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    Obama Forges Anti-ISIL Coalition, But Will it Hang Together?
    Sep24

    Obama Forges Anti-ISIL Coalition, But Will it Hang Together?

    Washington. The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help—if someone would tell it how. Two weeks after he announced plans to form a “broad coalition” to fight the militant group Islamic State, President Barack Obama’s hopes...

    Kiev reports no clash in E Ukraine
    Sep24

    Kiev reports no clash in E Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military said Tuesday that no “serious fighting” has taken place between government troops and militants in the country’s eastern region since an attack on Monday night. …read more Source: China...

    EU warns Russia not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis
    Sep24

    EU warns Russia not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis

    KIEV: The chief European Union energy official warned Russia today not to use gas supplies as a weapon in its standoff with Ukraine over the fate of its neighbour’s separatist east. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said he hoped to reach an “interim solution” with Russia over its gas supply cut to Ukraine when the three...

    Europe, Syria drag on global stock markets
    Sep24

    Europe, Syria drag on global stock markets

    Grim economic news from Europe and airstrikes in Syria rattled global stocks Tuesday.Most of the damage was felt in European markets, which fell sharply after a closely watched gauge of business activity for the region fell to a nine-month low.The disappointing news about Europe’s economy also weighed down Wall Street. The Dow Jones...

    Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Soars Past 3,000: United Nations
    Sep24

    Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Soars Past 3,000: United Nations

    The death toll in Ukraine’s conflict has soared past 3,000, likely by a significant margin, top UN human rights official Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal – letter
    Sep23

    Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal – letter

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Moscow will curtail Ukraine’s access to vital Russian markets if Kiev implements any part of a trade agreement with the European Union, President Vladimir Putin warned in a letter, toughening his stance on a deal at the centre of East-West tensions. …read more Source: The...

    Exclusive – Kazakhstan balanced between Ukraine and post-NATO Afghanistan
    Sep23

    Exclusive – Kazakhstan balanced between Ukraine and post-NATO Afghanistan

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Looking at the neighbourhood around Kazakhstan on a spinning globe, the Central Asian nation’s foreign minister sees both partnerships and peril in the form of the Russian-Ukraine crisis and the coming NATO pullout from Afghanistan by year end. …read more Source: The...

    Poland stages major military maneuvers amid Russia tensions
    Sep23

    Poland stages major military maneuvers amid Russia tensions

    Poland kicks off major military exercises involving eight NATO partners on Wednesday amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War sparked by differences over the Ukraine crisis. Organized every two years since 2006, this year’s Anaconda maneuvers involve 12,500 soldiers, with 750 from NATO members the U.S....

    Europe wants Russia, Ukraine to sign interim gas deal in Berlin
    Sep23

    Europe wants Russia, Ukraine to sign interim gas deal in Berlin

    KIEV (Reuters) – The European Commission (EC) will propose that Russia and Ukraine sign an interim gas agreement in Berlin as a step towards resolving their long-standing row over gas prices, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russia rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine
    Sep23

    Pro-Russia rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW: The prime minister of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk said today that the pro-Russian rebels have removed artillery from frontline areas where Ukraine had also withdrawn, in line with a peace plan signed Saturday. “We have withdrawn artillery but only in those areas where the Ukrainian regular units have done...

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