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    Ukraine, rebels agree full small weapons withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, rebels agree full small weapons withdrawal

    KIEV (AFP) – Kiev and pro-Russian insurgents struck a vital agreement on Wednesday to withdraw their entire arsenal of smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel-held lands from the rest of Ukraine.International monitors said the two sides February commitment to pull back heavy weapons from the 500-kilometre (300-mile)...

    Ukraine, rebels agree to full small weapons withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, rebels agree to full small weapons withdrawal

    Kiev and pro-Russian insurgents struck a vital agreement on Wednesday to withdraw their entire arsenal of smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel-held lands from the rest of Ukraine. International monitors said the two sides’ February commitment to pull back heavy weapons from the 500km line separating their forces...

    Russia launches air strikes in ISIS-ravaged Syria after Kremlin approval
    Sep30

    Russia launches air strikes in ISIS-ravaged Syria after Kremlin approval

    Russia said it launched air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin secured his parliament’s unanimous backing to intervene to prop up the Kremlin’s closest Middle East ally. Moscow gave Washington just an hour’s notice of the strikes, which set in train Russia’s biggest play in...

    Russia carries out ‘pre-emptive’ airstrikes in Syria
    Sep30

    Russia carries out ‘pre-emptive’ airstrikes in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, holds a meeting with senior government officials at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Russian military jets carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday for the first time, after President Vladimir Putin received parliamentary...

    Russian Parliament Authorizes Military to Carry out Air Strikes in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian Parliament Authorizes Military to Carry out Air Strikes in Syria

    Russia’s Syria build-up is Moscow’s first military engagement in a distant theater of war since the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan in 1979 . . MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been granted permission from the upper house of Russia’s parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria following a request from the...

    Orwell At UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy As A Country That Supports US Policy
    Sep30

    Orwell At UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy As A Country That Supports US Policy

    By Michael Hudson In his Orwellian September 28, 2015 speech to the United Nations, President Obama said that if democracy had existed in Syria, there never would have been a revolt against Assad. By that, he meant ISIL. Where there is democracy, he said, there is no violence or revolution. This was his threat to promote revolution, coups and...

    Russian lawmakers give green signal to Vladimir Putin’s decision to use troops in Syria
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers give green signal to Vladimir Putin’s decision to use troops in Syria

    Russian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to let President Vladimir Putin send Russian troops to Syria. The Kremlin sought to play down the decision, saying it will only use its air force there, not ground troops. Putin has to request parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the constitution. The last time...

    Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, rebels give initial backing to small arms withdrawal

    Kiev said on Wednesday (Sep 30) it had struck an initial agreement with pro-Russian insurgents to withdraw smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel lands from the rest of Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Old foes Mourinho, Wenger both forced to defend selection
    Sep30

    Old foes Mourinho, Wenger both forced to defend selection

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shake hands before the match. Reuters Archrivals Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger found themselves in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after another miserable night for English clubs in the Champions League. Chelsea and Arsenal lost on Tuesday night to Porto and Olympiakos...

    Putin wins parliament approval for Syria air strikes
    Sep30

    Putin wins parliament approval for Syria air strikes

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday won permission from parliament to carry out air strikes in Syria, in what would be Moscows first engagement in a distant theatre of war since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.The announcement comes as Putin and US President Barack Obama are pushing rival plans on ways to...

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