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    France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State
    Oct03

    France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State

    PARIS (AP) – With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government. Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns...

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris
    Oct03

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — A summit reviving a European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of contentious rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-caliber weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French...

    US Needs a Foreign Policy That Marginalize’s Russia’s Ability to Mess With Us
    Oct03

    US Needs a Foreign Policy That Marginalize’s Russia’s Ability to Mess With Us

    The Kremlin is not our friend. Nor is Moscow a 10-foot-tall threat to our national interests. What America needs is a middling foreign policy that looks to marginalize Russia’s capacity to mess with us. And there is no better place to start this approach than in Syria. Putin has made a muscular move to support besieged Syrian strongman...

    To Defeat ISIS, We Need a Leader Who’s Not Obama
    Oct03

    To Defeat ISIS, We Need a Leader Who’s Not Obama

    When President Obama said at the United Nations on Tuesday that “defeating ISIL requires—I believe—a new leader,” I thought for a brief moment I’d finally found something on which he and I could agree. Then I realized he wasn’t talking about his own leadership. The president was actually talking about the regime of Bashar Assad, the...

    Russian media launches Syria propaganda war
    Oct02

    Russian media launches Syria propaganda war

    In the eastern Ukrainian city of Makiivka, Oleg, a taxi driver-turned-rebel fighter, watched as Russian TV news channels glorified the Kremlin’s foray into the Syria conflict. “Nothing about Ukraine at all,” said Oleg, who spoke on condition that his last name not be used. “We…have totally vanished.” See also:...

    The Link Between Putin’s Military Campaigns in Syria and Ukraine
    Oct02

    The Link Between Putin’s Military Campaigns in Syria and Ukraine

    Russian sailors in Sevastopol, Crimea Pavel Rebrov / ReutersIn the past year and a half, Russia has intervened militarily in two countries, Ukraine and Syria, where revolution and extreme political polarization threatened the governments of pro-Russian leaders. And that’s pretty much where the similarities between the campaigns end, except...

    Ukrainian company touts new armored vehicle
    Oct02

    Ukrainian company touts new armored vehicle

    Richard TomkinsKREMENCHUK, Ukraine, Oct. 2 (UPI) — The new Fiona 6×6 armored vehicle by Ukraine’s Kremenchug Automobile Plant in partnership with the Streit Group has made its debut. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian Weapons In Ukraine? Putin And Poroshenko Meet In Paris As Deadly Arms System Reportedly Spotted
    Oct02

    Russian Weapons In Ukraine? Putin And Poroshenko Meet In Paris As Deadly Arms System Reportedly Spotted

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko were scheduled to meet in Paris Friday to discuss a resolution to the eastern Ukraine conflict, international monitors said they had spotted a new deadly Russian weapons system in the war zone for the first time, Reuters reported. Monitors from the Organization for...

    Leaders meet in Paris to make progress on Ukraine peace
    Oct02

    Leaders meet in Paris to make progress on Ukraine peace

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany on Friday in a revived European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Jean Chretien says Canada should welcome Putin’s help in Syria
    Oct02

    Jean Chretien says Canada should welcome Putin’s help in Syria

    VANCOUVER – Canada should welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offers to help fight the Islamic State in Syria, says Jean Chretien. The former Liberal prime minister said Putin’s involvement in the Middle Eastern conflict may spark controversy but that the West would do well to accept the support. “If Putin wants to help he...