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    Cabinet shuffle: Kenney becomes defence minister; Nicholson moves to foreign affairs; Poilievre to employment ministry
    Feb09

    Cabinet shuffle: Kenney becomes defence minister; Nicholson moves to foreign affairs; Poilievre to employment ministry

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuffled his cabinet Monday, moving veterans Jason Kenney to defence and Rob Nicholson to foreign affairs, and giving Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre two extra portfolios: employment and social development, and responsibility for the National Capital Commission. Harper was forced to shuffle his cabinet...

    Merkel, Obama try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel, Obama try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of diplomatic maneuvering, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel huddled at the White House Monday to evaluate the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukraine Likely To Top Obama-Merkel Talks Agenda
    Feb09

    Ukraine Likely To Top Obama-Merkel Talks Agenda

    The German chancellor meets the president today amid an apparent disagreement between the two allies on how best to help Ukraine, which has been in a prolonged battle against pro-Russia separatists.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Chemical plant explosion rocks eastern Ukraine city
    Feb09

    Chemical plant explosion rocks eastern Ukraine city

    An armed conflict between Russia-backed separatists and Ukraine government forces has killed more than 5,300 people and displaced more than a million. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea
    Feb09

    Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

    Should the United States start arming Ukraine, so it can better resist and maybe even defeat the Russian-backed rebels in its eastern provinces? A lot of seasoned American diplomats and foreign policy experts seem to think so; a task force assembled by the Brookings Institution, the Atlantic Council, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs...

    Merkel to Urge Caution in U.S. as Pressure Builds to Arm Ukraine Forces
    Feb09

    Merkel to Urge Caution in U.S. as Pressure Builds to Arm Ukraine Forces

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue in Washington on Monday against arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels, while in Brussels EU ministers held off tightening sanctions to give peace talks a chance. Merkel’s message that sending Western weapons to Kiev risks escalating the conflict is likely to get a...

    Merkel Goes to Washington Amid High-Stakes Ukraine Debate
    Feb09

    Merkel Goes to Washington Amid High-Stakes Ukraine Debate

    Merkel is against sending arms to bolster Ukraine’s fight against the Russia-aided separatists. …read more Source:...

    Patience Isn’t Always a Virtue
    Feb09

    Patience Isn’t Always a Virtue

    The White House released its long-overdue National Security Strategy (NSS) on Friday. Criticisms of the administration’s leadership failures have clearly gotten under the White House’s skin, because this is a document drowning in the term leadership. So we will “lead with purpose,” “lead with strength,” “lead by example,” etc. The...

    Ukrainian cease-fire fails as diplomats prepare summit
    Feb09

    Ukrainian cease-fire fails as diplomats prepare summit

    Ed AdamczykBERLIN, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Shelling resumed in Debaltseve, Ukraine, as diplomats began preparations for a crucial summit meeting. …read more Source: United Press...

    Watch the Dramatic Explosion at Ukrainian Chemical Factory
    Feb09

    Watch the Dramatic Explosion at Ukrainian Chemical Factory

    Fighting in Ukraine took an explosive turn Sunday night when residents of Donetsk felt the repercussions of a major blast. …read more Source: ABC...