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Section: US & Canada

    Rob Nicholson: Harper picks safe bet for Foreign Affairs
    Feb09

    Rob Nicholson: Harper picks safe bet for Foreign Affairs

    The Change: Rob Nicholson, former Defence minister, becomes minister of Foreign Affairs. He replaces John Baird after the latter’s surprise resignation last week. The File: The crisis in Ukraine and the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have dominated Canada’s international agenda since last year, and that...

    Ukraine Fights Where It Should Not; With Armed Means Neither Effective Nor Strategic
    Feb09

    Ukraine Fights Where It Should Not; With Armed Means Neither Effective Nor Strategic

    The theater of struggle for Ukraine is in fact not the Donbas region where an intensive armed campaign is currently taking place. There are three battlefields – neither of them eastern Ukraine – on which a long-term outcome of this conflict will eventually be decided. The ultimate victory for Ukraine is centered around the unity of...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe. …read more Source: Global...

    Merkel in middle of U.S.-Russia standoff
    Feb09

    Merkel in middle of U.S.-Russia standoff

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has positioned herself as the diplomatic envoy between the West and Russia but there is currently no clear path towards ending the escalating Ukraine violence. …read more Source:...

    Jason Kenney: Defence minister facing funding cuts, procurement battles
    Feb09

    Jason Kenney: Defence minister facing funding cuts, procurement battles

    The change: Jason Kenney becomes the new minister of National Defence, taking over from Rob Nicholson, who becomes the new Foreign Affairs minister. Kenney is the third defence minister in the last 19 months. He leaves the post of minister of employment and social development (formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada). But he...

    Obama: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity
    Feb09

    Obama: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    Obama says Russia’s aggression against Ukraine only reinforces Western unity …read more Source:...

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine

    Obama, however, sounded skeptical about the unintended consequences of sending weapons to an army that is so overpowered by Russian forces. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Obama Weighing Decision on Arming Ukraine Forces
    Feb09

    Obama Weighing Decision on Arming Ukraine Forces

    WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama made clear he was some way from a decision on whether to arm Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels, saying on Monday he still hoped for a diplomatic solution. ”The measure by which I make these decisions is: ‘Is it more likely to be effective than...

    What you need to know about the HSBC scandal
    Feb09

    What you need to know about the HSBC scandal

    (AP Photo) LONDON — HSBC’s Swiss private bank hid millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities around the world as it colluded to help them dodge taxes, according to a report based on leaked documents that lifts the veil on the country’s banking secrecy. The report, published Monday, suggests the bank, which...

    Senators launch Ukraine caucus
    Feb09

    Senators launch Ukraine caucus

    Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are launching the Senate Ukraine Caucus to boost ties between Washington and Kiev.The move comes as pressure grows on the Obama administration to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine’s military to… …read more Source: The...