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    Russia raises stakes on Syria ahead of UN meeting in New York
    Sep10

    Russia raises stakes on Syria ahead of UN meeting in New York

    By refusing to clarify the scale of its military presence in Syria, Russia keeps the West fearing a considerable build-up to win a stronger bargaining position when world powers sit down to talks on the conflict, Western diplomats in Moscow said. Those discussions could take place as soon as this month, when Russian President Vladimir Putin comes...

    Ukrainian Chocolate Cafe Melts Pro-Russian Rebel Hearts
    Sep10

    Ukrainian Chocolate Cafe Melts Pro-Russian Rebel Hearts

    Nestled in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, a chocolate-themed cafe is serving up an authentically Ukrainian experience to rebels fighting pro-Kiev forces in Ukraine’s east. …read more Source:...

    Russia building major military base near Ukrainian border
    Sep10

    Russia building major military base near Ukrainian border

    Russia has started to build a huge military base housing ammunition depots and barracks for several thousand soldiers near the Ukrainian border, a project that suggests the Kremlin is digging in for a prolonged stand-off with Kiev.The base, when completed, will even have its own swimming pool, skating rink and barber shop, according to public...

    Reports of Russian military build-up in Syria fuel concern
    Sep10

    Reports of Russian military build-up in Syria fuel concern

    Residents and emergency personnel gather at the site of a car bombing in a square the port city of Latakia, Syria, Sept. 2. The car bomb exploded in Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25, the official Syrian news agency SANA said. (SANA via AP)Photos allegedly showing Russian soldiers, reports...

    Leaders from EU, Russia, Ukraine to meet in Paris in Oct – Kremlin
    Sep10

    Leaders from EU, Russia, Ukraine to meet in Paris in Oct – Kremlin

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Russian President Vladimir Putin specially urged the need of holding direct dialogue between the Ukrainian government and the rebel territories.
    Sep10

    Russian President Vladimir Putin specially urged the need of holding direct dialogue between the Ukrainian government and the rebel territories.

    Leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine have had a conference call to discuss the implementation of a peace deal for eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin specially urged the need of holding direct dialogue between the Ukrainian government and the rebel territories. …read more Source: Radio...

    Leaders from EU, Russia, Ukraine to meet in Paris in Oct
    Sep10

    Leaders from EU, Russia, Ukraine to meet in Paris in Oct

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet along with the French and German leaders in Paris early in October to discuss efforts to resolve the Ukrainian conflict, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. …read more Source: China...

    Your letters: Foreign affairs
    Sep10

    Your letters: Foreign affairs

    Indonesia would do well to increase security cooperation with the US, Japan and India. A more organized and independent ASEAN wouldn’t hurt either, and Indonesia should take the lead in organizing this. Another natural ally we can look to is Russia, although this is not a politically correct choice and would require a change in mindset both...

    Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine
    Sep10

    Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine

    PARIS (AFP) – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday agreed to hold an October summit on ending the conflict in Ukraine, as they welcomed reports that a truce in the east had been generally respected since September 1, the French presidency said.In a phone conversation that lasted for 90 minutes, Francois Hollande,...

    Russian military buildup continues in Syria: US officials
    Sep10

    Russian military buildup continues in Syria: US officials

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Russia is pressing ahead with its military buildup in Syria, US officials said on Wednesday, though Moscows intentions in the war-ravaged nation remain unclear.Aerial imagery shows Russia is focusing on Bassel al-Assad International Airport, south of Latakia on Syrias Mediterranean coast, and on the Russian naval facility...

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