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    New Russia sanctions – will they bite?
    Sep12

    New Russia sanctions – will they bite?

    Europe’s latest round of sanctions on Russia takes hold, with the proviso they could be lifted if Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire holds. Joel Flynn looks at what impact they might have on a Russian economy already verging on recession and a rouble at re …read more Source: USA...

    U.S. expands sanctions against key Russian sectors
    Sep12

    U.S. expands sanctions against key Russian sectors

    As punishment for aggression against Ukraine, the West is hitting Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors …read more Source:...

    Peter Pigott: Franklin and the cult of death
    Sep12

    Peter Pigott: Franklin and the cult of death

    A short walk from Canada House in London is Waterloo Place. On the square’s eastern side is Kathleen Scott’s statue of her husband the doomed Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott. The statue of Sir John Franklin, Scott’s Arctic counterpart, stands on the west, the two tragic figures eternally staring at one another across the...

    Obama slaps Putin with more sanctions
    Sep12

    Obama slaps Putin with more sanctions

    The Obama administration slapped more sanctions Friday against the Russian financial, energy and defense industries as punishment for Moscow’s continued military aggression in eastern Ukraine. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said previous sanctions will be extended to Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, and to Rostec, a major Russian...

    Ukraine, rebels swap dozens of prisoners
    Sep12

    Ukraine, rebels swap dozens of prisoners

    Progress under shaky cease-fire deal reached between gov’t in Kiev and pro-Russian rebels has been slow, but steady …read more Source:...

    Air force exercise involving U.S., Canada and Russia cancelled
    Sep12

    Air force exercise involving U.S., Canada and Russia cancelled

    An Air Force exercise involving the U.S., Canada and Russia was canceled because of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, a spokesman for NORAD told the Associated Press. More from the Associated Press article: The North American Aerospace Defence Command is comprised of U.S. and Canadian forces and is charged with detecting and...

    Poland Resumes Gas Supplies to Ukraine
    Sep12

    Poland Resumes Gas Supplies to Ukraine

    Poland resumed natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Friday after receiving a pledge that Russia’s Gazprom would deliver requested supplies to Polish state-run gas importer PGNiG. Poland, at odds with Russia over the stand-off in Ukraine, stopped so-called reverse flows to Ukraine after PGNiG said it had received less gas than ordered this...

    U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep12

    U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Russia

    The United States has announced another round of sanctions aimed to punish Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, targeting defense, energy, and banking sectors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Raw: Ukraine gov’t, rebels exchange prisoners
    Sep12

    Raw: Ukraine gov’t, rebels exchange prisoners

    Government and rebel forces in Ukraine exchanged dozens of prisoners on Friday, as part of a ceasefire agreement sealed earlier this month. (Sept. 12) …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine plane disaster’s “most likely” scenario revealed
    Sep12

    Ukraine plane disaster’s “most likely” scenario revealed

    Announcement from chief Dutch prosecutor overseeing criminal investigation into jetliner’s downing comes after separate probe made its conclusions …read more Source:...