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    Euro Leaders Back Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Aug25

    Euro Leaders Back Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President François Hollande of France stood alongside President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine to call for greater security on the Ukraine-Russia border. …read more Source: The New York...

    Germany’s Merkel: Must implement Minsk peace deal
    Aug25

    Germany’s Merkel: Must implement Minsk peace deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine has not been respected or fully implemented. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks
    Aug25

    Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

    Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a “large-scale invasion,” in an impassioned speech to mark Independence Day on Monday. Poroshenko...

    Germany, France call for compliance in Ukraine peace deal
    Aug24

    Germany, France call for compliance in Ukraine peace deal

    A ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine is not being respected and everything possible must be done to fully implement the peace deal reached in Minsk, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says. …read more Source:...

    Swiss Law Aims to Return Foreign Funds Stashed by Erstwhile Leaders
    Aug24

    Swiss Law Aims to Return Foreign Funds Stashed by Erstwhile Leaders

    Switzerland expects to adopt a new law by the end of the year that will speed restitution of illicit funds stashed in the Alpine country, where thousands of “politically exposed persons” are believed to hold bank accounts, a top Swiss official said on Monday. Swiss authorities are cooperating with a number of countries — among them...

    Russian Arms Expo 2015: European Sanctions Keep Exporters Away From Russian Weapons Event
    Aug24

    Russian Arms Expo 2015: European Sanctions Keep Exporters Away From Russian Weapons Event

    Some European arms exporters have decided to stay away from next month’s Russian Arms Expo, citing European Union-led sanctions against Moscow’s actions in Crimea and in the east Ukraine as the reason, according to a report Monday from the Russian-owned Tass news agency. With the exception of Italy, no other European country is due to...

    Photos: Ukraine Independence Day
    Aug24

    Photos: Ukraine Independence Day

    President Petro Poroshenko, servicemen and Ukrainian crowds mark Ukraine Independence Day. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks
    Aug24

    Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a “large-scale invasion,” in an impassioned speech to mark Independence Day on Monday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Marking Independence Day, Ukraine’s president vows to defeat rebels
    Aug24

    Marking Independence Day, Ukraine’s president vows to defeat rebels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Monday to deploy thousands more troops and hundreds of new armored vehicles, and warned Russia-backed separatists that they will be defeated in their quest to divide Ukraine from its Western allies. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine celebrates independence day amid intense fighting on eastern border
    Aug24

    Ukraine celebrates independence day amid intense fighting on eastern border

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Many servicemen marched in downtown Kiev in a parade to mark the 24th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence Day, but tensions remain high in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...