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    Russia Detains Estonian Officer, Raising Tensions
    Sep06

    Russia Detains Estonian Officer, Raising Tensions

    Estonia accused Russia of kidnapping an intelligence officer, while Moscow suggested he was a spy, heightening tensions already strained over Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama seeks solace at Stonehenge
    Sep06

    Obama seeks solace at Stonehenge

    Amesbury (United Kingdom) (AFP) – President Barack Obama sought solace Friday at the mystical, prehistoric English monument of Stonehenge, relaxing after stressful days confronting Russia and rising jihadism in the Middle East.”How cool is this?” Obama exclaimed as he toured the iconic stone circles, believed to have been built...

    Ukraine Conflict Seals NATO Renewal, and Russia’s Dominance
    Sep06

    Ukraine Conflict Seals NATO Renewal, and Russia’s Dominance

    As the Ukraine conflict inches toward a cease-fire, NATO leaders emerge from a historic summit with a renewed sense of purpose, and also an element of traditional mission of deterrence against aggression from its east. For now at least, it does not mark the start of a new cold war but more likely a new cold peace between East and West. After more...

    Ukraine Crisis: Will NATO’s ‘Spearhead’ Force Change Putin’s Policies?
    Sep05

    Ukraine Crisis: Will NATO’s ‘Spearhead’ Force Change Putin’s Policies?

    NATO’s newly announced “spearhead” force to be deployed in Eastern Europe has already accomplished part of its mission: getting the attention of Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Brings End To 5 Months Of Violence
    Sep05

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Brings End To 5 Months Of Violence

    After almost five months of conflict, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists have signed a truce to end the fighting. More than 2,600 people have died in the violence between the two sides, and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Obama ‘Hopeful’ Over Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Sep05

    Obama ‘Hopeful’ Over Ukraine Cease-Fire

    The president said he was hopeful but skeptical about a cease-fire agreement that was reached Friday between pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO creates ‘spearhead’ to deter Russia
    Sep05

    NATO creates ‘spearhead’ to deter Russia

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — NATO’s creation of a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to protect Eastern Europe from Russian bullying reflects a cool-eyed calculation that Vladimir Putin and his generals won’t risk head-to-head confrontation with the U.S. and its nuclear-capable Western European allies. The force was ordered into...

    Obama Hopeful, but Skeptical About Ukraine Ceasefire
    Sep05

    Obama Hopeful, but Skeptical About Ukraine Ceasefire

    U.S. President Barack Obama said he was hopeful but skeptical about a ceasefire agreed in Ukraine on Friday (September 5) and urged European allies to agree on new sanctions against Russia that could be suspended if the peace plan holds. “We also sent a strong message to Russia that actions have consequences. Today the United States and...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Agree to Ceasefire
    Sep05

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Agree to Ceasefire

    Ukrainian officials say Kiev has agreed to a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists. The agreement reached in Minsk, came on a day that saw Ukrainian forces fighting on two fronts. Soldiers, along with volunteer fighters, say they’ve reclaimed territory from rebels near Mariupol. The strategic port city sits between Russia and Crimea. While...

    Outside Ukrainian city, fighting continues ahead of truce’s start
    Sep05

    Outside Ukrainian city, fighting continues ahead of truce’s start

    The Ukrainian captain sat on a fallen tree amid drifting smoke, clutching his bare head, as the wreckage of an artillery convoy destroyed by enemy fire smoldered nearby. …read more Source: Los Angeles...