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    Ukraine President Says Truce Is Growing Stronger
    Sep12

    Ukraine President Says Truce Is Growing Stronger

    President Petro O. Poroshenko, who has been trying to generate a sense of momentum for a lasting cease-fire, also ruled out trying to take back Crimea by force. …read more Source: The New York...

    Dutch Hope Shards Will Lead to Weapon That Downed MH17
    Sep12

    Dutch Hope Shards Will Lead to Weapon That Downed MH17

    Investigators trying to find out who shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine have recovered 25 pieces of metal from baggage and bodies, which could lead them to the missile believed to have torn apart the airliner. Dutch prosecution service chief Fred Westerbeke, who is leading the international inquiry into the July 17 disaster,...

    US tightens sanctions on Russia
    Sep12

    US tightens sanctions on Russia

    Making good on promises to further isolate Russia from the global financial system because of its conflict with neighboring Ukraine, the Obama administration on Friday issued tough new sanctions on top state-owned Russian banks, energy firms and the defense sector. …read more Source: Miami...

    Photos September 12: Top images from around the world
    Sep12

    Photos September 12: Top images from around the world

    Takanui Smith (Rear) rides a wave as fellow surfers and filming crew reacts during the shooting of a remake of the 1991 classic “Point Break” on September 11, in a photo that was released on Sept. 12, 2014, 2014 in the Hava’e pass in Teahupoo, on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. The American action thriller film directed by Ericson...

    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...