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    NATO command posts in eastern Europe a sign Russia should ‘back off,’ Nicholson
    Feb05

    NATO command posts in eastern Europe a sign Russia should ‘back off,’ Nicholson

    OTTAWA – Canada’s defence minister says Russia should take NATO plans to establish a series of six command centres deep inside eastern Europe as a sign to “back off” in Ukraine.The tough talk from Rob Nicholson followed a meeting of the military alliance’s defence ministers in Brussels, where it was agreed the units...

    NATO Agrees To Boost Defenses In Eastern Europe
    Feb05

    NATO Agrees To Boost Defenses In Eastern Europe

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said February 5 that the alliance has agreed to immediately set up six bases in eastern Europe and establish a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia should ‘back off’ Ukraine: Nicholson
    Feb05

    Russia should ‘back off’ Ukraine: Nicholson

    OTTAWA – Canada’s defence minister says Russia should take NATO plans to establish a series of six command centres deep inside eastern Europe as a sign to “back off” in Ukraine. The tough talk from Rob Nicholson followed a meeting of the military alliance’s defence ministers in Brussels, where it was agreed the units would be deployed...

    Low oil prices are weakening Venezuela, Russia and Iran’s international power
    Feb05

    Low oil prices are weakening Venezuela, Russia and Iran’s international power

    Three major countries that have been a thorn in the side of the United States are going to see diminishing influence over the coming years because of declining oil prices. That’s the verdict of Bank of America economists who looked into the international political effects of the price slump. Here’s what they had to say (emphasis...

    Russia should ‘back off’ Ukraine: Nicholson
    Feb05

    Russia should ‘back off’ Ukraine: Nicholson

    NATO command posts in eastern Europe a sign Russia should ‘back off,’ Nicholson …read more Source:...

    Amid diplomatic flurry on Ukraine, Kerry warns Russia
    Feb05

    Amid diplomatic flurry on Ukraine, Kerry warns Russia

    Amid a flurry of Western diplomatic activity aimed at easing the crisis in Ukraine, Secretary of State John F. Kerry warned Thursday in Kiev that the Obama administration will not “close our eyes” to the latest Russian military thrust into the country’s east. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    U.S. Hasn’t Kept Ukraine Aid Promises
    Feb05

    U.S. Hasn’t Kept Ukraine Aid Promises

    The U.S. failure to deliver promised aid to Ukraine is undermining confidence in its pledges. …read more Source:...

    Europe’s Energy Independence Drive Goes off the Rails
    Feb05

    Europe’s Energy Independence Drive Goes off the Rails

    A year ago, Russia’s lunge into Ukraine seemed to be focusing European minds on the dangers of depending on Moscow for their energy supplies, pushing countries across the continent to scramble onto the shale-gas bandwagon in a quest to copy U.S. success and move towards having the ability to produce all the energy they need on their own....

    America Should Let the Europeans Lead in Ukraine
    Feb05

    America Should Let the Europeans Lead in Ukraine

    A recent report by eight former U.S. senior diplomatic and military officials urging the United States and NATO to bolster Ukraine’s defense by providing military assistance to Ukraine — including lethal defensive assistance — is misguided and dangerous. The report’s recommendations are not in the best interest of either...

    John Kerry in Ukraine says U.S. ‘does not seek a confrontation’ with Russia
    Feb05

    John Kerry in Ukraine says U.S. ‘does not seek a confrontation’ with Russia

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry is pushing a message to Russian leaders that Washington “does not seek a confrontation,” despite reports that the Obama administration is carefully weighing whether to begin sending armor-piercing weapons to Ukrainian forces engaged in a growing war with Moscow-backed separatists. Mr. Kerry made the...