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    Poland tests border protection in major exercise
    Sep24

    Poland tests border protection in major exercise

    [...] because of the Ukraine-Russia crisis and general fears that the conflict could spread to bordering countries, he decided it should have wider participation and should test collective defense readiness in accordance with NATO guidelines. A submarine and a missile frigate will be among the 17 warships training in the Baltic, while the air...

    Japan Announces New Russia Sanctions
    Sep24

    Japan Announces New Russia Sanctions

    Japan has announced additional sanctions on Russia over unrest in Ukraine and urged Moscow to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the new sanctions will tighten restrictions on arms exports to Russia, as well as ban some Russian banks from issuing securities in Japan. “Japan...

    Ukraine Crisis: Donetsk Apartment Building Damaged, 8 Soldiers Killed As Cease-Fire Violated
    Sep24

    Ukraine Crisis: Donetsk Apartment Building Damaged, 8 Soldiers Killed As Cease-Fire Violated

    Mortar rounds struck an apartment building overnight near Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, the latest violation of a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists that went into effect earlier this month. Ukraine’s military said eight soldiers were also wounded in overnight fighting. …read more Source: International...

    Poland tests border protection in major exercise
    Sep24

    Poland tests border protection in major exercise

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland launched a major military exercise with international allies on Wednesday to test joint response to security threats at a time of armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    NATO Sees Significant Pullback of Russian Troops From Ukraine
    Sep24

    NATO Sees Significant Pullback of Russian Troops From Ukraine

    NATO has observed a significant withdrawal of Russian forces from inside Ukraine, but many Russian troops remain stationed nearby, an alliance military spokesman said on Wednesday. “There has been a significant pullback of Russian conventional forces from inside Ukraine, but many thousands are still deployed in the vicinity of the...

    Sharapova crashes out, Kvitova through in Wuhan
    Sep24

    Sharapova crashes out, Kvitova through in Wuhan

    Wuhan (China) (AFP) – Fourth seed Maria Sharapova crashed out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open in two sets Wednesday, while Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and world number eight Angelique Kerber made the quarter-finals.Sharapova was defeated by Timea Bacsinszky in a tight game, losing the first set at the tie break and the second 7-5...

    NATO Sees Significant Pullback Of Russian Troops From Ukraine
    Sep24

    NATO Sees Significant Pullback Of Russian Troops From Ukraine

    (Reuters) – NATO has observed a significant withdrawal of Russian forces from inside Ukraine, but many Russian troops remain stationed nearby, an alliance military spokesman said on Wednesday. “There has been a significant pullback of Russian conventional forces from inside Ukraine, but many thousands are still deployed in the...

    Ukraine peace efforts stall despite lull in fighting
    Sep24

    Ukraine peace efforts stall despite lull in fighting

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian peace efforts stalled Wednesday after pro-Russian insurgents called their own elections in defiance of a deal under which they and the Ukrainian army began withdrawing heavy weapons after five months of war.Separatists in the Russian-speaking industrial east Tuesday brushed off President Petro Poroshenko’s...

    Ukraine ceasefire breached again in eastern city of Donetsk
    Sep24

    Ukraine ceasefire breached again in eastern city of Donetsk

    Mortar fire struck an apartment block in the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Donetsk overnight, yet another violation of a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s ‘Last and Best Weapon’ Against Europe: Gas
    Sep24

    Putin’s ‘Last and Best Weapon’ Against Europe: Gas

    In the cornfields of the Donbass, the war between the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed rebels has sputtered to an uneasy stalemate. But as winter approaches, a new battle­front in Moscow’s proxy struggle with the West is opening up – and though it will not be as bloody, it could be no less politically dramatic than the recent shooting war....