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Joe Biden Once Looked At Putin And Said 'I Don't Think You Have A Soul'

Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

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EU Weighs Deeper Sanctions Against Russia

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

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Harper Has More Harsh Words For Putin

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Russian President Vladimir Putin is an "extreme nationalist" and an "imperialist" who is threatening globa...

Putin Does Not Like Being Compared To Hitler

CP | Andrew Woodcock, Press Association, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the Prince of Wales's reported comparison of him with Adolf Hitler as "unaccept...

Harper Government Ignores Advice About Ukraine Mission

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - For the third time in four years, the Harper government has sent a large, Canada-only mission to observe an election in Ukraine, despite a re...

China, Russia Ink $400-Billion Deal

CP | Louise Watt And Vladimir Isachenkov, The Associated Press | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Business

SHANGHAI - China signed a landmark deal Wednesday to buy Russian natural gas worth about $400 billion, giving a boost to diplomatically isolated Presi...

Tories Asked Why They Won't Sanction 'Putin's Buddies'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) said Friday it did not lobby the Harper government to keep a Russian executive off Canada's list o...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ottawa says it is imposing economic sanctions on 16 more Russian "entities" over that country's actions in Ukraine.Prime Minister Stephen Har...

Canada Slaps More Sanctions On Russia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is following the United States in once again stepping up the pressure on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.Two Russian companies and n...


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...

Canada Sending Fighter Jets In Response To Ukraine Crisis

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada announced Thursday it will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission in response to the crisis in Ukraine, just...

3 Dead In Attack On Ukraine Base

CP | Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada

KYIV, Ukraine - Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a national guard base in the Black Se...


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...

The Biggest Concerns for Ukraine's New President

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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:

Here's What Harper Got From Putin And Yanukovych

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has in his possession a wide array of gifts that he has received over the years from Russian President Vladimir...

Harper's Gifts From Putin Now Awkward Mementoes

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - They are the awkward mementoes of happier times, a closet-full of gifts that Prime Minister Stephen Harper graciously accepted from Russian P...

Harper: Kick Russia Out Of G8

CBC | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making it clear he wants G7 leaders to expel Russia from the G8 group of industrialized nations. Harper made a brie...

Why I Won't Be Travelling To Russia

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Travel

Perhaps if this had been a one-time occurrence it would be easier to digest, but the fact is Russian president Vladimir Putin has a shameful record when it comes to just about everything. He has never hesitated to put political rivals behind bars, even going as far as jailing the protest band Pussy Riot.

Harper Meets With Ukrainian PM

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2014 | 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 ...

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

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 05.18.2014 | 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

Ex-Obama Adviser: If You Reject Keystone, You Make Putin's Day

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's former national security adviser says rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline would be a gift to Vladimir Putin and a...

Step Away From The Crimea, G-7 Urges

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has once again called on Russia to back away from its efforts to split the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.Harpe...

Mulroney: Putin Is No Gorbachev

CBC | Posted 05.08.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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.