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    Amid new hope for truce, Ukraine fighting rages
    Sep05

    Amid new hope for truce, Ukraine fighting rages

    Hours before talks aimed at reaching cease-fire in conflict which has claimed almost 3,000 lives, pro-Russian rebels push for key city …read more Source:...

    HRW: Ukraine Rebels Use Civilians for Forced Labor
    Sep05

    HRW: Ukraine Rebels Use Civilians for Forced Labor

    A leading human rights group is accusing rebels in eastern Ukraine of arresting civilians and using them for forced labor, in some cases near frontline battle positions. Human Rights Watch released a report on Friday alleging civilians are being arrested for minor alleged infractions, such as drinking beer in public, breaking curfew or unlawful...

    Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of Possible Truce
    Sep05

    Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of Possible Truce

    Heavy fighting was reported Friday in eastern Ukraine, just hours before Kyiv and rebel leaders were to meet for peace talks that both sides hope can lead to a cease-fire. Witnesses heard explosions and gunfire on the eastern outskirts of the strategic port city of Mariupol, a continuation of fighting that was also reported there late Thursday....

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force
    Sep05

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said the U.K. will commit 3,500 troops to a new “spearhead” force established by NATO following Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    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...

    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...

    Ukraine Truce Talks Due To Start
    Sep05

    Ukraine Truce Talks Due To Start

    Talks on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine are set to take place, with officials from Kyiv and the pro-Russian rebels along with envoys from Russia and the OSCE due to meet in Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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:...

    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...

    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 …...