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    World › West imposes new Russia sanctions; Putin defiant
    Sep13

    World › West imposes new Russia sanctions; Putin defiant

    The United States and European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behavior” in Ukraine despite a fragile truce. Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail the peace push aimed at halting a conflict that has killed more than… …read more Source:...

    World › Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis
    Sep12

    World › Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis

    European Union governments agreed on Thursday to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but could lift them next month if Moscow abides by a fragile truce, while the United States prepared its own fresh sanctions. The steps are the latest by the United States… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine says Russia withdrawing; EU delays sanctions
    Sep11

    World › Ukraine says Russia withdrawing; EU delays sanctions

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that Russia had withdrawn the bulk of its forces from his country and he pledged greater autonomy for the separatist east in moves that could help sustain a fragile truce. The pro-Western leader’s comments were soon followed by a European Union decision to extend… …read more Source:...

    World › EU must keep up pressure on Russia over Ukraine, Britain says
    Sep10

    World › EU must keep up pressure on Russia over Ukraine, Britain says

    The European Union must keep up pressure on Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian war because sanctions are having an effect, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday. EU ambassadors delayed implementation of a new package of sanctions on Russia on Monday to allow time to see if… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Report: MH Flight 17 likely downed by ‘high-energy objects’
    Sep10

    World › Report: MH Flight 17 likely downed by ‘high-energy objects’

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down… …read more...

    World › Ukraine’s leader rallies for unity in key city
    Sep09

    World › Ukraine’s leader rallies for unity in key city

    Seeking to rally national unity, President Petro Poroshenko visited a southeastern port Monday that has been assaulted for days by Russian-backed separatists and declared the city would remain a part of Ukraine. After a series of military defeats to increasingly confident rebel forces in the country’s eastern regions, Ukraine signed…...

    World › Ceasefire in eastern Ukraine falters as shelling claims lives
    Sep08

    World › Ceasefire in eastern Ukraine falters as shelling claims lives

    Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril Sunday, two days after it took hold. At least two houses hit by artillery fire blazed in the rural village of Spartak, which lies just north of the main rebel-held… …read more Source:...

    World › Explosions in east Ukraine threaten ceasefire
    Sep07

    World › Explosions in east Ukraine threaten ceasefire

    Powerful explosions in a key frontline city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday raised fears that a day-old truce between government and rebel forces had already collapsed. Numerous explosions were heard and thick smoke was visible on the horizon of Mariupol, a government-held port city in the east of the country.… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine ceasefire appears to be holding
    Sep07

    World › Ukraine ceasefire appears to be holding

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations. A statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office said he and… …read more...

    World › Ukraine ceasefire begins, but U.S. still skeptical
    Sep06

    World › Ukraine ceasefire begins, but U.S. still skeptical

    Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a ceasefire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions on Moscow. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any aggression by Russia against alliance members. Gunfire and shelling appeared to fall silent across eastern Ukraine shortly…...

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