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    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris
    Oct03

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin met the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany on Friday in a revived European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    France tells Putin to confine air strikes to Islamic State
    Oct03

    France tells Putin to confine air strikes to Islamic State

    Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns that Russia’s air strikes would serve to strengthen Syrian President Bashar Assad by targeting rebels — perhaps including some aligned with the U.S. — rather than hitting Islamic State fighters it has promised to attack. Allies in a U.S.-led coalition that is conducting its own...

    Ukraine Peace Talks End on Positive Note
    Oct03

    Ukraine Peace Talks End on Positive Note

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that he felt “cautious optimism” following talks in Paris with the Russian, French and German leaders on reviving the peace process for eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a...

    Free Syrian Army fighters say Russia is punishing Assad opponents
    Oct03

    Free Syrian Army fighters say Russia is punishing Assad opponents

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Russia again launched airstrikes in Syria today in a bid to bolster the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But, in Washington, President Obama said the U.S. will not cooperate with the Russian campaign. And he insisted he will not turn the Syrian conflict into a superpower proxy war. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret...

    US-led coalition asks Russia to concentrate on fighting IS
    Oct03

    US-led coalition asks Russia to concentrate on fighting IS

    PARIS (AP) — With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns that...

    France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State
    Oct03

    France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State

    PARIS (AP) – With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government. Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns...

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris
    Oct03

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — A summit reviving a European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of contentious rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-caliber weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French...

    US Needs a Foreign Policy That Marginalize’s Russia’s Ability to Mess With Us
    Oct03

    US Needs a Foreign Policy That Marginalize’s Russia’s Ability to Mess With Us

    The Kremlin is not our friend. Nor is Moscow a 10-foot-tall threat to our national interests. What America needs is a middling foreign policy that looks to marginalize Russia’s capacity to mess with us. And there is no better place to start this approach than in Syria. Putin has made a muscular move to support besieged Syrian strongman...

    To Defeat ISIS, We Need a Leader Who’s Not Obama
    Oct03

    To Defeat ISIS, We Need a Leader Who’s Not Obama

    When President Obama said at the United Nations on Tuesday that “defeating ISIL requires—I believe—a new leader,” I thought for a brief moment I’d finally found something on which he and I could agree. Then I realized he wasn’t talking about his own leadership. The president was actually talking about the regime of Bashar Assad, the...

    Russian media launches Syria propaganda war
    Oct02

    Russian media launches Syria propaganda war

    In the eastern Ukrainian city of Makiivka, Oleg, a taxi driver-turned-rebel fighter, watched as Russian TV news channels glorified the Kremlin’s foray into the Syria conflict. “Nothing about Ukraine at all,” said Oleg, who spoke on condition that his last name not be used. “We…have totally vanished.” See also:...