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Section: US & Canada

    New Cold War: US, Russia Fight Over Europe’s Energy Future
    Feb04

    New Cold War: US, Russia Fight Over Europe’s Energy Future

    As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian energy. It’s a Cold War reprise, but not for military supremacy, and the points on the map aren’t troop...

    Pentagon nominee leaning toward sending arms to Ukraine
    Feb04

    Pentagon nominee leaning toward sending arms to Ukraine

    President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon says he’s inclined to back increased U.S. assistance to Ukraine – including lethal arms – to fight against Russian-backed anti-government rebels. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Gunfire on Blasted Streets of Donetsk
    Feb04

    Gunfire on Blasted Streets of Donetsk

    Olga Ivshina reports from a residential area in Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine where houses have been caught in shelling. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Senior Russian Lawmaker Says Crimea’s Soviet-Era Transfer To Be Cancelled
    Feb04

    Senior Russian Lawmaker Says Crimea’s Soviet-Era Transfer To Be Cancelled

    The head of the Russian Federation Council says legislation will be adopted during the spring that retroactively proclaims the Soviet Union’s 1954 transfer of Crimea to Ukraine as “legally void and nonbinding” from the moment the transfer was enacted. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is the world really better off after U.S. retreated from superpower responsibilities? Take a look
    Feb04

    Is the world really better off after U.S. retreated from superpower responsibilities? Take a look

    Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The world is coming to resemble the 1930′s more and more. From Argentina to Yemen to Ukraine to Syria and Lebanon, entropy, the natural tendency of everything to disintegrate if there is no force […] The post Is the world really better off after U.S. retreated from superpower responsibilities? Take a...

    Russian companies are being forced to sell more oil because of their dollar problem
    Feb04

    Russian companies are being forced to sell more oil because of their dollar problem

    Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft is being forced to front-load oil deals in order to quickly raise money to fund a $7 billion (£4.6 billion) debt repayment due on Feb. 13. According to Reuters, the company has committed to sell around 500,000 metric tonnes of oil to wiss oil trading company Trafigura this month. That figure is more...

    NATO Ministers to Meet on Russia, Upgrading Response Force
    Feb04

    NATO Ministers to Meet on Russia, Upgrading Response Force

    BRUSSELS— With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter and, if necessary, respond to military threats from Moscow, officials said. Adam Thomson, Britain’s permanent...

    At least 5 killed in artillery shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    At least 5 killed in artillery shelling in eastern Ukraine

    At least 5 killed in artillery strike on hospital in Donetsk eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Putin Spending Big On Military Modernization Despite Russia’s Economic Woes
    Feb04

    Putin Spending Big On Military Modernization Despite Russia’s Economic Woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NATO’s wary eye. Tens of thousands of troops take part in war games showing off the military’s readiness for all-out war. The muscle flexing suggests that Russia’s economic woes so far...

    Letters: Readers respond to John Baird’s resignation
    Feb04

    Letters: Readers respond to John Baird’s resignation

    John Baird will not be missed Re: John Baird resigns: Complete coverage, Feb. 4. John Baird has done little for his constituents at the local level or Canadians at the national level. As minister of transportation, what benefits did the travelling public see from his leadership? Minor changes but no protections as there are available in the...