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    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit

    NATO leaders have a lot to talk about at this year’s summit in Wales, expected to be the toughest since the Cold War ended. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine, Russia and Rebels Meeting for Cease-Fire Talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine, Russia and Rebels Meeting for Cease-Fire Talks

    Representatives from Russia, Ukraine and rebels fighting in Ukraine’s east arrived in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for talks expected to lead to a long-awaited cease-fire in the five-month conflict. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    U.K. says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds
    Sep05

    U.K. says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds

    The European Union and the United States are preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    HRW: Ukraine Rebels Use Civilians for Forced Labor
    Sep05

    HRW: Ukraine Rebels Use Civilians for Forced Labor

    A leading human rights group is accusing rebels in eastern Ukraine of arresting civilians and using them for forced labor, in some cases near frontline battle positions. Human Rights Watch released a report on Friday alleging civilians are being arrested for minor alleged infractions, such as drinking beer in public, breaking curfew or unlawful...

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia
    Sep05

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia

    NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. …read more Source: CTV...

    Former Soviet Bloc nations fear Vladimir Putin assembling new USSR
    Sep05

    Former Soviet Bloc nations fear Vladimir Putin assembling new USSR

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s maneuvers in eastern Ukraine — and repeated statements about protecting Russian-speaking citizens wherever they live — are raising concerns that the former KGB officer is aiming to assemble a new Russian empire from the remnants of the old Soviet Union. “Putin’s real plan is …...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia Rebels Voice Hope on a Peace Deal
    Sep05

    Ukraine, pro-Russia Rebels Voice Hope on a Peace Deal

    NEWPORT, Wales—Ukraine’s government and rebels voiced hope Thursday that they were within reach of a peace deal that could spell a quick end to bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, even as NATO leaders and Ukraine’s president agreed that Russia should be punished for its role in the insurgency. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he...

    On Ukraine, the West Sidesteps a Fraught Term
    Sep05

    On Ukraine, the West Sidesteps a Fraught Term

    After four months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, few countries have chosen the word “invasion” to describe the slow-burning war. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian troops attack positions near key port in eastern Ukraine
    Sep05

    Russian troops attack positions near key port in eastern Ukraine

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Hopes for a rumored truce were shattered Thursday in this strategic eastern port as Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near the city with heavy artillery and missile fire, a Ukrainian militia leader said. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    NATO to sanction Russia as Ukraine heads into peace talks
    Sep05

    NATO to sanction Russia as Ukraine heads into peace talks

    Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) – NATO leaders are expected to announce a raft of fresh sanctions against Russia on Friday over its actions in Ukraine, although hopes remain that a ceasefire can be forged at peace talks in Minsk on the same day.The leaders are heading into the second and final day of a NATO summit in Newport, Wales that has...