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    Russia warns against Ukraine joining NATO ahead of summit
    Sep04

    Russia warns against Ukraine joining NATO ahead of summit

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov underlined Russia’s opposition to Ukraine joining NATO as the alliance gathered for a summit on Thursday and warned the United States not to try to impose its own will on the former Soviet republic. …read more Source:...

    German factory orders shrug off ‘Putin effect’
    Sep04

    German factory orders shrug off ‘Putin effect’

    Frankfurt (AFP) – German industrial orders, a key measure of demand for German-made goods both at home and abroad, jumped in July, suggesting the fallout from the Ukraine crisis remains limited for now, data showed on Thursday.Factory orders were up 4.6 percent in July compared with the level in June, the statistics office Destatis said in...

    Russian FM: Ukraine Should Heed Putin’s Cease-fire Plan
    Sep04

    Russian FM: Ukraine Should Heed Putin’s Cease-fire Plan

    Russia says it is ready to take practical steps to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine in line with a cease-fire plan outlined by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia hopes the plan will be heeded in Ukraine and in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Luhansk and Donetsk. He said Russia is ready to take...

    Obama, Cameron: We Won’t ‘Be Cowed By Barbaric Killers’
    Sep04

    Obama, Cameron: We Won’t ‘Be Cowed By Barbaric Killers’

    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron co-authored an op-ed published in The Times on Thursday (behind a paywall) outlining the worldwide threat posed by extremists, like those responsible for the deaths of two American journalists, and the importance of strengthening relationships among NATO countries. Meanwhile, the...

    Russia: Ukraine’s NATO ambitions threaten talks
    Sep04

    Russia: Ukraine’s NATO ambitions threaten talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spelled out a seven-point plan for ending hostilities and expressed hope for a breakthrough at talks in Minsk, Belarus, on Friday. […] Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in televised remarks Thursday that statements by senior government officials in Kiev that Ukraine will be seeking to join NATO are...

    Coalition for Peace must be as strong as coalition to stop Gaza war
    Sep04

    Coalition for Peace must be as strong as coalition to stop Gaza war

    After 51 horrible days, the people of Gaza, Israel and the world breathed a sigh of relief when a ceasefire agreement was announced by the Palestinian president on August 26. The impressive regional and international coalition that worked on putting a stop to this war went back to dealing with other pressing issues. Israelis went back to their...

    Obama says NATO faces ‘testing’
    Sep04

    Obama says NATO faces ‘testing’

    TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama on Wednesday called the conflict in Ukraine a “moment of testing” for the United States and Europe, and condemned Russia’s intervention as a “brazen assault” on the nation’s territorial integrity that warrants a unified response. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan
    Sep04

    Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday that they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism — noting that it wasn’t the first attempt to end the deadly conflict. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    EU urges sharing intelligence to avert disasters for airliners
    Sep04

    EU urges sharing intelligence to avert disasters for airliners

    BRUSSELS — Responding to the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in July, Europe’s top aviation safety agency urged national governments Wednesday to share intelligence data with aviation authorities to better enable international regulators and airlines to assess the risks of flying over conflict zones. …read...

    Open Source: Missing Russian Photographer Was Killed in Ukraine
    Sep04

    Open Source: Missing Russian Photographer Was Killed in Ukraine

    Andrei Stenin was killed in an attack on a convoy in Ukraine last month, Russia’s state news agency reported on Wednesday. …read more Source: The New York...