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    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...

    Leaders at U.N.: Ukraine conflict threatens world order
    Sep25

    Leaders at U.N.: Ukraine conflict threatens world order

    Indonesian president says major powers should work together to address the issue. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Picks Motley Group to Exchange for Prisoners
    Sep25

    Ukraine Picks Motley Group to Exchange for Prisoners

    Many of those released by Ukraine in prisoner swaps said they had never fought for pro-Russian separatists, and had no idea how they ended up being detained. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine PM Skeptical About Cease-fire in East
    Sep25

    Ukraine PM Skeptical About Cease-fire in East

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is very skeptical about the cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, calling it extremely fragile and shaky. Yatsenyuk told an audience at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York Wednesday that Ukraine could easily deter the separatists and restore peace but said...

    Why Wall Street Isn’t Freaking Out About The Middle East And Russia
    Sep25

    Why Wall Street Isn’t Freaking Out About The Middle East And Russia

    Islamic State may be a geopolitical threat, but it has not yet posed much of a danger to business. A day’s drive from the fighting, in Kurdish-run Iraq, three Western oil firms, Genel Energy, DNO and Gulf Keystone, continue to pump out crude that is piped or sent by road to Turkey. Their combined market value plunged after IS seized the...

    Crimeans Depart for Haj Courtesy of Moscow
    Sep25

    Crimeans Depart for Haj Courtesy of Moscow

    At a Moscow airport, these Crimean citizens are preparing to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. They say they’re excited to attend the Haj, which all Muslims are required to do at least once in their life under Islamic Law. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Some, Bust for Others
    Sep25

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Some, Bust for Others

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from the European Union, North America, Norway and Australia has Russian consumers concerned that they could face sharp increases in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions have made...