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    MH17 Update: Russia Could Face Legal Action Over Plane Disaster In Eastern Ukraine
    Sep26

    MH17 Update: Russia Could Face Legal Action Over Plane Disaster In Eastern Ukraine

    Russia could face legal action over its alleged role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July last year as leaders of affected countries are set to meet in New York next week. The scheduled meeting comes after possible parts of a Russian missile system were recently found at the crash site, serving as the first...

    Ukraine And West Condemn Rebel Ban On Foreign Aid Groups
    Sep26

    Ukraine And West Condemn Rebel Ban On Foreign Aid Groups

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine and some of its Western allies condemned on Friday a decision by pro-Russian separatists to ban most foreign aid organizations from parts of rebel-held territory, saying the move violated the Minsk peace agreement. On Thursday, rebel officials of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) said they had...

    ‘Blood Moon’ seen as sign of end times by some Mormons
    Sep26

    ‘Blood Moon’ seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.Sunday night’s “blood...

    Ukraine, U.S. Say Rebel Ouster Of Aid Groups Violates Peace Accord
    Sep26

    Ukraine, U.S. Say Rebel Ouster Of Aid Groups Violates Peace Accord

    Ukraine and the United States condemned a decision by pro-Russian separatists to ban most foreign aid organizations from parts of rebel-held territory, saying the move violated the Minsk peace agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia, Ukraine, EU Agree To Resume Winter Gas Supplies
    Sep26

    Russia, Ukraine, EU Agree To Resume Winter Gas Supplies

    Russia agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter under a deal clinched late September 25 with the European Union, ending months of uncertainty and tough negotiations. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies
    Sep26

    UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies

    MOSCOW (AP) — The UN refugee agency has blasted Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid. …read more Source: CNS...

    Pope Heads to Philadelphia to Conclude US Trip
    Sep26

    Pope Heads to Philadelphia to Conclude US Trip

    Pope Francis travels to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, the third stop in a U.S. trip that included talks with President Obama, an address to Congress and a Mass in New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. In Philadelphia, Francis will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, visit Independence Mall...

    Russia, Ukraine Reach Deal on Winter Gas Supplies
    Sep26

    Russia, Ukraine Reach Deal on Winter Gas Supplies

    Russia and Ukraine ended months of uncertainty and finally reached agreement Friday on supplies of natural gas to Ukraine for the coming winter, a high-ranking European Union official announced.Maros Sefcovic, the EU Commission vice president for energy union, said the deal… …read more Source:...

    Russia, Ukraine Agree On New Gas Supply Deal
    Sep26

    Russia, Ukraine Agree On New Gas Supply Deal

    Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine under a deal reached late on September 25 with the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. To Make New Diplomatic Push On Syria, Talk To Iran
    Sep26

    U.S. To Make New Diplomatic Push On Syria, Talk To Iran

    WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will try to launch a new initiative for a political solution in Syria during meetings in New York in the next week, starting with talks with his Iranian counterpart on Saturday, U.S. and other Western officials said.After backing a United Nations peace process that has...