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    Glavin: The most aggravating thing about John Baird
    Feb05

    Glavin: The most aggravating thing about John Baird

    During a visit to Israel three years ago, the Jerusalem Post asked John Baird what he’d be doing with his life if he were not Canada’s foreign minister. “Likely working on a kibbutz,” Baird said. A joke, maybe, but only sort of, because if your prime minister sends you to Jerusalem to express unequivocal solidarity with what your...

    Oscar-nominated corruption film ‘Leviathan’ opens in Russia
    Feb05

    Oscar-nominated corruption film ‘Leviathan’ opens in Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — It’s been lauded by critics yet trashed by Russian politicians, its actors praised for their performances but harassed by local officials. On Thursday, director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan,” a harrowing portrayal of small-town corruption, faces its toughest test yet as it plays in about 450...

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine
    Feb05

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – In a new push for peace, the leaders of France and Germany headed Thursday to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons, something Europeans fear … …read more Source: The...

    NATO commander: Arming Ukraine could backfire
    Feb05

    NATO commander: Arming Ukraine could backfire

    As the U.S. mulls lethal aid to Ukrainian troops, U.S. Gen. at helm of NATO warns it could “trigger” a reaction from Russia …read more Source:...

    US, Allies Could Split Over Supplying Weapons to Ukraine
    Feb05

    US, Allies Could Split Over Supplying Weapons to Ukraine

    Several European defense ministers spoke out on Thursday against sending weapons to the Ukrainian army, pointing to a potential transatlantic split if Washington decides to supply arms. The United States is considering whether to provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, although no decision has been made, senior...

    Ukraine’s Hryvnia Plunges After Foreign Currency Auctions Scrapped
    Feb05

    Ukraine’s Hryvnia Plunges After Foreign Currency Auctions Scrapped

    Ukraine’s hryvnia currency plunged about 30 percent against the dollar on Thursday, traders said, after the central bank abandoned the foreign currency auctions that had effectively pegged the exchange rate. The central bank scrapped the daily auctions, which had set an unofficial peg for banks to follow, and also raised its main interest...

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine
    Feb05

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – In a new push for peace, the leaders of France and Germany headed Thursday to Kyiv and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal weapons, something Europeans fear could spark even wider hostilities. The flurry of...

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine
    Feb05

    French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine

    In a new push for peace, the leaders of France and Germany headed Thursday to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    US envoy Kerry urges Russia to back peace in Ukraine
    Feb05

    US envoy Kerry urges Russia to back peace in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The Ukrainian government is anxious … …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Arming Ukraine could provoke Russia, NATO general warns
    Feb05

    Arming Ukraine could provoke Russia, NATO general warns

    The top NATO commander says any move to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons must take into account any possible angry reaction from Russia. …read more Source: CTV...