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    Besieged Gazprom Gives Ground to Brussels
    Sep09

    Besieged Gazprom Gives Ground to Brussels

    Score one for Brussels. The EU is finally, haltingly moving away from the onerous long-term, take-or-pay contracts Russian gas firm Gazprom has foisted on its Western customers. Yesterday marked Gazprom’s first public auction of gas in Europe, and three more will follow this week. Those auctions mark a shift in the continent’s gas...

    The Surprising Resurgence of Russia as a Great Power
    Sep08

    The Surprising Resurgence of Russia as a Great Power

    In a world full of surprises — the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the weakness in the Chinese economy, the battles within the European Union, the making of the Iran deal, the slide in the American stock market — one of the greatest surprises of all has been the sudden rebirth of Russian power under Vladimir Putin. This even as Russia...

    ICC Granted Wider Authority on Ukraine Probe
    Sep08

    ICC Granted Wider Authority on Ukraine Probe

    Ukraine granted wider jurisdiction to the International Criminal Court on Tuesday that will enable ICC prosecutors to investigate possible war crimes committed during Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine had earlier accepted the court’s jurisdiction for a limited period from November...

    Violence in Ukraine reaches lowest level since beginning of conflict
    Sep08

    Violence in Ukraine reaches lowest level since beginning of conflict

    Fred LambertKIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 8 (UPI) — One week into a fresh cease-fire, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said violence in Ukraine has reached an all-time low since the conflict broke out last year. …read more Source: United Press...

    Kyiv Invites ICC To Probe For War Crimes In Eastern Ukraine
    Sep08

    Kyiv Invites ICC To Probe For War Crimes In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine has accepted the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) jurisdiction to probe possible war crimes committed during Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Civilian deaths, injuries double in eastern Ukraine, UN says
    Sep08

    Civilian deaths, injuries double in eastern Ukraine, UN says

    Civilian deaths and injuries in war-hit eastern Ukraine more than doubled in the three months to mid-August, mostly due to shelling by heavy weapons, the U.N. human rights agency said Tuesday, with almost two-thirds of the deaths occurring in rebel-held areas. …read more Source: FOX...

    Moscow Accuses Ukrainian PM Of ‘Torturing’ Russians In Chechen War
    Sep08

    Moscow Accuses Ukrainian PM Of ‘Torturing’ Russians In Chechen War

    A top Russian law enforcement official has accused Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of fighting alongside Chechen rebels and torturing and killing Russian soldiers during Moscow’s bloody war with separatists in the 1990s. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian ‘selfie soldiers’ are posting photos from war-torn Syria
    Sep08

    Russian ‘selfie soldiers’ are posting photos from war-torn Syria

    They have posted dozens of images of themselves on the blood-stained battlefields of eastern Ukraine, standing proudly atop tanks with Kalashnikov rifles in hand, operating surface-to-air missile launchers and posturing with other camouflage-clad fighters near the destroyed Donetsk airport. Now, Russia’s so-called “selfie...

    U.N. reports nearly 8,000 deaths in Ukraine war, laments Russian role
    Sep08

    U.N. reports nearly 8,000 deaths in Ukraine war, laments Russian role

    Almost 8,000 people are confirmed dead in the 17 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations’ human rights agency said Tuesday in a report that admonished Russia’s involvement in the deadly crisis. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Video: Canadian canine caregivers bring comfort to Ukrainian soldiers
    Sep08

    Video: Canadian canine caregivers bring comfort to Ukrainian soldiers

    A joint Ukrainian-Canadian project uses dog therapy to help rehabilitate Ukrainian soldiers who have returned from the frontline in the country’s east. Pavithra George reports. …read more Source: The Globe and...