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Section: US & Canada

    Russia’s Syria Campaign
    Oct02

    Russia’s Syria Campaign

    An explosion is seen in Syria on Friday following Russian airstrikes. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via APRussia’s Defense Ministry says its air force carried our more strikes on targets in Syria, two days after the country entered the conflict on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad and raised tensions with the U.S. Lieutenant...

    Russian Economy in Deep Trouble
    Oct02

    Russian Economy in Deep Trouble

    As everyone’s eyes are fixed on the Russian fighters zooming through the skies over Syria, things aren’t actually so glamorous back in the Motherland. Bloomberg has the story: [Anatoly] Anisimov, 50, has put his plans on hold as he digs in for what could be Russia’s longest recession in almost two decades. “Nothing good awaits...

    ‘I Want To Be In These Fights’: A Russian Volunteer Sets Sights On Syria
    Oct02

    ‘I Want To Be In These Fights’: A Russian Volunteer Sets Sights On Syria

    As Moscow launches air strikes in Syria, a Russian volunteer says he and a band of like-minded men are setting off to fight alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) militants. Disillusioned with the rebels in eastern Ukraine, Bondo Dorovskikh says he is driven by an addiction to battle and the desire to combat the “evil” of...

    Putin meets with Hollande, Merkel on Ukraine
    Oct02

    Putin meets with Hollande, Merkel on Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykPARIS, Oct. 2 (UPI) — The leaders of France, Russia, Germany and Ukraine met in Paris Friday for talks on Ukraine, with Russia’s involvement in Syria likely to overshadow the talks …read more Source: United Press...

    The Latest: Activists: Syrian troops, IS in intense fighting
    Oct02

    The Latest: Activists: Syrian troops, IS in intense fighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local: 5:30 p.m. Activists are reporting intense fighting between Syrian troops and members of the Islamic State group in the contested eastern city of Deir el-Zour. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says IS...

    At U.N., Putin shifts world attention from Ukraine with Syrian campaign
    Oct02

    At U.N., Putin shifts world attention from Ukraine with Syrian campaign

    KYIV – Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged from the United Nations on September 28-29, having successfully shifted the world’s attention away from the Russian-backed military occupation of the Donbas and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, Kyiv experts said. That’s despite the fact that Ukrainian President Petro...

    Ukraine introduces sanctions  against Russian citizens, companies
    Oct02

    Ukraine introduces sanctions against Russian citizens, companies

    On September 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree introducing sanctions against 105 firms and 388 individuals, mainly from Russia, for supporting the annexation of Crimea and the war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas (President.gov.ua, September 16). The decree came into effect on September 22, when its text was...

    OSCE: civilians in eastern Ukraine at risk due to damage to water infrastructure
    Oct02

    OSCE: civilians in eastern Ukraine at risk due to damage to water infrastructure

    KYIV – The conduct of hostilities and violations of the Minsk ceasefire agreements has resulted in repeated damage to the water pipe system in eastern Ukraine, putting tens of thousands of civilians living on both sides of the contact line without access to piped water. The current shortages in water in the conflict-affected areas of […]...

    FOR THE RECORD: U.S. condemns expulsion of U.N. agencies and NGOs from Luhansk
    Oct02

    FOR THE RECORD: U.S. condemns expulsion of U.N. agencies and NGOs from Luhansk

    The following press statement was delivered on September 25 by U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby. We condemn the recent decision by Russia-backed separatist leaders in Luhansk, Ukraine, to expel U.N. agencies and all international non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance in the area. This will endanger many...

    House passes resolution calling  for release of Nadiya Savchenko
    Oct02

    House passes resolution calling for release of Nadiya Savchenko

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 50 “Calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by Russian forces in eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally in a Russian prison since July 2014” on September 22. The resolution, with 36 bipartisan co-sponsors, was introduced by […]...