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      UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000
      Mar02

      UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

      BERLIN – The U.N. human rights office says more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago. The Geneva-based body says hundreds of civilians and military personnel were killed in recent weeks alone after an upswing in fighting particularly near Donetsk airport and in the Debaltseve area. U.N....

      Nicholson supports Nemtsov marchers, goes to France to talk Ukraine
      Mar01

      Nicholson supports Nemtsov marchers, goes to France to talk Ukraine

      (Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo) OTTAWA – Canada’s new foreign affairs minister says he stands with the tens of thousands of Russians marching in Moscow streets to protest the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson tells The Canadian Press he doesn’t know who is to blame for Friday’s...

      20,000 mourners march in Moscow for Boris Nemtsov
      Mar01

      20,000 mourners march in Moscow for Boris Nemtsov

      Thousands in Moscow turned out to march in memory of opposition politician Boris Nemstov. (AP photo) MOSCOW— Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said “I am not afraid,” more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken...

      Western leaders condemn killing of Russia’s Nemtsov, call for investigation
      Feb28

      Western leaders condemn killing of Russia’s Nemtsov, call for investigation

      BERLIN – Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is thoroughly investigated. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement Friday night that he was “shocked and saddened” to learn Nemtsov had been gunned down in Moscow by assailants who...

      Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting
      Feb28

      Canadian proposal to train Ukrainian military police on hold amid fighting

      OTTAWA – A proposal that would see a handful of Canadian military police officers train their Ukrainian counterparts is on hold because of the fighting in the east of that embattled country. The idea was floated late last year by former defence minister Rob Nicholson as the Harper government agreed to expand military co-operation with President...

      Prominent Russian opposition figure shot and killed in Moscow
      Feb28

      Prominent Russian opposition figure shot and killed in Moscow

      MOSCOW – Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. He was 55. Nemtsov’s death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the...

      This February belonged to Greece and Germany
      Feb27

      This February belonged to Greece and Germany

      Nobody went to the Acropolis, we didn’t go island-hopping, it was very, very cold, and nobody ate moussaka (unless, of course, you did!) Instead, when we talked about Greece this month (as we did, ad nauseum), we talked debt-to-GDP ratio, youth unemployment, tax reform, nail-biting negotiations, Germany, the euro, and the fashion choices of...

      East Ukraine rebels withdraw rocket launchers from front line
      Feb27

      East Ukraine rebels withdraw rocket launchers from front line

      NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine – Separatist fighters in east Ukraine moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometres back from the front line with government troops Friday in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier this month. Associated Press journalists in the morning followed four trucks carrying Grad launchers from the...

      Canada considers joining U.S.-led military training mission in Ukraine
      Feb26

      Canada considers joining U.S.-led military training mission in Ukraine

      OTTAWA–The Harper cabinet is actively and seriously considering whether Canada should join the U.S. and Britain in a military training mission to shore up embattled Ukrainian troops, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Wednesday. The notion drew a lukewarm response from opposition parties, who seem reluctant to see Canada venture further into the...

      Ukrainian rebels claim they are beginning heavy weapons pullback
      Feb24

      Ukrainian rebels claim they are beginning heavy weapons pullback

      KIEV, Ukraine – Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine said Tuesday they have begun a large-scale pullback of heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan that aims to form a wide buffer zone between separatists’ and Ukrainian forces’ artillery. The claim by Eduard Basurin, a top rebel commander, couldn’t immediately...