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    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt
    Sep03

    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt

    KIEV, Ukraine— Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Russian-backed insurgents in eastern Ukraine to “stop advancing” Wednesday and urged the Ukrainian army to withdraw their troops from the region. A day ahead of a NATO summit, Ukraine issued a vague statement about agreeing with Putin on cease-fire steps for eastern Ukraine. The...

    Putin: Framework for Ukraine cease-fire OK’d
    Sep03

    Putin: Framework for Ukraine cease-fire OK’d

    Kremlin leader lays out a seven-point peace plan that he hopes will be adopted by all sides this week. …read more Source: USA...

    Obama expresses skepticism on Russia’s aims in Ukrainian conflict
    Sep03

    Obama expresses skepticism on Russia’s aims in Ukrainian conflict

    President Obama expressed skepticism Wednesday about Russia’s aims in Ukraine after officials in Kiev announced that the two countries had agreed to a cease-fire, then backed off that claim. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russia LGBT Activists Worried After Crimea ‘Leader’ Lashes Out
    Sep03

    Russia LGBT Activists Worried After Crimea ‘Leader’ Lashes Out

    The head of the Russian-installed government in Crimea has said his region “does not need” gays and other sexual minorities. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire
    Sep03

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire

    KIEV, Ukraine—The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but the statement was ambiguous and a top rebel figure said no cease-fire was possible without Ukraine withdrawing its forces. The brief statement said “mutual...

    Obama Casts Russia As A Threat To Peace In Europe
    Sep03

    Obama Casts Russia As A Threat To Peace In Europe

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin’s next target. “You lost your independence once before,” Obama said...

    Confusion as Ukraine and Russia announce progress towards peace
    Sep03

    Confusion as Ukraine and Russia announce progress towards peace

    Ukraine said on Wednesday its president had agreed with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on steps towards a “ceasefire regime” in Kiev’s conflict with pro-Russian rebels, but the Kremlin denied any actual truce deal, sowing confusion on the eve of a NATO summit. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Russia, Ukraine Distance Themselves From News Of A Cease-Fire Deal
    Sep03

    Russia, Ukraine Distance Themselves From News Of A Cease-Fire Deal

    Ukraine released a statement saying it had agreed to a “permanent cease-fire,” only to walk it back shortly thereafter. Russia said it had come to no such agreement.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Obama to Russia: ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’
    Sep03

    Obama to Russia: ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’

    Earlier in the day there were conflicting statements from both sides in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    NATO Can’t Do Anything to Save Ukraine
    Sep03

    NATO Can’t Do Anything to Save Ukraine

    This week’s NATO summit in Wales has been billed as the most important meeting in the organization’s history, “ …read more Source: The New...