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    Jason Kenney: Defence minister facing funding cuts, procurement battles
    Feb09

    Jason Kenney: Defence minister facing funding cuts, procurement battles

    The change: Jason Kenney becomes the new minister of National Defence, taking over from Rob Nicholson, who becomes the new Foreign Affairs minister. Kenney is the third defence minister in the last 19 months. He leaves the post of minister of employment and social development (formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada). But he...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe. …read more Source: Global...

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine

    Obama, however, sounded skeptical about the unintended consequences of sending weapons to an army that is so overpowered by Russian forces. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Obama Weighing Decision on Arming Ukraine Forces
    Feb09

    Obama Weighing Decision on Arming Ukraine Forces

    WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama made clear he was some way from a decision on whether to arm Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels, saying on Monday he still hoped for a diplomatic solution. ”The measure by which I make these decisions is: ‘Is it more likely to be effective than...

    What you need to know about the HSBC scandal
    Feb09

    What you need to know about the HSBC scandal

    (AP Photo) LONDON — HSBC’s Swiss private bank hid millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities around the world as it colluded to help them dodge taxes, according to a report based on leaked documents that lifts the veil on the country’s banking secrecy. The report, published Monday, suggests the bank, which...

    Senators launch Ukraine caucus
    Feb09

    Senators launch Ukraine caucus

    Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are launching the Senate Ukraine Caucus to boost ties between Washington and Kiev.The move comes as pressure grows on the Obama administration to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine’s military to… …read more Source: The...

    Obama Seeks Last Push for Ukraine Peace
    Feb09

    Obama Seeks Last Push for Ukraine Peace

    President Obama said he would allow one last push for peace to play out before deciding whether to provide lethal assistance to Ukraine, as he and German Chancellor Merkel pledged to continue to working together. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine Crisis: Critical Week For Diplomacy As US, Europe Find Unity Elusive
    Feb09

    Ukraine Crisis: Critical Week For Diplomacy As US, Europe Find Unity Elusive

    Monday’s meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama marks the start of a critical week for Western countries trying to resolve the deteriorating crisis in eastern Ukraine. Deep uncertainty remains over whether Russia will accept a peace deal brokered by France and Germany and, if talks falter, whether...

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian pilot
    Feb09

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian pilot

    European Union foreign ministers have launched plea for Russia to free Ukrainian air force officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine but appears reluctant
    Feb09

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine but appears reluctant

    President Obama acknowledged Monday that he is considering arming Ukraine’s military if a diplomatic push fails to yield a cease-fire with Russia-backed separatists, but worried that such an approach could do more harm that good. …read more Source: Los Angeles...