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Section: Macleans (Canada)

      11 stories in Canada we’re watching
      Jul14

      11 stories in Canada we’re watching

      Sean Kilpatrick/CP UKRAINE PM TO VISIT OTTAWA Ukraine’s prime minister arrives in Ottawa today for what’s likely to be the last visit by a foreign government leader ahead of this fall’s federal election. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk to sign a trade deal, following Yatsenyuk’s visit...

      How Canada’s embassy in Ukraine was used as pawn in 2014 uprising
      Jul12

      How Canada’s embassy in Ukraine was used as pawn in 2014 uprising

      A protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kyiv, Ukraine, early Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Canada’s embassy in Kyiv was used as a haven for several days by anti-government protesters during the revolution that toppled the regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Sergei Grits...

      Ukrainians clamour for Canadian TV content and hardware
      Jun28

      Ukrainians clamour for Canadian TV content and hardware

      Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Presidential administration building in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 6, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld) KYIV, Ukraine – “The Littlest Hobo,” “Anne of Green Gables,” maybe even “Flashpoint” could find a new lease on life in Ukraine as the country’s...

      Canadian military closer to starting Ukraine mission
      Jun27

      Canadian military closer to starting Ukraine mission

      (AP Photo/Pavlo Palamarchuk) Legal and diplomatic obstacles to deploying Canadian military trainers in Ukraine have largely been cleared away, Defence Minister Jason Kenney says. He was scheduled to tour the multi-national centre at Yavoriv, near the Polish border, on Saturday where the roughly 200 combat instructors will set up shop in the...

      Youth will serve: Poland’s young mobilize into militias
      Jun23

      Youth will serve: Poland’s young mobilize into militias

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      Ukraine’s other war: The fight to heal soldiers’ bodies and minds
      Jun22

      Ukraine’s other war: The fight to heal soldiers’ bodies and minds

      Adriana Luhovy Sergey, a 23-year-old Ukrainian soldier, is resting in a drab, grey, Soviet-era military hospital on the outskirts of Kyiv. Asked about his recent combat experience, he says, “I just wish that nobody would ever have to see war.” Sergey (who asked that his last name not be used for privacy reasons) suffered massive head trauma...

      Midnight in the presidential library with Putin: An exercise in control
      Jun21

      Midnight in the presidential library with Putin: An exercise in control

      ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – When the heads of the world’s major news agencies sat down a year ago with Vladimir Putin at a St. Petersburg palace, they were treated to a long, sumptuous meal of Crimean flounder, a dish evidently chosen not only for its delicacy but for the political statement. This year it was tea and caviar at the stroke of...

      Putin wants to sit with G7 leaders again
      Jun20

      Putin wants to sit with G7 leaders again

      (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via Associated Press) Russia appears to be angling to make it the G8 once again and President Vladimir Putin suggests it’s something Prime Minister Stephen Harper will just have to accept. “I don’t want to offend anyone, but if the United States says Russia should be returned to the G8, the prime minister...

      PM’s visit with Pope focuses on Ukraine, not residential schools
      Jun11

      PM’s visit with Pope focuses on Ukraine, not residential schools

      Vatican Pool/Getty Images VATICAN CITY, Italy – Prime Minister Stephen Harper raised the troubling findings of the residential schools commission Thursday during an unusually brief meeting with Pope Francis, but stopped short of inviting him to Canada to apologize. Instead, Harper referred to a letter sent earlier in the week to the Vatican by...

      Stephen Harper begins Poland visit in Warsaw
      Jun09

      Stephen Harper begins Poland visit in Warsaw

      Adrian Wyld/CP WARSAW, Poland — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is kicking off the next leg of his European travel today in Warsaw, Poland. Harper is to take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He then has meetings planned with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and President Bronislaw Komorowski. Poland is a major...