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    Nato summit in Wales – US forming ‘core coalition’ to fight Isis: Politics live blog
    Sep05

    Nato summit in Wales – US forming ‘core coalition’ to fight Isis: Politics live blog

    Rolling coverage of the Nato summit in Wales, including press conferences with David Cameron and other world leaders as the summit concludes 11.32am BSTNato is going to play a role in helping Iraq fight Isis, it has emerged. This is from Reuters.Nato leaders are set to agree at a summit on Friday to help organise security assistance for Iraq in...

    Ukraine shells separatists ahead of ceasefire talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine shells separatists ahead of ceasefire talks

    Ukrainian forces pounded pro-Russian separatists to the east of the vital strategic port of Mariupol on Friday, just hours before ceasefire talks were due to begin in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. …read more Source: France...

    Ukraine endures heavy shelling hours before agreed ceasefire
    Sep05

    Ukraine endures heavy shelling hours before agreed ceasefire

    Reports of overnight artillery fire by Russia-backed rebels on key eastern port of Mariupol as truce set to take effect from middayHours before an expected ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, heralded as a significant breakthrough by Nato leaders meeting in Newport, heavy shelling has been heard on the outskirts of Mariupol.A commander of a Ukrainian...

    Hopes rise for ceasefire ahead of Ukraine talks
    Sep05

    Hopes rise for ceasefire ahead of Ukraine talks

    Ukraine’s president expressed “careful optimism” Thursday that a peace deal could be reached with Russian-backed separatists at their upcoming talks, even as he and NATO leaders agreed that Moscow should be punished for its role in the insurgency. …read more Source: France...

    Missing Russian photojournalist found dead in eastern Ukraine
    Sep05

    Missing Russian photojournalist found dead in eastern Ukraine

    A Russian photojournalist, Andrei Stenin, who was reported missing more than a month ago has been found dead in eastern Ukraine. It appears his car had come under heavy fire near Donetsk. Stenin, who worked for Russia’s state-run news agency, RIA Novosti, had been missing since 5 August. His car was found burned out and riddled with bullet...

    NATO will not install permanent bases in Eastern Europe
    Sep05

    NATO will not install permanent bases in Eastern Europe

    Author(s): Dan Alexe poroshenko_rasmussen.jpg Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski has confirmed, during the ongoing NATO summit in Newport, southeast Wales of Britain, that NATO will not install permanent bases in Eastern Europe. While a request from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia has been put on the agenda at the summit in Wales,...

    Ukraine crisis: hopes for peace at Minsk talks as fighting continues – live
    Sep05

    Ukraine crisis: hopes for peace at Minsk talks as fighting continues – live

    Live coverage of the Ukraine crisis, where Kiev and rebels have pledged to declare ceasefire if “peace plan” can be agreed upon in Belarus, despite ongoing fighting in Mariupol and Donetsk …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko optimistic on Minsk talks, NATO members mull more sanctions
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko optimistic on Minsk talks, NATO members mull more sanctions

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has expressed some limited optimism about a possible ceasefire ahead of talks with separatists. Meanwhile, NATO leaders condemned Russia – and are considering further sanctions. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine and rebels back peace plan, ceasefire from Friday
    Sep05

    Ukraine and rebels back peace plan, ceasefire from Friday

    NEWPORT Wales/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires on Friday, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five-month war in Ukraine’s east. …read more Source:...

    Outside the Nato summit  in pictures
    Sep05

    Outside the Nato summit in pictures

    As the leaders of Nato member countries meet at Celtic Manor for negotiations regarding such subjects as Ukraine and Isis, the view from outside can be a little more light-hearted … …read more Source: The...

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