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    NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to crises
    Sep01

    NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to crises

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Europe under pressure to take military action in Ukraine
    Sep01

    Europe under pressure to take military action in Ukraine

    According to Ukraine these pictures are further proof of Russian’s increasing military role in supporting the eastern rebellion. Taken last month,… …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Putin told Barroso he could ‘take Kiev in two weeks’
    Sep01

    [Ticker] Putin told Barroso he could ‘take Kiev in two weeks’

    Italian daily La Repubblica reports that when EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso spoke with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone on Friday, Putin told him: “I can take Kiev in two weeks if I want”. Barroso’s spokeswoman declined to comment on the report when asked by EUobserver. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] New EU foreign policy chief criticises Putin
    Sep01

    [Ticker] New EU foreign policy chief criticises Putin

    The EU’s newly-nominated foreign policy chief, Italy’s Mogherini, Monday criticised Russian leader Putin, saying he has “never respected the commitments” he made on Ukraine and that he is “acting against the interests of [his] people”. Eastern European state had earlier opposed her nomination on grounds she is...

    Ukraine troops quit Luhansk airport, accusing Russia of turning tide of war
    Sep01

    Ukraine troops quit Luhansk airport, accusing Russia of turning tide of war

    In a fresh setback for the Ukrainian army, troops have been forced to retreat from the airport in the eastern city of Luhansk, under attack, Kyiv… …read more Source:...

    Manufacturing first in British economy to feel the heat from Ukraine crisis
    Sep01

    Manufacturing first in British economy to feel the heat from Ukraine crisis

    PMI, a key monthly measure of business at UK factories, hits 14-month low, fanning fears overall economic growth is tailing offBritain’s manufacturers suffered a sharp slowdown last month as the Ukraine crisis shows the first signs of hitting the UK economy.A key monthly measure of business at Britain’s factories hit a 14-month low,...

    Not all children back to school in Ukraine
    Sep01

    Not all children back to school in Ukraine

    Schools across most of Ukraine reopened their doors on Monday (September 1), after the summer holidays. The day is traditionally a big one for… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine hit by military setbacks
    Sep01

    Ukraine hit by military setbacks

    Ukraine suffers a series of military setbacks, as hundreds of troops are taken prisoner and its forces withdraw from a key airport. …read more Source:...

    Poland has ‘limited faith’ in Russia sanctions
    Sep01

    Poland has ‘limited faith’ in Russia sanctions

    Poland’s foreign minister has said he doubts the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia, as Ukrainian forces withdraw from strategically important airport in the east and peace talks begin in Minsk. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Thousands of Russian soldiers sent to Ukraine, say rights groups
    Sep01

    Thousands of Russian soldiers sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

    Moscow denies deploying regular troops, but reports suggest up to 15,000 soldiers have been sent to assist separatists since JulyUp to 15,000 Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine over the past two months, and at least 200 may have died in combat there, according to rights groups.Moscow denies that it has deployed regular troops to Ukraine...

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