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    U.S. extends sanctions list against Russian companies over Ukraine
    Sep02

    U.S. extends sanctions list against Russian companies over Ukraine

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has added new Russian companies to its list of sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Presidential Elections in Belarus: Why the West Should Not Hold Its Breath
    Sep02

    Presidential Elections in Belarus: Why the West Should Not Hold Its Breath

    Lukashenka voting with his youngest son. Photo: Lifenews On 1 September the Central Elections Committee of Belarus announced that four presidential candidates had submitted enough signatures to run in elections scheduled for 11 October this year. Although few question the outcome of this elections and the official victory of the incumbent...

    EU to extend sanctions against Russians and Ukrainian rebels
    Sep02

    EU to extend sanctions against Russians and Ukrainian rebels

    The EU is Wednesday expected to extend sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and firms by six months. …read more Source:...

    Latvian MFA: developments in Ukraine are a litmus test for EU-Russia relations
    Sep02

    Latvian MFA: developments in Ukraine are a litmus test for EU-Russia relations

    On August 31st, at the European Forum Alpbach in Austria, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, took part in a panel discussion on the European Union’s relations with Russia. The Foreign Minister emphasised that developments in Ukraine will serve as a litmus test on the future of relations between the EU and Russia,...

    Poroshenko defends decentralisation; Kyiv violence deathtoll rises
    Sep02

    Poroshenko defends decentralisation; Kyiv violence deathtoll rises

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on September 1 voiced strong support to controversial legislation giving more autonomy to pro-Russian rebels that sparked deadly street battles in Kyiv. Two more policemen died of injuries suffered during the clashes, rising the deathtoll to three victims after deadliest violence in post-Maidan Kyiv....

    Russians seek jail for base jumpers’ role in star stunt
    Sep01

    Russians seek jail for base jumpers’ role in star stunt

    Prosecutors in Russia are seeking a three-year prison sentence for three base jumpers who are accused of helping a Ukrainian… …read more Source: The...

    Despite Treaty, Conventional Arms Fuel Ongoing Conflicts
    Sep01

    Despite Treaty, Conventional Arms Fuel Ongoing Conflicts

    SPLM-N soldiers clean weapons they say they took from government forces. Credit: Jared Ferrie/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 1 2015 (IPS)Despite last year’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the proliferation of conventional weapons, both legally and illegally, continues to help fuel military conflicts in several countries in the Middle East...

    Ukraine: death toll after clashes rises to three
    Sep01

    Ukraine: death toll after clashes rises to three

    *The Ukrainian President has visited those injured in Monday’s violent clashes in Kiev.* The authorities now say three police officers were killed.… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: back to school in Donetsk
    Sep01

    Ukraine: back to school in Donetsk

    *The first day of the new term for schoolchildren in the separatist-held region of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine is full of hope for the future.* A… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine and rebels show positive signs as truce holds for 24 hours
    Sep01

    Ukraine and rebels show positive signs as truce holds for 24 hours

    The long-violated Minsk agreement between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists appears to be holding as the new school year begins. Ukraine’s capital was yesterday hit by deadly riots over a “decentralization” bill. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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