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    John Baird to quit Commons seat on March 16
    Mar11

    John Baird to quit Commons seat on March 16

    Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird is officially resigning his seat in the House of Commons on March 16. Baird made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in less than 140 characters on his Twitter account. “After 20 great years representing my community I will be stepping down as MP on March 16. It has been an honour to serve,” Baird wrote. After 20...

    US Warns Europe About Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending
    Mar11

    US Warns Europe About Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending

    Top U.S. officials are warning of the dangers of a growing gap between U.S. and European defense spending at a time of heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The warnings come as U.S. tanks and warships are being deployed in Europe for ongoing NATO training operations. Rolling off the Liberty Promise cargo ship and onto Riga harbor, about...

    IMF Bailout Could Speed Up Ukraine Bond Rally
    Mar11

    IMF Bailout Could Speed Up Ukraine Bond Rally

    Ukrainian government bonds have been among the world’s worst performing assets over the past year, but a recent rally could gather pace after the IMF approved a bailout package for the war-torn country on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet exit
    Mar11

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet exit

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania marked the 25th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union amid warnings that its freedom could once again come under threat. In celebrations overshadowed by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine — another former Soviet republic — Lithuania’s first post-independence president...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Russia is hacking your social media news feed
    Mar11

    Leonid Bershidsky: Russia is hacking your social media news feed

    Now that most of our information — and the information that news organizations use as raw material — is delivered by technology platforms such as social networks, what we know about the world is potentially hackable. Propagandists no longer have to convince professional news organizations to spread their stories; they just have to embed them into...

    Stephen Harper’s four rules of super-awesome diplomacy (Hint: More pandas.)
    Mar11

    Stephen Harper’s four rules of super-awesome diplomacy (Hint: More pandas.)

    Photo Illustration by Sarah MacKinnon and Richard Redditt TV shows like House of Cards make international diplomacy look tricky and nuanced. But it’s easy when you do it the Stephen Harper way! Just follow these four guidelines: Be assertive. In fact, be more than assertive; be aggressive to the point of recklessness. It’s important...

    U.S. to send unarmed drones, but no lethal aid, to Ukraine
    Mar11

    U.S. to send unarmed drones, but no lethal aid, to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama is still considering whether to send...

    Russian Weapons Challenge Ukrainian Military
    Mar11

    Russian Weapons Challenge Ukrainian Military

    Experts say the rebels in eastern Ukraine are using sophisticated Russian weapons that require specialized skills to operate and could only have come directly from Russia. The analysis comes as both sides withdraw heavy weapons as part of the shaky ceasefire deal, and NATO accuses Russia of continuing to supply the rebels. VOA’s Al Pessin...

    US to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons
    Mar11

    US to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions
    Mar11

    West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions

    Washington (AFP) – The IMF handed Ukraine a $17.5 billion lifeline Wednesday as the United States agreed to send military aid to bolster its forces against pro-Russian rebels — but stopped short of promising weapons.The United States also expanded the reach of its economic sanctions targeting Russian banks and officials, a move Moscow...