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    Ukraine Talks In January: France, Germany Only Want To Meet With Russia If ‘Progress’ Is Possible
    Jan05

    Ukraine Talks In January: France, Germany Only Want To Meet With Russia If ‘Progress’ Is Possible

    France and Germany will only attend a planned meeting this month with Ukraine and Russia if there is the possibility of progress in Ukraine between the government and pro-Russian separatists, the countries’ leaders said on Monday, according to Reuters. The talks in Astana, Kazakhstan were proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in...

    A Rocky Road For The EU: Three Things To Look For In 2015
    Jan05

    A Rocky Road For The EU: Three Things To Look For In 2015

    Two elections in member states and a divisive battle over Russia sanctions could spell trouble for the European Union this year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany Worried Tougher Sanctions May Provoke Russia
    Jan05

    Germany Worried Tougher Sanctions May Provoke Russia

    The plunging price of oil coupled with harsh economic sanctions from the West has put a lot of pressure on the Russian economy, some are worried this could provoke Russia . MORE:10 Signs (& Causes) Russia’s Economy Is in Serious Trouble Among the concerned is German deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel. He gave a warning about pushing...

    Is Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015?
    Jan05

    Is Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015?

    Is the Russian Ruble becoming financial rubble as consequence of targeting by the U.S. and its allies? The dramatic fall in oil prices and commensurate drop in the Russian currency, is this coincidental to broader global economic trends or an orchestrated assault? Will economic warfare become the weapon of choice for 2015 as contrary agendas...

    Why 2015 Should be the Year of Trade
    Jan05

    Why 2015 Should be the Year of Trade

    When surveying the global landscape, there are many reasons for concern. At least two countries — China and Russia — show signs of seeking regional hegemony. Whether your foreign policy goals are to balance power, strengthen global institutions, or advance our ideals, the emergence of an authoritarian regional hegemon should be highly disturbing....

    ‘The sanctions [against Russia] must be lifted,’ says French president
    Jan05

    ‘The sanctions [against Russia] must be lifted,’ says French president

    JC FinleyPARIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) — France will seek an easing of sanctions against Russia when there is progress with the Ukraine peace talks, French President Francois Hollande said Monday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Leader Was Defeated Even Before He Was Ousted
    Jan05

    Ukraine Leader Was Defeated Even Before He Was Ousted

    Ashen-faced after a sleepless night of marathon negotiations, Viktor F. Yanukovych hesitated, shaking his pen above the text placed before him in the chandeliered hall. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Can a group of young reformers fix a broken country?
    Jan05

    Can a group of young reformers fix a broken country?

    That is the question that Dmytro Shymkiv, the first deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, is getting a lot these days. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Letter: Canada’s role in the world
    Jan05

    Letter: Canada’s role in the world

    Re: Canada on sidelines as UN arms treaty comes into effect, Dec. 27. It seems like the Conservative government is being duplicitous in its foreign policy with regard to the sale of arms. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is proud of how much he is helping the people in the Ukraine stand up to Russian supported invaders and how our airforce is...

    France Calls for Lifting Russia Sanctions if Progress on Ukraine
    Jan05

    France Calls for Lifting Russia Sanctions if Progress on Ukraine

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for sanctions on Russia to be lifted if there is progress in Ukraine. During a two-hour radio interview, Hollande said sanctions imposed by Europe and the United States had not only hit Russia hard, but were also hurting the European economy. But there must be no new sanctions – and those in...