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    The Atlantic Daily: Water on Mars, United Nations in New York, Donald Trump on Taxes
    Sep29

    The Atlantic Daily: Water on Mars, United Nations in New York, Donald Trump on Taxes

    What We’re Following: Buzz Aldrin Is Freaking Out Right Now Because NASA confirmed there is water on Mars. “Not just hunks of ice or evidence of ancient, dried-up oceans—but wet, trickling, salty droplets of water on Mars right now,” as Adrienne LaFrance perspectives, and share your own, here. Verbs Pumpkin spice lattes scorned, “Dismaland”...

    The Latest: Cuban leader slams wars of aggression
    Sep29

    The Latest: Cuban leader slams wars of aggression

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Developments as the United Nations General Assembly marks its 70th year and world leaders debate issues gripping the global community and governments. Cuban President Raul Castro is decrying what he says are wars of aggression and interference in the internal affairs of independent states that continue in disregard of the...

    Obama, Putin clash over Syria in dueling speeches
    Sep29

    Obama, Putin clash over Syria in dueling speeches

    UNITED NATIONS — President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed Monday over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake to abandon the current government. Obama’s and Putin’s disparate views of the grim situation in...

    EU’s Russia Envoy: Relations Past Worst Phase
    Sep29

    EU’s Russia Envoy: Relations Past Worst Phase

    Relations between Russia and the European Union have entered a “more hopeful phase” with a firmer ceasefire in eastern Ukraine suggesting the worst is over, Vygaudas Usackas, the European Union’s envoy to Russia, said on Monday. “I’m more hopeful than I was before, [than] last month,” Usackas, the head of the...

    Russia bans Ukrainian airline flights, mirroring Kiev’s move
    Sep29

    Russia bans Ukrainian airline flights, mirroring Kiev’s move

    Russia’s transportation ministry is banning Ukrainian airlines from flying to Russia, a measure taken in response to Ukraine’s ban last week on Russian flights. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Bans Ukrainian Flights
    Sep29

    Russia Bans Ukrainian Flights

    Russia bans Ukrainian airline flights, mirroring Kiev’s move …read more Source: ABC...

    Obama, Putin Clash Over Syria, Ukraine In Dueling UN Speeches
    Sep29

    Obama, Putin Clash Over Syria, Ukraine In Dueling UN Speeches

    They may have clinked wine glasses, but the pleasantries were spare between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN General Assembly in New York. In their speeches before the UN General Assembly on September 28, the two leaders traded criticism over the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, accusing one...

    Obama, Putin meeting under way on sidelines of UN summit; Syria, Ukraine on agenda
    Sep29

    Obama, Putin meeting under way on sidelines of UN summit; Syria, Ukraine on agenda

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Obama, Putin meeting under way on sidelines of UN summit; Syria, Ukraine on agenda. …read more Source:...

    Five things to watch for in tonight’s federal leaders’ debate on foreign affairs
    Sep29

    Five things to watch for in tonight’s federal leaders’ debate on foreign affairs

    OTTAWA — The leaders of the three main political parties will be on the same stage tonight to debate foreign affairs. The debate lands as the conflict in Syria, the fight against the so-called Islamic State and a multinational free trade agreement have focused campaign attention on international affairs. Here are five things to watch for in...

    Netherlands Faces Surprise Ukraine Pact Referendum After Petition
    Sep28

    Netherlands Faces Surprise Ukraine Pact Referendum After Petition

    Anti-EU campaigners are using a pact with Ukraine to question the Netherlands position in Europe. …read more Source:...