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    Artillery fire hits Ukraine despite buffer zone
    Sep21

    Artillery fire hits Ukraine despite buffer zone

    Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Top NATO general says Ukraine has cease-fire ‘in name only’
    Sep21

    Top NATO general says Ukraine has cease-fire ‘in name only’

    NATO’s top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country’s east is a “cease-fire in name only,” and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are...

    Explosion racks fragile cease fire in Ukraine; warring sides agree to create a buffer zone
    Sep21

    Explosion racks fragile cease fire in Ukraine; warring sides agree to create a buffer zone

    DONETSK, Ukraine — A giant explosion shattered the stillness of an early fall morning here just hours after Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels signed the latest version of their cease-fire accord, illustrating the fragility of a truce agreed upon two weeks ago. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Putin to Attend G-20 Summit in Australia
    Sep21

    Putin to Attend G-20 Summit in Australia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to take part in a summit of world leaders in Australia in November, despite tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia ‘sends third truck convoy into Ukraine’
    Sep21

    Russia ‘sends third truck convoy into Ukraine’

    A third Russian humanitarian-aid convoy crossed the Ukrainian border Saturday and is moving to an unspecified destination in southeastern Ukraine, Russia’s state-run Itar-Tass reported. …read more Source:...

    US, EU levy new sanctions on Russia, take aim at Moscow’s energy future (with video)
    Sep21

    US, EU levy new sanctions on Russia, take aim at Moscow’s energy future (with video)

    By Julie Pace And Jonathan Fahey WASHINGTON — Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defence companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on...

    NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire ‘in name only’
    Sep21

    NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire ‘in name only’

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) – NATO’s top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country’s east is a “cease-fire in name only,” and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly … …read...

    French Farmers Set Vegetables, Manure Ablaze To Protest Falling Prices
    Sep21

    French Farmers Set Vegetables, Manure Ablaze To Protest Falling Prices

    Farmers dumped piles of vegetables around the town of Morlaix in western France on Friday night before torching public buildings in a dramatic act of frustration at falling revenues. Around 100 farmers hauled artichokes, potatoes and broccoli to Morlaix by tractor, unloaded them onto the streets and set them ablaze, Reuters reports. According to...

    NATO Chief: Ukraine Has Cease-Fire ‘in Name Only’
    Sep21

    NATO Chief: Ukraine Has Cease-Fire ‘in Name Only’

    VILNIUS, Lithuania—NATO’s top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russia militants fighting in the country’s east is a “cease-fire in name only,” and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops...

    NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire ‘in name only’
    Sep21

    NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire ‘in name only’

    NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe or SACEUR, U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left , and U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell atte… …read more Source: The Bismarck...