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    Ukraine to nearly double size of police force
    Sep15

    Ukraine to nearly double size of police force

    Ed AdamczykKHERSON , Ukraine, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Ukraine will nearly double the number of its police officers by the end of the year, Internal Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov said Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia betting West will accept Syrian leader Assad, for a while at least
    Sep15

    Russia betting West will accept Syrian leader Assad, for a while at least

    In ramping up its military involvement in Syria’s civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by the Islamic State group’s spread and an escalating migrants crisis, may be willing to quietly tolerate President Bashar Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition, writes the Associated Press in an analysis...

    Vladimir Putin Phones Elton John After Singer Requested Meeting on LGBT Rights
    Sep15

    Vladimir Putin Phones Elton John After Singer Requested Meeting on LGBT Rights

    Singer Sir Elton John announced on Tuesday that he had received a phone call from an unlikely source — Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Thank you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today,” John posted on Instagram. “I look to forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss LGBT equality in...

    Ukraine wants Western weaponry if Minsk deal fails – official (Reuters)
    Sep15

    Ukraine wants Western weaponry if Minsk deal fails – official (Reuters)

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine will renew its calls for lethal defensive weaponry from its Western allies if the Minsk peace deal fails, the country’s top official to NATO… …read more Source: The West...

    Hasidic Jews Celebrate New Year In Ukraine
    Sep15

    Hasidic Jews Celebrate New Year In Ukraine

    Hasidic Jews from around the world gathered in the Ukrainian city of Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Uman is a pilgrimage site and the burial place of Jewish spiritual leader Rebbe Nachman, a great grandson of the founder of Hasidism. (By RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia could have a dark ulterior motive for propping up Assad’s regime in Syria
    Sep15

    Russia could have a dark ulterior motive for propping up Assad’s regime in Syria

    There may be more at play with Russia’s expanding role in Syria than just influence in the Middle East. Kemlin authorities reportedly have an ulterior motive for supporting the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad: Getting jihadists out of Russia, where they might attack the homeland, and sending them into Syria. Russia...

    Negotiations in security subgroup of Ukraine contact group over in Minsk
    Sep15

    Negotiations in security subgroup of Ukraine contact group over in Minsk

    BelTA has been told that the meeting of the subgroup on security in Minsk is over. Political aspects of resolving the crisis in Ukraine’s east are still being discussed. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine wants Western weaponry if Minsk deal fails – official
    Sep15

    Ukraine wants Western weaponry if Minsk deal fails – official

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine will renew its calls for lethal defensive weaponry from its Western allies if the Minsk peace deal fails, the country’s top official to NATO said on Tuesday, urging help to reestablish control over its eastern border with Russia. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine wants Western weaponry if Minsk deal fails – official
    Sep15

    Ukraine wants Western weaponry if Minsk deal fails – official

    Ukraine will renew its calls for lethal defensive weaponry from its Western allies if the Minsk peace deal fails, the country’s top official to NATO said on Tuesday, urging help to reestablish control over its eastern border with Russia. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine wants Western weaponry if Minsk deal fails: official
    Sep15

    Ukraine wants Western weaponry if Minsk deal fails: official

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine will renew its calls for lethal defensive weaponry from its Western allies if the Minsk peace deal fails, the country’s top official to NATO said on Tuesday, urging help to reestablish control over its eastern border with Russia. …read more Source:...