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    Obama reconsidering lethal assistance to Ukraine
    Feb02

    Obama reconsidering lethal assistance to Ukraine

    President Barack Obama is reconsidering whether to send lethal assistance to Ukraine, but continues to have concerns.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Obama reconsidering lethal assistance to Ukraine
    Feb02

    Obama reconsidering lethal assistance to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is reconsidering whether to send lethal assistance to Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday, but continues to have concerns about the effectiveness of that step and the risks of a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia. The official said Obama is specifically … …read more...

    AP: Obama reconsidering lethal assistance to Ukraine
    Feb02

    AP: Obama reconsidering lethal assistance to Ukraine

    But official says Obama is concerned about the besieged military’s capacity for using high-powered, American-supplied weaponry …read more Source:...

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Ottawa next week
    Feb02

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Ottawa next week

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper says German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Ottawa next Monday. The Prime Minister’s Office says the she will discuss a broad range of issues, including preparations for the upcoming G7 summit in Germany and the economic potential of the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement. Security issues, including...

    Dutch team recovers human remains from village near MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine
    Feb02

    Dutch team recovers human remains from village near MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine

    The Dutch defense ministry says a team of experts has recovered a small amount of human remains from a village near the site where a Malaysia Airlines jet was downed last July in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: FOX...

    Jackson Diehl: Democrat rift widens over Obama foreign policy
    Feb02

    Jackson Diehl: Democrat rift widens over Obama foreign policy

    For more than two years, a breach has been opening between President Obama and the foreign policy establishment of the Democratic Party. Last week, as Russia pressed a new offensive in Ukraine and the Senate debated sanctions on Iran, it cracked open a little wider. First came the introduction in the Senate, and lopsided passage by the Banking...

    Letters: More discussion on the Victims of Communism Memorial
    Feb02

    Letters: More discussion on the Victims of Communism Memorial

    Look elsewhere for inspiration Re: Memorial ‘bleak and brutal’: Top judge, Jan. 27. I have followed the strong opinions of renowned architects and, now, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. As a second-generation Ukrainian who lost many relatives, ironically, exactly a century ago, I wholeheartedly...

    Ukraine rebels plan to boost ranks with 100,000 fighters
    Feb02

    Ukraine rebels plan to boost ranks with 100,000 fighters

    Rebel leader Zakharchenko did not say where he aimed to find apparently tens of thousands of troops. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Explainer: As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies, So Does Debate On Providing Lethal Military Aid
    Feb02

    Explainer: As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies, So Does Debate On Providing Lethal Military Aid

    The perception in the West that the five-month-old Minsk cease-fire agreement has failed to contain the Ukraine crisis and that Moscow has increased its military aid to separatists in eastern Ukraine has intensified the debate in Washington about providing lethal military aid to Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Rebels Plan Call-Up, Want 100,000-Strong Army
    Feb02

    Ukraine Rebels Plan Call-Up, Want 100,000-Strong Army

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Separatists battling government troops in east Ukraine plan a general mobilization and aim to boost their fighting force to 100,000 men, one of their main leaders said on Monday. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying the...