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    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 27
    Aug27

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 27

    on Wednesday raised the political stakes ahead of next month’s early national election, saying he will not enter a coalition with the main center-right and centrist opposition parties even if he needs their backing to govern. Alexis Tsipras resigned last week, barely seven months into his four-year mandate, when his bailout-dependent...

    Obama and German leader discuss violence in Ukraine
    Aug27

    Obama and German leader discuss violence in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany have discussed the recent rise in violence in eastern Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Separatists Again Agree to Cease-Fire
    Aug27

    Ukraine, Separatists Again Agree to Cease-Fire

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to a cease-fire starting September 1, the day that the new school year is to begin. The Trilateral Contact Group, which is seeking an end to the conflict that has killed more than 6,400 people, includes representatives from Ukraine, Russia and Russia-backed eastern Ukraine separatists. It has been...

    Polish deputy FM: Warsaw, Jerusalem agree on Ukraine
    Aug27

    Polish deputy FM: Warsaw, Jerusalem agree on Ukraine

    Pawlik denies providing weapons to Ukrainian forces. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Rumor: Ukraine Debt Deal To Be Signed Tomorrow?
    Aug27

    Rumor: Ukraine Debt Deal To Be Signed Tomorrow?

    The rumor mill is churning away as the September deadline approaches for Kiev to cough up the dough for a massive sovereign debt repayment to a team of international creditors led by Franklin Templeton. The latest news, Bloomberg reports, has Ukrainian bond valuations soaring on the rumor that a deal to restructure the debt under terms reasonably...

    Ukraine Negotiators Call for School-start Truce
    Aug27

    Ukraine Negotiators Call for School-start Truce

    The warring sides in the eastern Ukraine conflict have called for a cease-fire on Sept. 1, the day that the new school year is to begin.Speaking after a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in the Belarusian capital Minsk, OSCE representative Martin Sajdik said Wednesday… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Separatists to Strive For Full Ceasefire From September 1
    Aug27

    Ukraine, Separatists to Strive For Full Ceasefire From September 1

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, in a gesture to shore up a tenuous ceasefire, agreed on Wednesday to strive for an end to all truce violations from next Tuesday, the OSCE and rebel representative… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine negotiators call for cease-fire when school year starts
    Aug27

    Ukraine negotiators call for cease-fire when school year starts

    The warring sides in the eastern Ukraine conflict have called for a cease-fire on Sept. 1, the day that the new school year is to begin. …read more Source: FOX...

    Canada pays $1.6 million to ship $5 million worth of surplus gear to Ukraine
    Aug26

    Canada pays $1.6 million to ship $5 million worth of surplus gear to Ukraine

    The Canadian government spent $1.6 million to ship $5 million worth of surplus tents, sleeping bags and other military goods last August to Ukraine, according to figures obtained by the Ottawa Citizen. The equipment, sent by Canadian Forces aircraft, included sleeping bags the military estimates are worth $437 each and four-man tents worth $420....

    Putin’s magnificent messaging machine
    Aug26

    Putin’s magnificent messaging machine

    In trying to create a likeness of Soviet power, Vladimir Putin is doing one thing demonstrably better than the Kremlin masters of old: propaganda. During the Cold War Soviet outlets like Pravda would disseminate outlandish claims so crass and obviously false that even true comrades turned the page or flipped the channel (and there were a lot...