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    Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead
    Oct09

    Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead

    By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 2014 (IPS)When the United Nations commemorated its first ever “international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons,” the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear activists was: are we anywhere closer to abolishing the deadly weapons or are we moving further and further away from their...

    Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East
    Oct09

    Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East

    By Joanna LillisTASHKENT, Sep 13 2014 (EurasiaNet)Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states.First, officials in Kazakhstan were chagrined to hear comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, during a recent town-hall-style meeting with university students, appeared to denigrate Kazakhstani statehood....

    One MH17 plane victim was wearing an oxygen mask: Dutch minister
    Oct09

    One MH17 plane victim was wearing an oxygen mask: Dutch minister

    One of the passengers on flight MH17, the Malaysian Airways plane brought down by a rocket in eastern Ukraine in July, had an oxygen mask on, foreign minister Frans Timmermans told a television talk show on Wednesday afternoon. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week: Kremlin
    Oct09

    Russia’s Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin could hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders in Milan, the Kremlin said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Putin to meet EU leaders in Milan
    Oct09

    [Ticker] Putin to meet EU leaders in Milan

    Russian president Vladimir Putin is to hold bilaterals with French, German, and Italian leaders at an EU-Asia summit in Milan on 15 and 16 October, Italian press agency Ansa reports citing a Putin aide. The aide said Putin might also meet Ukraine’s Poroshenko amid a fragile ceasefire in the war. …read more Source:...

    MH17 passenger ‘had oxygen mask on’
    Oct09

    MH17 passenger ‘had oxygen mask on’

    The Dutch foreign minister reveals that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of MH17 over Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask. …read more Source:...

    Crimea, as Russian federal subject, gets president
    Oct09

    Crimea, as Russian federal subject, gets president

    Sergei Aksionov, one of the main organizers of a referendum after which Crimea joined Russia, was unanimously elected as president of the Republic of Crimea.All 75 deputies supported Aksionov, said a statement issued by the Crimean assembly. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine ‘frozen conflict’ could hurt Europe: Foreign Minister Klimkin
    Oct09

    Ukraine ‘frozen conflict’ could hurt Europe: Foreign Minister Klimkin

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine warned the European Union on Wednesday not to accept pro-Russian rebels carving out a de facto state and said that unlike other “frozen conflicts” in the former Soviet Union it could destabilize all of Europe. …read more Source:...

    Eastern Ukraine separatist  threatens Poland
    Oct09

    Eastern Ukraine separatist threatens Poland

    A ‘commander’ for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has warned Poland to “stop sending weapons” otherwise his forces “will come for you”. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Putin heads for EU-Asia meeting
    Oct09

    Putin heads for EU-Asia meeting

    The crisis in Ukraine is likely to intrude significantly into an effort next week by the European Union to deepen its relations with Asia, as Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Milan. The arrival of Putin, whose country is now subject to extensive EU sanctions because of its...

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