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    Questions about whether Russian military aircraft buzzed HMCS Toronto – conflicting reports
    Sep11

    Questions about whether Russian military aircraft buzzed HMCS Toronto – conflicting reports

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch Three Russian military aircraft flew over HMCS Toronto, with at least one buzzing the Canadian frigate as it was in the Black Sea. Well, that’s what the Canadian government said a few days ago. “While the Russian military aircraft that circled the HMCS Toronto did not in any way pose a threat to the Canadian...

    US, Russia to Discuss Alleged Nuclear Treaty Violations
    Sep11

    US, Russia to Discuss Alleged Nuclear Treaty Violations

    The State Department is leading a U.S. delegation that will meet with Russian officials in Moscow Thursday to discuss Russia’s alleged violation of provisions in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces accord. The United States says Russia has conducted tests involving ground-based intermediate-range missiles. The move would violate...

    Lured Back by a Cease-Fire in Ukraine, but Not Feeling at Home Yet
    Sep11

    Lured Back by a Cease-Fire in Ukraine, but Not Feeling at Home Yet

    Many residents of Donetsk who had fled the fighting and returned on word of a cease-fire found a city that felt empty and still at war. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine leader says most Russian forces gone
    Sep11

    Ukraine leader says most Russian forces gone

    Kiev, Ukraine — Russia has withdrawn about 70 percent of the armed groups it sent into eastern Ukraine in recent weeks, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday, quoting his nation’s intelligence sources. “That gives us a real hope that peace efforts have good prospects,” Poroshenko said in televised remarks...

    Read Obama’s ISIS Speech (FULL TEXT)
    Sep11

    Read Obama’s ISIS Speech (FULL TEXT)

    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday evening, outlining his strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL. Read the full speech below, as prepared for delivery: My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to...

    LIVE: OBAMA OUTLINES ‘STRATEGY’ TO ‘DESTROY’ ISIS
    Sep11

    LIVE: OBAMA OUTLINES ‘STRATEGY’ TO ‘DESTROY’ ISIS

    President Barack Obama outlined a new, expanded strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State (also know as ISIS or ISIL) with a primetime speech Wednesday night. Speaking from the state floor of the White House, Obama vowed to “eradicate” the group. Ahead of...

    Full Text of Obama’s Address on ISIS
    Sep11

    Full Text of Obama’s Address on ISIS

    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday on his strategy to confront the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). MoreObama Says U.S. Will Bomb ISIS In Syria, Train RebelsObama Will Pledge ‘Relentless Effort’ to ‘Destroy’ ISISObama to Pledge No Ground Troops in Plan to ‘Destroy’ ISIS NBC...

    Putin grabs reins of military rebuilding in response to NATO operations
    Sep11

    Putin grabs reins of military rebuilding in response to NATO operations

    President accuses NATO of forcing the Kremlin into a new arms race, while analysts predict a renewal of fighting in Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    With Homeland at War, Ukrainian-Americans Watch, Mobilize
    Sep11

    With Homeland at War, Ukrainian-Americans Watch, Mobilize

    A cease-fire in Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists has brought a temporary lull in the crisis gripping that country. But many of the estimated 1.2 million Americans of Ukrainian descent remain tense, fearful and angry. At Saint George Academy, a Catholic school in the heart of New York City’s Ukrainian-American...

    Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves the Door Open for a Winter of Conflict
    Sep11

    Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves the Door Open for a Winter of Conflict

    The armistice in eastern Ukraine came like clockwork with the end of the summer fighting season, and both the government forces and the separatist rebels have taken it as a chance to entrench, consolidate their gains and make up for their losses. Even the separatist forces, who with the aid of Russia were on the offensive before the ceasefire...