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    Obama and Putin to meet, but differ over whether Ukraine or Syria tops agenda
    Sep24

    Obama and Putin to meet, but differ over whether Ukraine or Syria tops agenda

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in New York next week at a time of high tension in Europe and the Middle East, but the Kremlin and the White House differed on Thursday over the top priority for the talks. …read more Source: The...

    Russian lawmaker who stood up to Kremlin is stripped of his post
    Sep24

    Russian lawmaker who stood up to Kremlin is stripped of his post

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian provincial lawmaker who, in a rare show of defiance, accused the Kremlin of lying about whether it sent its forces to fight in Ukraine was stripped of his seat in the local parliament on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Hollande says France suffers no loss on Egypt warship sale
    Sep23

    Hollande says France suffers no loss on Egypt warship sale

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that France would suffer no loss on its sale of two Mistral warships to Egypt that had been originally destined for Russia before the imposition of EU sanctions on Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Russia plans second big military base near Ukrainian border
    Sep23

    Russia plans second big military base near Ukrainian border

    BOGUCHAR, Russia (Reuters) – Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kiev’s forces. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels say local elections still set for Oct, Nov
    Sep22

    Ukraine rebels say local elections still set for Oct, Nov

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine said on Tuesday they were going ahead with local elections in October and November in defiance of Kiev, and only hours after they appeared to say they were prepared to postpone the vote to avoid “stalemate” in peace efforts. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine presses NATO chief for defensive weapons
    Sep22

    Ukraine presses NATO chief for defensive weapons

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine pressed NATO on Tuesday for Western weaponry to help defend itself against pro-Russian separatists but the head of the alliance resisted for fear of threatening a fragile ceasefire with Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels offer to postpone local vote – separatist website
    Sep22

    Ukraine rebels offer to postpone local vote – separatist website

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels proposed on Tuesday postponing the date of local elections in separatist parts of east Ukraine to February 2016 in an effort to lift peacemaking out of “stalemate,” according to a statement posted on separatist website LITs. …read more Source: The...

    NATO says Russia must withdraw heavy weapons from Ukraine
    Sep21

    NATO says Russia must withdraw heavy weapons from Ukraine

    LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday an ebb in violence in eastern Ukraine was not enough to bring peace and demanded Russia withdraw heavy weapons the alliance accuses it of providing in support of separatists. …read more Source: The...

    East Ukraine elections would be 'serious violation' of Minsk – Germany
    Sep21

    East Ukraine elections would be 'serious violation' of Minsk – Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Plans by Russian-backed separatists to hold local elections in eastern Ukraine are a serious violation of the Minsk peace deal and it is regrettable that Moscow has not distanced itself from the plans, the German government said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    In first Ukraine trip, NATO chief tries balancing act on Russia
    Sep21

    In first Ukraine trip, NATO chief tries balancing act on Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – With a troubled peace plan for the Ukrainian conflict nearing its deadline, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will attempt a balancing act to reassure Kiev of the West’s support without antagonising Moscow when he visits Ukraine on Monday. …read more Source: The...

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