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    Obama warns Russia’s Putin of ‘quagmire’ in Syria
    Oct03

    Obama warns Russia’s Putin of ‘quagmire’ in Syria

    US president says Russian bombing will be counterproductive US President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels will suck Moscow into a “quagmire,” after a third straight day of air raids in support of President Bashar al-Assad. At a White House news conference, Obama frequently assailed Russian...

    Obama says Russia’s air strikes ‘strengthen IS’
    Oct03

    Obama says Russia’s air strikes ‘strengthen IS’

    US president Barack Obama has said the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in support of president Bashar al-Assad is driving moderate opposition underground and ‘only strengthening’ Islamic State. Obama said he rejected the Russian assertion that all armed opponents of the ‘brutal’ Assad were terrorists. Moscow insists its air strikes...

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine
    Oct03

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine

    Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-calibre weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Five-nation treaty for tribunal over MH17 in the works
    Oct03

    Five-nation treaty for tribunal over MH17 in the works

    Local workers stand next to pieces of wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane outside the Prosecutor General’s office in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sept 30 before the wreckage, believed to be from MH17, were transferred to Dutch investigators. — Reuters file photo NEW YORK: Malaysia may sign a treaty with four other nations to set up an...

    Europe’s reality check
    Oct03

    Europe’s reality check

    Until a few weeks ago, Europeans believed they lived in a kind of sanctuary, insulated from the world’s current conflicts. Certainly, the news and images of drowned migrants were dreadful; but the tragedy occurring south of Italy, Greece, and Malta seemed a long way off. Syria’s brutal civil war, which has been raging for years,...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels start withdrawing weapons
    Oct03

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels start withdrawing weapons

    The withdrawal process is yet to be verified by international monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. …read more Source:...

    Conflictologist: Russia is always a party
    Oct03

    Conflictologist: Russia is always a party

    Russia is always indirectly or directly a party in the conflicts in the territory of former Soviet Union, thinks Natalia Mirimanova (Belgium), specialist in Conflicts’ analysis and resolution. For example, she believes that in the near future the Transnistria conflict will undergo serious transformations in connection with the necessity of...

    Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal
    Oct03

    Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal

    Both government forces and rebels from the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic said that the withdrawal of tanks and smaller weapons would begin imminently, while rebels from the neighbouring Donetsk People’s Republic said they would follow suit after Oct 18 if the ceasefire holds. …read more Source: Channel...

    Humanitarian situation in E. Ukraine remains difficult: OSCE
    Oct03

    Humanitarian situation in E. Ukraine remains difficult: OSCE

    The humanitarian situation near the frontline in eastern Ukraine remains difficult despite the lull in fighting, especially in rural areas, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Friday. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/03/c_134680662.htm target=_blank...

    Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges
    Oct03

    Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges

    In this Oct. 3, 1990, file photo, youth light flares in front of Berlin’s Reichstag to celebrate German unification. (AP/Diether Endlicher)Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe’s political...

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