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    Pope Francis Warns Against Third World War: ‘War Is Madness’
    Sep13

    Pope Francis Warns Against Third World War: ‘War Is Madness’

    REDIPUGLIA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning “war is madness” at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I. Francis’ aim in recalling those who died in the Great War that broke out 100 years ago was...

    Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport
    Sep13

    Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Despite the cease-fire agreement, renewed fighting flared up Saturday in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, while Moscow sent a second convoy of trucks into Ukraine without Kiev’s consent. Ukraine’s military operation said in a statement that it had successfully repelled a...

    Yatseniuk slams Putin; ceasefire again under strain in Ukraine
    Sep13

    Yatseniuk slams Putin; ceasefire again under strain in Ukraine

    Ukraine PM says he wants Ukraine in NATO, though knows this not on cards now …read more Source: The Globe and...

    ‘War is madness,’ Pope Says on Visit to Military Memorial
    Sep13

    ‘War is madness,’ Pope Says on Visit to Military Memorial

    Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, condemning the arms trade and “plotters of terrorism” sowing death and destruction. “Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep,” Francis said in the homily of a Mass during a visit to Italy’s largest war...

    Russia Wants To Take ‘All Of Ukraine’, Recreate Soviet Union: Ukraine PM
    Sep13

    Russia Wants To Take ‘All Of Ukraine’, Recreate Soviet Union: Ukraine PM

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and re-establish the Soviet Union. Yatsenyuk made these comments at a news conference in Kiev, being attended by European and Ukrainian lawmakers. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine still in ‘state of war’ with Russia, PM says
    Sep13

    Ukraine still in ‘state of war’ with Russia, PM says

    Ukraine is “still in a state of war” with neighbouring Russia despite a cease-fire between Kiev’s forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east, the country’s prime minister said Saturday shortly after a second convoy of Russian trucks rolled into Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine ‘still in a state of war,’ country’s PM says
    Sep13

    Ukraine ‘still in a state of war,’ country’s PM says

    Ukraine is ‘still in a state of war’ with neighbouring Russia despite a cease-fire between Kyiv’s forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east, the country’s prime minister said Saturday shortly after a second convoy of Russian trucks rolled into Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats
    Sep13

    Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    Francis’ aim in recalling those who died in the Great War that broke out 100 years ago was to honor the victims of all wars, and it came at a time when his calls for peace have grown ever more urgent amid new threats in the Middle East and Ukraine. Standing at an altar beneath the sloping Redipuglia memorial entombing 100,000 Italian...

    Ukraine’s PM Says Putin’s Goal Is To ‘Take The Entire Ukraine’
    Sep13

    Ukraine’s PM Says Putin’s Goal Is To ‘Take The Entire Ukraine’

    KIEV (AFP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Saturday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of wanting to wipe out Ukraine as an independent country despite a truce deal. “His aim is not just to take Donetsk and Lugansk,” Yatsenyuk said at a conference in Kiev, referring to the separatist regions in eastern Ukraine...

    Ukraine PM: Putin Wants to Destroy Ukraine
    Sep13

    Ukraine PM: Putin Wants to Destroy Ukraine

    Ukraine’s prime minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Ukraine as an independent country, despite a truce deal. Speaking at an international conference Saturday in Kyiv, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Putin’s goal is to take all of Ukraine which was part of the former Soviet Union. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk praised the...