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    John Baird’s resignation poses dilemma for Stephen Harper
    Feb03

    John Baird’s resignation poses dilemma for Stephen Harper

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s world has suddenly become more complicated. With the resignation of just one cabinet minister – the veteran political lieutenant John Baird – the final months of Harper’s majority mandate are now filled with uncertainty. As he heads towards a fall election campaign, that’s not the message Harper...

    Russia Makes It Easy To Fight In Ukraine
    Feb03

    Russia Makes It Easy To Fight In Ukraine

    Officially, Russia has no soldiers in Ukraine. But it does have volunteers — hundreds of men and women eager to take up arms in defense of Novorossia. And the Kremlin’s got no problem with that. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Cure For Low Oil Prices Is Low Oil Prices
    Feb03

    The Cure For Low Oil Prices Is Low Oil Prices

    Over the course of 2014 the prices the world paid for crude oil tumbled from over $125 per barrel to around $45 per barrel now, and could easily drop further before recovering for a time to then begin the cycle of boom and bust all over again . You get the idea. In the end, the wild whipsawing of the oil market, and the even wilder whipsawing of...

    ICAO delegates weigh safety proposals
    Feb03

    ICAO delegates weigh safety proposals

    MONTREAL – Delegates at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s safety conference began working on how to improve the global tracking of aircraft and better share information on conflict zones.Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday that real-time tracking is a priority and must be fast-tracked by the...

    Russia releases mother of 7 accused of spying for Ukraine
    Feb03

    Russia releases mother of 7 accused of spying for Ukraine

    Charges still pending against woman who reportedly was reporting Russian troop movements to Ukraine …read more Source:...

    U.N. warns both sides in Ukraine conflict over rising civilian deaths
    Feb03

    U.N. warns both sides in Ukraine conflict over rising civilian deaths

    Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia separatists are increasingly engaging in “indiscriminate shelling” that has killed at least 224 civilians over a recent three-week period and imperils millions living in the eastern Ukraine war zones, the United Nations’ top human rights official… …read more Source: Los...

    The Moment to Arm Ukraine
    Feb03

    The Moment to Arm Ukraine

    Debaltseve, Ukraine (Sergey Polezhaka/Reuters) On Tuesday, the United Nations released its latest death toll in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine. The new figure represents an ominous turning point in the battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists that was supposed to have halted under a September ceasefire agreement. With...

    US Dilemma: To Arm Ukraine Troops or Not
    Feb03

    US Dilemma: To Arm Ukraine Troops or Not

    By considering giving weapons to Kyiv, the United States could be contemplating a risky venture that advocates say would help end the conflict in Ukraine, but which opponents warn might fan the flames of war. A senior U.S. administration official said on Monday no decision had been made on whether to send arms to help Ukrainian forces fight...

    Russia, Poland Clash Over WWII Anniversary
    Feb03

    Russia, Poland Clash Over WWII Anniversary

    Russia and Poland traded diplomatic barbs on Tuesday over the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II in a sign of Moscow’s worsening ties with Warsaw, the European Union’s leading critic of its role in Ukraine. Relations between Moscow and the West have already plummeted over the conflict in Ukraine, and Warsaw has advocated...

    Don’t Look Now, but Oil Prices Are Rising
    Feb03

    Don’t Look Now, but Oil Prices Are Rising

    Crude oil prices, which have rattled petrostates by plunging 60 percent from their summer 2014 highs, are suddenly leaping back up. Prices for benchmark crudes have jumped about 15 percent in the last week, and they continued to do so early Tuesday, Feb. 3, with Brent crude futures closing in on $58 a barrel in London. It appears that oil prices...