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    New Ukraine Talks Start In Minsk
    Sep19

    New Ukraine Talks Start In Minsk

    A new round of talks aimed at finding a lasting solution to the Ukraine crisis has started in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The U.S. Wants to Contain Russia But Cooperate With China
    Sep19

    The U.S. Wants to Contain Russia But Cooperate With China

    BEIJING — The Obama Administration’s policies in the Ukraine crisis appear to have troubles in two aspects: the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and the containment of Russia. First, national strength in the United States is falling short of its ambitions. While conducting the eastward shift of its strategic center of gravity, or...

    Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project
    Sep19

    Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia’s Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine. Exxon planned to drill the well between August and October. The latest round of sanctions called for … …read more Source: The...

    Donetsk cleans up from shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Sep19

    Donetsk cleans up from shelling in eastern Ukraine

    Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, and the Moscow-backed rebels arrived in Minsk for the talks that many hope could bring a permanent political solution to the region, as civilian casualties continue to rise, despite a cease-fire imposed in the region on Sept. 5. Leonid Kuchma, the former Ukrainian president who is Kiev’s envoy to the...

    Estonian President: Europe’s Security Architecture ‘Has Collapsed’
    Sep19

    Estonian President: Europe’s Security Architecture ‘Has Collapsed’

    Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves expressed concern that Russian aggression in Ukraine has led to the collapse of Europe’s security system n a presentation at the Open Society Forum in Tallinn on September 18th. “The current security architecture in Europe, which relied on both the Helsinki Final Act and the Paris Charter, has...

    New Ukraine peace talks begin in Minsk: AFP
    Sep19

    New Ukraine peace talks begin in Minsk: AFP

    Minsk (AFP) – A fresh round of talks on how to find a lasting solution to five months of brutal fighting in eastern Ukraine began on Friday in the Belarussian capital Minsk.The so-called Contact Group comprising Ukraine’s former president Leonid Kuchma, Russian envoy Mikhail Zurabov, four pro-Moscow separatist leaders and OSCE...

    Ukraine Announces Exit From Eurovision 2015
    Sep19

    Ukraine Announces Exit From Eurovision 2015

    Ukraine says it will not be taking part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World War 3: Vladimir Putin Threatens Ukraine, Says Russia Could Invade Europe Within Two Days
    Sep19

    World War 3: Vladimir Putin Threatens Ukraine, Says Russia Could Invade Europe Within Two Days

    Things in Europe are heating up with threats made by Russia President Vladimir Putin to the Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. In a private meeting also attended by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barraso, Putin says that Russian troops could reach multiple points in Europe in just two days. “If I wanted, in two days I could have...

    OSCE Calls for Safety of Crimean Journalists
    Sep19

    OSCE Calls for Safety of Crimean Journalists

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on authorities in Crimea to protect the rights of ethnicTatar journalists there. The OSCE Friday expressed particular concern about the fate of Avdet, the weekly newspaper of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, following what it called a week of “intimidation.” The...

    National Post editorial board: Ukraine steps back from the brink
    Sep19

    National Post editorial board: Ukraine steps back from the brink

    Ukraine has been giving foreign-policy observers whiplash in 2014. A year ago, the country was set to ratify a groundbreaking pact with the European Union, opening Ukraine up to increased trade and investment with Western business partners, and possibly setting the stage for full-blown EU membership. Then the country’s President, Viktor...