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    Obama and Putin: That was awkward
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin: That was awkward

    An awkward toast, sideways glances, a stiff handshake. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin aren’t just geostrategic rivals. They are two guys who simply don’t like each other. That much seemed clear after Monday’s action at the United Nations in New York, where Obama and Putin sat uncomfortably together at a lunch, then met...

    The West’s ominous ‘Ukraine fatigue’
    Sep29

    The West’s ominous ‘Ukraine fatigue’

    KIEV — The Mystetskyi Arsenal is an imposing building that dominates Lavrska street in the center of Ukraine’s capital city. A former weapons arsenal built by Catherine the Great, it now houses a museum. But earlier this month it was the site of something more politicized even than Ukrainian art: the annual Yalta European Strategy (YES)...

    ‘Why is it Easier to Find Money to Destroy People than Protect Them?’ Asks U.N. Chief
    Sep29

    ‘Why is it Easier to Find Money to Destroy People than Protect Them?’ Asks U.N. Chief

    United States President Addresses General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Cia PakBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 2015 (IPS)Speaking at the opening session of the high-level debate of the U.N. General Assembly Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a politically troubled world is suffering from a lack of empathy.“One hundred million people...

    Obama and Putin discuss Ukraine and Syria
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin discuss Ukraine and Syria

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands today at United Nations headquarters and went into their first substantial bilateral talks in two years. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Russia plays the Polish history card
    Sep29

    Russia plays the Polish history card

    WARSAW — It’s usually not difficult for a Russian to cause outrage in Poland by taking a poke at that proud but prickly country’s history — and that seems to be what Moscow’s ambassador in Warsaw may have hoped to do by suggesting that Poland bore some of the responsibility for starting World War II. What’s more surprising...

    Putin and Obama exchange barbs on Ukraine
    Sep29

    Putin and Obama exchange barbs on Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama accuse each other of fomenting Ukraine crisis that has plunged Russia’s relations with the West to lowest point since Cold War …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine premier to face ‘$3m bribery’ inquiry
    Sep28

    Ukraine premier to face ‘$3m bribery’ inquiry

    Ukraine has ordered a corruption investigation against its prime minister, according to court documents leaked by a member of parliament…. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says hopes for deal on east Ukraine elections soon
    Sep28

    Russia says hopes for deal on east Ukraine elections soon

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia hopes an agreement can be reached in the coming days on holding regional elections in rebel-held east Ukraine, Moscow’s envoy to the OSCE watchdog said on Monday, according to a transcript of his speech on the foreign ministry’s website. …read more Source:...

    Barack Obama attacks Russia involvement in Ukraine at UN – video
    Sep28

    Barack Obama attacks Russia involvement in Ukraine at UN – video

    Barack Obama says the United States cannot stand by when the territorial sovereignty of countries are “flagrantly violated”. Referring to Russia’s action in Crimea and Ukraine, the US president said the sanctions imposed against Russia are a direct consequence for not respecting other nations sovereignty and are to set an example across the...

    Bekir Nebiev shot dead two paramedics in revenge attack in Russia
    Sep28

    Bekir Nebiev shot dead two paramedics in revenge attack in Russia

    Bekir Nebiev, 55, took a hunting rifle and drove to the ambulance station in the Crimean capital of Simferopol where he opened fire on a crew. …read more Source: Daily...

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