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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Chemical plant explosion rocks eastern Ukraine city
    Feb09

    Chemical plant explosion rocks eastern Ukraine city

    An armed conflict between Russia-backed separatists and Ukraine government forces has killed more than 5,300 people and displaced more than a million. …read more Source: Toronto...

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

    Merkel, Obama try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of diplomatic maneuvering, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel huddled at the White House Monday to evaluate the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists…. …read more Source: Associated...

    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:...

    Cabinet shuffle: Kenney becomes defence minister; Nicholson moves to foreign affairs; Poilievre to employment ministry
    Feb09

    Cabinet shuffle: Kenney becomes defence minister; Nicholson moves to foreign affairs; Poilievre to employment ministry

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuffled his cabinet Monday, moving veterans Jason Kenney to defence and Rob Nicholson to foreign affairs, and giving Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre two extra portfolios: employment and social development, and responsibility for the National Capital Commission. Harper was forced to shuffle his cabinet...