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    NATO to Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force in Response to Russian Threat
    Sep01

    NATO to Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force in Response to Russian Threat

    NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. The 28-nation alliance already has a rapid reaction force but U.S. President Barack Obama...

    Ukraine talks begin; Russia seeks ‘peaceful settlement’
    Sep01

    Ukraine talks begin; Russia seeks ‘peaceful settlement’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said military won’t intervene. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine troops forced to retreat as official warns of ‘great war’ with Russia
    Sep01

    Ukraine troops forced to retreat as official warns of ‘great war’ with Russia

    Ukrainian troops suffered a reversal on the battlefield Monday as the country’s defense minister warned that it’s now waging a “great war” with Russia in which tens of thousands will die. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Putin urges Europeans to have ‘common sense’ over sanctions threat
    Sep01

    Putin urges Europeans to have ‘common sense’ over sanctions threat

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show “common sense” and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine.”I hope that common sense will prevail… that we will work together normally and that we...

    NATO preparing high-readiness force to counter Russia
    Sep01

    NATO preparing high-readiness force to counter Russia

    Even though Moscow-backed rebels lowered peace talk demands in Ukraine, Russia’s aggression there has made Europe ready itself for worse …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russian rebels would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy
    Sep01

    Pro-Russian rebels would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy

    Pro-Russian rebels soften their demand for independence on Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Poland’s PM: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now
    Sep01

    Poland’s PM: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now

    A scout stands with a torch in front of the Westerplatte monument during ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II at the Westerplatte peninsula near Gdansk, Poland,… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister
    Sep01

    Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister

    Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday.’ “The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in...

    Merkel: ISIS Poses Major Risk To Europe
    Sep01

    Merkel: ISIS Poses Major Risk To Europe

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government’s taboo-breaking decision to send arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, telling parliament on Monday that the group posed a major security threat to Germany and Europe. A day after Berlin announced it would send...

    Is Putin ‘Rebuilding Russia’ According To Solzhenitsyn’s Design?
    Sep01

    Is Putin ‘Rebuilding Russia’ According To Solzhenitsyn’s Design?

    In recent remarks, Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to call into question Kazakhstan’s legitimacy as a country, comments that echoed statements he made before the current crisis in Ukraine. His geopolitical vision for a “greater Russia” reminds some of a 1990 essay by Nobel laureate Aleksander Solzhenitsyn. …read...