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Russian Diplomat Heckled During Toronto Speech

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Russia's ambassador to Canada faced down hecklers Tuesday as he pushed back against what he called anti-Russian hysteria and stereotypes, bu...

Canada's Tough Talk On Russia 'Makes No Difference'

CBC | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government's tough rhetoric over Russia’s actions in Ukraine may play well to some voters domestically, but analysts doubt...


AP | Lynn Berry | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada

MOSCOW -- To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his readi...


AP | Yuras Karmanau | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada

IZYUM, Ukraine -- Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricad...

WATCH: She Made A Nation Weep With These Drawings In The Sand

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Impact

These tears in the sand may prove timeless. A Ukrainian artist's heart-wrenching tale of a nation under siege -- etched in ever-shifting sands -- h...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is trying to put more pressure on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced additional sanct...

The Biggest Concerns for Ukraine's New President

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

In a few weeks time Ukrainian voters will be going to the polls to elect a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the country for the safety of Russia amid a Tahrir Square-style, people power uprising. The Cabinet of Ministers has no lack of urgent agenda items to deal with. Several pitfalls lie ahead:

How the Keystone Pipeline Will Shut Putin Down

Diane Francis | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

A Keystone bomb would deliver several payloads: punishment toward anti-American Venezuela; proceeds toward Canada which buys more goods and services from the U.S. than the European Union does; punishment toward Russia by casting into the markets more Venezuelan oil and replacement of Venezuelan oil with Canadian oil that is $30 a barrel cheaper.

Putin Trapped In Cold War State Of Mind, Harper Tells Germans

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics

BERLIN - Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a solemn warning to Germans about Russia on Wednesday, reminding them of the dangers posed by a leader w...

Ban From Russia Called 'A Badge Of Honour'

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Many of the 13 Canadians banned by Russia Monday say they're actually quite honoured by the move. Liberal MPs Chrystia Freeland and Irwin Cotler w...

'Rumours Of Blowback' As Harper Warns Businesses Against Russia

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has warned Canadian companies doing business in Russia they face “risks” because of the growing diplomatic crisis ov...

'Your Base Is On The Territory Of A Foreign State'

CBC | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada

When a gutsy Ukrainian commander and a Russian emissary came face to face outside the Belbek airbase on Friday, their remarkable exchange gave witness...

Harper Meets With Ukrainian PM

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Politics

KYIV, Ukraine - Stephen Harper paid a visit to Ukraine on Saturday, becoming the first G7 leader to witness the devastation in Kyiv as he took in the ...

Harper To Make Historic Stop In Ukraine

CBC | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on his way to Ukraine where he will be the first G7 leader to visit the eastern European country since Russian Presid...

Let's Not Forget That Many in the Ukraine Are Genuinely Pro-Russia

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

At the end of the day, it will always be the people who suffer, and Ukraine has a long history of suffering. There are enough populations who feel abandoned by a Ukrainian Ukraine to fight for Russia, and enough who are ready to engulf Kiev in flames in order to show their desire to move away from the perceived dangers of an Eastern block and take their place among Western nations.

Ukraine's Breakup Has Nothing To Do With Russia or Washington

Diane Francis | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

Crimea is a pity, and likely victimized by Moscow pressure, but the reality is that Ukraine is a failed state without a government, a constitution that can be enforced, an army that can be called upon to defend its people or an economy. If I lived in Crimea I'd vote for the devil I know (Moscow) rather than the devils to come (Kiev).

Ukraine Is Another Example of a Dangerous World of Clashing Hegemons

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada
Errol P. Mendes

When the history of the early decades of the 21st Century is written, it may well be called the era of multiple clashing hegemons. The most recent glo...

After Crimea, the Only Question is "What's Next?"

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

The mood on Maidan Square in central Kyiv remains decidedly grim after a referendum widely branded as illegal and illegitimate took place in Crimea on Sunday. Two Ukrainian kozaks loudly beat drums in a rhythm that is normally used in the call to arms. It serves to heighten the sense of foreboding. Now that Crimea has been hived off from mainland Ukraine, "what next?" is the question on everyone's minds

The Surprising Way Bacteria 'Talks' To Each Other

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The results suggested bacteria are continually in communication with one another. When times get dire, they attempt to find anyone who might have resistance and be willing to pass it on. Once there is a yes, a crowd appears, all hoping for the same gift. Once they get it, they head off to do the same.

Canada To Offer $220M To Prop Up Ukraine's Finances

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will contribute $220 million to an international effort to bail out the government of Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird sai...

Auschwitz: "It's Not the Sights so Much as the Sounds"

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada
Vac Verikaitis

My mother very rarely talked about what happened to her in the Second World War. There were short bursts of recollection, little anecdotes of walking for days on end, seeing bodies scattered in the road. Bombed out buildings. Soldiers and military vehicles everywhere. But the essence of her story was missing. Or not told.

Mulroney: Putin Is No Gorbachev

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Politics

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney describes Russian President Vladimir Putin as a leader longing for the days when the Soviet Union enjoyed superp...


CP | Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speed...

A Tale of Two Russia Today Anchors

Davide Mastracci | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

On the evening of March 5, anchor Liz Wahl resigned from Russia Today-America at the end of her 5 p.m. broadcast. While it's not fair to speculate that Wahl made her dramatic exit in order to score a new, and potentially higher paying, job, it is certain that her patriotic exit will likely be rewarded by American media.

Clinton Discusses Russia In Calgary

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton says Russian President Vladimir Putin is using his country's energy resources to intimidate h...