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    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...

    Ukraine troops, pro-Russia rebels intensify clashes
    Feb11

    Ukraine troops, pro-Russia rebels intensify clashes

    As both sides sought to gain more ground ahead of peace talks, Germany urged them to halt their fighting for fears it could derail Wednesday’s summit …read more Source:...

    Inside Ukraine: The Donetsk airport in ruins
    Feb11

    Inside Ukraine: The Donetsk airport in ruins

    Photographer Sergey Ponomarev tours the Donetsk airport, which is now controlled by pro-Russian rebel forces. The airport was the Ukrainian government’s last toehold in Donetsk until an intense, bloody battle in late January forced their troops to retreat. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Open Source: On YouTube, Vivid Evidence of War’s Horror in Ukraine
    Feb11

    Open Source: On YouTube, Vivid Evidence of War’s Horror in Ukraine

    The war in Ukraine can be viewed, in all its horror and brutality, by anyone with an Internet connection. …read more Source: The New York...

    News Wrap: Assad says he gets indirect info on U.S. airstrikes
    Feb11

    News Wrap: Assad says he gets indirect info on U.S. airstrikes

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. air campaign against Islamic State forces got a boost today, when an Arab ally rejoined the fight. The United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes against the militants inside Syria for the first time in more than a month. Meanwhile, on the BBC, Syrian President Bashar Assad said the U.S. is keeping him informed about the...

    Top GOP, House Dem back $1 billion in lethal aid to Ukraine
    Feb11

    Top GOP, House Dem back $1 billion in lethal aid to Ukraine

    By DONNA CASSATA and DEB RIECHMANN read more …read more Source: CNS...

    US Lawmakers Unified: ‘Send Lethal Weapons to Ukraine’
    Feb11

    US Lawmakers Unified: ‘Send Lethal Weapons to Ukraine’

    As world leaders try to end the fighting in Ukraine, a growing number of U.S. lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to provide weapons to Ukraine’s government. After meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, President Obama said he has not yet made a decision on providing lethal weapons to help Ukrainian forces defend...

    New Violence in Ukraine Diminishes Hopes Before 4-Way Summit
    Feb11

    New Violence in Ukraine Diminishes Hopes Before 4-Way Summit

    Rockets killed more than 10 civilians and soldiers deep in Ukrainian government-held territory on Tuesday and rebels pushed on with an assault on an army-held rail junction, setbacks that showed Kiev’s position worsening on the eve of peace talks.Advances by pro-Russian… …read more Source:...