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    Amid new hope for truce, Ukraine fighting rages
    Sep05

    Amid new hope for truce, Ukraine fighting rages

    Hours before talks aimed at reaching cease-fire in conflict which has claimed almost 3,000 lives, pro-Russian rebels push for key city …read more Source:...

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks
    Sep05

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Shelling resounded on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire. Associated Press reporters heard heavy shelling on Friday morning north and east of Mariupol. The...

    Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of Possible Truce
    Sep05

    Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of Possible Truce

    Heavy fighting was reported Friday in eastern Ukraine, just hours before Kyiv and rebel leaders were to meet for peace talks that both sides hope can lead to a cease-fire. Witnesses heard explosions and gunfire on the eastern outskirts of the strategic port city of Mariupol, a continuation of fighting that was also reported there late Thursday....

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression
    Sep05

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression

    NEWPORT — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. The announcement will come...

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit

    NATO leaders have a lot to talk about at this year’s summit in Wales, expected to be the toughest since the Cold War ended. …read more Source: The Boston...

    NATO Mulls Tightening Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Mulls Tightening Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

    <p>NATO leaders meeting for a second day at a summit in Wales on Friday are set to consider more sanctions against Russia over its widely perceived support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.</p> <p>The 28-member defense alliance is also expected to approve a rapid reaction force and the deployment of military equipment to...

    Amid hope for truce, shelling nears Ukraine port
    Sep05

    Amid hope for truce, shelling nears Ukraine port

    Ukrainian, rebel and Russian envoys will meet in Minsk to discuss a possible cease-fire. …read more Source: USA...

    In Kyiv, McCain Calls For ‘Crushing Sanctions’ On Russia
    Sep05

    In Kyiv, McCain Calls For ‘Crushing Sanctions’ On Russia

    During a visit to Kyiv on September 4, U.S. Senator John McCain said “truly crushing sanctions” should be imposed on Russia. He told journalists he’s urging the U.S. government to provide defensive weapons for Ukraine to be able to defend against what he described as the “invasion of a sovereign country” by Russia....

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia
    Sep05

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia

    NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy
    Sep05

    Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy

    A crowd protesting Russian military action in Ukraine held a mock funeral with an effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on September 4. The coffin was taken to the Russian Consulate. Around 2,600 people have been killed since a Russian-backed insurgency began in eastern Ukraine in April....