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    Russia urged to explain Syria plans as diplomatic pressure mounts
    Sep24

    Russia urged to explain Syria plans as diplomatic pressure mounts

    Paris (AFP) – Russia faced mounting calls Thursday to explain its intentions in the Syrian conflict as European diplomats met after Germany’s leader said President Bashar al-Assad should be involved in any peace talks.Europe’s migrant crisis has given fresh impetus to efforts to end Syria’s brutal four-year conflict and...

    Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech
    Sep24

    Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech

    MOSCOW (AP) — With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a big-time show at the United Nations General Assembly. “Syria and the Middle East in general are the problems that attract global attention, and we raise our status by returning there as...

    Why Putin is prepared to fight for Ukraine
    Sep24

    Why Putin is prepared to fight for Ukraine

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: another addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. In March of 2014, Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. In the last year-and-a-half, Russia also has encouraged and supported militarily separatists in Eastern Ukraine. The motivations behind these actions, as well as the response of the West, particularly the United...

    Tribunal May Be Formed for Malaysia Flight 17Jet Lost Over Ukraine
    Sep24

    Tribunal May Be Formed for Malaysia Flight 17Jet Lost Over Ukraine

    Australia’s foreign minister said such a court was among the options now being considered by the nations that have been leading the effort for victim justice in the obliteration of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner. …read more Source: The New York...

    Egypt will buy Mistral-class warships, says France
    Sep24

    Egypt will buy Mistral-class warships, says France

    Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral-class ships from France, the French government said Wednesday. Here is the rest of the article from the Associated Press: The assault ships, which can each carry 16 helicopter gunships, 700 troops and up to 50 armored vehicles, were originally intended for Russia. France continued building to Russia’s...

    Egypt Buys Two French Warships Originally Built for Russia
    Sep23

    Egypt Buys Two French Warships Originally Built for Russia

    The sale of the vessels — amphibious assault ships that can carry troops and helicopters — was called off after sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows to Hold NATO Referendum After Reforms
    Sep23

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows to Hold NATO Referendum After Reforms

    Poroshenko says that public opinion is no longer an obstacle to joining NATO. …read more Source:...

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border
    Sep23

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border

    Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kyiv’s forces. The new base will house 5,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry, according to public documents and people working at the site. It is further east than one under construction in...

    France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped
    Sep23

    France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped

    Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday Egypt had agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis.The deal is the second big military contract this year between France and Egypt, which Hollande said he increasingly views as a strategic...

    Amid battle against IS, Iraqis face cholera outbreak
    Sep23

    Amid battle against IS, Iraqis face cholera outbreak

    The cause lies partially with Iraq’s antiquated and badly maintained water and sewage systems, and the outbreak comes at a time when Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s government is already struggling with large demonstrations protesting the government’s inability to provide security or basic public services. In Baghdad’s...