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Harper Rolls Out Red Carpet For Former Candy Billionaire

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ukraine has "crossed the Rubicon" to a new westward-looking future that leaves behind the darkness of its Russian past, President Petro Poros...

NATO Approves Rapid Response Force

CP | John-Thor Dahlburg And Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada

NEWPORT, Wales - Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eas...

World Will Have To Bail Out Ukraine Again If Fighting Persists: IMF

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine will need billions of dollars in additional support if the fighting between the military and R...

Canada Tried To Troll Russia But They Got Something Wrong

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Politics

Staffers with the Canadian delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) think they're SO funny. The delegation put out a cheeky twee...

Canadian Jets Edge Closer To Russian Airspace

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Uk...

Billionaires Into The Breach?

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Business

Some of the world's wealthiest people are seeking an audience with Russian president Vladimir Putin, hoping perhaps that business can succeed where po...

Don't Believe Gloomy Headlines - The Global Economy Is Picking Up

Peter Hall | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

We expect developing markets to re-emerge. They've gone quiet in the past couple of years, weary of waiting for the world's large economies to get going again. Their recent record has persuaded pundits to throw them into the 'new normal' soup.

I'm a Feminist But I Will Never Identify With 'Sextremism'

Toula Drimonis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

Truth be told, I have so many issues with FEMEN, I wouldn't even know where to begin, but I'll attempt to explain them all here as best as I can. For those who don't know (and there are many of you), FEMEN is a Ukraine-based movement started in 2008 to protest the growing sex industry in the country. The movement soon branched out and began protesting other gender issues, including the perceived oppression of women at the hands of religious institutions.

Harper is all Talk and No Action Against Putin

Colin Kenny | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

The Department of National Defence is currently being hounded by Treasury Board, which had designed a system that makes it impossible for DND to manage its budget. As a result, the military keeps falling behind in equipment purchases and capacity keeps declining. The government could put an end to this stalemate if it wished to, but instead seems delighted that it is pocketing the unspent money to meet its deficit-fighting promises. Canadians already have a small military and it just keeps shrinking.

A New Manifesto For a Dangerous World

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada
Glen Pearson

It's been hanging over us in impending fashion for years. It creeps in around the edges of consciousness, leaving its effects even when it temporarily...

Putin Isn't Crazy, He's Ruthless

Diane Francis | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The facts are that Putin is not erratic or crazy, but is rational and predictable. He knows the West is divided and he is executing his plan like the KGB officer that he is. He wants total control over Europe's gas markets, and accompanying influence, and has done, and will do, whatever it takes to achieve this.

On International Issues, Harper Commits Selective Morality

Murtaza Haider | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

The Harper government has mastered the art of selective morality. When it is convenient, Mr. Harper takes cover behind international law to attack those he disagrees with on ideological or religious grounds. And those with whom he has an ideological or religious connection, his government wilfully ignores their indiscretions. This selective application of morality is at odds with the principles of social justice, which all Canadians hold dear.

Harper Wrote An Editorial?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the western world can't soften its tough stand toward Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, even at the expe...

Baird: No 'Blank Cheques' For Ukraine

CBC | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will live up to the obligations it has made to Ukraine, but will not “write blank cheques.” Ear...

Harper Moves To Exert More Economic Pain On Russia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has announced further sanctions against Ukrainian rebels and an array of Russian arms, financial and energy compa...

EU Weighs Deeper Sanctions Against Russia

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

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We Need To Do More Than Just Sound Off About the Gaza Attacks

Joseph Soares | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada
Joseph Soares

There is no fundamental difference between the conflict in Ukraine and that between Israel and Hamas. Each group in question sees itself as having its back to the wall. Each has had the bitter experience of trusting allies who let it down. This does not justify shooting down a plane filled with innocent people, but the fear of destruction that drives people to such exigencies is a terrible thing.

Rebels Say They've Found MH17 Black Boxes, Are Holding Bodies In Nearby Town

AP | Yuras Karmanau | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada

TOREZ, Ukraine - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and Europ...

More Canadian Troops Headed To Europe

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - About 120 Canadian soldiers leave for eastern and central Europe today as part of a continuing show of support for Ukraine.The military would...

Canada To Impose More Sanctions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will impose economic sanctions and a travel ban on another 14 individuals involved in militan...

Harper Announces More Sanctions As Putin Puts Military On Combat Alert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is imposing economic sanctions and travel bans against 11 Russian and Ukrainian individuals plus one additional entity over Russia’s...

Why Petro Poroshenko Is Not the New Beginning Ukraine Needs

Corey Levine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada
Corey Levine

The country as a whole has embraced Poroshenko and his message that he stands outside the rough-and-tumble world of electoral politics, Ukraine-style. Voters are hopeful that since he has already amassed his fortune, he will be less inclined to help himself to the government coffers, a common compulsion of elected officials in Ukraine.

Tax Cheats Took Billions From Ukraine

CP | Maria Danilova And Raphael Satter, The Associated Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Business

KYIV, Ukraine - On paper, the Ukrainian trading firm known as Mistral dealt in management consulting and research, doing millions of dollars' worth of...

Harper Meets With New Ukrainian President

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Politics

KYIV, Ukraine - Prime Minister Stephen Harper affirmed Canada's unwavering support of a new, westward looking Ukraine on Saturday as he became the fir...

Boycott Russia's FIFA World Cup in 2018 Movement

Diane Francis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

I stand solidly behind my friend, Eugene Melnyk (Owner of the NHL's Ottawa Senators) who's of Ukrainian heritage for his call to launch a boycott agai...