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    Alleged Russian Soldiers Go On Trial In Ukraine
    Sep29

    Alleged Russian Soldiers Go On Trial In Ukraine

    A court in Kyiv has started preliminary hearings into the case against two alleged Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship.On the biggest issue that divides them in Syria — the status of embattled...

    US-Russia Argue at UN But Syria Crisis Remains Dire
    Sep29

    US-Russia Argue at UN But Syria Crisis Remains Dire

    UNITED NATIONS – One could not have guessed that President Barack Obama was in his last years in office. He dropped gentle diplomacy and bluntly criticized Russia, China and even Iran, during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. Russia was faulted on Syria and Ukraine, China on the East China Sea and Iran for fuelling...

    Obama-Putin Meeting ‘Clear Signal’ US Wants Russia To Implement Minsk Agreements: Ukraine Ambassador
    Sep29

    Obama-Putin Meeting ‘Clear Signal’ US Wants Russia To Implement Minsk Agreements: Ukraine Ambassador

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the full implementation of the Minsk agreements is the only way to help Ukraine secure its integrity. …read more Source: International Business...

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy
    Sep29

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Call it checkbook diplomacy, Chinese style.On visits to Washington and the United Nations, President Xi Jinping has pledged billions of dollars for peacekeeping, economic development and climate change, winning audience applause and plaudits from the world body.However, while many countries trade aid for specific advantages,...

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy
    Sep29

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy

    The approach seems to be a success so far, helping Xi override condemnation in the West about the authoritarian Communist government’s strict limits on human rights and relentless persecution of anyone considered an opponent of one-party rule. Even earlier, during his state visit to Washington, Xi pledged $3.1 billion to help developing...

    At UN, Obama, Putin Remain Sharply Divided on Syria, Ukraine
    Sep29

    At UN, Obama, Putin Remain Sharply Divided on Syria, Ukraine

    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday used the world stage to offer up starkly contrasting views on the two long simmering areas of conflict – Syria and Ukraine. The two issues dominated the leaders’ talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly – the first such formal meeting in more than two...

    Obama and Putin butt heads over Ukraine and Syria
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin butt heads over Ukraine and Syria

    Obama and Putin disagree on the role Syria’s Assad should play. …read more Source: USA...

    Watching Russia March into Syrian Quicksand
    Sep29

    Watching Russia March into Syrian Quicksand

    Russia is building military bases in Syria and sharing intelligence with Iraq and Iran. U.S. officials are having conniptions about this, but why? The Russians apparently learned little from their miserable years in Afghanistan and now are heading for a debilitating exercise in futility that might distract them from their efforts to undermine...

    ‘You Journalists, You Really Surprise Me’: The Question From Reporter That Left Putin Lashing Out At Media
    Sep29

    ‘You Journalists, You Really Surprise Me’: The Question From Reporter That Left Putin Lashing Out At Media

    Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the media near the end of a Monday evening press conference, after a reporter asked him a question he didn’t seem to care for. “My question is not about politics. The U.N. has circulated an official photo of the lunch where you and President [Barack] Obama have glasses of wine in your hands and...