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    UK newspapers rage against Putin – but offer no coherent solutions
    Oct02

    UK newspapers rage against Putin – but offer no coherent solutions

    Editorials on Russia’s Syrian intervention also attack Obama and Cameron Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria is widely viewed as a way of bolstering the position of Bashar al-Assad rather than a commitment to defeating Isis. That reality complicates matters for David Cameron, who was hoping to secure a Commons vote in favour of the...

    EU-mediated talks on Ukraine: Towards a Minsk 3?
    Oct02

    EU-mediated talks on Ukraine: Towards a Minsk 3?

    France and Germany will, in Paris Friday, try to broker lasting peace between Russia and Ukraine in what could amount to a new-model “Minsk” deal. …read more Source:...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 2 Oct 2015
    Oct02

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 2 Oct 2015

    Hollande and Putin to discuss Syria air strikes The French and Russian presidents are meeting in Paris today and will discuss Russian air strikes on Syria. The meeting was called to debate the Ukraine crisis but is likely to be overshadowed by Syria after the US claimed that Russia was carrying out “indiscriminate” bombing there. Russia says it...

    What is Putin really up to in Syria?
    Oct02

    What is Putin really up to in Syria?

    Vladimir Putin kicked this week off with a speech at the United Nations calling the West’s refusal to back SyrianPresident Bashar al-Assad an “enormous mistake.” Days later, when Russian bombs began to drop on targets within Syria, many analysts warned that Putin was making a sizable mistake himself by inserting Russia into the middle of...

    Hollande unchained
    Oct02

    Hollande unchained

    PARIS — Before he became France’s president in 2012, François Hollande’s only foreign experience had been a drive from New York to California at age 20 while researching a report on U.S. fast food and, a few years later, an eight-month internship at the French embassy in Algiers. That’s some distance from holding France’s...

    As the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis Endures, International Morality Ebbs
    Oct02

    As the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis Endures, International Morality Ebbs

    Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson (left) speaks to journalists at a press stakeout following the High-Level Event on “Strengthening Cooperation on Migration and Refugee Movements in the Perspective of the New Development Agenda”.By Arlene ChangNEW YORK, Oct 1 2015 (IPS)As the world suffers its biggest upheaval of human mobility,...

    Putin pulls the strings in Ukraine and Syria – leaving western powers flat-footed
    Oct01

    Putin pulls the strings in Ukraine and Syria – leaving western powers flat-footed

    As Russia hots up its war in Syria, the Kremlin has moved to de-escalate the war in Ukraine in a bid to quietly undermine Europe’s resolve on economic sanctions …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine and rebels to pull back heavy weapons in move that ‘could signal end of war’
    Oct01

    Ukraine and rebels to pull back heavy weapons in move that ‘could signal end of war’

    Two sides agree to withdraw remaining tanks, artillery and mortars from front line, ahead of Paris talks on resolving the conflict …read more Source: The...

    Syria clouds Russia-Ukraine accord
    Oct01

    Syria clouds Russia-Ukraine accord

    Speculation that Putin’s pivot to Mideast is a sign he wants a sanctions deal on Ukraine …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine fight ebbs as Syria claims focus
    Oct01

    Ukraine fight ebbs as Syria claims focus

    Russian-backed separatist leader suggests air strikes on Arab state may mean end to war in east Ukraine …read more Source: Financial...

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