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    U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Aircraft
    Sep20

    U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Aircraft

    WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. and Canadian fighter jets intercepted Russian aircraft that were flying near U.S. and Canadian air space this week, a military spokesman said on Friday. The United States and Russia are increasingly at odds over Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists have been fighting for control of parts of the...

    Exxon Winds Down Drilling as US Sanctions Hit Russia
    Sep20

    Exxon Winds Down Drilling as US Sanctions Hit Russia

    ExxonMobil said on Friday it will wind down drilling in Russia’s Arctic in the face of U.S. sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow’s oil sector, after the Obama administration granted a brief extension to safely mothball its operations. Washington extended sanctions on Russia last week over its aggression in Ukraine. The...

    Kiev, rebels agree to extra measures to ensure Ukraine cease-fire
    Sep20

    Kiev, rebels agree to extra measures to ensure Ukraine cease-fire

    Pro-Russian separatists and representatives from Kiev and Moscow agreed on Saturday on further measures to ensure a cease-fire between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Progress Reported At Talks On Ukraine
    Sep20

    Progress Reported At Talks On Ukraine

    Progress has been reported from the late night talks in Minsk about the situation in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Weekend Roundup: Scotland Stays Stitched
    Sep20

    Weekend Roundup: Scotland Stays Stitched

    This week, the world reeled from a welter of cross currents. Though the “yes” vote on independence lost in the end, the Scottish referendum revealed a passionately dis-United Kingdom. Elsewhere, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in India, the other Asian giant, calling for a global economic alliance of the “world’s...

    Canadian equipment could fall into wrong hands in Ukraine
    Sep20

    Canadian equipment could fall into wrong hands in Ukraine

    There appear to be no safeguards preventing Canadian military equipment sent to Ukraine from ending up in the hands of extreme right-wing paramilitary units or being sold on the black market. Opposition MPs want rules put in place, noting that earlier this year U.S. military goods donated to Ukraine were being hawked by local businessmen on...

    Russia cites ‘information war’ against Moscow and Ukraine rebels in Malaysian plane disaster
    Sep20

    Russia cites ‘information war’ against Moscow and Ukraine rebels in Malaysian plane disaster

    Russia’s U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    What the Gargoyle heard: A week on the Hill
    Sep20

    What the Gargoyle heard: A week on the Hill

    Parliament is in session, and so is The Gargoyle. From the Beauce to the bowels of the Centre Block, here’s some of what we heard. Diplomatic dances This week’s visit of Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko included a few awkward behind-the-scenes moments. For example: The snappy-happy press. Journalists normally can’t take photos...

    Ukraine Military Exercises in New strategic Environment
    Sep20

    Ukraine Military Exercises in New strategic Environment

    Ukrainian troops are hosting military exercises with forces from 15 nations, including the United States, in what a senior American officer calls a changed strategic environment. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from the Yavoriv Military Range in western Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russian bombers intercepted near Canadian airspace
    Sep20

    Russian bombers intercepted near Canadian airspace

    Two Russian bombers were intercepted close to Canadian airspace hours after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed Parliament, CTV News has learned. …read more Source: CTV...