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    US sanctions against Russia will remain: Victoria Nuland
    Sep12

    US sanctions against Russia will remain: Victoria Nuland

    The US has warned that sanctions against Russia will stay in place until truce accords are fully implemented in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    New refugee pledge expected to focus on Lebanon, Jordan
    Sep12

    New refugee pledge expected to focus on Lebanon, Jordan

    The Canadian Press A new Canadian approach to the Syrian refugee crisis could see teams of public servants and security staff deployed in two countries struggling under the weight of the problem: Lebanon and Jordan. Government officials wouldn’t discuss the focus of round-the-clock meetings that have been taking place in the last week, but...

    Donbas destiny not decided by Russia: Putin
    Sep12

    Donbas destiny not decided by Russia: Putin

    The Russian president says the future of Donbas in eastern Ukraine ‘is not decided by Russia.’ …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian PM warns West not to lift Russia sanctions
    Sep12

    Ukrainian PM warns West not to lift Russia sanctions

    KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Saturday urged the West not to lift sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict unless the Minsk peace deal is fully implemented. His call came ahead of a meeting of the foreign ministers of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France in Berlin to prepare for a summit to be...

    Why Russia Still Loves Putin
    Sep12

    Why Russia Still Loves Putin

    It’s a weekday afternoon in Kostroma, a drowsy provincial center 250 miles northeast of Moscow, and something is stirring in a quiet apartment yard on the city outskirts. Upbeat instrumental music is pouring out of a sound system, summoning residents—most of them military families—down for a campaign stop by Ilya Yashin, an opposition...

    Latest cease-fire in eastern Ukraine still holding: OSCE head
    Sep12

    Latest cease-fire in eastern Ukraine still holding: OSCE head

    A renewed cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has held for more than 10 days, creating the possibility that political talks can move forward to resolve the conflict, the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Saturday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine PM warns against lifting Russia sanctions
    Sep12

    Ukraine PM warns against lifting Russia sanctions

    The Ukrainian prime minister has warned the West against the consequences of relaxing sanctions imposed on Russia for its alleged role in the ongoing unrest in east Ukraine. Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Saturday any move that could mean an easing of the sanctions slapped on Russia over its alleged role in Ukraine’s crisis could embolden...

    Elton John urges Ukraine to accept gays
    Sep12

    Elton John urges Ukraine to accept gays

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Elton John has called on Ukraine’s business leaders to accept gays in the workplace, telling them that policies “designed to repress LGBT citizens … hinder economic development.”John, who is gay and an outspoken activist, spoke to hundreds of business and political leaders at a high-profile forum in...

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin welcomes rebuilding relations with Ukraine
    Sep12

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin welcomes rebuilding relations with Ukraine

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that fighting had stopped in eastern Ukraine, a change in rhetoric compared to his previous accusations against Ukraine for violating a cease fire. Until recently Putin has repeatedly criticised Ukraine for failing to implement a peace deal agreed in February, including by continued...

    OSCE Head Says Sept. 1 Cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine Holding
    Sep12

    OSCE Head Says Sept. 1 Cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine Holding

    A renewed cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has held for more than 10 days, the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Saturday, adding that this creates the possibility of progress on the political level to resolve the conflict.Despite a… …read more Source:...