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    Donetsk Separatist Leader Says Cease-Fire Signed To Combat ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’
    Sep15

    Donetsk Separatist Leader Says Cease-Fire Signed To Combat ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’

    Andrei Purgin, first deputy prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, has told RFE/RL that the separatists signed the Minsk cease-fire agreement to focus on restoring the region’s damaged infrastructure before winter sets in. The price of fighting on, he says, would be “desolation.” …read more...

    Why Germany Can’t Avoid a Larger Military Commitment to NATO
    Sep15

    Why Germany Can’t Avoid a Larger Military Commitment to NATO

    Germany’s position as Europe’s leading economic and political power put Chancellor Merkel in an awkward position vis-a-vis how to address Vladimir Putin’s extra-territorial activities. With high implied stakes for the post-Cold War order, Germany must carefully balance its self-interest with its obligations to NATO and its...

    O.S.C.E. Caught in Crossfire in Ukraine
    Sep15

    O.S.C.E. Caught in Crossfire in Ukraine

    Alexander Hug, the deputy chief of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s monitoring mission in Ukraine, said his team came under artillery attack in the country’s embattled east. …read more Source: The New York...

    Zhirinovsky Says Russian Election Results Rigged
    Sep15

    Zhirinovsky Says Russian Election Results Rigged

    Russian ultranationalist lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky claims regional elections in five Russian constituencies, including Moscow, were rigged. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city
    Sep15

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    6 killed, 15 wounded in worst fighting since Ukraine cease-fire began; 146 combatants freed …read more Source:...

    Six Civilians Killed as Ukraine Truce Falters
    Sep15

    Six Civilians Killed as Ukraine Truce Falters

    The government and pro-Russia rebels have accused each other of breaking a shaky cease-fire in the east of country after one of the deadliest days since a truce was agreed earlier this month. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Harper to outline priorities as Parliament returns
    Sep15

    Harper to outline priorities as Parliament returns

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper marks the return of Parliament Monday with a speech to Conservative supporters that is expected to outline his government’s main policies and priorities as political parties gear up for next year’s election. After their summer break, MPs returned to Parliament Hill Monday morning invigorated for an...

    Shelling Kills Six in East Ukraine City
    Sep15

    Shelling Kills Six in East Ukraine City

    KIEV, Ukraine—Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Nonetheless, the cease-fire deal has brought some normalcy to parts of eastern Ukraine and...

    International Monitors in Ukraine Come Under Artillery Fire
    Sep15

    International Monitors in Ukraine Come Under Artillery Fire

    Six representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe came under artillery strikes in a village south of Donetsk despite the current cease-fire. …read more Source: The New York...

    Renewed Fighting Threatens Truce In Eastern Ukraine
    Sep15

    Renewed Fighting Threatens Truce In Eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia separatists who control the city of Donetsk appear to have launched a push to take the city’s airport, still defended by Kiev’s forces.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...