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    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...

    Harper encouraged by Ukraine peace agreement, but remains skeptical
    Feb12

    Harper encouraged by Ukraine peace agreement, but remains skeptical

    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...

    What Russia Is Up To In Ukraine
    Feb12

    What Russia Is Up To In Ukraine

    Many Westerners find Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine mystifying. It has brought Russia economic woe (sanctions and a shattered credit rating) and international isolation. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    IMF Agreed to Throw a New $17.5 billion Lifeline to Ukraine, Hoping to Stabilize the Country
    Feb12

    IMF Agreed to Throw a New $17.5 billion Lifeline to Ukraine, Hoping to Stabilize the Country

    The new plan replaces a $17 billion emergency bailout that was extended last year after mass street protests in Ukraine ousted the country’s president, Viktor F. Yanukovych; Russia annexed Crimea; and a violent separatist uprising began in the east of… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    WATCH: Another wild brawl erupts in the Ukrainian Parliament
    Feb12

    WATCH: Another wild brawl erupts in the Ukrainian Parliament

    Another wild brawl erupted on Thursday in the Ukrainian parliament between two lawmakers whose argument over a bill ended in fisticuffs. …read more Source: Global...

    News Analysis: Ukraine Cease-Fire Leaves Control of Eastern Border Unsettled
    Feb12

    News Analysis: Ukraine Cease-Fire Leaves Control of Eastern Border Unsettled

    The Minsk accord sets no deadline for the withdrawal of Russian forces, weapons and equipment from eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    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,...

    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 Ash Carter As Defense Secretary
    Feb12

    Senate Confirms Ash Carter As Defense Secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

    Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement: Who Came Out On Top In Minsk?
    Feb12

    Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement: Who Came Out On Top In Minsk?

    A 17-hour negotiating marathon in Minsk, Belarus, among Russian, Ukrainian, German and French leaders over the crisis in Ukraine ended Thursday morning with both Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists giving concessions to end the fighting in the east of the country. Doubts over how long the new Minsk agreement will last, including its ceasefire set...