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    Truce takes hold in Ukraine as West mulls new Russia sanctions
    Sep05

    Truce takes hold in Ukraine as West mulls new Russia sanctions

    Ukraine and pro-Kremlin rebels signed up to a truce on Friday (Sep 5) that could stem nearly five months of bloodshed but is unlikely to quell the separatist drive in the east. …read more Source: Channel...

    NATO boosts readiness to meet new security threats
    Sep05

    NATO boosts readiness to meet new security threats

    September 06, 2014 2:58 AMNEWPORT – NATO leaders agreed on Friday to boost the readiness of the alliance to meet fresh security threats highlighted by the Ukraine crisis and reaffirmed their commitment to collective defence. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine signs ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels
    Sep05

    Ukraine signs ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels

    Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a ceasefire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said on Friday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Obama backs new sanctions to pressure Russia on truce
    Sep05

    Obama backs new sanctions to pressure Russia on truce

    September 06, 2014 1:26 AMNEWPORT – United States President Barack Obama said Friday that EU and US sanctions against Russia would likely still be imposed despite a ceasefire in Ukraine, but could be lifted if it holds. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukrainian president orders ceasefire in east
    Sep05

    Ukrainian president orders ceasefire in east

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday ordered government forces to stop military actions against independence-seeking insurgents in eastern regions, the presidential press service said. …read more Source: China...

    Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels
    Sep05

    Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels

    MINSK, Belarus — The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation’s east after his representatives reached a deal with the Russian-backed rebels at peace talks in Minsk. President Petro Poroshenko said he ordered government forces to stop hostilities at 1500 GMT (11 a.m. EDT)...

    Ukraine truce set as EU considers Russian sanctions
    Sep05

    Ukraine truce set as EU considers Russian sanctions

    Ukraine agreed on a cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists to stem months of bloodshed as European officials met to consider more penalties on Russia for its role in the conflict. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Envoys meet in Minsk for Ukraine crisis talks
    Sep05

    Envoys meet in Minsk for Ukraine crisis talks

    A ceasefire in Ukraine’s restive east is widely expected from the meeting, so as to pave the way for a possible political settlement of the bloody conflict, which has killed over 2,500 people. …read more Source: China...

    Ukrainian gov’t, insurgents sign ceasefire deal in Minsk
    Sep05

    Ukrainian gov’t, insurgents sign ceasefire deal in Minsk

    Representatives of Ukraine’s government and insurgent leadership inked here Friday a ceasefire agreement slated to take effect later in the day, Interfax news agency reported. …read more Source: China...

    Rebels reaffirm plan to split from Ukraine
    Sep05

    Rebels reaffirm plan to split from Ukraine

    MINSK – Pro-Russia rebels on Friday said they had agreed a ceasefire with the Ukrainian government but stressed they still wanted to split from the ex-Soviet country. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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