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    Obama in Britain for Pivotal NATO Summit
    Sep04

    Obama in Britain for Pivotal NATO Summit

    President Barack Obama is in Britain for a two-day NATO summit expected to focus on the conflict in Ukraine and the threat of Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq. Obama arrived late Wednesday at a British military base, following talks in the Estonian capital with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Speaking in Tallinn, the U.S....

    President Obama Pledges Baltics Support Against Russia
    Sep04

    President Obama Pledges Baltics Support Against Russia

    President Barack Obama has arrived in Britain for a NATO summit that will focus on Ukraine. The U.S. president spent Wednesday in Estonia where he offered reassurances to Baltic States against possible Russian aggression. White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Putin Sets Out Peace Terms
    Sep04

    Putin Sets Out Peace Terms

    The Russian president pushed a cease-fire deal with Ukraine that would freeze in place gains made by Russian-backed separatists, setting the stage for the kind of partitioning Moscow has used to tame other neighbors. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    US to Lead Multinational Exercises in Ukraine
    Sep04

    US to Lead Multinational Exercises in Ukraine

    The U.S. Defense Department has announced upcoming multinational military exercises inside Ukraine. The U.S.-led drill later this month in western Ukraine marks the first deployment of American ground troops to the nation since Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in March and subsequent hostilities between Ukrainian troops and...

    Ukraine, Russia looking for way to end fighting
    Sep04

    Ukraine, Russia looking for way to end fighting

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

    Questions remain in Kiev square in Ukraine
                            
                            
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    Sep04

    Questions remain in Kiev square in Ukraine [Video]

    The faces of the dead stare out at you in such a way you feel sick to your stomach to think this is the spot where they needlessly were massacred. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Confusion as Ukraine and Russia announce progress
    Sep04

    Confusion as Ukraine and Russia announce progress

    Ukraine and Russia send conflicting statements over a possible ceasefire, sowing confusion over the Ukraine conflict on the eve of a NATO summit. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    As NATO talks near, Merkel appears to be losing patience with Putin
    Sep04

    As NATO talks near, Merkel appears to be losing patience with Putin

    As Russia has expanded its military footprint in neighboring Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held repeated consultations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, so numerous that the German magazine Der Spiegel recently tried to count the phone calls between Berlin and Moscow since… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy
    Sep04

    In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy

    President Obama pledged Wednesday that the U.S. would go to war if necessary to protect former Soviet territories in the Baltic region from Russia and signaled new steps to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to defend itself, sharply raising the stakes in the confrontation with Moscow over its… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe
    Sep04

    Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

    Multiple rounds of U.S. and European economic sanctions have done little to shift Putin’s tactics, and Obama remains staunchly opposed to U.S. military intervention. Unlike the Baltics and other Eastern European nations, Ukraine is not a member of NATO, meaning the U.S. and other allies have no treaty obligation to come to its defense....