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    Ukraine Agrees to Ceasefire Deal With Pro-Russian Separatists
    Sep05

    Ukraine Agrees to Ceasefire Deal With Pro-Russian Separatists

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have signed a ceasefire deal at peace talks in Minsk, Belarus, which is due to begin today. Reports of a cease-fire agreement come amid further fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the deal would take effect at 1500 GMT. Parties representing Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russian...

    Cease-Fire Agreement for Eastern Ukraine Is Reached
    Sep05

    Cease-Fire Agreement for Eastern Ukraine Is Reached

    The strength of the deal, negotiated by representatives of Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists, the Kremlin and Europe, was called into question by continued fighting around the port city of Mariupol. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine and Pro-Russia Rebels Agree to Cease-Fire
    Sep05

    Ukraine and Pro-Russia Rebels Agree to Cease-Fire

    The envoys, along with the OSCE, agreed the deal during a meeting in the Belorussian capital of Minsk. …read more Source:...

    HMCS Toronto briefly sidelined because of engine repairs
    Sep05

    HMCS Toronto briefly sidelined because of engine repairs

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch NEWPORT, Wales – HMCS Toronto was tied up in port for the last week for engine repairs and other issues, sources tell Defence Watch. Sources noted that when HMCS Toronto was in Halifax getting ready for deployment, the engineers and dockyard civilian employees informed their managers that certain parts on an engine...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Sign Ceasefire
    Sep05

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Sign Ceasefire

    MINSK, Belarus— Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday. The announcement by OSCE’s Heidi Tagliavini came as representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russian rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe met in...

    Western Leaders in Denial on Ukraine Sanctions
    Sep05

    Western Leaders in Denial on Ukraine Sanctions

    Europe’s insistence on more sanctions against Russia regardless of their effect is a costly refusal to admit mistakes. …read more Source:...

    NATO Approves Spearhead Force to Boost Eastern Defences
    Sep05

    NATO Approves Spearhead Force to Boost Eastern Defences

    NATO approved wide-ranging plans on Friday to boost its defenses in eastern Europe, aiming to reassure allies nervous about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine that the U.S.-led alliance will shield them from any attack. The plan, adopted at a summit in Wales, includes creating a “spearhead” rapid reaction force and pre-positioning...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire: Pro-Russian Rebels, Government Forces Sign Agreement
    Sep05

    Ukraine Cease-Fire: Pro-Russian Rebels, Government Forces Sign Agreement

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine said on Twitter on Friday that they have signed a cease-fire agreement with Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered all government military forces to stand down at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. EDT), multiple sources said. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels sign cease-fire
    Sep05

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels sign cease-fire

    The fighting between Moscow-backed separatists and government troops started in April. Almost 2,600 people have died in the violence. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine set for 6 p.m. truce as EU considers more Russian sanctions
    Sep05

    Ukraine set for 6 p.m. truce as EU considers more Russian sanctions

    Ukraine moved toward a cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists to stem months of bloodshed as European officials met to consider more penalties on Russia for its role in the conflict. …read more Source: Calgary...