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    Egypt just bought those 2 French warships that were originally meant for Russia
    Sep23

    Egypt just bought those 2 French warships that were originally meant for Russia

    Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral-class warships from France, the French government said Wednesday, announcing its second military sale to the economically-strapped country this year. The assault ships, which can each carry 16 helicopter gunships, 700 troops and up to 50 armored vehicles, were originally intended for Russia. France will refund...

    Russia UN Vetoes On Syria, Ukraine Undermining United Nations Security Council, US Warns
    Sep23

    Russia UN Vetoes On Syria, Ukraine Undermining United Nations Security Council, US Warns

    If Russia continues to wield its veto in the United Nations Security Council to block the council’s resolutions on Syria and Ukraine, it will undermine the legitimacy of the Security Council, leading other leading powers like the U.S. to avoid that council, the United States has warned, the Guardian reported Wednesday. Russia, along with...

    Egypt, Not Russia, To Purchase Mistral-Class Ships From France? Talks Underway In Paris Over Massive Military Deal
    Sep23

    Egypt, Not Russia, To Purchase Mistral-Class Ships From France? Talks Underway In Paris Over Massive Military Deal

    Talks are underway in Paris over the sale of two Mistral-class amphibious ships that were initially intended for the Russian navy, but which Egyptian officials have taken an interest in, the French newspaper La Tribune reported, according to Russian state news site Sputnik News. Plans to sell the vessels to Russia were scrapped in 2014 amid...

    Egypt buys 2 warships from France, 2nd big military purchase
    Sep23

    Egypt buys 2 warships from France, 2nd big military purchase

    PARIS (AP) — Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral-class warships from France, the French government said Wednesday, announcing its second military sale to the economically-strapped country this year.The assault ships, which can each carry 16 helicopter gunships, 700 troops and up to 50 armored vehicles, were originally intended for Russia. France...

    Petro Poroshenko: Why Ukraine Needs to Give Power to Its Regions
    Sep23

    Petro Poroshenko: Why Ukraine Needs to Give Power to Its Regions

    Exclusive: Ukraine’s president explains why his country must give more power to regional governments. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Play in Syria
    Sep23

    Putin’s Play in Syria

    Russia could help end civil war in exchange for concessions on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    OSCE envoy regrets lack of progress in Ukraine talks
    Sep23

    OSCE envoy regrets lack of progress in Ukraine talks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — An envoy from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has voiced regret over the intransigence of Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, who have insisted on holding local elections in defiance of the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: CNS...

    Syrian political process must be revived: Cameron and Hollande
    Sep23

    Syrian political process must be revived: Cameron and Hollande

    London (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande agreed that a political process in Syria must be revived, a source close to the French president said.At a meeting at Cameron’s country residence, Chequers, the two leaders “expressed agreement on the need to revitalise the political...

    Russian Trial Starts for Pilot From Ukraine
    Sep23

    Russian Trial Starts for Pilot From Ukraine

    The pilot, Nadiya V. Savchenko, is charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists, along with entering Russia illegally. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukrainian Pilot Goes on Trial in Russia
    Sep23

    Ukrainian Pilot Goes on Trial in Russia

    A Ukraine helicopter pilot accused in the deaths of two Russian journalists last year in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine has formally denied charges from Russian prosecutors, calling the case against her “a piece of rubbish.” Pilot Nadiya Savchenko spoke Tuesday from a glass cage inside a courtroom in southwestern Russia, at the opening...