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    New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority
    Sep08

    New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority

    GENEVA (AP) — The Jordanian prince taking the helm of the U.N.’s human rights office urged the world Monday to set as its first priority bringing a halt to the gruesome and conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria. The veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice also told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday that at least...

    Investor Sentiment In Europe Crashes
    Sep08

    Investor Sentiment In Europe Crashes

    That’s a really bad European investor sentiment reading from Sentix. The weak economy, combined with the crisis in Ukraine, is taking a clear toll on the outlook of the region. The consensus reading was 1.4 in August, down from 2.7 last month. Instead, sentiment plunged all the way to -9.8. Here’s a chart from Pantheon Economics: Join...

    ‘Shaky’ Ukraine Ceasefire Holds as President Prepares to Visit Frontline City
    Sep08

    ‘Shaky’ Ukraine Ceasefire Holds as President Prepares to Visit Frontline City

    A ceasefire struck between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists was largely holding on Monday in eastern Ukraine, although Kiev accused the rebels of sporadic violations overnight, especially near the port of Mariupol. The ceasefire, which took effect on Friday evening, is part of a peace plan intended to end a five-month...

    Ukraine ceasefire holds, key city reports no casualties
    Sep08

    Ukraine ceasefire holds, key city reports no casualties

    A ceasefire between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops appeared to be largely holding in eastern Ukraine Monday, a day after shelling and clashes rattled nerves and imperilled the peace deal. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Ceasefire Remains Shaky, But Still Holding
    Sep08

    Ukraine Ceasefire Remains Shaky, But Still Holding

    VIENNA, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The ceasefire in Ukraine has largely held but remains shaky, a senior official of European security watchdog the OSCE said on Monday. “Overall the ceasefire held even though it is still shaky,” Ambassador Thomas Greminger of Switzerland, the current chair of the Organization for Security and...

    Ceasefire holds in eastern Ukraine as country’s leader visits war-torn region
    Sep08

    Ceasefire holds in eastern Ukraine as country’s leader visits war-torn region

    The city council of Donetsk said there had been no reported casualties overnight and that public transport would be up and running on Tuesday …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU to unveil Russia sanctions as Ukraine truce teeters
    Sep08

    EU to unveil Russia sanctions as Ukraine truce teeters

    Mariupol (Ukraine) (AFP) – European leaders were set on Monday to unveil punishing new sanctions on Russia after weekend fighting in Ukraine imperilled a fragile truce aimed at halting a bloody pro-Kremlin uprising.Ukrainian soldiers fortified their positions around Mariupol on Monday after insurgent attacks late Saturday on government...

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine
    Sep08

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — 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 a… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Shelling In Mariupol Causes Damage, Civilian Death
    Sep08

    Shelling In Mariupol Causes Damage, Civilian Death

    Destroyed vehicles littered the road near a checkpoint in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol after artillery shells struck a checkpoint late on September 6. The shelling claimed the first civilian casualty since the start of a cease-fire on September 5. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia could restrict airspace in sanctions battle: PM
    Sep08

    Russia could restrict airspace in sanctions battle: PM

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia will retaliate against a new round of Western sanctions over Ukraine and may block flights through its airspace, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Monday.Medvedev also suggested that Western sanctions would not make the Kremlin change its course, adding that Russians — like the...