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    PSG, Bayern join Real, Porto in Champions League last eight
    Mar12

    PSG, Bayern join Real, Porto in Champions League last eight

    Paris (AFP) – Ten-man Paris Saint-Germain sensationally came from behind twice to dump Chelsea out of the Champions League on away goals after extra time as Bayern Munich also qualified for the quarter-finals with a 7-0 rout of ten-man Shakhtar Donetsk.Held 1-1 in their last 16, first leg tie at Parc des Princes, the Parisians needed an...

    IMF will loan $17.5 billion to Ukraine
    Mar12

    IMF will loan $17.5 billion to Ukraine

    IMF managing director Christine Lagarde announced Wednesday a plan to extend $17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine as part of a program designed to pull the country back from the verge of economic collapse. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    A pigeon in hawk’s feathers: Harper on security
    Mar12

    A pigeon in hawk’s feathers: Harper on security

    Stephen Harper’s gotten me so scared, I feel like hiding in a closet. The prime minister is quite right — the highest purpose of government is to protect its citizens. Why, then, does he try to scare the bejesus out of them every day? I thought leaders in times of crisis were expected to keep calm and carry on, maintaining stiff upper lips...

    U.S. to send Ukraine more aid, including small drones and Humvees
    Mar12

    U.S. to send Ukraine more aid, including small drones and Humvees

    U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden told Ukraine’s president Wednesday the U.S. will send more aid to the country, which U.S. officials said will include small drones and armoured Humvees. …read more Source: CTV...

    IMF approves $17.5Bn credit program for Ukraine
    Mar12

    IMF approves $17.5Bn credit program for Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s finance minister says the country is expecting to receive $5 billion in credit from the International Monetary Fund in the coming days— the first in a sought-for series of bailout loans the government hopes will keep Ukraine from an economic meltdown.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    US Warns of Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending
    Mar12

    US Warns of Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending

    Top U.S. officials are warning of the dangers of a growing gap between defense spending by the U.S. compared to Europe at a time of heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The warnings come as U.S. tanks and warships are being deployed in Europe as part of ongoing NATO training operations. Henry Ridgwell reports from London on NATO’s...

    US blacklists Ukraine separatists, Crimea bank
    Mar12

    US blacklists Ukraine separatists, Crimea bank

    The United States stepped up pressure on Ukraine separatists Wednesday, announcing economic sanctions on rebel leaders and their alleged Russian supporters, and on the largest bank in Crimea. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    News of the day from across the globe, March 12
    Mar12

    News of the day from across the globe, March 12

    The U.S. will expand its military aid package to Ukraine to include Humvees and small aerial drones, but is still declining to send weapons that have long been requested by Ukrainian officials as their military tangles with separatists with Russian backing and arms. The new aid package includes about 30 armored Humvees, 200 other Humvees, radios...

    IMF Aims for ‘Immediate’ Stabilization With Latest Ukraine Bailout Deal
    Mar12

    IMF Aims for ‘Immediate’ Stabilization With Latest Ukraine Bailout Deal

    The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country’s struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout. The IMF board on Wednesday approved an overall loan of $17.5 billion, with the bulk of the money heading out the door...

    Will New U.S. Aid and an IMF Bailout Be Enough to Save Ukraine?
    Mar12

    Will New U.S. Aid and an IMF Bailout Be Enough to Save Ukraine?

    Ukraine got a desperate $17.5 billion shot in the arm Wednesday from the International Monetary Fund. But the biggest threat to the country’s economy — fighting with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine — still looms large, and a new U.S. aid package falls short of what Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he needs to defeat...