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    Russian president Putin to meet U.S. president Obama in New York
    Sep24

    Russian president Putin to meet U.S. president Obama in New York

    The conflict in Ukraine will be discussed if time allows, Russians say. White House says it’s top of the agenda. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia Building Another Base Near Ukrainian Border
    Sep24

    Russia Building Another Base Near Ukrainian Border

    In Kiev on Monday, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, declared, “NATO can rely on Ukraine, and Ukraine can rely on NATO.” Apparently, however, the Kremlin is undeterred, for even though the ceasefire still holds, Russia is building a second base along the border. Reuters reports: The new base will house 5,000 soldiers and heavy...

    White House: Russians ‘Desperate’ to Meet With Obama
    Sep24

    White House: Russians ‘Desperate’ to Meet With Obama

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggested during Thursday’s briefing that the Russians were “desperate” for president Vladimir Putin to meet with President Obama next week. Obama and Putin will have a face-to-face meeting in New York at the United Nations General Assembly, amid tensions over Russian aggression in Syria and Ukraine. The...

    Putin, Trump open new ’60 Minutes’ season on CBS
    Sep24

    Putin, Trump open new ’60 Minutes’ season on CBS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Producers at CBS are making four separate episodes of “60 Minutes” for Sunday, trying to fit in three stories that include two top-of-the-news interviews — with Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.Charlie Rose traveled to Moscow for the two-hour meeting with the Russian leader, who talks about Syria, the Ukraine and his...

    Obama, Putin, and Autumn in New York
    Sep24

    Obama, Putin, and Autumn in New York

    Mindaugas Kulbis / AP Vladimir Putin really wants to talk to Barack Obama. Earlier this month, Moscow suggested Russian and U.S. military officials discuss Syria, where Russia recently increased its military presence. Now, the Russian president has asked to meet with his American counterpart while they’re both in New York next week for the...

    Poroshenko Names Russia Main Aggressor In New Military Doctrine
    Sep24

    Poroshenko Names Russia Main Aggressor In New Military Doctrine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has named Russia as the main military threat to Ukraine in a new military doctrine signed on September 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama and Putin to Have Another ‘Blunt and Businesslike’ Meeting Next Week
    Sep24

    Obama and Putin to Have Another ‘Blunt and Businesslike’ Meeting Next Week

    President Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week during the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders have had an icy relationship and will be discussing some of the nations’ contentious issues, with the top agenda item being Ukraine, White House press...

    Ukraine’s new military doctrine names Russia as main aggressor
    Sep24

    Ukraine’s new military doctrine names Russia as main aggressor

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a new military doctrine on Thursday naming Russia as the main military threat to… …read more Source:...

    White House Says Obama and Putin Will Meet Next Week
    Sep24

    White House Says Obama and Putin Will Meet Next Week

    Officials indicated that President Obama agreed to meet in the hopes of using the opportunity to press the Russian leader on Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian Organizers Fly Polish Students To Crimea Instead Of St. Petersburg On ‘Educational’ Trip
    Sep24

    Russian Organizers Fly Polish Students To Crimea Instead Of St. Petersburg On ‘Educational’ Trip

    A handful of Polish teens unwittingly fell afoul of Ukrainian law when they were shepherded to Crimea by their hosts after winning Russian culture and literature contests. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...