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    Ukraine seeks Canadian help – Envoy hopes for further assistance
    Feb09

    Ukraine seeks Canadian help – Envoy hopes for further assistance

    Ukraine’s top diplomat in Ottawa says Canada “can do more” to help his country, as Western nations debate providing weapons and other “lethal” military aid to government forces fighting Russianbacked rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Merkel to brief Harper on Ukraine talks
    Feb09

    Merkel to brief Harper on Ukraine talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Ottawa later today to give Prime Minister Stephen Harper an update on her frenzied transatlantic shuttle diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Britain accused Vladimir Putin of acting like a “tyrant” over Ukraine
    Feb09

    Britain accused Vladimir Putin of acting like a “tyrant” over Ukraine

    The comments, by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, were his toughest yet on Russia and came after he rejected a suggestion that Britain had become an “irrelevance” because it wasn’t directly involved in talks with Putin to end the Ukraine… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Eastern Ukraine: Desperation And Destruction In A Contested City
    Feb09

    Eastern Ukraine: Desperation And Destruction In A Contested City

    A line of furious, bedraggled women, holding tight to their wind-whipped clothes, waited for a chance to fill their plastic jugs from a water truck. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Feb09

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Monday. 1. Newly leaked HSBC documents show that Swiss bankers helped clients avoid taxes and hide millions of dollars, according to a report by the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists. 2. Greece’s new prime minister Alexis Tsipras said his government would not seek an...

    Merkel to have quick meeting with Harper in Ottawa on Ukraine talks
    Feb09

    Merkel to have quick meeting with Harper in Ottawa on Ukraine talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Ottawa later today to give Prime Minister Stephen Harper an update on her frenzied transatlantic shuttle diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine conflict: 9 soldiers killed by rebels since Sunday, government says
    Feb09

    Ukraine conflict: 9 soldiers killed by rebels since Sunday, government says

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 26 wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions in the past 24 hours, a Kiev military spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Crimean Authorities Place More Activists In Pretrial Detention
    Feb09

    Crimean Authorities Place More Activists In Pretrial Detention

    A court in Crimea has jailed a local resident, Oleksandr Kostenko, on charges of attacking a Ukrainian security officer in Kyiv during the February 2014 protests in Kyiv against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Oil volatility, Swiss secrets, and a G20 meeting
    Feb09

    Oil volatility, Swiss secrets, and a G20 meeting

    Will the volatility continue this week? Friday finished off a bumpy week, and the question for Monday is whether we’ll be seeing more swings to come. After jumping almost a cent the day before, the Loonie ended the day down 0.7 cents, while the TSX ended slightly down despite news from Statistics Canada of a boost in jobs last month. Oil...

    Merkel and Obama to meet at White House to discuss Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel and Obama to meet at White House to discuss Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to better battle Russian-backed separatists. That was the unstated point of Monday’s meeting at the White House, where Merkel was to brief Obama on upcoming talks aimed at...