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    Thousands Rally For Peace In Mariupol
    Sep05

    Thousands Rally For Peace In Mariupol

    As Ukrainian forces fought pro-Russian separatists just 20 kilometers east of Mariupol, a strategic port city on the Azov Sea, about 5,000 people gathered in the city’s center for a peace rally on September 4. The demonstrators sang the Ukrainian national anthem and chanted “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!”...

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia
    Sep05

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. While...

    Russian troops attack positions near key port in eastern Ukraine
    Sep05

    Russian troops attack positions near key port in eastern Ukraine

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Hopes for a rumored truce were shattered Thursday in this strategic eastern port as Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near the city with heavy artillery and missile fire, a Ukrainian militia leader said. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Obama, NATO Allies Prepare New Sanctions on Russia
    Sep05

    Obama, NATO Allies Prepare New Sanctions on Russia

    U.S. officials say Russia faces new sanctions for continuing to support rebels fighting government forces in Ukraine. The crisis has been the center of discussions at a NATO summit in Wales, as President Barack Obama and other leaders prepare Friday to announce their next step in dealing with Russia. With fighting continuing in eastern Ukraine,...

    On Ukraine, the West Sidesteps a Fraught Term
    Sep05

    On Ukraine, the West Sidesteps a Fraught Term

    After four months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, few countries have chosen the word “invasion” to describe the slow-burning war. …read more Source: The New York...

    McCain Urges ‘Crushing’ Sanctions for Russia, Arms for Ukraine
    Sep05

    McCain Urges ‘Crushing’ Sanctions for Russia, Arms for Ukraine

    An influential member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John McCain, has urged leaders of NATO countries to arm Ukraine to defend itself against what he says is a clear Russian invasion. The outspoken Republican said they should also impose “crushing” sanctions against Moscow to check Russian aggression. Senator McCain had blunt...

    NATO to sanction Russia as Ukraine heads into peace talks
    Sep05

    NATO to sanction Russia as Ukraine heads into peace talks

    Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) – NATO leaders are expected to announce a raft of fresh sanctions against Russia on Friday over its actions in Ukraine, although hopes remain that a ceasefire can be forged at peace talks in Minsk on the same day.The leaders are heading into the second and final day of a NATO summit in Newport, Wales that has...

    Canada to send military advisers to Iraq to counter ISIS
    Sep05

    Canada to send military advisers to Iraq to counter ISIS

    NATO leaders convening in Britain on Thursday faced no shortage of crises and a challenge from two of their dominant partners to confront a virulent new form of extremism in the Mideast — a challenge that, CBC News has learned, Canada is taking its own steps to address. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia Rebels Voice Hope on a Peace Deal
    Sep05

    Ukraine, pro-Russia Rebels Voice Hope on a Peace Deal

    NEWPORT, Wales—Ukraine’s government and rebels voiced hope Thursday that they were within reach of a peace deal that could spell a quick end to bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, even as NATO leaders and Ukraine’s president agreed that Russia should be punished for its role in the insurgency. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he...

    Former Soviet Bloc nations fear Vladimir Putin assembling new USSR
    Sep05

    Former Soviet Bloc nations fear Vladimir Putin assembling new USSR

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s maneuvers in eastern Ukraine — and repeated statements about protecting Russian-speaking citizens wherever they live — are raising concerns that the former KGB officer is aiming to assemble a new Russian empire from the remnants of the old Soviet Union. “Putin’s real plan is …...