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    Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine
    Apr01

    Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a plan to extend Moscow’s current natural gas deal with Ukraine for another three months. Russian authorities announced the extension Tuesday, just hours before a temporary pricing agreement reached in October 2014 was set to expire. The deal required Ukraine to make monthly payments in advance...

    Cost of Iraq and NATO reassurance missions ‘classified’ in coming budget: DND
    Apr01

    Cost of Iraq and NATO reassurance missions ‘classified’ in coming budget: DND

    OTTAWA – Parliament may have approved a year-long extension to the country’s combat mission in Iraq and Syria, but the Harper government is once again refusing to say how much it will cost taxpayers.Nor will it reveal the estimated pricetag for upcoming involvement in NATO’s reassurance operations in eastern Europe.Late Tuesday,...

    Cost of Iraq and NATO reassurance missions ‘classified’: DND
    Apr01

    Cost of Iraq and NATO reassurance missions ‘classified’: DND

    President of the Treasury Board Tony Clement . (Patrick Doyle/CP) OTTAWA – Parliament may have approved a year-long extension to the country’s combat mission in Iraq and Syria, but the Harper government is once again refusing to say how much it will cost taxpayers. Nor will it reveal the estimated price tag for upcoming involvement in...

    Cost to fight ISIL in Syria and Iraq declared secret by Conservative government
    Apr01

    Cost to fight ISIL in Syria and Iraq declared secret by Conservative government

    Parliament may have approved a year-long extension to the country’s combat mission in Iraq and Syria, but the Harper government is once again refusing to say how much it will cost taxpayers, Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press writes. Here is the rest of Murray Brewster’s article: Nor will it reveal the estimated pricetag for...

    Tragedies Move Germany, France Closer, Leaders Say
    Apr01

    Tragedies Move Germany, France Closer, Leaders Say

    The leaders of Germany and France announced plans Tuesday to work more closely on economic and security issues after years of strain, saying the tragedies of the Charlie Hebdo killings and air crash in the French Alps had brought them closer. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande, whose relationship has sometimes been tense...

    Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain
    Apr01

    Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain

    Amsterdam (AFP) – The Netherlands once again proved too good for an under-par Spain as goals from Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaasen handed the hosts a 2-0 friendly win in Amsterdam on Tuesday.Spain were hoping to exact revenge for the 5-1 thrashing they suffered at the hands of the Dutch at last year’s World Cup, but their chances were...

    NATO Reassures East European Allies of its Support
    Mar31

    NATO Reassures East European Allies of its Support

    NATO’s supreme commander in Europe said that an armored vehicles convoy of U.S. troops crossing eastern Europe is a “good message of reassurance” to member nations for the military alliance’s support. Speaking Tuesday in the capital of Romania, Bucharest, General Philip Breedlove said that the exercise tested many things that...

    Airline Knew About Co-pilot’s Depressive Episode
    Mar31

    Airline Knew About Co-pilot’s Depressive Episode

    BERLIN — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a “serious depressive episode,” the German airline said Tuesday. The airline said that as part of its internal research it found emails that Andreas Lubitz sent to the Lufthansa flight school in Bremen when he...

    Eastern Ukraine’s Children Fall Prey to War
    Mar31

    Eastern Ukraine’s Children Fall Prey to War

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that more than 150 children have been killed and maimed by landmines and unexploded ordnance during the past year in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine. According to the United Nations, the number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting broke out last April now...

    Putin Agrees To Extend Ukraine Gas Price For Three Months
    Mar31

    Putin Agrees To Extend Ukraine Gas Price For Three Months

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports a proposal to extend the current natural gas deal with Ukraine by three months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...