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    Putin Resumes His War In Ukraine
    Feb02

    Putin Resumes His War In Ukraine

    The fighting in eastern Ukraine has flared up again, putting an end to any myth about the cease-fire that was supposed to be in force since September. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine Crisis: US Sending Lethal Aid Risks Escalating Conflict, But May Be Best Option
    Feb02

    Ukraine Crisis: US Sending Lethal Aid Risks Escalating Conflict, But May Be Best Option

    The stage is set for U.S. President Barack Obama to authorize shipments of weapons to the Ukraine’s ailing military, but now the White House is left to decide if sending that lethal aid will further escalate the already rising war there and prompt a strong Russian response. Opting not to send weapons could encourage Russian President...

    Ukrainian Troops Under Fire By Rebels As Peace Talks Fail
    Feb02

    Ukrainian Troops Under Fire By Rebels As Peace Talks Fail

    YENAKIEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine on Monday as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town, while both sides prepared to mobilise more forces for combat. U.S. officials said Washington was taking a “fresh look” at providing...

    Will Greece’s New Government Be a Western Mouthpiece for Putin?
    Feb02

    Will Greece’s New Government Be a Western Mouthpiece for Putin?

    ATHENS — The recent election win by Greece’s far-left Syriza party has focused attention on the economic consequences of its policies for the Eurozone. What has been overlooked is the effect this victory may have on the foreign policy of the EU countries as well as on NATO. That this latter aspect would come to predominate...

    Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington: What to Say
    Feb02

    Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington: What to Say

    With the prospect of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress looming, it seems necessary to revisit the possibility that Israeli leaders, increasingly isolated because of Iran’s foreign policy — support of Hamas, Hezbollah and now the Houthis in Yemen — might once again feel compelled to...

    Amnesty Criticizes Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists For Civilian Deaths
    Feb02

    Amnesty Criticizes Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists For Civilian Deaths

    Amnesty International says it has collected “gruesome evidence of civilian deaths and casualties” inflicted in recent days by both pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lavrov Claims Obama’s Remarks Prove U.S. Backed Ukraine ‘Coup’
    Feb02

    Lavrov Claims Obama’s Remarks Prove U.S. Backed Ukraine ‘Coup’

    Russia has seized on remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama about an internationally brokered deal to resolve last year’s Ukrainian crisis, claiming they prove that Washington was involved in a “coup” against Ukraine’s Moscow-backed president. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Russian Housewife Caught in Putin’s War
    Feb02

    A Russian Housewife Caught in Putin’s War

    After the arrest of a 36-year-old former seamstress, there’s no longer much sense in attempting to prove Russia’s participation in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    QP Live: Let an anti-terror debate consume the Commons
    Feb02

    QP Live: Let an anti-terror debate consume the Commons

    Adrian Wyld/CP Maclean’s is your home for the daily political theatre that is question period. If you’ve never watched, check out our primer. Today, QP runs from 2:15 p.m. until just past 3. We livestream and liveblog all the action. Where were we? Stephen Harper often talks about how we all live on a scary planet. He’s not...

    WH Having ‘Active Discussions’ on Arming Ukraine
    Feb02

    WH Having ‘Active Discussions’ on Arming Ukraine

    The New York Times reported that administration and military officials are edging toward providing “defensive” arms to Ukrainian forces. …read more Source:...