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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...

    EU ministers rally to urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot
    Feb09

    EU ministers rally to urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot

    European Union foreign ministers have launched a plea for Russia to free a Ukrainian air force officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: FOX...

    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...

    EU Ministers Urge Russia to Free Ukraine Pilot
    Feb09

    EU Ministers Urge Russia to Free Ukraine Pilot

    EU ministers rally to urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia conducted nuclear submarine exercises beneath the North Pole
    Feb09

    Russia conducted nuclear submarine exercises beneath the North Pole

    Russian nuclear units carried out Arctic exercises in international waters beneath the North Pole over the weekend, Damien Sharkov reports for Newsweek. The exercise featured the presence of several Borei-class ballistic missile submarines. These subs are among the most technologically advanced and capable of Russia’s current ballistic...

    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.ยป E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    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...

    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...