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    Quiet Ukrainian town prepares to fight — or flee — as war creeps to its doorstep
    Feb03

    Quiet Ukrainian town prepares to fight — or flee — as war creeps to its doorstep

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — A new wave of fighting has exploded in eastern Ukraine. Peace talks have fallen apart, and the Russian-backed rebels, eager to expand their territory, are on the warpath. After launching an offensive two weeks ago, they have captured some 200 square miles of new land, including the fiercely contested and symbolically...

    John Baird to resign as foreign affairs minister and not run again
    Feb03

    John Baird to resign as foreign affairs minister and not run again

    OTTAWA – John Baird, one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s most trusted and high-profile cabinet ministers, is resigning his foreign affairs post and will not seek re-election later this year.Multiple Conservative sources tell The Canadian Press that Baird announced the news Monday, shocking even some of his cabinet colleagues.It is...

    U.S. Lawmakers Seek Clarity On White House Russia Policy Review
    Feb03

    U.S. Lawmakers Seek Clarity On White House Russia Policy Review

    U.S. lawmakers are pushing for details on an ongoing White House review of its policy toward Russia amid escalating violence between Ukrainian forces and pro-Moscow rebels that Western leaders accuse the Kremlin of backing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    5 civilians killed in artillery fire in Donetsk as fighting continues in eastern Ukraine
    Feb03

    5 civilians killed in artillery fire in Donetsk as fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

    Authorities in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine say at least 5 people have been killed and 13 injured by artillery fire in the past day. …read more Source: FOX...

    5 killed in artillery fire as Ukraine fighting continues
    Feb03

    5 killed in artillery fire as Ukraine fighting continues

    Hostilities between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops resumed in January after a month of relative calm. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    5 killed in artillery fire as Ukraine fighting continues
    Feb03

    5 killed in artillery fire as Ukraine fighting continues

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine say at least 5 people have been killed and 13 injured by artillery fire in the past day. The city hall said in a statement early on Tuesday that artillery fire has damaged homes in four districts of the city. Hostilities between pro-Russian separatists and...

    US Considers Providing Antitank Missiles To Ukrainian Military To Help Deter Rebels
    Feb03

    US Considers Providing Antitank Missiles To Ukrainian Military To Help Deter Rebels

    The U.S. government is mulling over providing the Ukrainian military lethal weapons such as Javelin antitank missiles as well as other arms and ammunitions to help them fight pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing American officials. …read more Source: International Business...

    John Baird: A man for all questions
    Feb03

    John Baird: A man for all questions

    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (Canadian Press) John Baird will go down as a man who never held a job too long. He’d already had plenty before he came to Ottawa in 2006, thanks to a decade on the Tory benches at Queen’s Park. Then, on Parliament Hill, Baird was Stephen Harper’s first president of the Treasury Board, twice...

    Exit John Baird, stage right
    Feb03

    Exit John Baird, stage right

    From left, U.S. Naval Attache, Capt. Charles J. Cassidy, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, and Secretary of State John Kerry, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Oct. 28, 2014. (Carolyn Kaster, Pool, AP Photo) This is the third time Stephen Harper has found himself suddenly short a...

    Why Arming Ukraine Will Backfire
    Feb03

    Why Arming Ukraine Will Backfire

    Arming Ukraine risks misleading the country into believing the U.S. will do what it takes to defeat Russia. And it risks encouraging Russia to expand the war. …read more Source:...