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    World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda
    Sep24

    World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda

    UNITED NATIONS — Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Mideast and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more than 140 countries open their annual meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday with few solutions. The issue certain to top the agenda is the threat...

    Ukraine’s uphill battle against graft as election looms
    Sep24

    Ukraine’s uphill battle against graft as election looms

    KIEV – Golden loaves became a symbol of Ukraine’s fight against graft after bread-shaped gold bars were discovered at Viktor Yanukovych’s lavish estate outside Kiev, one of the many symbols of the greed and tasteless excess of his regime. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukrainian rebels plan votes for regional leaders, ‘Supreme Soviet’ legislatures in blow to offer of limited self-rule
    Sep24

    Ukrainian rebels plan votes for regional leaders, ‘Supreme Soviet’ legislatures in blow to offer of limited self-rule

    Pro-Russian rebels defiantly announced Tuesday they will stage their own elections in just six weeks, raising the stakes in a standoff with Kiev despite both sides moving to end five months of deadly fighting. The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics said they would hold simultaneous votes on Nov. 2 to choose their leaders...

    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...

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