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    Amid hope for truce, shelling nears Ukraine port
    Sep05

    Amid hope for truce, shelling nears Ukraine port

    Ukrainian, rebel and Russian envoys will meet in Minsk to discuss a possible cease-fire. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy
    Sep05

    Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy

    A crowd protesting Russian military action in Ukraine held a mock funeral with an effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on September 4. The coffin was taken to the Russian Consulate. Around 2,600 people have been killed since a Russian-backed insurgency began in eastern Ukraine in April....

    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!”...

    EU considers Russia sanctions
    Sep05

    EU considers Russia sanctions

    The European Union considers new sanctions against Russia, dependent on the outcome of Ukraine ceasefire talks being held in Minsk. …read more Source:...

    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 Too Wary of Russian Threats to Let Ukraine Join
    Sep05

    NATO Too Wary of Russian Threats to Let Ukraine Join

    With its aggression against Ukraine, Russia achieved in just a few months what Vadim Grechaninov has been trying to do for a decade. His mission as President of the Atlantic Council of Ukraine, a lobbying organization based in Kiev, has been to convince his country’s leaders, citizens and military officers that joining NATO is...

    After rebels burn down his KHL club’s arena in Ukraine, Padakin returns to Hitmen, earns Flames camp invite
    Sep05

    After rebels burn down his KHL club’s arena in Ukraine, Padakin returns to Hitmen, earns Flames camp invite

    Pavel Padakin has found a way to make the best out of a bad situation. …read more Source: Calgary...

    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:...

    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...

    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 …...