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    Obama: No Decision Yet on Lethal Weapons for Ukraine
    Feb10

    Obama: No Decision Yet on Lethal Weapons for Ukraine

    As violence escalates in eastern Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama says he has not yet decided whether to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine as it fights Russian-backed separatists. Mr. Obama made the comments in Washington on Monday alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Both leaders said they will continue to pursue a diplomatic solution...

    Harper noncommittal on question of arming Ukraine
    Feb10

    Harper noncommittal on question of arming Ukraine

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vowed to “never accept the illegal occupation of Ukraine by Russia,” but won’t say whether Canada could give Ukraine weapons and other “lethal” military aid to fight Russian-backed rebels. Appearing alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel following an hour-long, closed-door meeting on Parliament Hill...

    Merkel thanks Harper, Obama for diplomatic support on Ukraine
    Feb10

    Merkel thanks Harper, Obama for diplomatic support on Ukraine

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel before a bi-lateral meeting during a visit to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) OTTAWA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday night she is leaving North America having won support from the United...

    EU delays sanctions by a week to support Ukraine peace talks
    Feb10

    EU delays sanctions by a week to support Ukraine peace talks

    International donors are planning a conference in Kiev in April to raise at least $15-billion (U.S.) to help save Ukraine from bankruptcy and rebuild the country, a senior EU official said on Monday. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Harper noncommittal on question of arming Ukraine
    Feb10

    Harper noncommittal on question of arming Ukraine

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vowed to “never accept the illegal occupation of Ukraine by Russia,” but won’t say whether Canada could give Ukraine weapons and other “lethal” military aid to fight Russian-backed rebels. Appearing alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel following an hour-long, closed-door meeting on Parliament Hill...

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict
    Feb10

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict

    By STEVEN R. HURST read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Merkel Says Ukraine Conflict Can’t Be Solved By Military
    Feb10

    Merkel Says Ukraine Conflict Can’t Be Solved By Military

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday the conflict between Russia and Ukraine cannot be solved by “military means.” Merkel made the remark in a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, just hours after meeting with U.S. President Barak Obama in Washington. Obama has been...

    Ukraine needs our diplomacy — not our weapons
    Feb10

    Ukraine needs our diplomacy — not our weapons

    The ingredients were all there for a rapid escalation in the crisis. Bloody battles in the Debaltseve region, a new front in the southern city of Mariupol forming a land bridge between Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, a January declaration from rebel leaders for the mobilization of one hundred thousand fighters, and claims of Russian troops and...

    Explosion hits chemical plant in rebel-held city of Donetsk
    Feb10

    Explosion hits chemical plant in rebel-held city of Donetsk

    The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine aim to hold a summit Wednesday to breathe new life into a much-violated September peace plan for eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Merkel briefs Harper on Ukraine talks
    Feb10

    Merkel briefs Harper on Ukraine talks

    Merkel to have quick meeting with Harper in Ottawa to brief him on Ukraine talks …read more Source:...