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    Ukraine Conflict Begins to Stunt Growth in Germany
    Sep04

    Ukraine Conflict Begins to Stunt Growth in Germany

    Evidence is mounting that the Ukraine conflict has unsettled German businesses and consumers enough to stunt the growth of Europe’s largest economy, complicating the Continent’s fragile recovery from the eurozone crisis. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    At NATO summit, leaders vow to ‘not be cowed’ by Islamic militants
    Sep04

    At NATO summit, leaders vow to ‘not be cowed’ by Islamic militants

    NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan. …read more Source: CTV...

    Obama Wants More NATO Defense Spending To Deal With Ukraine And ISIS, But Reality Says Otherwise
    Sep04

    Obama Wants More NATO Defense Spending To Deal With Ukraine And ISIS, But Reality Says Otherwise

    U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated to allies at the NATO summit in Wales on Thursday that they must spend more on defense if the alliance is to be effective against threats like a resurgent Russia and the Islamic militant group ISIS. But most of America’s allies in the 28-member alliance don’t spend the 2 percent of GDP that Obama...

    Letter: What does the West really want?
    Sep04

    Letter: What does the West really want?

    Unquestionably, the regular reader is finding it difficult to keep pace with Russian-inspired events in Ukraine. The annexation of Crimea by the “little green men” followed by the recent convoy invasion (mostly unsanctioned by the Red Cross and more threatened) is showing Russia at its worst. Victimized by the West, according to itself and some...

    Russian armoured vehicles moving to key Ukrainian port: Ukraine’s UN ambassador
    Sep04

    Russian armoured vehicles moving to key Ukrainian port: Ukraine’s UN ambassador

    Ukraine’s UN ambassador says a convoy of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles has moved from the resort town of Novoazovsk toward the key port of Mariupol and was stopped by Ukrainian forces and civilians. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine And Pro-Russia Rebels Agree To Friday Cease-Fire As Fighting Rages On
    Sep04

    Ukraine And Pro-Russia Rebels Agree To Friday Cease-Fire As Fighting Rages On

    Ukraine government representatives and pro-Russian rebels are expected to go along with a cease-fire agreement Friday provided planned talks go through in Minsk, Belarus, where the two sides have been negotiating for the past week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday. Poroshenko called the cease-fire the first step in “the...

    Hollande: Cease-Fire, Political Deal Conditions For Mistral Delivery
    Sep04

    Hollande: Cease-Fire, Political Deal Conditions For Mistral Delivery

    French President Francois Hollande has said a cease-fire and a political settlement in Ukraine are conditions for France to deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Resettles Refugees From War-Torn Eastern Ukraine
    Sep04

    Russia Resettles Refugees From War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

    Russia is promoting a huge resettlement program to encourage refugees to put down roots in far-flung cities across Russia. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ceasefire in Ukraine or No Warship, France Tells Russia
    Sep04

    Ceasefire in Ukraine or No Warship, France Tells Russia

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that a ceasefire and a political settlement in Ukraine were conditions for France to deliver a warship it has built for Russia. Hollande told reporters on the sidelines of a NATO summit that the contract to supply two Mistral-class helicopter carriers was neither...

    Ukraine President Seeks Closer NATO Ties
    Sep04

    Ukraine President Seeks Closer NATO Ties

    MOSCOW—Undeterred by threats from Russia that Ukraine’s NATO ambitions would derail peace talks, Ukraine’s leader discussed closer ties with NATO at a meeting Thursday with President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders in Wales. Russia and Ukraine say they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine between...