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    Photos September 10: Top images from around the world
    Sep10

    Photos September 10: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. A woman (C) walks amongst US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks in Malibu, California . The students placed some...

    Eastern Ukraine promised autonomy, not independence
    Sep10

    Eastern Ukraine promised autonomy, not independence

    Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill to parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. …read more Source: CTV...

    Amnesty Says Both Sides Committed War Crimes in Ukraine
    Sep10

    Amnesty Says Both Sides Committed War Crimes in Ukraine

    Amnesty International said on Wednesday it had documented evidence of war crimes by both sides in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The human rights group’s secretary-general, Salil Shetty, told a news conference in Moscow that some separatists, backed by Russian troops, and...

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east
    Sep10

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.But President Petro Poroshenko said the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of...

    Ukrainian President Offers Limited Autonomy For Rebellious Region
    Sep10

    Ukrainian President Offers Limited Autonomy For Rebellious Region

    Petro Poroshenko is offering a bill to grant special status to parts of the country’s restive east, but he reiterates that there will be no concession on sovereignty.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Germany’s Merkel Calls For Russian Sanctions To Be Put Into Effect
    Sep10

    Germany’s Merkel Calls For Russian Sanctions To Be Put Into Effect

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine have not yet been implemented fully. The EU has drawn up new measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine but stopped short Monday of enforcing them right...

    Ukrainian Villages Torn Apart After MH17 Crash
    Sep10

    Ukrainian Villages Torn Apart After MH17 Crash

    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came as a harbinger of misfortune for people in and around three rebel-held villages in Ukraine where the remains of the plane and its passengers landed. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    EU’s Juncker gives France, Britain key economic jobs
    Sep10

    EU’s Juncker gives France, Britain key economic jobs

    Brussels (AFP) – France and Britain secured top positions on Wednesday in incoming European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker’s new team, which must tackle a stagnant economy, rising euroscepticism and the Ukraine crisis on its borders.Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici was named economic affairs commissioner, the...

    Russia Launches 80 Administrative Cases Over McDonald’s Checks
    Sep10

    Russia Launches 80 Administrative Cases Over McDonald’s Checks

    Russia’s food safety agency has launched 80 administrative cases against companies and individuals as a result of sanitary control checks on McDonald’s restaurants across the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Official Says Ukraine Responsible for MH17 Crash
    Sep10

    Russian Official Says Ukraine Responsible for MH17 Crash

    Russia’s defense minister says Ukraine bears “full responsibility” for the deadly crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 because the incident occurred in Ukrainian aispace. Sergei Shoigu made his remarks during a meeting Wednesday in Moscow with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. Western governments have accused...