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    Leaders mark Soviet Union dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue
    Nov19

    Leaders mark Soviet Union dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue

    Three former top Soviet officials on Friday marked the signing 25 years ago of the treaty that formally dissolved the Soviet Union, and they used the occasion to urge dialogue on the deadly separatist conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Trump presidency increases risk for Canadian troops headed to Latvia, Howard Dean says
    Nov19

    Trump presidency increases risk for Canadian troops headed to Latvia, Howard Dean says

    A top Democratic politician says Russian President Vladimir Putin will undoubtedly test U.S. president-elect Donald Trump by moving troops into a former Soviet country – including one where Canadian troops will be operating in 2017. Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, says Trump talked...

    In the bear’s den: Inside Canada’s training mission in Ukraine
    Nov19

    In the bear’s den: Inside Canada’s training mission in Ukraine

    LVIV, Ukraine — “If we were trained the same way before the war started, we wouldn’t have suffered as many casualties,” said Lt. Artem, a 23-year-old Ukrainian army company commander. Strolling off the makeshift battlefield, he took a quick cigarette break with his platoon before starting off on another ‘force on force’ training...

    The Knowns and Unknowns of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy
    Nov19

    The Knowns and Unknowns of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy

    By the time modern American presidents receive the keys to the White House, learn the identities of intelligence assets around the world, and obtain the nuclear-weapons codes, they have traditionally been well-defined, both by their long careers in public service by and an arduous election campaign. Their positions have been anchored to a...

    First Ukrainian President Says Must Find Peaceful Solution To Conflict
    Nov19

    First Ukrainian President Says Must Find Peaceful Solution To Conflict

    Ukraine’s first president, who help usher in a peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Union 25 years ago, said Ukraine’s leaders today must find a similarly peaceful resolution of the separatist conflict in the east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Questions, concerns about Trump loom over Halifax defence meeting
    Nov19

    Questions, concerns about Trump loom over Halifax defence meeting

    Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan speaks to reporters during the Halifax International Security Forum, in Halifax, N.S., on Friday, November 18, 2016. (Darren Calabrese/CP) Donald Trump’s shadow loomed large as defence ministers and senior military officers from various nations gathered in Halifax on Friday amid questions and...

    Obama, EU leaders agree to maintain sanctions on Russia
    Nov19

    Obama, EU leaders agree to maintain sanctions on Russia

    European leaders offer a show of solidarity with Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    IMF Team: Ukraine Shows Signs Of Recovery, Progress Depends On Reforms
    Nov19

    IMF Team: Ukraine Shows Signs Of Recovery, Progress Depends On Reforms

    An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visiting Ukraine on a fact-finding mission says the country’s economy is showing signs of recovery but the strength and durability of the recovery depend on progress in implementing reforms. Ron van Rooden, head of the IMF mission team that visited Kyiv from November 3-17, said Ukraine’s...

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue
    Nov19

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former top Soviet officials on Friday marked the signing 25 years ago of the treaty that formally dissolved the Soviet Union, and they used the occasion to urge dialogue on the deadly separatist conflict in Ukraine. On Dec. 8, 1991, the leaders of the Soviet republics of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed a pact that broke...

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue
    Nov19

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue

    Three former top Soviet officials on Friday marked the signing 25 years ago of the treaty that formally dissolved the Soviet Union, and they used the occasion to urge dialogue … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...