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    EU says deadly Kiev clashes ‘very worrying’
    Aug31

    EU says deadly Kiev clashes ‘very worrying’

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed concern over ‘very worrying’ deadly clashes in Kiev as Ukrainian lawmakers backed an autonomy plan for rebel regions …read more Source: The Daily...

    Can a Loose Federal system save Syria and Iraq?
    Aug31

    Can a Loose Federal system save Syria and Iraq?

    By Jerome Joffe | (Informed Comment) | – – In recent months, prospects for applying the principles of federation and constitutional protection for minorities as a basic political solution for the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have dramatically improved. On the foundation of state restructuring, coordination of military force to degrade ISIS and the...

    Protesters and police clash outside Ukraine parliament – in pictures
    Aug31

    Protesters and police clash outside Ukraine parliament – in pictures

    A grenade exploded outside Ukraine’s parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer. About 100 other officers were injured in the clashes, 10 of them seriously. …read more Source: The...

    NATO launches joint military exercises with Ukraine in Black Sea
    Aug31

    NATO launches joint military exercises with Ukraine in Black Sea

    NATO forces and the Ukrainian army have launched joint military exercises in the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula that rejoined Russia last year. The naval drills, code-named Sea Breeze 2015, began on Monday in Ukraine’s Odessa and Nikolaevsk regions with the participation of 2,500 troops and some 150 military vehicles. Kiev has...

    Clashes near Ukrainian parliament injure 100 police officers
    Aug31

    Clashes near Ukrainian parliament injure 100 police officers

    At least 100 police officers have been injured in clashes in front of the Ukrainian parliament in the capital city of Kiev as radical nationalists gathered there to protest against constitutional amendments that grant more autonomy to the pro-Russia eastern region of the country. On Monday, hundreds of supporters of Ukraine’s right-wing...

    Two U.S. F22 jets land in Poland amid Ukraine tensions
    Aug31

    Two U.S. F22 jets land in Poland amid Ukraine tensions

    NNA – Two U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighters landed in Poland on Monday, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine. The arrival of the two planes was aired on TVP Info publ …read more Source: National News...

    Deadly protest over Ukraine ‘decentralisation’ law
    Aug31

    Deadly protest over Ukraine ‘decentralisation’ law

    At least one policeman killed and 90 people injured as protesters clash with security forces outside parliament. …read more Source: AL...

    Blast, clashes as Ukraine backs more autonomy for pro-Russian protesters
    Aug31

    Blast, clashes as Ukraine backs more autonomy for pro-Russian protesters

    Clashes erupted outside parliament in Kiev on Monday as lawmakers gave initial approval to constitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Iran...

    Germany open to new 4-way Ukraine summit
    Aug31

    Germany open to new 4-way Ukraine summit

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s open to holding a new summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France but that there would have to be hope of progress for it to make sense …read more Source: The Daily...

    Police hurt in protests as Ukraine MPs votes on special status for east
    Aug31

    Police hurt in protests as Ukraine MPs votes on special status for east

    Ukraine’s parliament voted on Aug. 31 for constitutional changes to give separatist-minded eastern regions a special status – but divisions in the pro-Western camp and violent street protests suggested the changes would face a rougher ride to become law …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

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