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    Ukraine prepares to close Russia border to halt ‘intervention’
    Sep25

    Ukraine prepares to close Russia border to halt ‘intervention’

    Kiev (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko instructed his government on Thursday to consider temporarily closing Ukraine’s porous border with Russia to help halt its “intervention” in the Westward-leaning former Soviet state’s affairs.A decree published on the presidential website ordered the government “to...

    An Orwellian nightmare for pro-Ukrainians in rebel-held east
    Sep25

    An Orwellian nightmare for pro-Ukrainians in rebel-held east

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Khutor and Nika move briskly on the sidewalk, but not fast enough to draw attention. They have tried to memorize the “wrong streets” — the ones where they know the pro-Russian rebels who seized this city now regularly stand guard in camouflage, AK-47s poised. But sometimes the two of them get it wrong. Like now. Read full...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Sep25

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Thursday. 1. Two days after authorizing airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, President Obama called on the world to unite to dismantle the extremist group’s “network of death” during an address at the UN general assembly. 2. Obama also said the US would lift sanctions...

    NATO Allies Join Ukraine in Military Drill, Ceasefire Holds
    Sep25

    NATO Allies Join Ukraine in Military Drill, Ceasefire Holds

    They’re real guns, but it’s not a real battle. These Ukrainian and Bulgarian troops are participating in the “Rapid Trident” military drills in western Ukraine. NATO allies here, including the U.S., have stopped short of military intervention in the Ukrainian crisis. But these drills are seen as a sign of their commitment....

    Ukraine to UN: ‘We know what terrorism means;’ wants sanctions vs. Russia to stay in place
    Sep25

    Ukraine to UN: ‘We know what terrorism means;’ wants sanctions vs. Russia to stay in place

    Ukraine’s prime minister is urging countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea. …read more Source: FOX...

    Obama issues a rallying cry at the U.N.
    Sep25

    Obama issues a rallying cry at the U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama on Wednesday charted a muscular new course for the United States in a turbulent world, telling the U.N. General Assembly in a bluntly worded speech that the American military would work with allies to dismantle the Islamic State’s “network of death” and warning Russia that it would pay for its...

    Yatsenyuk: No Lifting Of Russian Sanctions
    Sep25

    Yatsenyuk: No Lifting Of Russian Sanctions

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until Kyiv regains control of all its territory, including Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama will lift sanctions if Russia ‘changes course’ on Ukraine
    Sep25

    Obama will lift sanctions if Russia ‘changes course’ on Ukraine

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – US President Barack Obama slammed Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine but offered to lift sanctions against Moscow if it threw its weight behind an unraveling peace deal with Kiev.The outstretched hand to Moscow came a day after pro-Russian guerrillas brushed off Ukrainian President...

    Will RCAF CF-18s take part in the bombing campaign against Islamic State forces?
    Sep25

    Will RCAF CF-18s take part in the bombing campaign against Islamic State forces?

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch The U.S. wants Canada to contribute more to the military effort in Iraq and Syria to deal with the Islamic State, aka ISIS, aka ISIL. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday he would not rule out a direct military contribution to the unfolding conflict. “I haven’t ruled out — we haven’t ruled out...

    Ukraine PM asks West to keep sanctions on Russia
    Sep25

    Ukraine PM asks West to keep sanctions on Russia

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on the West not to ease sanctions on Russia, in his address to the UN General Assembly. “We ask our partners not to lift sanctions until Ukraine takes control of its entire territory,” Yatsenyuk said.He spoke just hours after US President...