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    Ukraine rebels say they withdraw heavy artillery
    Sep23

    Ukraine rebels say they withdraw heavy artillery

    Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko told Interfax news agency Tuesday that his forces were withdrawing heavy artillery from certain areas on the front line, but said that “in those places where Ukraine does not withdraw its artillery, we also will not withdraw.” …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine rebels say they are withdrawing heavy artillery from front line in step toward peace
    Sep23

    Ukraine rebels say they are withdrawing heavy artillery from front line in step toward peace

    Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine say that they are pulling back heavy artillery from front-line positions in response to similar moves by the Ukrainian army, a first step toward satisfying a truce agreement signed last week. …read more Source: FOX...

    Raffeisen Driven to Loss by Ukraine
    Sep23

    Raffeisen Driven to Loss by Ukraine

    Raiffeisen Bank International issued a profit warning after revising its outlook on risk costs, primarily due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine forces prepare pullback as truce holds
    Sep23

    Ukraine forces prepare pullback as truce holds

    A fragile truce between pro-Russian insurgents and Ukrainian forces appears to consolidate as clashes subside and attention focuses on the unresolved status of the separatist east. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine’s FM Calls for “Political Will” for Peace
    Sep23

    Ukraine’s FM Calls for “Political Will” for Peace

    This is what residents of an eastern Ukrainian town are calling home. It’s a bomb shelter. People are surviving with the bare necessities. It’s a place where one mother finds safety at a time when she has lost faith in the government. “Because no one will agree, there is no trust in the president, who waged war on people who...

    NATO’s outgoing chief: ‘We cut fat, built muscle”
    Sep23

    NATO’s outgoing chief: ‘We cut fat, built muscle”

    Five years later, as Rasmussen wraps up his tenure as the 12th secretary general in NATO’s history, the U.S., Canada and their European allies are again squaring off against the Russians, and must confront a more diverse and bewildering array of threats to Western security than ever. “Rasmussen played a valuable role in helping...

    Ukraine’s Neglected and Battered Army Inspires Citizens to Pitch In
    Sep23

    Ukraine’s Neglected and Battered Army Inspires Citizens to Pitch In

    As casualties have mounted among Ukraine’s outgunned soldiers, citizens and support groups for wounded soldiers have begun to rally behind their army in a rush of patriotic feeling. …read more Source: The New York...

    Memo From Ukraine: For Many, a Nation That Seems Less Free From Moscow’s Dominance Than Ever
    Sep23

    Memo From Ukraine: For Many, a Nation That Seems Less Free From Moscow’s Dominance Than Ever

    Many politicians and analysts say that Ukraine has capitulated to Russia and that President Vladimir V. Putin won what he wanted to win in the attacks on Ukraine — a shaky and less sovereign nation. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine to withdraw its artillery
    Sep23

    Ukraine to withdraw its artillery

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine is preparing to withdraw artillery in the east as violations of a truce between the government and rebels failed to halt momentum toward a settlement of the country’s worst conflict since World War II. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Peacekeeper Barack Obama brings war to the UN
    Sep22

    Peacekeeper Barack Obama brings war to the UN

    WASHINGTON — It was only a year ago that U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations General Assembly that the world had become “more stable” as America shifted “away from perpetual war.” Now those words have been dashed against the rocky face of change whose dizzying pace has caught him looking, painted him naive and dashed his dreams of...