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    U.S. Weighs Supplying Ukraine With Missiles
    Feb03

    U.S. Weighs Supplying Ukraine With Missiles

    The U.S. government is considering providing Javelin antitank missiles, small arms and ammunition to Ukraine, part of an effort to deter further aggression by Russia-backed rebels there. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Canada to help train Ukraine’s military police
    Feb03

    Canada to help train Ukraine’s military police

    OTTAWA – Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada is joining the US-Ukraine Joint Commission on Defence Reform and Bilateral Co-operation.In a statement Monday night, Nicholson said the move will help to better co-ordinate Canada’s ongoing provision of assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.He says the joint commission is the most...

    German Chancellor Rules Out Weapons Aid to Ukraine
    Feb03

    German Chancellor Rules Out Weapons Aid to Ukraine

    Angela Merkel, on a visit with Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, also said that sanctions against Russia for its actions in eastern Ukraine should remain in place. …read more Source: The New York...

    When Vladimir Putin declared war on a housewife
    Feb03

    When Vladimir Putin declared war on a housewife

    Is Russia fighting a war against Ukraine? To hear President Vladimir Putin and his ministers, it’s not — it merely sympathizes with the separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Yet the case of a Russian housewife with a two-month-old baby, accused of treason and jailed for making a call to the Ukrainian embassy, proves that Russia sees the...

    Fearful Ukrainian Refugees Try to Get on With Life
    Feb03

    Fearful Ukrainian Refugees Try to Get on With Life

    The Russian-backed revolt in eastern Ukraine has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, taking an emotional toll. Most of them are in government-controlled parts of the two eastern districts that the rebels claim. One small group huddles in a church hall in the Donetsk Region city of Artemivsk, just 40 kilometers from the front...

    Malaysian official makes recommendations to ICAO
    Feb03

    Malaysian official makes recommendations to ICAO

    MONTREAL – Malaysia’s civil aviation chief is issuing a number of recommendations in light of two unprecedented tragedies involving his country’s major airline.In his opening remarks today, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told a high-level international safety meeting in Montreal the fact that an airplane could go missing and flight...

    Obama’s National Security Budget Keeps Focus on Asia-Pacific
    Feb03

    Obama’s National Security Budget Keeps Focus on Asia-Pacific

    President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget for national security is a reflection of the administration’s desire to hold fast to its Asia-Pacific pivot strategy even as newer threats like the rise of the Islamic State and Russia’s aggression in Europe impose new spending demands on various U.S. agencies. The Obama...

    Polibriefs: Merkel visits, premier travels
    Feb03

    Polibriefs: Merkel visits, premier travels

    Germany’s Merkel to visit Ottawa German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Ottawa next Monday, with a broad range of issues on the agenda, including preparations for the upcoming G7 summit in Germany and the economic potential of the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement. Security issues, including Ukraine and the fight against terrorism,...

    Ukraine Troops Fight To Avoid Being Surrounded By Rebels
    Feb03

    Ukraine Troops Fight To Avoid Being Surrounded By Rebels

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As Ukrainian troops fought Monday to defend a strategic railway hub, Russian-backed separatists pledged to boost the size of their force and Washington pondered whether to expand its assistance to Ukraine to include lethal aid. President Barack Obama has so far opposed sending lethal assistance, but an upsurge in...

    Russia and China’s Growing Energy Relationship
    Feb03

    Russia and China’s Growing Energy Relationship

    Russia’s economic freefall and isolation from the West has made it increasingly eager to build its relationship with China, even at the cost of lost leverage with Beijing. But new economic data from China shows that Russia has succeeded in capturing a larger share of the massive – and growing – Chinese oil import market. China’s...