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    Putin Says He Has a Plan for Peace in Ukraine
    Sep04

    Putin Says He Has a Plan for Peace in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a seven-point peace plan for Eastern Ukraine on Wednesday that he jotted down in a notebook on a flight to a state visit to Mongolia. While Putin’s proposed specifics and enforcement mechanism remain unclear, his first point called for Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine to...

    At NATO Summit, Allies Consider Lethal, Non-Lethal Aid To Ukraine
    Sep04

    At NATO Summit, Allies Consider Lethal, Non-Lethal Aid To Ukraine

    The alliance’s supreme allied commander in Europe says what Russia is doing in Ukraine is something “we thought would never happen again.” Meanwhile, Russia warned Ukraine against trying to join NATO.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    NATO Chief, At Summit, Says Russia Attacking Ukraine
    Sep04

    NATO Chief, At Summit, Says Russia Attacking Ukraine

    (Reuters) – NATO’s top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defences against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War. …read more Source: International Business...

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants
    Sep04

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants

    NEWPORT, Wales—NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared...

    Divorce, European Style
    Sep04

    Divorce, European Style

    “All happy families are alike,” Leo Tolstoy wrote at the beginning of Anna Karenina. “Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Imagine, as Lenin liked to do, that a country is a marriage of different nationalities. Lenin believed, and he enshrined this principle in the Soviet constitution, that if the federal family...

    NATO: Russia ‘attacking’ Ukraine as rift widens
    Sep04

    NATO: Russia ‘attacking’ Ukraine as rift widens

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), said Russia is “attacking” neighboring Ukraine on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Eastern Hopes for NATO Bases Stymied by Russia
    Sep04

    Eastern Hopes for NATO Bases Stymied by Russia

    WARSAW, Poland — On the eve of a NATO summit, President Barack Obama gave the alliance’s eastern European members a soaring assurance of protection from any Russian threat. But Poland and the Baltic states are seeking more than lofty words: They want permanent bases with troops on their land. And they probably won’t get that. While...

    NATO open to Iraq mission, says alliance’s secretary general
    Sep04

    NATO open to Iraq mission, says alliance’s secretary general

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch NEWPORT, England – NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the military alliance is ready to help Iraq deal with Islamic terrorists, raising the possibility that ground troops could play a role. Rasmussen said that Iraq has not yet requested help but if it did come NATO would “seriously” consider it. The...

    As NATO leaders meet, Russia gives them a warning
    Sep04

    As NATO leaders meet, Russia gives them a warning

    Moscow says any move to make Ukraine a member of the Western alliance would derail peace talks, but NATO chief is also upping the rhetoric …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Jew killed in Donetsk attack
    Sep04

    Ukrainian Jew killed in Donetsk attack

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian Jewish man and his guard were killed during an armed attack in Donetsk, a local Jewish group said. George (Eliyahu) Zilberbord, 47, was shot dead on Aug. 30 by men who raided the area around his home on the outskirts of the embattled city, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting with Ukrainian government troops, the Vaad...