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    Baird’s exit leaves hole at home and abroad
    Feb04

    Baird’s exit leaves hole at home and abroad

    OTTAWA – One of Stephen Harper’s most experienced ministers resigned his plum foreign affairs post Tuesday, leaving a void around the Conservative cabinet table at a critical juncture in both domestic and international affairs.John Baird was a prominent voice for Canada on the world stage and a multi-faceted lieutenant for Harper; his...

    ICAO reps suggest 15-minute tracking standard
    Feb04

    ICAO reps suggest 15-minute tracking standard

    MONTREAL – Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization have recommended the adoption of a new standard that would see commercial aircraft tracked every 15-minutes.The development was announced Tuesday as more than 850 participants gathered at a high-level safety conference at ICAO’s Montreal headquarters.”This...

    Ashton Carter, Obama’s Nominee For Defense Secretary, To Brave Senate Confirmation Grilling
    Feb04

    Ashton Carter, Obama’s Nominee For Defense Secretary, To Brave Senate Confirmation Grilling

    (Repeats story with n o change to text) By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s pick for defense secretary is poised to tell Republicans in Congress on Wednesday he might eventually consider reviewing the schedule for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and would push to trim wasteful spending....

    US, Russia at Odds Over Energy in Cold War-Style Conflict
    Feb04

    US, Russia at Odds Over Energy in Cold War-Style Conflict

    WASHINGTON—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...

    NATO ministers to meet on Russia, upgrading response force
    Feb04

    NATO ministers to meet on Russia, upgrading response force

    BRUSSELS (AP) — 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. — An official go-ahead for a proposal...

    EU Says ‘Spiral Of Violence’ in Ukraine Must Stop, Blames Rebels
    Feb04

    EU Says ‘Spiral Of Violence’ in Ukraine Must Stop, Blames Rebels

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on February 4 that the “spiral of ever-increasing violence in eastern Ukraine needs to stop” and blamed pro-Russian rebels for a recent escalation that she said was causing “great human suffering.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At least 5 killed in heavy shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    At least 5 killed in heavy shelling in eastern Ukraine

    Artillery shelling damaged a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, and left at least 5 people dead in the rebel stronghold of Donets, where fighting has intensified after weeks of…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Kremlin pursues military modernization despite economic woes
    Feb04

    Kremlin pursues military modernization despite economic woes

    The buildup reflects President Vladimir Putin’s apparent readiness to raise the ante in a showdown with the West over Ukraine — but it is unclear whether Russia can afford the modernization drive amid slumping oil prices and Western sanctions. In the Ukraine crisis, Moscow for the first time demonstrated its new capacity for what experts...

    At Least 5 Killed in Artillery Shelling in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    At Least 5 Killed in Artillery Shelling in Eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine— Heavy shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon killed at least five people and damaged a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, local officials said. The fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine resumed in January after a month of...

    At Least Three Killed As Shells Hit Clinic In Donetsk
    Feb04

    At Least Three Killed As Shells Hit Clinic In Donetsk

    At least three people were killed and several injured when shells hit a clinic in the separatist-held city of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, on February 4. Russian-backed separatists blamed Ukrainian government forces for the attack, although this could not be independently verified. The deaths came a day after the UN said the death toll in Ukraine...