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    Ukraine ratifies E.U. pact but backs expanded autonomy in rebel areas
    Sep16

    Ukraine ratifies E.U. pact but backs expanded autonomy in rebel areas

    Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement Tuesday to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union _ moving ahead with a plan that sparked an uprising by pro-Russian rebels and led to Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea peninsula. But in a move seeking to ease tensions, Ukrainian lawmakers also passed legislation to grant...

    Ukraine ratifies agreement to deepen ties with EU
    Sep16

    Ukraine ratifies agreement to deepen ties with EU

    Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. …read more Source: CTV...

    It’s Time for the Kurds to Set Up Their Own Nation
    Sep16

    It’s Time for the Kurds to Set Up Their Own Nation

    Before welcoming the emerging state of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, I confess to having opposed its independence in the past. In 1991, after the Kuwait War had ended and as Saddam Hussein attacked Iraq’s 6 million Kurds, I made three arguments against American intervention on their behalf, arguments still commonly heard today: First, Kurdish...

    Ukraine Passes Law Granting Rebels Limited Self Rule, Ratifies EU Association Agreement
    Sep16

    Ukraine Passes Law Granting Rebels Limited Self Rule, Ratifies EU Association Agreement

    Update as of 6:01 a.m. EDT: Ukraine’s parliament passed a law Tuesday offering special status to regions in the control of pro-Russia rebels, in an effort to establish peace in the region, the Wall Street Journal reported. The law had been criticized by some of the country’s leaders who said that President Petro Poroshenko was handing...

    Ukraine Parliament Ratifies E.U. Pact
    Sep16

    Ukraine Parliament Ratifies E.U. Pact

    (DONETSK, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote draws a line under the issue that last year sparked Ukraine’s crisis, which resulted in...

    Ukraine parliament ratfies EU deal that sparked political crisis
    Sep16

    Ukraine parliament ratfies EU deal that sparked political crisis

    Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union Tuesday, hoping to end once and for all a controversy that sparked the country’s political crisis. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism
    Sep16

    Ukraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism

    A key survey of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row as the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland weighed on sentiment. …read more Source: Miami...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Presents Agreement In Parliament, Offering Rebels Limited Self Rule
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Presents Agreement In Parliament, Offering Rebels Limited Self Rule

    Ukraine and the European Union are preparing to offer a limited three-year control of rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine to pro-Russia separatists, amid continuing clashes. On Monday, authorities in Donetsk said six people were killed and 15 injured in fresh clashes between government-led forces and rebels. …read more Source: International...

    Ukraine Passes Bills on Eastern Autonomy
    Sep16

    Ukraine Passes Bills on Eastern Autonomy

    (DONETSK, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s parliament has passed two bills on granting greater autonomy to the rebellious regions in the east as well as amnesty for most of those involved in the fighting that gripped the region since April. The Tuesday vote in a closed session comes on the same day that parliament planned to ratify a trade deal with...

    Ukrainian parliament ratifies deal to deepen EU ties
    Sep16

    Ukrainian parliament ratifies deal to deepen EU ties

    Tuesday’s vote draws a line under the issue that last year sparked Ukraine’s crisis …read more Source: The Globe and...