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    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Gets Show of Support from NATO Leaders
    Sep04

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Gets Show of Support from NATO Leaders

    Ukraine’s president received a show of support from Western leaders at a NATO summit on Thursday as a Kremlin peace offer failed to halt fighting the country’s east where pro-Russia rebels have been gaining the upper hand against Ukrainian troops. The West has backed Kyiv with words and imposed economic sanctions against Moscow, but...

    Poroshenko and NATO Leaders Arrive for Talks
    Sep04

    Poroshenko and NATO Leaders Arrive for Talks

    NATO leaders arrived in Wales on Thursday (September 4) for a summit where they were set to buttress support for Kiev and bolster their eastern defences, spurred by the Ukraine crisis to enact the most radical shift in allied strategy towards Russia since the end of the Cold War. U.S. Secretary John Kerry and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

    Netanyahu’s Tactical Use of U.S. ‘Strategic’ Dialogue
    Sep04

    Netanyahu’s Tactical Use of U.S. ‘Strategic’ Dialogue

    This just in… Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs, will be leading what he calls a “very large” delegation to Washington next week, ostensibly to lobby against the nuclear deal being envisioned with Iran. As Laura Rozen pointed out to me — and as Haaretz explains — Steinitz’s mission is...

    Russia Warns on Kiev’s NATO Goals
    Sep04

    Russia Warns on Kiev’s NATO Goals

    Russia’s foreign minister said Ukraine’s efforts to join the alliance are endangering attempts to reach a cease-fire between Kiev and pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    EU Readies Action Plan Should Russia Cut Off Gas Supply
    Sep04

    EU Readies Action Plan Should Russia Cut Off Gas Supply

    The European Union is preparing to take action to secure gas supplies this winter if its biggest supplier, Russia, cuts exports due to the crisis in Ukraine, a draft document seen by Reuters showed. The measures could include making use of existing powers to ban companies from selling liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker cargoes outside Europe,...

    EU Official: Union Considering Payouts to Compensate for Russian Ban
    Sep04

    EU Official: Union Considering Payouts to Compensate for Russian Ban

    The European Union’s trade chief said on Thursday the bloc was considering compensating European food producers hit by trade restrictions that Russia has imposed in retaliation for EU sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht told business leaders in Cyprus the EU was looking at ways to help food producers during...

    Canadian frigate to join exercises in the Black Sea
    Sep04

    Canadian frigate to join exercises in the Black Sea

    NEWPORT, England – A Canadian warship will sail into the Black Sea in the coming days to take part in a multi-lateral exercise with Ukrainian, U.S. and other vessels. HMCS Toronto, a Halifax-class frigate, will enter the Black Sea on Sept. 6 to begin the exercise starting on Sept. 8, military officials at the NATO summit here said Thursday. The...

    NATO Chief: Russia Attacking Ukraine
    Sep04

    NATO Chief: Russia Attacking Ukraine

    By Adrian Croft and Kylie MacLellan NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4 (Reuters) – NATO’s top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defenses against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War. U.S. President...

    The $1.6 Billion Warship Deal With Russia Is Now A Huge Headache For France
    Sep04

    The $1.6 Billion Warship Deal With Russia Is Now A Huge Headache For France

    Suspending the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia would cost France as much as $1.3 billion, a French diplomat told BBC. On Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande decided to suspend delivery of the warships in a signal of Western cohesion amid Russia’s continued escalation in Ukraine. Russia has reportedly paid much of the...

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants
    Sep04

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants

    NEWPORT, Wales—NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared...