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    Cease-Fire in Ukraine Holds, but Soldiers and Residents Doubt It Will Last
    Sep06

    Cease-Fire in Ukraine Holds, but Soldiers and Residents Doubt It Will Last

    Despite assurances from President Petro O. Poroshenko that the agreement will keep Ukraine whole, there was concern that Russia was dictating terms. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to  hold
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations. …read more Source: Miami...

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense
    Sep06

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

    Some who spent decades under the Soviet yoke — politicians and ordinary people — think that the move could enrage Moscow and undermine the sense of security they have felt since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the expansion of NATO in the 1990s. The region’s long-standing distrust of Russia became more acute following Russia’s...

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to  hold
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    A statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed steps “for giving the cease-fire a stable character” in a telephone conversation Saturday. Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s national security council, told reporters that rebels had fired at...

    Lava Eruption, Pakistan Protests And A Kite Surfing Record: Week In Photos, Aug. 31 – Sept. 7
    Sep06

    Lava Eruption, Pakistan Protests And A Kite Surfing Record: Week In Photos, Aug. 31 – Sept. 7

    Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week.1. Local fishermen collect ‘popocha’ fish that washed up dead in the Cajititlan lagoon in Jalisco State, Mexico on Sept. 1,...

    In Ukraine flashpoint cities, residents doubt lasting peace
    Sep06

    In Ukraine flashpoint cities, residents doubt lasting peace

    Mariupol (Ukraine) (AFP) – In flashpoint cities of eastern Ukraine, uneasy residents voiced doubt Saturday that the ceasefire deal would bring lasting peace after five months of devastating conflict that has ruined the lives of so many.”It’s only a matter of time (before the truce is broken) because our Russian...

    Mayor of Latvian Capital: Putin Is ‘Best Thing Possible’ for Latvia
    Sep06

    Mayor of Latvian Capital: Putin Is ‘Best Thing Possible’ for Latvia

    The mayor of the Latvian capital city Riga, Nil Ushakov, stated yesterday in Moscow that for Latvia, “the best thing possible right now is President Vladimir Putin.” Ushakov, a prominent ethnic Russian politician and the leader of Latvia’s powerful centrist Harmony Center Party, offered this surprising remark in a September 4...

    Australian PM Arrives in Malaysia for One-Day Visit
    Sep06

    Australian PM Arrives in Malaysia for One-Day Visit

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in Malaysia for a state visit on Saturday (September 6). Abbott was welcomed by his counterpart, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, in Malaysia’s administration capital of Putrajaya. Both sides are expected to discuss issues related to the search of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 and the...

    Australia’s Abbott on MH370: “We Will Not Give Up
    Sep06

    Australia’s Abbott on MH370: “We Will Not Give Up

    With the pomp and circumstance of its military marching band, Malaysia rolled out the red carpet on Saturday, welcoming Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. On his one-day state visit, Abbott met with his counterpart, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The two discussed issues related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 and the...

    Ukraine’s Shaky Cease-Fire Holds
    Sep06

    Ukraine’s Shaky Cease-Fire Holds

    A cease-fire struck between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists was mostly observed by both parties in conflict-hit southeastern Ukraine but the situation remained tense, officials said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...