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    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal
    Feb12

    Harper skeptical of Ukraine ceasefire deal

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper is cautiously optimistic about Thursday’s ceasefire deal between Ukraine and Russia, saying he’ll remain skeptical until Russia honours its end of the bargain. The peace deal was hammered out following all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany at a summit in Belarus. Part of the...

    Watch:  Powerball Winners to Split $564 Million; Ceasefire Reached Between Russia, Ukraine; Obama Signs Clay Hunt SAV Act
    Feb12

    Watch: Powerball Winners to Split $564 Million; Ceasefire Reached Between Russia, Ukraine; Obama Signs Clay Hunt SAV Act

    Three Powerball lottery winners to split $564 million; Ceasefire reached between Russia, Ukraine; Obama signs Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. …read more Source: ABC...

    US Sends A-10 Thunderbolt II Aircraft To Germany, Just As Ukraine Ceasefire Signed
    Feb12

    US Sends A-10 Thunderbolt II Aircraft To Germany, Just As Ukraine Ceasefire Signed

    As a new ceasefire for East Ukraine was signed on Thursday, in an attempt to end the conflict between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebeles, the United States is sending to Europe a warplane that was designed during the Cold War for one purpose: to destroy Russian tanks in Europe. …read more Source: International Business...

    Watch:  Ceasefire Deal a ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Eastern Ukraine
    Feb12

    Watch: Ceasefire Deal a ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine and Russia agree to peace deal after marathon negotiations in Minsk, Belarus. …read more Source: ABC...

    In Ukraine, Few Have Faith Truce Will Hold
    Feb12

    In Ukraine, Few Have Faith Truce Will Hold

    Skepticism ran high in Kiev and the country’s war-torn east that the latest cease-fire deal would bring little more than a pause before more bloodletting. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Harper approaches Ukraine deal with skepticism
    Feb12

    Harper approaches Ukraine deal with skepticism

    VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he is encouraged by a comprehensive peace deal reached today between Ukraine and Russia, but says he is being cautious about whether Russia will honour it. The peace deal was hammered out today following all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany at a summit in...

    This is the simplest explanation of why Putin is so opposed to NATO
    Feb12

    This is the simplest explanation of why Putin is so opposed to NATO

    Putin’s suspicion of NATO can be boiled down to one simple explanation: geography. At the height of the Cold War and the Soviet Union’s power, the USSR and its allied Warsaw Pact countries encompassed half of Europe and almost the entirety of Central Asia. But after the demise of the USSR in 1989, lands once within Moscow’s...

    Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As Secretary Of Defense
    Feb12

    Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As Secretary Of Defense

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as President Barack Obama’s next secretary of defense. Carter, 60, who was approved in a 93-5 vote, served as deputy defense secretary, the Pentagon’s No. 2 position, from 2011 to 2013. He was also the Defense...

    Ash Carter confirmed as new U.S. defense secretary
    Feb12

    Ash Carter confirmed as new U.S. defense secretary

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats. The vote in the Republican-controlled Senate was 93-5. Carter will replace Chuck Hagel,...

    Leaders Announce Plan For Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Feb12

    Leaders Announce Plan For Ukraine Cease-Fire

    A new cease-fire and an overall compact to end the war in eastern Ukraine was announced here on Thursday by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine after marathon overnight bargaining that threatened to derail the attempt. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...