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Section: US & Canada

    Putin, Obama and the Middle East
    Oct03

    Putin, Obama and the Middle East

    The latest news from what used to be Syria is that Russian pilots have undertaken combat missions on behalf of the Assad regime—but not so much against ISIS. Some Syrian rebels who have been receiving U.S. aid via the CIA since 2013 appear to be among the targets—so claimed Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and he should know. Worse, despite...

    Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal
    Oct03

    Ukraine warring sides announce start of small arms withdrawal

    Kiev (AFP) – Warring sides in Ukraine on Saturday announced the start of smaller weapons withdrawal from a buffer zone as the West admitted that securing long-lasting peace would take longer than expected.After key talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris on Friday, French President Francois Hollande said the implementation of a...

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine
    Oct03

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine

    SCHASTYE, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-caliber weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin promised to use influence in Donbass for progress on Minsk deal: Kremlin
    Oct03

    Putin promised to use influence in Donbass for progress on Minsk deal: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had promised to use his influence in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region to ensure progress… …read more Source:...

    Putin Woos The Euros
    Oct03

    Putin Woos The Euros

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with European leaders and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Friday to discuss further steps in de-escalating the conflict in Ukraine. The takeaway? The Minsk process, which was to see Ukraine get back control over its eastern border with Russia, will not complete by the end of the year. Part of the problem...

    Smaller-weapons Pullback Begins in Ukraine
    Oct03

    Smaller-weapons Pullback Begins in Ukraine

    Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-caliber weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people.Under an agreement reached week, tanks, artillery pieces and mortars with a caliber of less… …read more Source:...

    Putin the Terrible: Understanding Russia’s New Tsar
    Oct03

    Putin the Terrible: Understanding Russia’s New Tsar

    Russian President Vladimir Putin The first Russian monarch to claim the title of “Tsar” was Ivan IV (1530-1584). Tsar was a corruption of the Latin word Caesar, the title assumed by Roman emperors in classical antiquity. Ivan IV would go down in history with an additional moniker, Ivan the Terrible. It was under Ivan IV that the...

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine
    Oct03

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine

    SCHASTYE, Ukraine — Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-caliber weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people.Under an agreement reached week, tanks, artillery pieces and mortars with a caliber of less than 120 millimeters are to be pulled back at least 15...

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine
    Oct03

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine

    SCHASTYE, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-caliber weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people.Under an agreement reached week, tanks, artillery pieces and mortars with a caliber of less than 120 millimeters are to be pulled back at...

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine
    Oct03

    Smaller-weapons pullback begins in Ukraine

    SCHASTYE, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels and Ukrainian forces have begun pulling back smaller-caliber weapons from the front line, a step toward de-escalating a war that has killed more than 8,000 people. …read more Source: U.S....