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Section: US & Canada

    Letter: PM’s comment to Putin not constructive
    Nov18

    Letter: PM’s comment to Putin not constructive

    Re: Putin’s global antics overshadow G20′s economic agenda, Nov. 17. I wish that a government spokesperson would explain how Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s polite gesture could lead to progress. Putin can have no doubts about our government’s position on the sequence of...

    Merkel Is Playing Long Ball With Putin
    Nov18

    Merkel Is Playing Long Ball With Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dug in for the long haul, hoping Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia will collapse under economic pressure. But she’s also looking for a quicker solution to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    NATO leader: ‘Serious military buildup’ in Ukraine
    Nov18

    NATO leader: ‘Serious military buildup’ in Ukraine

    Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged Moscow to pull back its troops on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    NATO secretary general tells Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine
    Nov18

    NATO secretary general tells Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine

    JC FinleyBRUSSELS, Nov. 18 (UPI) — “Russia is still destabilizing Ukraine,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a meeting with European Union defense ministers on Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian Lawmaker Lambasts Ukraine Over Osmayev’s Release
    Nov18

    Russian Lawmaker Lambasts Ukraine Over Osmayev’s Release

    A Russian lawmaker says a Ukrainian court’s November 18 decision to release a suspect in alleged plot to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin is politically motivated. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chechnya Head Says Horses Cleared To Win Prizes In Germany
    Nov18

    Chechnya Head Says Horses Cleared To Win Prizes In Germany

    The Kremlin-backed head of Russia’s Chechnya region says authorties in Germany have allowed two racehorses he keeps there to receive prize money despite Western sanctions against him. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donetsk Residents Angry Over Kyiv Threat
    Nov18

    Donetsk Residents Angry Over Kyiv Threat

    Citizens of the Ukrainian city of Donetsk say they did not ask for pro-Moscow separatists to take over their city and they should not be punished for the breakaway insurgency by the Ukrainian government in Kyiv, which will end the funding of all public services in rebel areas by this weekend. On a misty and bitingly frigid Tuesday morning here in...

    Ukraine PM calls for talks with Russia on ‘neutral territory’
    Nov18

    Ukraine PM calls for talks with Russia on ‘neutral territory’

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s prime minister on Tuesday called for fresh talks with Russia on “neutral territory” as deadly fighting rumbled on in the country’s east.”We invite the Russian Federation to hold serious negotiations on a neutral territory. The US and EU are helping us with this,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk...

    Ukraine Releases Russian Jailed Over Alleged Plot To Kill Putin
    Nov18

    Ukraine Releases Russian Jailed Over Alleged Plot To Kill Putin

    A Ukrainian court has ordered the release of a Russian citizen who was jailed in 2012 over an alleged plot to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Readies for Possible Russian-backed Attack
    Nov18

    Ukraine Readies for Possible Russian-backed Attack

    Ukraine’s military is preparing to repel a possible assault by Russian-backed rebels in the east following reports of Russian military reinforcements crossing the border. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has said they are ready for total war. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Ukraine’s front lines in the Donetsk and...