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    Think tank: Some NATO countries cutting defense spending
    Feb26

    Think tank: Some NATO countries cutting defense spending

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite stern talk and solemn pledges from NATO, a British-based think tank says some alliance member nations are cutting their spending on defense. In a report released Thursday, the European Leadership Network said Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Hungary and Italy are all on track to reduce military expenditures in 2015. In...

    Canada set to wade deeper into Ukrainian crisis as Jason Kenney floats military training mission
    Feb26

    Canada set to wade deeper into Ukrainian crisis as Jason Kenney floats military training mission

    Canada’s involvement in the struggle for Ukraine is set to deepen, with the revelation by Jason Kenney, the defence minister, that the government is talking to Kiev about a training mission. “We’re exploring options actively about assisting Ukrainians with military training … I would say, stay tuned,” he told reporters Wednesday. The...

    John Ivison: Canada set to wade deeper into Ukrainian crisis as Jason Kenney floats military training mission
    Feb26

    John Ivison: Canada set to wade deeper into Ukrainian crisis as Jason Kenney floats military training mission

    Canada’s involvement in the struggle for Ukraine is set to deepen, with the revelation by Jason Kenney, the defence minister, that the government is talking to Kiev about a training mission. “We’re exploring options actively about assisting Ukrainians with military training … I would say, stay tuned,” he told reporters Wednesday. The...

    Norway: Russia relations will never be the same
    Feb26

    Norway: Russia relations will never be the same

    Western relations with Russia will never again be the same after the war in Ukraine, Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    The Great Ukraine Conspiracy Revealed?
    Feb26

    The Great Ukraine Conspiracy Revealed?

    Publication of a leaked secret planning document raises questions about when and how Putin might have planned the takeover of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Canada looks at training Ukrainian troops
    Feb26

    Canada looks at training Ukrainian troops

    Canada considers joining U.S.-led military training mission in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Kremlin advised to annex Crimea before Ukrainian president’s fall
    Feb26

    Kremlin advised to annex Crimea before Ukrainian president’s fall

    MOSCOW — The Kremlin was advised to annex Crimea and a large swath of southeastern Ukraine weeks before the Ukrainian government fell, a Russian newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing what it said was a memo that was presumably presented to the presidential administration. Russia has long contended that it acted without premeditation in Crimea,...

    Canada considers joining U.S.-led military training mission in Ukraine
    Feb26

    Canada considers joining U.S.-led military training mission in Ukraine

    OTTAWA–The Harper cabinet is actively and seriously considering whether Canada should join the U.S. and Britain in a military training mission to shore up embattled Ukrainian troops, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Wednesday. The notion drew a lukewarm response from opposition parties, who seem reluctant to see Canada venture further into the...

    Crimean tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia
    Feb26

    Crimean tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia

    Russia’s takeover of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine a year ago was hailed by many ethnic-Russian locals, but for the indigenous Crimean Tatar minority, the new rulers have brought little but fear. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    These graphics tell you everything you need to know about the world’s greatest subways
    Feb25

    These graphics tell you everything you need to know about the world’s greatest subways

    People have a love-hate relationship with subways — but it’s mostly love. Especially for the world’s biggest and best-know subways (or undergrounds, or metros). These infographics, from designer Laura Beckman, tell you (almost) everything you need to know, from how old they are to how many miles riders rack up.Riders jump on subways...