurgent military power amid bitter tensions with the West over Ukraine. …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...

    Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave on maneuvers
    Mar17

    Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave on maneuvers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to station state-of-the art missiles to its westernmost Baltic exclave and deploy nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea as part of massive war games intended to showcase the nation’s resurgent military power amid bitter tensions with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....