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    The Netanyahu Speech Drama Goes On
    Feb11

    The Netanyahu Speech Drama Goes On

    Netanyahu shares views with the United Nations in 2012 (Reuters) I have been on the road and off line during the festering of the Netanyahu speech drama. Updates: 1) Now that Even Abraham Foxman™ and Even Commentary Magazine have said that the speech is a bad idea, it has seemed a matter of time before Benjamin Netanyahu develops a cold or...

    Canada courts trade pact with Ukraine as war escalates
    Feb11

    Canada courts trade pact with Ukraine as war escalates

    The Harper government says it’s returning to the bargaining table with Ukraine on a free trade deal amidst an ongoing war and a year and a half delay in negotiations. Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the renewal of Canada-Ukraine free trade negotiations on Jan. 26 in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, promising “an ambitious and comprehensive...

    Greek uncertainty obscuring underlying European recovery
    Feb11

    Greek uncertainty obscuring underlying European recovery

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With all the noise and uncertainty surrounding Greece over the past couple of weeks, it’s been easy to overlook the growing signs of economic recovery in Europe. A raft of indicators have pointed to a pick-up in activity that puts the 19-country eurozone economy in a position to outperform expectations this year — provided...

    Ukraine cease-fire negotiations continue, as does the fighting
    Feb11

    Ukraine cease-fire negotiations continue, as does the fighting

    MOSCOW — Officials from Ukraine, Russia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and pro-Russian separatists will continue negotiations in Belarus today on a cease-fire to stem 10 months of bloodshed. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Debaltseve: The most dangerous place in Ukraine
    Feb11

    Debaltseve: The most dangerous place in Ukraine

    Photo gallery: Scenes from Ukrainian community considered the most dangerous place in the country. …read more Source:...

    Can Minsk talks end violence in Ukraine?
    Feb11

    Can Minsk talks end violence in Ukraine?

    CNN’s Erin McLaughlin looks at the violence that has engulfed Ukraine in the months leading up to the Minsk peace talks. …read more Source:...

    U.S. faces quandary: Will sending arms to Ukraine help or do harm?
    Feb11

    U.S. faces quandary: Will sending arms to Ukraine help or do harm?

    President Obama says he is weighing the growing calls for U.S. military aid to badly outgunned Ukraine in its nearly yearlong struggle against separatists armed and instigated by Russia. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russian bank that hired John Baird’s onetime chief-of-staff removed from list of firms facing sanctions
    Feb11

    Russian bank that hired John Baird’s onetime chief-of-staff removed from list of firms facing sanctions

    A Russian bank hired John Baird’s onetime provincial chief of staff to lobby the federal government to get the bank removed from the list of Russian firms facing sanctions over Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine. The then-Foreign Affairs Minister subsequently removed the bank from the list, but he and the lobbyist both say they never...

    Smoking Putin Out of His Cave
    Feb11

    Smoking Putin Out of His Cave

    To arm or not to arm, that is the question. With battles raging in eastern Ukraine, it should be abundantly clear that the euro-Atlantic community is involved in the most serious conflict since the end of the Cold War — less bloody, so far, but more dangerous than the Balkan wars. Absent a true breakthrough in the Angela Merkel-Francois Hollande...

    We may be close to a peace deal on Ukraine
    Feb11

    We may be close to a peace deal on Ukraine

    At the time I’m writing this, it’s still not entirely clear whether there will be a meeting in Minsk on Wednesday to hammer out a peace deal for Ukraine. But, unlike last Friday, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande flew to Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, I believe a deal...