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    Canada rushing 200 troops to Ukraine to help counter ‘Putin regime’s ongoing aggression,’ Stephen Harper says
    Apr14

    Canada rushing 200 troops to Ukraine to help counter ‘Putin regime’s ongoing aggression,’ Stephen Harper says

    Ottawa — Canada will send 200 troops to Ukraine for the next two years to help train military forces in that country, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. Harper made the announcement at National Defence Headquarters and was joined by Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Gen. Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff. The development was...

    The world sees Putin as the most influential person
    Apr14

    The world sees Putin as the most influential person

    The man who launched the internet into a frenzy after a mysterious 10-day absence, illegally annexed the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea, engineered a civil war in Ukraine, and just solid advanced missile systems to Iran has been voted the world’s most influential person by TIME readers. Russian President Vladimir Putin holds the indisputable...

    Canada to send military troops to Ukraine as trainers: Harper
    Apr14

    Canada to send military troops to Ukraine as trainers: Harper

    Canada will send 200 troops to Ukraine for the next two years to help train military forces in that country, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. Harper made the announcement at National Defence Headquarters and was joined by Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Gen. Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff. The development was the latest...

    IMF sees global economy steady; Japan, Europe improve
    Apr14

    IMF sees global economy steady; Japan, Europe improve

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that the Japanese and European economies were picking up pace as it stuck to its forecast for moderate global growth this year and next.The IMF trimmed its outlook for the United States but said the country would remain the driver of world output in 2015 and 2016 while many...

    New clashes in eastern Ukraine threaten cease-fire
    Apr14

    New clashes in eastern Ukraine threaten cease-fire

    At least seven soldiers were killed amid shelling overnight near rebel-held Donetsk. The flare-up comes as foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany meet in Berlin to address the violence. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russian Court Starts Hearings Against Dzhemilev’s Son
    Apr14

    Russian Court Starts Hearings Against Dzhemilev’s Son

    A court in the Russian city of Krasnodar has started hearings into the case against a son of veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Highest Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Since February
    Apr14

    Highest Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Since February

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier. The yearlong military conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces has claimed more...

    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Rages on Overnight Despite Talks
    Apr14

    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Rages on Overnight Despite Talks

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine—Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier. The yearlong military conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces has claimed more than...

    Russian Navy Ships in English Channel On Way to Drills
    Apr14

    Russian Navy Ships in English Channel On Way to Drills

    Russian navy vessels entered the English Channel on Tuesday on their way to the northern Atlantic for anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defense drills, the Northern Fleet said. The squadron, led by the Severomorsk anti-submarine ship, had carried out drills in the Bay of Biscay and will later head for the northeastern Atlantic, a spokesman for the...

    Gazprom Warns Against Proposed European Energy Union
    Apr14

    Gazprom Warns Against Proposed European Energy Union

    As the European Union moves ahead with an anti-trust case against Gazprom, the Russian firm is pushing back by warning that a unified pricing model will mean higher costs for the continent. The FT reports: [Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller] defended the company’s pricing model and explained that prices differed because Europe was a “fragmented...