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A humanitarian flight carrying 230 Ukrainian citizens arrived in Regina on Monday evening, accompanied by a woman whose photo 50 years ago came to symbolize the horrors of another war. A Saskatchewan government spokesman confirmed Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the girl in the famous 1972 Vietnam napalm attack photo, was […]

By Joseph Wilson
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Spain is increasing military spending as it works toward meeting a NATO commitment by dedicating 2% of gross domestic product to defense, the Spanish government said Tuesday. Cabinet members approved a one-off expenditure of almost 1 billion euros ($1 billion) for Spain’s Defense Ministry that the […]

By Laura Osman
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MADRID – Canada will be sending more troops to Latvia as part of a pledge to upgrade and strengthen the NATO battlegroup it is leading there, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. The Canadian-led NATO battlegroup is made up of about 2,000 troops, including 700 Canadians, and is one […]

By Laura Osman
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SCHLOSS ELMAU, GERMANY – Canada is looking at developing new infrastructure to help other countries transition away from Russian oil and coal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday at the conclusion of the G7 summit in Germany focused on the conflict in Ukraine. In their final communique for the meeting, […]

By Samuel Petrequin
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BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO will increase the strength of its rapid reaction force nearly eightfold to 300,000 troops as part of its response to an “era of strategic competition,” the military alliance’s secretary-general said Monday. The NATO reaction force currently numbers around 40,000 soldiers which can deploy quickly when needed. […]

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Polish and Ukraine government officials say they plan to put on public display in Warsaw damaged or burnt-out Russian tanks and armored vehicles captured by Ukrainian forces during the war. The head of the Polish prime minister’s office, Michal Dworczyk, said the idea is to highlight Russian “atrocities” and the […]

By Laura Osman
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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will embark on a round-the-world tour next week to meet with global leaders for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, G7 and NATO summits. The Prime Minister’s Office says he will endeavour to strengthen key international partnerships with an eye to defending peace, security, […]

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Russian basketball clubs were suspended Thursday from the next season of the EuroLeague. EuroLeague organizers cited “air travel restrictions and prohibitions or other limitations to issuing visas to Russian residents” during the country’s war with Ukraine. The 18-team league had three Russian entrants last season — […]

By Jovana Gec
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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Serbia and Russia confirmed Monday that a planned visit by Russia’s foreign minister to the Balkan country will not take place, with Moscow accusing the West of preventing the trip by blocking the envoy’s plane flight. The announcement followed reports that Serbia’s neighbors – Bulgaria, North […]

By Graham Dunbar
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – Ukraine’s soccer players feel a duty to represent their nation’s identity on a global stage and give pride to people back home during Russia’s war on their homeland. Mission fulfilled so far. With Ukraine now just one win away from a morale-boosting spot in the World […]

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – Scotland coach Steve Clarke understands why national team great Graeme Souness wants his country to lose against Ukraine in their emotionally charged World Cup playoff on Wednesday. Clarke is hoping for a different outcome, though, and he expects Ukraine’s players to be “ready for the game” […]