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    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...

    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:...

    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:...

    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...

    Russia Plans Joint Military Drills With North Korea and Cuba
    Feb02

    Russia Plans Joint Military Drills With North Korea and Cuba

    Russia could soon be carrying out military drills alongside North Korea and Cuba according to Valery Gerasimov, the chief of staff of the Russian armed forces. Speaking at a meeting on Saturday which was also attended by Russia’s defence minister Sergey Shoygu, along with the heads of all armed forces branches, Gerasimov announced: “We are...

    Military Commanders to Obama: Arm U.S. Allies
    Feb02

    Military Commanders to Obama: Arm U.S. Allies

    Top U.S. military commanders in both Europe and the Middle East support meeting the requests of allied forces for weapons that President Barack Obama has so far denied, according to reports. Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s military commander, now backs the provision of “defensive weapons” to Ukraine’s military, which has been devastated...

    NATO: West Must be Ready for Long Russia Standoff
    Feb02

    NATO: West Must be Ready for Long Russia Standoff

    The West must be ready for a long standoff with Russia over Ukraine and not quickly resume normal ties as it did after the 2008 Georgian war, a top NATO official said on Monday. “Our strategy has to be one of patience and consistency. Russia expects us to give up the sanctions and go back to business as usual, without changing its own...