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    Barack Obama won’t send guns to embattled Ukraine; backs negotiations
    Feb10

    Barack Obama won’t send guns to embattled Ukraine; backs negotiations

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama wants peace negotiations with Russia to run their course before deciding to send “lethal defensive” arms to help Ukraine against the recent attacks by Russian-supplied separatists on its eastern provinces. “The possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that’s being examined,”...

    Diplomat: Buffer Zone, Border Controls Key to Ukraine Talks
    Feb10

    Diplomat: Buffer Zone, Border Controls Key to Ukraine Talks

    Diplomat: Buffer zone, border controls among sticking points in push for peace in Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Merkel: diplomatic solution the only solution to Ukraine crisis
    Feb10

    Merkel: diplomatic solution the only solution to Ukraine crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says one of the most important messages for Russia is that a diplomatic solution is the only solution to ending the Ukraine crisis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    The Kids Are Alright!
    Feb10

    The Kids Are Alright!

    “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself.” — Khalil Gibran Gibran has always been one of my go-to guides in life. Born in Lebanon and heavily influenced by Islam (he was raised as a Christian) he has given me gentle reminders on a wide range of topics over the...

    Obama, Merkel Downplay Disagreement Over Ukraine Aid
    Feb10

    Obama, Merkel Downplay Disagreement Over Ukraine Aid

    With the Ukraine crisis spiraling, President Obama and Germany’s leader Angela Merkel met in Washington, D.C.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Kerry Tells Lawmakers He’s for Arming Ukraine
    Feb10

    Kerry Tells Lawmakers He’s for Arming Ukraine

    Lawmakers say Kerry privately told them that he wants Obama to say yes to Ukraine’s arms request. …read more Source:...

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Summed Up in One Quote
    Feb10

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Summed Up in One Quote

    Six years into his presidency, Barack Obama’s foreign policy has gone by many names. He’s talked of hitting “singles and doubles,” an aide said he believed in “leading from behind,” and he’s been accused of boiling down his overarching goal to resisting that which smells bad. Obama’s critics see a president adrift, lacking...

    Obama Skips the ‘Red Line’ on Russia
    Feb09

    Obama Skips the ‘Red Line’ on Russia

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Obama may be considering sending weapons to Ukraine to help its soldiers repel Russian-backed separatists, but he isn’t drawing a “red line” on what would prompt him to do so. The subject of a red line in foreign policy is, of course, an uncomfortable one for the president, who infamously...

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine Monday, but they offered no clear path for how the… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Rob Nicholson: Harper picks safe bet for Foreign Affairs
    Feb09

    Rob Nicholson: Harper picks safe bet for Foreign Affairs

    The Change: Rob Nicholson, former Defence minister, becomes minister of Foreign Affairs. He replaces John Baird after the latter’s surprise resignation last week. The File: The crisis in Ukraine and the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have dominated Canada’s international agenda since last year, and that...