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    EU to unveil Russia sanctions as Ukraine truce teeters
    Sep08

    EU to unveil Russia sanctions as Ukraine truce teeters

    Mariupol (Ukraine) (AFP) – European leaders were set on Monday to unveil punishing new sanctions on Russia after weekend fighting in Ukraine imperilled a fragile truce aimed at halting a bloody pro-Kremlin uprising.Ukrainian soldiers fortified their positions around Mariupol on Monday after insurgent attacks late Saturday on government...

    Ceasefire holds in eastern Ukraine as country’s leader visits war-torn region
    Sep08

    Ceasefire holds in eastern Ukraine as country’s leader visits war-torn region

    The city council of Donetsk said there had been no reported casualties overnight and that public transport would be up and running on Tuesday …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine
    Sep08

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops appears to be largely holding in eastern Ukraine, a day after shelling and clashes rattled nerves a… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia could restrict airspace in sanctions battle: PM
    Sep08

    Russia could restrict airspace in sanctions battle: PM

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia will retaliate against a new round of Western sanctions over Ukraine and may block flights through its airspace, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Monday.Medvedev also suggested that Western sanctions would not make the Kremlin change its course, adding that Russians — like the...

    Shelling In Mariupol Causes Damage, Civilian Death
    Sep08

    Shelling In Mariupol Causes Damage, Civilian Death

    Destroyed vehicles littered the road near a checkpoint in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol after artillery shells struck a checkpoint late on September 6. The shelling claimed the first civilian casualty since the start of a cease-fire on September 5. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tough weekend for cease-fire in east Ukraine
    Sep08

    Tough weekend for cease-fire in east Ukraine

    Truce agreed just days earlier by pro-Russian separatists and gov’t in Kiev is tested sharply around key cities …read more Source:...

    German trade surplus hits record in July
    Sep08

    German trade surplus hits record in July

    Frankfurt (AFP) – The outlook for the German economy, Europe’s biggest, brightened on Monday when data showed the country’s trade surplus hit a new record in July on the back of booming exports. After allowance for seasonal blips, Germany exported goods worth a total of 98.2 billion euros ($127 billion) in July, 4.7 percent more...

    The U.S. Will Help Georgia Join NATO in Face of Putin’s ‘Dangerous Actions’
    Sep08

    The U.S. Will Help Georgia Join NATO in Face of Putin’s ‘Dangerous Actions’

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Georgia over the weekend to beef up military ties and help the country join NATO. Hagel’s visit to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, follows on the heels of the NATO summit in the U.K. last week, where Georgia was made a “NATO enhanced-opportunities partner,” according to a U.S. Department of...

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine
    Sep08

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine

    The Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Monday that 15 Ukrainian soldiers had been released by rebel forces, another key element of the deal. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine
    Sep08

    Cease-fire holds in eastern Ukraine

    A cease-fire between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops appears to be largely holding in eastern Ukraine, a day after shelling and clashes rattled nerves and imperiled the peace deal. …read more Source: Miami...