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Section: US & Canada

    Opposition day motions tilt toward campaigning, away from oversight
    Feb03

    Opposition day motions tilt toward campaigning, away from oversight

    It has become a weekly, sometimes daily, Commons ritual: An opposition MP implores Speaker Andrew Scheer to schedule an emergency debate on a matter of urgent public business — the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, say, or a particularly persistent supply chain problem affecting grain farmers in Western Canada. After allowing the MP a few minutes to...

    NATO’s leader to meet Russia’s foreign minister for 1st time
    Feb03

    NATO’s leader to meet Russia’s foreign minister for 1st time

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Russia’s foreign minister for the first time — an encounter that comes as relations between Moscow and the West have plunged to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said Tuesday that Stoltenberg and Sergey Lavrov, the...

    Russia Trained Both Sides In Ukraine War
    Feb03

    Russia Trained Both Sides In Ukraine War

    “First we work with massive artillery fire to clean up space and then infantry and tanks roll in.” …read more Source: The Daily...

    The Daily Vertical: High Stakes In Ukraine
    Feb03

    The Daily Vertical: High Stakes In Ukraine

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    8 civilians killed in artillery fire in eastern Ukraine
    Feb03

    8 civilians killed in artillery fire in eastern Ukraine

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire in eastern Ukraine has killed at least eight people and wounded 22 others in the past day, rebels in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk said Tuesday. …read more Source: U.S....

    Fresh Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Kills 5
    Feb03

    Fresh Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Kills 5

    Fresh fighting between Ukraine’s military and Russia-backed separatists killed at least five people in the region of Donetsk, officials said Tuesday. Officials at the rebel-run Donetsk city hall also said at least 13 people were wounded in the fierce outbreak of shelling over the previous 24 hours. Fighting has raged in the self-declared...

    CNN goes inside destroyed Ukrainian airport
    Feb03

    CNN goes inside destroyed Ukrainian airport

    Amidst active shelling by the Ukrainian military, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh tours the Donetsk airport, which has been destroyed by 6 months of war. …read more Source:...

    U.S. shifts stance on Ukraine aid
    Feb03

    U.S. shifts stance on Ukraine aid

    The United States is now considering sending lethal aid to help the Ukrainian government fend off attacks from pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    John Baird to resign as foreign affairs minister and not run again
    Feb03

    John Baird to resign as foreign affairs minister and not run again

    OTTAWA – John Baird, one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s most trusted and high-profile cabinet ministers, is resigning his foreign affairs post and will not seek re-election later this year.Multiple Conservative sources tell The Canadian Press that Baird announced the news Monday, shocking even some of his cabinet colleagues.It is...

    Quiet Ukrainian town prepares to fight — or flee — as war creeps to its doorstep
    Feb03

    Quiet Ukrainian town prepares to fight — or flee — as war creeps to its doorstep

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — A new wave of fighting has exploded in eastern Ukraine. Peace talks have fallen apart, and the Russian-backed rebels, eager to expand their territory, are on the warpath. After launching an offensive two weeks ago, they have captured some 200 square miles of new land, including the fiercely contested and symbolically...