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    Biden in Turkey to Discuss Syria, Energy
    Nov22

    Biden in Turkey to Discuss Syria, Energy

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on Europe to diversify its energy supplies to reduce its dependence on Russia. Speaking at an energy summit in Istanbul, Biden said “now,” repeating the word three times, is the time to act. He said Ukraine’s energy supply problems only underscore the urgency. Russia has traditionally...

    Syria could be next target of Canada’s CF-18s
    Nov22

    Syria could be next target of Canada’s CF-18s

    Sources tell CBC News that Canada is close to clearing away legal hurdles that stand in the way of a combat mission in Syria. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator John McCain calls the coalition strategy against ISIS ‘delusional.’ …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Marks First Anniversary of EuroMaidan Protest
    Nov22

    Ukraine Marks First Anniversary of EuroMaidan Protest

    A year on, the relatives of protesters who died in Ukraine’s EuroMaidan uprising aren’t the only ones angered by the country’s direction since the ouster of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych. The lack of progress in investigating the slayings of more than 100 protesters caused hecklers to shout, “Where are the killers?” at...

    Ukraine Defense Minister Says 7,500 Russian Troops Present In Eastern Of Country
    Nov22

    Ukraine Defense Minister Says 7,500 Russian Troops Present In Eastern Of Country

    Ukraine’s defense minister said that 7,500 Russian troops are present in the east of the country, which has been witnessing months of violence between the pro-Russian separatists and the government troops. The statement, from Colonel General Stepan Poltorak comes as four Ukrainian soldiers have been reported dead and 10 others injured in...

    Moscow accuses West of seeking Russia ‘regime change’
    Nov22

    Moscow accuses West of seeking Russia ‘regime change’

    Moscow (AFP) – Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the West of seeking to force a regime change in Russia through sanctions over the Ukraine conflict.”The West is showing unambiguously that they do not want to force (Russia) to change policy, they want to achieve a change of regime,” Lavrov told a forum of...

    Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine
    Nov22

    Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine said Russia has thousands of troops in its conflict-ravaged east and vowed to boost its own military capacity, ratcheting up tensions Saturday after Kiev’s new coalition pledged to make joining NATO a priority.The latest declarations from Ukraine’s defence minister threaten to provoke fresh Russian anger as...

    Biden calls on nations to focus on energy security
    Nov22

    Biden calls on nations to focus on energy security

    ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called on Europe to continue diversifying its energy supplies to reduce dependence on Russia, which he said should not be allowed to use its vast gas and oil resources as a geopolitical tool. “[…] is the time to act,” Biden said, speaking at the Atlantic Council’s...

    Rob Nicholson urges Putin to get out of Ukraine
    Nov22

    Rob Nicholson urges Putin to get out of Ukraine

    HALIFAX – Defence Minister Rob Nicholson called on Russia to get out of Ukraine on Saturday, saying that what’s happening there is “completely unacceptable.” Speaking at the International Security Forum in Halifax, Nicholson told delegates during a panel discussion that the people of Ukraine deserve the freedom they fought for. Nicholson...

    Time to act on energy security, Biden tells EU
    Nov22

    Time to act on energy security, Biden tells EU

    Istanbul (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday told Europe it was time to act on improving its energy security, warning of Russia’s “track record” in using energy supplies as a weapon.Speaking at an Atlantic Council meeting in Istanbul, Biden said Europe needed to step up efforts to “ensure...

    US Delivers Counter-Mortar Radar Systems To Ukraine Following Russia’s Warning Against Aiding Kiev
    Nov22

    US Delivers Counter-Mortar Radar Systems To Ukraine Following Russia’s Warning Against Aiding Kiev

    The United States’ Department of Defense (DoD) announced Friday that the U.S. military delivered three lightweight, counter-mortar radar systems to the Ukrainian armed forces on Thursday. According to a statement released by DoD, the radar systems are the first of 20 that will be delivered to Ukraine over the next several weeks. The DoD...