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    Ukraine truce tested as both sides report deaths
    Sep07

    Ukraine truce tested as both sides report deaths

    By Volodymyr Verbyany and Stephen Bierman Ukraine’s government and the pro-Russian separatists its army has been fighting reported deaths overnight, testing a truce intended to stem months of bloodshed. A woman was killed and three people were hurt in shelling of the Skhidny district of Mariupol, the city council said today on its website....

    Civilian killed in Ukraine shelling despite truce
    Sep07

    Civilian killed in Ukraine shelling despite truce

    A local woman puts out the fire at her burning house after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Strong explosions were heard early Sunday on the outskirts of the main r… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems
    Sep07

    Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems

    Congress returns next week in the midst of a crisis in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State. NPR’s Lynn Neary talks to Mara Liasson about Congress’s role in shaping foreign policy strategy.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    In Kiev, More Doubt Than Relief Over Cease-Fire
    Sep07

    In Kiev, More Doubt Than Relief Over Cease-Fire

    Residents of the Ukrainian capital Kiev have reacted to news of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine with a mixture of hope and skepticism.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    US to help Georgia boost its defenses
    Sep07

    US to help Georgia boost its defenses

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russia President Vladimir Putin’s (POO’-tihn) move to annex the Crimea region of Ukraine has further isolated Moscow. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine War, and Putin’s Comments, Stir Worry in Kazakhstan
    Sep07

    Ukraine War, and Putin’s Comments, Stir Worry in Kazakhstan

    At a summer camp north of Moscow attended by youth vetted and groomed by Kremlin-sponsored organizations, Russian President Vladimir Putin was warmly welcomed when he visited recently, taking questions from campers, including one about Kazakhstan. After complimenting longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, Putin then insulted him, dismissing the...

    Woman Killed by Shelling in Eastern Ukraine as Ceasefire Frays
    Sep07

    Woman Killed by Shelling in Eastern Ukraine as Ceasefire Frays

    A woman died and at least four people were wounded on Sunday when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine, jeopardising a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. The accord, brokered by envoys from Ukraine, the separatist leadership, Russia and Europe’s OSCE security...

    Ceasefire in east Ukraine frays as fighting flares again
    Sep07

    Ceasefire in east Ukraine frays as fighting flares again

    Renewed bombardment hits Donetsk, Mariupol …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine truce shaken by shelling
    Sep07

    Ukraine truce shaken by shelling

    The shelling and explosions in Mariupol and near the airport in Donetsk raise fears the ceasefire is on verge of collapse. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Civilian killed in Ukraine shelling despite truce
    Sep07

    Civilian killed in Ukraine shelling despite truce

    DONETSK, Ukraine — One civilian was killed in shelling in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and large explosions were heard near the airport in Donetsk early Sunday, raising fears that a cease-fire signed two days ago is on the verge of collapse.Blasts from the area near the airport were powerful enough to be heard in downtown Donetsk, the main...