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    NATO to take part in joint exercises with Ukrainian army
    Sep03

    NATO to take part in joint exercises with Ukrainian army

    A total of 1,300 soldiers will take part in the 10-day drills, characterized as a ‘peacekeeping exercise’ …read more Source: The Globe and...

    The Gargoyle: Charlie Angus makes pen pals in the Senate
    Sep03

    The Gargoyle: Charlie Angus makes pen pals in the Senate

    Charlie Angus wants to strengthen ethics rules in the House of Commons, and has turned to the Senate for a little help — but not before ripping the upper chamber for “numerous ethical loopholes” in the Senate’s conflict of interest guidelines. The NDP’s ethics critic made the suggestion in a sardonic letter Wednesday to the chairwoman...

    Editorial: Canada’s tough guy act
    Sep03

    Editorial: Canada’s tough guy act

    When it comes to Vladimir Putin and Russia’s inexcusable incursion into Eastern Ukraine, Canada sure talks a big game. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said “the most important thing we need to do is to rally all of our allies throughout the Western world, and throughout the greater global community, to understand that peace and stability...

    Russia Accuses Ukraine Forces in Journalist’s Death
    Sep03

    Russia Accuses Ukraine Forces in Journalist’s Death

    Russian officials say Ukrainian forces are responsible for the “barbarous” killing of a Russian photojournalist and are demanding an investigation. Russia’s Investigative Committee on Wednesday confirmed the death of Andrei Stenin, 33. The committee said it believed Stenin was killed August 6 while covering the armed conflict in...

    Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan
    Sep03

    Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan

    Pro-Russian rebels lead suppressive fire at the positions of Ukrainian army, during shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. A day ahead of a NATO summit, Russian Presid… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Minister: Poland is “surprised” by German reluctance to lift NATO troop presence in the east
    Sep03

    Minister: Poland is “surprised” by German reluctance to lift NATO troop presence in the east

    Poland’s Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski says that his country is “surprised” by Germany’s reluctance to approve an increase of NATO troops in its eastern member states, which feel threatened by Russia’s role in the armed conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    France Suspends Warship Delivery To Russia; Moscow Unfazed
    Sep03

    France Suspends Warship Delivery To Russia; Moscow Unfazed

    French President Francois Hollande says the government will not deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia because of Moscow’s aggressive actions in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Georgian President: Tbilisi Will Ask For NATO Membership
    Sep03

    Georgian President: Tbilisi Will Ask For NATO Membership

    Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili says his country will ask for NATO membership at the alliance’s upcoming summit in Britain. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan
    Sep03

    Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, an announcement that threatened to upstage a crucial NATO summit on the crisis that has chilled East-West relations.Western leaders expressed some skepticism over the plan, noting it wasn’t the first attempt to...

    Putin Unveils Ukraine Ceasefire Plan
    Sep03

    Putin Unveils Ukraine Ceasefire Plan

    KIEV/ULAN BATOR (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin outlined plans for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday but Ukraine’s prime minister dismissed the proposal, while France expressed its disapproval of Moscow’s support for separatist forces by halting delivery of a warship. After speaking to Ukrainian President Petro...