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    German and French  ministers visit war-torn east Ukraine
    Sep15

    German and French ministers visit war-torn east Ukraine

    …read more Source: Taipei...

    Foreign ministers visit eastern Ukraine as fresh ceasefire begins
    Sep15

    Foreign ministers visit eastern Ukraine as fresh ceasefire begins

    SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from Germany, France and Ukraine visited eastern Ukraine on Thursday, hours after Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces agreed to a ceasefire in a conflict that has killed over 9,600 since spring 2014. …read more Source: The...

    In Moscow’s grip, Crimea holds first vote to Russian parliament
    Sep15

    In Moscow’s grip, Crimea holds first vote to Russian parliament

    Shaded by cypress trees on Crimea’s Black Sea shore, a group of locals watch as folk singers in tall headdresses boom out a patriotic song about Russia with the lyrics: “I have no other motherland.” A picture taken on September 10, 2016 in the main Crimean city of Simferopol shows people walking next to an election billboard for the United...

    German, French FMs make first visit to war-torn east Ukraine
    Sep15

    German, French FMs make first visit to war-torn east Ukraine

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine: The German and French foreign ministers on Thursday made their first visit to Ukraine’s war-torn east since the beginning of the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in April 2014. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault arrived in Kramatorsk, a city controlled by the...

    Stepanakert: Nagorno-Karabakh is willing to cooperate with the UN in  every possible way  
    Sep15

    Stepanakert: Nagorno-Karabakh is willing to cooperate with the UN in  every possible way  

    ArmInfo. The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is willing to cooperate with the UN in every possible way, NKR President’s Spokesperson David Babayan has told ArmInfo’s correspondent, when responding to the criticism of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the lack of opportunity to visit the Karabakh conflict zone starting from...

    Both sides report violations of cease-fire in Ukraine
    Sep15

    Both sides report violations of cease-fire in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist rebels and government troops are both reporting violations of a cease-fire that was supposed to begin in eastern Ukraine at midnight …read more Source: Taiwan...

    German, French FMs make first visit to war-torn east Ukraine
    Sep15

    German, French FMs make first visit to war-torn east Ukraine

    KRAMATORSK (UKRAINE) – The German and French foreign ministers on Thursday made their first visit to Ukraine’s war-torn east since the beginning of the conflict between the government forces and pro-Russian rebels in April 2014. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Aligned with Russia in Syria, Pentagon awkwardly treads on new terrain
    Sep15

    Aligned with Russia in Syria, Pentagon awkwardly treads on new terrain

    For Pentagon officers who cut their teeth during the Cold War, the prospect of U.S. battlefield cooperation with Russia in Syria is not only uncomfortable. It’s also unprecedented. Against that background, the reactions of U.S. military officials range from caution to outright scepticism over a Geneva-based “joint integration centre” that...

    Aligned with Russia in Syria, Pentagon awkwardly treads on new terrain
    Sep15

    Aligned with Russia in Syria, Pentagon awkwardly treads on new terrain

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For Pentagon officers who cut their teeth during the Cold War, the prospect of U.S. battlefield cooperation with Russia in Syria is not only uncomfortable. It’s also unprecedented.Against that background, the reactions of U.S. military officials range from caution to outright skepticism over a Geneva-based joint...

    IMF approves $1 bn in Ukraine aid held up on corruption concerns
    Sep15

    IMF approves $1 bn in Ukraine aid held up on corruption concerns

    A message posted to the official Twitter account of Ukraine’s current president, Petro Poroshenko, welcomed the news. …read more Source:...

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