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    Photos Sept 4: Top images from around the world
    Sep04

    Photos Sept 4: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. This picture shows a man taking pictures of floodwater released from the Three Gorges Dam, a gigantic hydropower project on the Yangtze river, in Yichang, central China’s Hubei province, after heavy...

    Pursuing ISIS to the Gates of Hell
    Sep04

    Pursuing ISIS to the Gates of Hell

    Over the past two weeks, the American foreign-policy debate has dramatically changed. The key to understanding why lies in a book. The book is called Special Providence. Published 13 years ago by Walter Russell Mead, it remains, for my money, the best analysis of American foreign policy written in our time. Mead argues that America has four...

    Ukraine Conflict Begins to Stunt Growth in Germany
    Sep04

    Ukraine Conflict Begins to Stunt Growth in Germany

    Evidence is mounting that the Ukraine conflict has unsettled German businesses and consumers enough to stunt the growth of Europe’s largest economy, complicating the Continent’s fragile recovery from the eurozone crisis. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia Resettles Refugees From War-Torn Eastern Ukraine
    Sep04

    Russia Resettles Refugees From War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

    Russia is promoting a huge resettlement program to encourage refugees to put down roots in far-flung cities across Russia. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine President Seeks Closer NATO Ties
    Sep04

    Ukraine President Seeks Closer NATO Ties

    MOSCOW—Undeterred by threats from Russia that Ukraine’s NATO ambitions would derail peace talks, Ukraine’s leader discussed closer ties with NATO at a meeting Thursday with President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders in Wales. Russia and Ukraine say they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine between...

    Shellshocked Ukrainians Flee to a New Life in Russia
    Sep04

    Shellshocked Ukrainians Flee to a New Life in Russia

    Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have found their way into Russia, clinging to promises of work, shelter, pensions and a path to citizenship. …read more Source: The New York...

    Barack Obama Latest News: US President Meets With Ukraine President as Rebels Call for Rease-Fire With Russia
    Sep04

    Barack Obama Latest News: US President Meets With Ukraine President as Rebels Call for Rease-Fire With Russia

    MOSCOW—Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists appeared increasingly close to signing a deal to end four months of fighting, even as Ukraine’s leader met Thursday with PresidentBarack Obama and other NATO leaders in Wales. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he’s ready to order a cease-fire in the east on Friday, if a peace deal...

    Ukraine Leader Says He Seeks Cease-Fire to Begin on Friday
    Sep04

    Ukraine Leader Says He Seeks Cease-Fire to Begin on Friday

    At NATO’s summit meeting, President Petro O. Poroshenko said he would seek to establish “a bilateral cease-fire” on Friday between Ukraine’s armed forces and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama Wants More NATO Defense Spending To Deal With Ukraine And ISIS, But Reality Says Otherwise
    Sep04

    Obama Wants More NATO Defense Spending To Deal With Ukraine And ISIS, But Reality Says Otherwise

    U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated to allies at the NATO summit in Wales on Thursday that they must spend more on defense if the alliance is to be effective against threats like a resurgent Russia and the Islamic militant group ISIS. But most of America’s allies in the 28-member alliance don’t spend the 2 percent of GDP that Obama...

    Ukraine braces for possible assault on key port amid hopes for cease-fire
    Sep04

    Ukraine braces for possible assault on key port amid hopes for cease-fire

    Concerns grow that rebels are aiming to seize major port; Ukrainian president says he’s ready to order cease-fire if peace deal is signed …read more Source:...