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    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...

    Russian media turn attention to Syria as Ukraine conflict dies down
    Oct01

    Russian media turn attention to Syria as Ukraine conflict dies down

    State television coverage appears designed to boost support for military campaign that surveys show is not popularThere was a time not long ago when turning on Russian state television of an evening would almost always mean viewing a heated discussion about the war in east Ukraine and the horror of Kiev’s attempts to win back territory from...

    The real story behind Putin’s Syria strikes
    Oct01

    The real story behind Putin’s Syria strikes

    The roots of Russia’s bold intervention in Syria — which began in earnest on Wednesday with airstrikes against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad’s government near the city of Homs — extend to the beginning of the Arab Spring in early 2011, when Vladimir Putin served as prime minister nominally under his protégé and hand-picked...

    Syria and Ukraine: two fronts in Russian war for influence
    Oct01

    Syria and Ukraine: two fronts in Russian war for influence

    BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia’s air strikes in Syria are in part designed to extract concessions from the West over Ukraine by making Moscow a key player in any attempts by world powers to hammer out a post-conflict settlement in Damascus, some Western officials believe. …read more Source:...

    An open letter to the European media
    Oct01

    An open letter to the European media

    Dear editors, We recognize, don’t we, that Europe — the countries of Europe, the European Union as an entity, the very idea of Europe — is facing the worst collective threats in living memory? These crises — of economics, of public finances, of migration and refugee flows, of the multiple security threats around our borders and even inside...

    Lithuania and Ukraine renew science and technology co-op agreement
    Oct01

    Lithuania and Ukraine renew science and technology co-op agreement

    Lithuania and Ukraine have signed an agreement on cooperation in the area of science and technology (S&T) in 2016-2020, writes LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

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