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    5 civilians killed in artillery fire in Donetsk as fighting continues in eastern Ukraine
    Feb03

    5 civilians killed in artillery fire in Donetsk as fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

    Authorities in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine say at least 5 people have been killed and 13 injured by artillery fire in the past day. …read more Source: FOX...

    US Considers Providing Antitank Missiles To Ukrainian Military To Help Deter Rebels
    Feb03

    US Considers Providing Antitank Missiles To Ukrainian Military To Help Deter Rebels

    The U.S. government is mulling over providing the Ukrainian military lethal weapons such as Javelin antitank missiles as well as other arms and ammunitions to help them fight pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing American officials. …read more Source: International Business...

    John Baird: A man for all questions
    Feb03

    John Baird: A man for all questions

    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (Canadian Press) John Baird will go down as a man who never held a job too long. He’d already had plenty before he came to Ottawa in 2006, thanks to a decade on the Tory benches at Queen’s Park. Then, on Parliament Hill, Baird was Stephen Harper’s first president of the Treasury Board, twice...

    Exit John Baird, stage right
    Feb03

    Exit John Baird, stage right

    From left, U.S. Naval Attache, Capt. Charles J. Cassidy, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, and Secretary of State John Kerry, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Oct. 28, 2014. (Carolyn Kaster, Pool, AP Photo) This is the third time Stephen Harper has found himself suddenly short a...

    Why Arming Ukraine Will Backfire
    Feb03

    Why Arming Ukraine Will Backfire

    Arming Ukraine risks misleading the country into believing the U.S. will do what it takes to defeat Russia. And it risks encouraging Russia to expand the war. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels
    Feb03

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — As Ukrainian troops fought Monday to defend a strategic railway hub, Russian-backed separatists pledged to boost the size of their force and Washington pondered whether to expand its assistance to Ukraine to include lethal aid. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russian Treason Suspect Recants Testimony
    Feb03

    Russian Treason Suspect Recants Testimony

    A 36-year-old mother of seven who faces charges of treason in Russia has recanted testimony she gave earlier to investigators and has rejected a court-appointed defense attorney …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crime Prevention Ottawa lays out anti-gang strategy
    Feb03

    Crime Prevention Ottawa lays out anti-gang strategy

    The nation’s capital certainly has problem with gangs, but compared with other Canadian cities, Ottawa’s situation is much less serious, Crime Prevention Ottawa’s executive director says. “The gang population in Ottawa is relative small compared to that of other cities in Canada,” Nancy Wosford said Monday. There are about 485...

    U.S. Weighs Supplying Ukraine With Missiles
    Feb03

    U.S. Weighs Supplying Ukraine With Missiles

    The U.S. government is considering providing Javelin antitank missiles, small arms and ammunition to Ukraine, part of an effort to deter further aggression by Russia-backed rebels there. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Canada to help train Ukraine’s military police
    Feb03

    Canada to help train Ukraine’s military police

    OTTAWA – Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada is joining the US-Ukraine Joint Commission on Defence Reform and Bilateral Co-operation.In a statement Monday night, Nicholson said the move will help to better co-ordinate Canada’s ongoing provision of assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.He says the joint commission is the most...