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    Russian court sets tough jail term for flag stunt
    Sep10

    Russian court sets tough jail term for flag stunt

    MOSCOW: A Russian court on Thursday convicted a man of helping try to paint a Ukrainian flag on a Moscow skyscraper as an act of protest against the Kremlin’s foreign policy and sentenced him to two years and three months in jail. The incident, in August last year, attracted international attention because it was a rare example of protest...

    Two Soldiers Killed in East Ukraine Blast
    Sep10

    Two Soldiers Killed in East Ukraine Blast

    Ukraine on Thursday reported the death of two soldiers in a mine blast but no heavy fighting as a new truce with pro-Russian separatists appeared to be holding for the 10th day. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    Two soldiers killed in east Ukraine blast
    Sep10

    Two soldiers killed in east Ukraine blast

    Ukraine on Thursday reported the death of two soldiers in a mine blast but no heavy fighting as a new truce with pro-Russian insurgents appeared to be holding for the 10th day. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia’s flights to Syria also carry military equipment: Lavrov
    Sep10

    Russia’s flights to Syria also carry military equipment: Lavrov

    Flights to Syria carry military equipment as well as aid, Russian Foreign Minister said on Thursday, after previously insisting that flights to Syria were only humanitarian. Russian “humanitarian” flights to Syria carry military equipment as well as humanitarian aid, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. The United States...

    Polish prime minister says accepting refugees is Poland’s duty
    Sep10

    Polish prime minister says accepting refugees is Poland’s duty

    Poland cannot afford to accept economic migrants, but it is the biggest central European economy’s duty to accept refugees fleeing wars, Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Thursday. “Accepting migrants escaping to save their lives is our duty,” Kopacz, speaking ahead of an election in October, told a news briefing at a forum in the...

    Russia building major military base near Ukrainian border
    Sep10

    Russia building major military base near Ukrainian border

    By Anton Zverev Russia has started to build a huge military base housing ammunition depots and barracks for several thousand soldiers near the Ukrainian border, a project that suggests the Kremlin is digging in for a prolonged stand-off with Kiev. The base, when completed, will even have its own swimming pool, skating rink and barber shop,...

    Ukraine: Minsk cease-fire signatories to meet on Oct. 2
    Sep10

    Ukraine: Minsk cease-fire signatories to meet on Oct. 2

    Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande spoke on the phone Wednesday night …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Russian troops join combat in Syria ahead of UN meeting in New York (Updated)
    Sep10

    Russian troops join combat in Syria ahead of UN meeting in New York (Updated)

    By Gabriela Baczynska and Lidia Kelly By refusing to clarify the scale of its military presence in Syria, Russia keeps the West fearing a considerable build-up to win a stronger bargaining position when world powers sit down to talks on the conflict, Western diplomats in Moscow said. Those discussions could take place as soon as this month, when...

    NATO’s top commanders meet in Istanbul to discuss Ukraine, Syria
    Sep10

    NATO’s top commanders meet in Istanbul to discuss Ukraine, Syria

    NATO’s highest military authority, the Military Committee, will convene in Istanbul for a three-day session starting Sept. 11 to review security challenges in Europe and the Middle East, as well as ongoing operations in Afghanistan …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    70% of European Jews afraid to expose religion in public: poll
    Sep10

    70% of European Jews afraid to expose religion in public: poll

    Significant increase in number of Jews from Europe coming to live in Israel, especially Ukraine,… …read more Source:...

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