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    Pro-Russia Rebels Ease Demands at Ukraine Peace Talks
    Sep01

    Pro-Russia Rebels Ease Demands at Ukraine Peace Talks

    MOSCOW—Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy—a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents’ platform, released at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk, the...

    Euro slips to near 1-year dollar low amid ongoing economic weakness and Ukraine uncertainties
    Sep01

    Euro slips to near 1-year dollar low amid ongoing economic weakness and Ukraine uncertainties

    The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Battle-Ravaged Ukraine Village Struggles to Survive
    Sep01

    Battle-Ravaged Ukraine Village Struggles to Survive

    HRABSKE, Ukraine—Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week’s battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable — with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs...

    Merkel Defends Arming Kurds and Calls Islamic State a Threat to Europe
    Sep01

    Merkel Defends Arming Kurds and Calls Islamic State a Threat to Europe

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government’s taboo-breaking decision to send arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, telling parliament on Monday that the group posed a major security threat to Germany and Europe. A day after Berlin announced it would send anti-tank rockets, assault rifles and hand grenades to...

    Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister
    Sep01

    Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister

    Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday.’ “The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in...

    Europe’s Russia Sanctions Dilemma
    Sep01

    Europe’s Russia Sanctions Dilemma

    Use common sense – that’s President Putin’s latest warning to the West over the possibility of fresh sanctions against Russia. EU leaders are preparing new measures against Moscow. But no definite ones have been agreed yet or when they will be imposed. Anxiety over Ukraine is already hurting some of their economies – even...

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
    Sep01

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    MOSCOW — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.The insurgents’ platform, released at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk,...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘open aggression’ as rebels advance
    Sep01

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘open aggression’ as rebels advance

    Putin called on Sunday for immediate negotiations on the “statehood” of southern and eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces
    Sep01

    Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

    With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable — with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs everywhere. Hrabske and the nearby strategic town of Ilovaysk have suffered badly from recent clashes as separatist Russian forces relentlessly chip away at areas under...

    Ukrainians pull back from airport; Poroshenko slams Russia
    Sep01

    Ukrainians pull back from airport; Poroshenko slams Russia

    KIEV – Ukraine’s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggression”. …read more Source: The Toronto...