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    Ukraine to Close Airports to Russian Airlines
    Sep27

    Ukraine to Close Airports to Russian Airlines

    Ukraine says it is closing its airports to Russian airlines as part of a series of sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for its support of pro-Russian rebels battling for control of Ukrainian territory near the Russian border. Kyiv says the ban will begin October 25 and will include Russia’s largest commercial carriers, Aeroflot and...

    US criticizes China ahead of UN women’s equality session
    Sep27

    US criticizes China ahead of UN women’s equality session

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and human rights organizations sharply criticized China’s repression and imprisonment of women’s rights activists ahead of a high-level U.N. meeting Sunday to promote women’s equality. The session will be co-chaired by China’s President Xi Jinping.China hosted the last major U.N....

    Poles furious after Russia blames them for starting WWII
    Sep26

    Poles furious after Russia blames them for starting WWII

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Russian ambassador to Poland has sparked outrage for putting some of the blame for World War II on Poland, creating a new spat amid deepening tensions between the Slavic nations.Russian Ambassador Sergey Andreev on Friday described the Soviet’s 1939 invasion of Poland as an act of self-defense, not aggression. The...

    Ukraine to ban Russian airlines from flying into the country
    Sep26

    Ukraine to ban Russian airlines from flying into the country

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister says Russian airlines will be banned from flying into the country, the latest attempt to put pressure on Russia as the conflict in eastern Ukraine grinds on. …read more Source: CNS...

    Lindsey Graham: Putin Is ‘Walking all Over Obama’
    Sep26

    Lindsey Graham: Putin Is ‘Walking all Over Obama’

    President Barack Obama’s decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin is a big mistake and a sign of weakness, said South Carolina presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham. “I think this is a mistake and I think he is walking all over Obama in the Ukraine,” the Republican from South Carolina told TheBlaze after speaking at the...

    Ukraine Will Ban Russian Airlines From Flying Into the Country
    Sep26

    Ukraine Will Ban Russian Airlines From Flying Into the Country

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister says Russian airlines will be banned from flying into the country, the latest attempt to put pressure on Russia as the conflict in eastern Ukraine grinds on. Ukraine also will ban Russian planes from using Ukrainian airspace for transit flights if the planes are believed to be carrying military...

    Putin’s Syrian Gambit
    Sep26

    Putin’s Syrian Gambit

    Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad The last several weeks has seen some extraordinary developments in Russia’s role in the Syrian Civil War. Russia has deployed 28 Suhkoi jet fighters, roughly two squadrons, in Syria. Originally believed to be SU-27s, NATO designation, “Flanker,” satellite reconnaissance now indicates they are a...

    On Syria, Putin Is Catering to an Audience at Home
    Sep26

    On Syria, Putin Is Catering to an Audience at Home

    With the increasing involvement in Syrian, President Vladimir V. Putin is pushing the national narrative away from Ukraine and reasserting his nation’s place in the world. …read more Source: The New York...

    Reversing Course with Putin
    Sep26

    Reversing Course with Putin

    On Thursday, the White House announced that President Obama would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. For the past year, President Obama shunned the Russian strongman in an attempt to isolate him over the Russian occupation of Ukraine. What caused the president to reverse course and agree...

    MH17 Update: Russia Could Face Legal Action Over Plane Disaster In Eastern Ukraine
    Sep26

    MH17 Update: Russia Could Face Legal Action Over Plane Disaster In Eastern Ukraine

    Russia could face legal action over its alleged role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July last year as leaders of affected countries are set to meet in New York next week. The scheduled meeting comes after possible parts of a Russian missile system were recently found at the crash site, serving as the first...