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    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force
    Sep05

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said the U.K. will commit 3,500 troops to a new “spearhead” force established by NATO following Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy
    Sep05

    Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy

    A crowd protesting Russian military action in Ukraine held a mock funeral with an effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on September 4. The coffin was taken to the Russian Consulate. Around 2,600 people have been killed since a Russian-backed insurgency began in eastern Ukraine in April....

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks
    Sep05

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Shelling resounded on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire. Associated Press reporters heard heavy shelling on Friday morning north and east of Mariupol. The...

    U.K. says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds
    Sep05

    U.K. says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds

    The European Union and the United States are preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine, Russia and Rebels Meeting for Cease-Fire Talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine, Russia and Rebels Meeting for Cease-Fire Talks

    Representatives from Russia, Ukraine and rebels fighting in Ukraine’s east arrived in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for talks expected to lead to a long-awaited cease-fire in the five-month conflict. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Thousands Rally For Peace In Mariupol
    Sep05

    Thousands Rally For Peace In Mariupol

    As Ukrainian forces fought pro-Russian separatists just 20 kilometers east of Mariupol, a strategic port city on the Azov Sea, about 5,000 people gathered in the city’s center for a peace rally on September 4. The demonstrators sang the Ukrainian national anthem and chanted “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!”...

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression
    Sep05

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression

    NEWPORT — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. The announcement will come...

    Shelling Near Port Hours Before Cease-Fire Talks
    Sep05

    Shelling Near Port Hours Before Cease-Fire Talks

    Fresh shelling was heard outside Ukraine’s strategic port city of Mariupol just hours before talks both sides hoped would bring a ceasefire. …read more Source:...

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia
    Sep05

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia

    NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. …read more Source: CTV...

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit

    NATO leaders have a lot to talk about at this year’s summit in Wales, expected to be the toughest since the Cold War ended. …read more Source: The Boston...