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    EU unveils interim deal for ending Russia-Ukraine gas war
    Sep26

    EU unveils interim deal for ending Russia-Ukraine gas war

    Berlin (AFP) – The European Union on Friday unveiled an interim deal meant to end Russia’s latest gas war with Ukraine which could see a return of supplies to the crisis-hit nation and a renewal of trust between the rival neighbours.The so-called “winter package” unveiled in Berlin came with Moscow threatening to cut off...

    Ukraine Can’t Afford NATO
    Sep26

    Ukraine Can’t Afford NATO

    Trying to join NATO is the surest way to restart the war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s UN performance ends on high note
    Sep26

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s UN performance ends on high note

    NEW YORK – For years Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attitude towards the United Nations has at least appeared to be one of high-handed dismissiveness, if not contempt. When he shunned the General Assembly last year — preferring instead to attend the opening of a Tim Hortons outlet in Toronto — some regarded his absence as the final insult....

    Ukraine Can’t Hide Putin’s Victory
    Sep26

    Ukraine Can’t Hide Putin’s Victory

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s talk about EU and NATO membership serve only to obscure his capitulation. …read more Source:...

    HMCS Toronto completes Black Sea mission
    Sep26

    HMCS Toronto completes Black Sea mission

    HMCS Toronto has completed its 19 day participation in joint NATO operations in the Black Sea and will continue to take part in Operation REASSURANCE by participating in Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR under Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, the DND says in a press release. More from the release: HMCS Toronto was in the Black Sea from September 6 to 25....

    Ukraine says video shows rebel attack on Donetsk airport
    Sep26

    Ukraine says video shows rebel attack on Donetsk airport

    Ukraine’s security and defense spokesman says that Donetsk airport was shelled overnight. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Ukrainians outraged by Russian exhibition at international human rights conference
    Sep26

    Ukrainians outraged by Russian exhibition at international human rights conference

    Ukrainian delegates to an international security conference in Warsaw this week complained about a Russian photo exhibition depicting the war in Ukraine from a Russian perspective. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU Rejects Putin Demand For Ukraine Deal Changes
    Sep26

    EU Rejects Putin Demand For Ukraine Deal Changes

    BRUSSELS: The European Union said on Friday (Sep 26) that Russian President Vladimir Putin had written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-Ukraine accord, but it ruled out reopening the deal without Kiev’s consent. Putin’s letter to European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso reportedly threatened retaliatory measures if...

    Obama Adopts a Reactive Approach Rather Than Showing Leadership
    Sep26

    Obama Adopts a Reactive Approach Rather Than Showing Leadership

    President Barack Obama has chosen, once again, an “in-between” approach to keep all his options open, no matter how contradictory they are. The anti-ISIS coalition operations started by imposing U.S. priorities on the members of the alliance, with the US insisting that that their concerns must wait because the US has priorities...

    Russia, Ukraine agree gas deal, says EU energy chief
    Sep26

    Russia, Ukraine agree gas deal, says EU energy chief

    Berlin (AFP) – Russia is ready to restore gas deliveries to Ukraine if Kiev pays its energy giant Gazprom $3.1 billion (2.4 billion euros) by late December, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday.Gazprom is ready to deliver at least five billion cubic metres of gas in the coming months if there is an advance payment,...