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    At least 5 killed in artillery shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    At least 5 killed in artillery shelling in eastern Ukraine

    At least 5 killed in artillery strike on hospital in Donetsk eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Letters: Readers respond to John Baird’s resignation
    Feb04

    Letters: Readers respond to John Baird’s resignation

    John Baird will not be missed Re: John Baird resigns: Complete coverage, Feb. 4. John Baird has done little for his constituents at the local level or Canadians at the national level. As minister of transportation, what benefits did the travelling public see from his leadership? Minor changes but no protections as there are available in the...

    Shelling kills 4 at Ukraine hospital
    Feb04

    Shelling kills 4 at Ukraine hospital

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday killed four people, as civilian infrastructure such as a hospital and schools were damaged by the fighting, local officials said. …read more Source:...

    It’s Time to Call Ukraine a War
    Feb04

    It’s Time to Call Ukraine a War

    With casualties mounting, thousands of volunteers fighting Russian-backed rebels, and troops upset about shoddy treatment and equipment, some say Kiev should declare a state of war and professionalize the fight. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine Shelling Hits Hospital In Rebel-Held Donetsk
    Feb04

    Ukraine Shelling Hits Hospital In Rebel-Held Donetsk

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon killed at least five people and damaged a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, local officials said. The fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine resumed in January after a month of...

    Kremlin Pursues Military Modernization Despite Economic Woes
    Feb04

    Kremlin Pursues Military Modernization Despite Economic Woes

    MOSCOW—Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NATO’s wary eye. Tens of thousands of troops take part in war games showing off the military’s readiness for all-out war. The muscle flexing suggests that Russia’s economic woes so far are...

    Ukrainian Parliament Deprives Yanukovych Of Presidential Title
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Parliament Deprives Yanukovych Of Presidential Title

    Ukraine’s parliament has adopted legislation stripping Viktor Yanukovych of his presidential title. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Baird’s exit leaves hole at home and abroad
    Feb04

    Baird’s exit leaves hole at home and abroad

    OTTAWA – One of Stephen Harper’s most experienced ministers resigned his plum foreign affairs post Tuesday, leaving a void around the Conservative cabinet table at a critical juncture in both domestic and international affairs.John Baird was a prominent voice for Canada on the world stage and a multi-faceted lieutenant for Harper; his...

    Ashton Carter, Obama’s Nominee For Defense Secretary, To Brave Senate Confirmation Grilling
    Feb04

    Ashton Carter, Obama’s Nominee For Defense Secretary, To Brave Senate Confirmation Grilling

    (Repeats story with n o change to text) By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s pick for defense secretary is poised to tell Republicans in Congress on Wednesday he might eventually consider reviewing the schedule for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and would push to trim wasteful spending....

    ICAO reps suggest 15-minute tracking standard
    Feb04

    ICAO reps suggest 15-minute tracking standard

    MONTREAL – Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization have recommended the adoption of a new standard that would see commercial aircraft tracked every 15-minutes.The development was announced Tuesday as more than 850 participants gathered at a high-level safety conference at ICAO’s Montreal headquarters.”This...