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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    The hotline to Moscow goes cold
    Oct03

    The hotline to Moscow goes cold

    Deep inside the Pentagon, in the National Military Command Center, is the so-called red phone that has connected the U.S. and Russian high commands since after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. First a teletype, then a fax, and now a secure email and chat link, the emergency hotline was designed to prevent nuclear Armageddon. It is still tested...

    Migrants ‘Part of Bargaining, Hybrid War’- EU’s Tusk
    Oct03

    Migrants ‘Part of Bargaining, Hybrid War’- EU’s Tusk

    EU Council President Donald Tusk has accused foreign leaders of using the migrant crisis to stir divisions within the EU.At a conference in the resort town of Sopot in Poland, Tusk has warned migrants are turning into an element of the political confrontation, bargaining and “hybrid war” whose roots can be traced back to the...

    Five-nation treaty for tribunal over downed flight MH17 in the works
    Oct03

    Five-nation treaty for tribunal over downed flight MH17 in the works

    NEW YORK: Malaysia may sign a treaty with four other nations to set up an independent tribunal to try people responsible for last year’s downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a meeting was held among leaders of the five nations on the sidelines of the United...

    Ukraine local polls postponed to ensure ‘undisputed’ vote
    Oct03

    Ukraine local polls postponed to ensure ‘undisputed’ vote

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany agreed on Friday to delay contentious local elections in Ukraine to ensure that they meet international standards, despite fighting having all but stopped in the country’s separatist east. Peace appears closer than ever in the 17-month conflict, which has plunged relations between Moscow...

    Tense Paris Meeting Underscores Divide Over Syria
    Oct03

    Tense Paris Meeting Underscores Divide Over Syria

    They shook hands at the Elysee presidential Palace and sipped coffee in the sun, but the tense faces of French President Francois Hollande and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin underscore a widening chasm between the West and Moscow over Syria. Talks between the two leaders on the Syrian conflict were not even supposed to be part of the...

    Boxing: Hard-hitting Matthysse eyes first world title
    Oct03

    Boxing: Hard-hitting Matthysse eyes first world title

    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Lucas Matthysse will be much the shorter man when he steps into the ring against Viktor Postol but what he lacks in size he hopes to make up for in punching power.Although Matthysse is one of boxings most feared punchers, the 33-year-old from Argentina has never held a major world title.He is determined to change that...

    Pro-Moscow separatists say begin tank withdrawal in east Ukraine
    Oct03

    Pro-Moscow separatists say begin tank withdrawal in east Ukraine

    Pro-Moscow rebels announced Saturday they had begun withdrawing tanks from the line of contact with government forces following key peace talks in Paris the day before. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Nato launches today its biggest military exercise since 2002
    Oct03

    Nato launches today its biggest military exercise since 2002

    : Nato launches its biggest military exercise since 2002 on Saturday, putting 36,000 alliance soldiers through their paces in Italy, Spain and Portugal to boost preparedness against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis. “Trident Juncture” runs from Saturday through to Nov 6 and involves personnel from more than 30 countries, the Nato Allied Joint...

    Merkel, Hollande talk Ukraine peace process with Putin, Poroshenko
    Oct03

    Merkel, Hollande talk Ukraine peace process with Putin, Poroshenko

    “We will go beyond the date that was set for the end of Minsk, that is to say Dec.31, 2015,” France’s Hollande told a news conference. …read more Source:...

    Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges
    Oct03

    Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe’s political heavyweight — and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience.West and...