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Section: US & Canada

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    German Chancellor Rules Out Weapons Aid to Ukraine
    Feb03

    German Chancellor Rules Out Weapons Aid to Ukraine

    Angela Merkel, on a visit with Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, also said that sanctions against Russia for its actions in eastern Ukraine should remain in place. …read more Source: The New York...

    When Vladimir Putin declared war on a housewife
    Feb03

    When Vladimir Putin declared war on a housewife

    Is Russia fighting a war against Ukraine? To hear President Vladimir Putin and his ministers, it’s not — it merely sympathizes with the separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Yet the case of a Russian housewife with a two-month-old baby, accused of treason and jailed for making a call to the Ukrainian embassy, proves that Russia sees the...