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    John McCain compares peace talks with Putin to appeasement of Hitler: ‘Dictators will always take more’
    Feb09

    John McCain compares peace talks with Putin to appeasement of Hitler: ‘Dictators will always take more’

    A deepening dispute between Europe and the United States threatened to derail efforts to bring peace to Ukraine Sunday, even as it was announced that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, will talk face-to-face at a new summit in Minsk on Wednesday. The meeting, which will include Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, was...

    Kelly McParland: Harper’s challenge is to avoid catastrophe as Putin pulls Europe over a cliff
    Feb09

    Kelly McParland: Harper’s challenge is to avoid catastrophe as Putin pulls Europe over a cliff

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with President Barack Obama today to discuss the re-escalating crisis in the Ukraine. She is then expected to fly to Ottawa to brief Prime Minister Stephen Harper. It is tempting to portray the West’s confrontation with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine as a clash of global...

    Why Putin Is Lying About Ukraine
    Feb09

    Why Putin Is Lying About Ukraine

    For both Russia and for Ukraine, making their war official would mark a point of no return. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine crisis tops agenda for Merkel visit
    Feb09

    Ukraine crisis tops agenda for Merkel visit

    German chancellor at White House today for meetings with President Obama …read more Source: USA...

    European Foreign Ministers Postpone Russia Sanctions to Allow Talks
    Feb09

    European Foreign Ministers Postpone Russia Sanctions to Allow Talks

    The ministers decided not to act until after a possible meeting this week of the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on ways to halt fighting. …read more Source: The New York...

    Tories shuffle Nicholson, Kenney, Poilievre
    Feb09

    Tories shuffle Nicholson, Kenney, Poilievre

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has picked Rob Nicholson to fill the void left in his cabinet by John Baird’s surprise departure last week.The swift shuffle sees Nicholson take over the foreign affairs portfolio and hand over his previous job at national defence to Jason Kenney.Kenney’s role as minister for employment and...

    Obama, Merkel try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine

    Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    PM shuffles cabinet: Nicholson to Foreign Affairs, Kenney to Defence
    Feb09

    PM shuffles cabinet: Nicholson to Foreign Affairs, Kenney to Defence

    Justin Tang/CP OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has picked Rob Nicholson to fill the void left in his cabinet by John Baird’s surprise departure last week. The swift shuffle sees Nicholson take over the foreign affairs portfolio and hand over his previous job at national defence to Jason Kenney. Kenney’s role as minister for...

    Ukraine Likely To Top Obama-Merkel Talks Agenda
    Feb09

    Ukraine Likely To Top Obama-Merkel Talks Agenda

    The German chancellor meets the president today amid an apparent disagreement between the two allies on how best to help Ukraine, which has been in a prolonged battle against pro-Russia separatists.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russia conducted nuclear submarine exercises beneath the North Pole
    Feb09

    Russia conducted nuclear submarine exercises beneath the North Pole

    Russian nuclear units carried out Arctic exercises in international waters beneath the North Pole over the weekend, Damien Sharkov reports for Newsweek. The exercise featured the presence of several Borei-class ballistic missile submarines. These subs are among the most technologically advanced and capable of Russia’s current ballistic...