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    Pro-Russia Rebels Fire on Ukrainian Border Guard Vessel
    Sep01

    Pro-Russia Rebels Fire on Ukrainian Border Guard Vessel

    KIEV, Ukraine—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russia rebels have recently opened a new offensive along the seacoast....

    Can an Idea Be Dangerous?
    Sep01

    Can an Idea Be Dangerous?

    What does the notion that “cat videos will save journalism” have in common with the claim that “women are sexual predators?” According to the organizers of this weekend’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, these ideas are both dangerous. The festival, which just wrapped up its sixth installment,...

    U.S. Senators Call For Washington To Arm Ukraine
    Sep01

    U.S. Senators Call For Washington To Arm Ukraine

    Two top U.S. lawmakers have called for the United States to arm Ukraine in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin calls on Ukraine to start talks about political solution
    Sep01

    Putin calls on Ukraine to start talks about political solution

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:: New York Daily...

    Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel
    Sep01

    Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels have recently opened a new offensive along the seacoast....

    Putin demands Kiev open ‘statehood’ talks with eastern Ukraine
    Sep01

    Putin demands Kiev open ‘statehood’ talks with eastern Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded Sunday that the Ukrainian government cease battling separatists in the country’s east and immediately begin negotiations on the breakaway region’s “statehood,” according to Russian news accounts of his remarks. …read more Source:: Los Angeles...

    Putin to Ukraine: Begin Immediate Talks on eastern Ukraine
    Aug31

    Putin to Ukraine: Begin Immediate Talks on eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Putin’s comment, made to national TV network Channel 1 and reported by Russian news agencies after they were broadcast in Russia’s Far East, said Ukraine should “hold...

    Putin Calls for Talks on ‘Statehood’ for Eastern Ukraine
    Aug31

    Putin Calls for Talks on ‘Statehood’ for Eastern Ukraine

    In an interview Sunday, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia veered between veiled threats and demands that the Ukraine government negotiate directly with separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin calls on Ukraine to hold ‘substantive’ talks
    Aug31

    Putin calls on Ukraine to hold ‘substantive’ talks

    The Russian leader’s comments come as Moscow and Kiev traded troops Sunday. …read more Source: USA...

    Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez: It’s Time To Arm Ukraine
    Aug31

    Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez: It’s Time To Arm Ukraine

    Senate Foreign Relations Chair Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said it’s time for President Barack Obama’s administration to arm Ukraine in the face of a Russian “invasion.” Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” from Ukraine’s capital Kiev, Menendez said Russian President Vladimir Putin has “sized...