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    Ottawa open to giving Kiev military aid if consensus achieved among allies
    Feb12

    Ottawa open to giving Kiev military aid if consensus achieved among allies

    Defence Minister Kenney says Canada is willing to engage in a training and advisory role, but other Western allies must consent …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Attack on Ukrainian bus station kills five, injures nine, ahead of peace talks (+video)
    Feb12

    Attack on Ukrainian bus station kills five, injures nine, ahead of peace talks (+video)

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine Wednesday ahead of a four-way summit in Belarus with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, later in the day. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Canada is open to training Ukrainian forces, according to new defence minister
    Feb12

    Canada is open to training Ukrainian forces, according to new defence minister

    The country’s new defence minister left the door open Wednesday for Canadian troops to join the U.S. in training Ukrainian forces and for an extension of the combat mission against ISIS. …read more Source:...

    News Wrap: Western countries evacuate embassies in Yemen
    Feb12

    News Wrap: Western countries evacuate embassies in Yemen

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq has done little to stop foreign fighters from joining the Islamic State. U.S. intelligence leaders told a House hearing today that some 20,000 foreign fighters from 90 countries have joined the militants. That includes up to 150 Americans who’ve tried to reach the war zone inside Syria....

    China Is the Big Winner in the Conflict Between Russia and the West
    Feb12

    China Is the Big Winner in the Conflict Between Russia and the West

    On Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference to declare solidarity in their approach to the conflict in Ukraine. “Russian aggression has only reinforced the unity between the United States, Germany and other European allies,” intoned Obama. Would it were so. Russian aggression in Ukraine...

    Canada might train Ukraine forces: Kenney
    Feb12

    Canada might train Ukraine forces: Kenney

    The country’s new defence minister left the door open Wednesday for Canadian troops to join the U.S. in training Ukrainian forces and for an extension of the combat mission against the Islamic State. Jason Kenney, speaking on CBC’s Power and Politics, echoed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comments in saying that “all options...

    Kenney hints Canada might help train Ukrainian forces with U.S.
    Feb12

    Kenney hints Canada might help train Ukrainian forces with U.S.

    OTTAWA – The country’s new defence minister left the door open Wednesday for Canadian troops to join the U.S. in training Ukrainian forces and for an extension of the combat mission against the Islamic State. Jason Kenney, speaking on CBC’s Power and Politics, echoed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comments in saying that “all...

    Kenney hints Canada might be willing to train Ukrainian forces with U.S.
    Feb12

    Kenney hints Canada might be willing to train Ukrainian forces with U.S.

    The country’s new defence minister left the door open Wednesday for Canadian troops to join the U.S. in training Ukrainian forces and for an extension of the combat mission against the Islamic State. Jason Kenney, speaking on CBC’s Power and Politics, echoed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comments in saying that “all options...

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks
    Feb12

    Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine engaged in crucial peace talks Wednesday in the Belarusian capital as fighting still raged in eastern Ukraine. (Feb. 11) …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine’s PM: IMF Aid Accord Within Reach
    Feb12

    Ukraine’s PM: IMF Aid Accord Within Reach

    Ukraine and a team from the International Monetary Fund could reach an agreement on further financial aid for the country’s war-battered economy in the next 48 hours, even though talks are proving tough, its prime minister said Wednesday. The ex-Soviet republic, which is on the brink of bankruptcy after a year of political upheaval and war,...