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    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine
    Sep08

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine

    The Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Monday that 15 Ukrainian soldiers had been released by rebel forces, another key element of the deal. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Tough weekend for cease-fire in east Ukraine
    Sep08

    Tough weekend for cease-fire in east Ukraine

    Truce agreed just days earlier by pro-Russian separatists and gov’t in Kiev is tested sharply around key cities …read more Source:...

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine
    Sep08

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine

    A cease-fire between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops appears to be largely holding in eastern Ukraine, a day after shelling and clashes rattled nerves and imperiled the peace deal. …read more Source: Miami...

    The U.S. Will Help Georgia Join NATO in Face of Putin’s ‘Dangerous Actions’
    Sep08

    The U.S. Will Help Georgia Join NATO in Face of Putin’s ‘Dangerous Actions’

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Georgia over the weekend to beef up military ties and help the country join NATO. Hagel’s visit to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, follows on the heels of the NATO summit in the U.K. last week, where Georgia was made a “NATO enhanced-opportunities partner,” according to a U.S. Department of...

    German trade surplus hits record in July
    Sep08

    German trade surplus hits record in July

    Frankfurt (AFP) – The outlook for the German economy, Europe’s biggest, brightened on Monday when data showed the country’s trade surplus hit a new record in July on the back of booming exports. After allowance for seasonal blips, Germany exported goods worth a total of 98.2 billion euros ($127 billion) in July, 4.7 percent more...

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine, no casualties reported overnight
    Sep08

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine, no casualties reported overnight

    A cease-fire between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops appears to be largely holding in eastern Ukraine, a day after shelling and clashes rattled nerves and imperiled the peace deal. …read more Source: FOX...

    Medvedev Vows ‘Asymmetric’ Response to Any New Sanctions
    Sep08

    Medvedev Vows ‘Asymmetric’ Response to Any New Sanctions

    Russia’s prime minister says Moscow would respond “asymmetrically” to any new Western sanctions placed on his country’s energy or financial sectors in response to Russia’s widely perceived support of rebels in eastern Ukraine. Dmitry Medvedev threatened restrictions on Russia’s airspace if new sanctions are...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Sep08

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Welcome back from the weekend! Here’s what people will chatting about on Monday. 1. Iraq forces say they have prevented Islamic State militants from seizing control of the Haditha Dam on the Euphrates after the U.S. launched new airstrikes in the region on Sunday. 2. A ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and Russia broke down on Sunday as...

    Medvedev Says Russia Would Respond ‘Asymmetrically’ To Any New EU Sanctions
    Sep08

    Medvedev Says Russia Would Respond ‘Asymmetrically’ To Any New EU Sanctions

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Moscow will respond “asymmetrically” — possibly targeting flights over Russia — if the West imposes further sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cease-fire in Ukraine threatened
    Sep08

    Cease-fire in Ukraine threatened

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine struggled to maintain a tenuous cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels after a series of repeated breaches Sunday, even as the government here faced the equally daunting task of selling the peace plan to the nation. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...