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    He called the US a wolf – now it is Putin who’s on the prowl – Natalie Nougayrède
    Oct02

    He called the US a wolf – now it is Putin who’s on the prowl – Natalie Nougayrède

    Europe must not be tempted to trade away Ukraine for the sake of a deal with the Russians over SyriaRussia’s military action in Syria raises the stakes for Europe in a significant way, but how should we react? One temptation is to pull back from anything that might smack of provocation: the Russian bear is growling; let’s see how we...

    Ukraine elections by year’s end unlikely, says Hollande
    Oct02

    Ukraine elections by year’s end unlikely, says Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande said Friday that local elections in Ukraine, planned for October, will be delayed until next year. …read more Source: France...

    France’s Hollande says Minsk process will likely not conclude by year-end
    Oct02

    France’s Hollande says Minsk process will likely not conclude by year-end

    PARIS (Reuters) – It will take time to organize elections in Ukraine that respect international standards, and as a result the so-called Minsk peace process will most likely not be concluded by year-end, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    Merkel may get Nobel for her role as “Mother of Refugees”
    Oct02

    Merkel may get Nobel for her role as “Mother of Refugees”

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a hot contender for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize after opening her country’s doors to refugees fleeing from war. German tabloid Bild declared that the German leader had a good chance of entering the ranks of nobel laureates due to her response to Europe’s migrant crisis and the situation in...

    Ukraine rebels ‘have new rockets’
    Oct02

    Ukraine rebels ‘have new rockets’

    International monitors spot a powerful new Russian-made rocket system in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    What is Putin’s plan in Syria?
    Oct02

    What is Putin’s plan in Syria?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gets out of his car as he prepares to meet French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace. © AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko The purpose of Russia’s direct military intervention in Syria is clear and driven by tactical considerations. It is also impractical. President Putin has made it clear from...

    Romanian Foreign Ministry: Ukraine deeply regrets officer’s assertions about Romania
    Oct02

    Romanian Foreign Ministry: Ukraine deeply regrets officer’s assertions about Romania

    Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Ministry qualified as “surprising” the assertions of an Ukrainian officer about alleged territorial claims of Romania and expressed “its deep regret for this incident”, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informed AGERPRES in a release on Friday. …read more Source:...

    Talks turn to Russian airstrikes in Syria as leaders meet in Paris
    Oct02

    Talks turn to Russian airstrikes in Syria as leaders meet in Paris

    A four-way Paris meeting on Ukraine took a detour on Friday, amid mounting Western worries over the targets and intentions of Russian airstrikes in Syria. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Burundi officials face EU sanctions
    Oct02

    Burundi officials face EU sanctions

    The EU imposes sanctions on three Burundi officials accused of ordering the use of excessive force after a failed coup, along with a coup plotter. …read more Source:...

    Paris hosts Ukraine summit as Syria simmers in the background
    Oct02

    Paris hosts Ukraine summit as Syria simmers in the background

    French President Francois Hollande welcomes the presidents of Russia and Ukraine and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Paris. ==Vladimir Putin… …read more Source:...

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