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    Russia Confident Warship Deal With France Will Proceed
    Sep05

    Russia Confident Warship Deal With France Will Proceed

    Russian authorities say they expect their deal to buy two warships from France will go through, despite the announcement in Paris that delivery of the first vessel has been suspended. That statement Thursday follows comments by French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday that Russia’s intervention in eastern Ukraine meant conditions...

    NATO Pledges More Support for Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Pledges More Support for Ukraine

    NATO leaders increased defense cooperation with Ukraine at their summit in Britain Thursday, pledging more help on security and governmental reforms, but not lethal military aid. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from the conference site in Newport, Wales. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Under NATO Pressure, France Puts Freeze on Russia Warship Deal
    Sep05

    Under NATO Pressure, France Puts Freeze on Russia Warship Deal

    France has postponed a deal to deliver two advanced warships to Russia. French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that Russia’s intervention in eastern Ukraine meant conditions were not right to complete the delivery. France faces a huge bill for halting the contract. And as Henry Ridgwell reports from the Saint-Nazaire shipyard,...

    Ukraine’s leader: Careful optimism on peace talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s leader: Careful optimism on peace talks

    Ukraine’s president, at NATO summit, voices ‘careful optimism’ on peace talks with rebels …read more Source:...

    Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through War or Peace
    Sep05

    Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through War or Peace

    Armenia and Azerbaijan, who are in a state of war despite a ceasefire, have three options on how to approach the stalemated conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a dispute that lasted more than two decades. Each option comes with a sour pill, as there is no magic solution. But such is the reality of trying to find a peaceful resolution to a bloody...

    Fear grows as artillery fire rocks outskirts of Mariupol
    Sep05

    Fear grows as artillery fire rocks outskirts of Mariupol

    Strong explosions rocked the outskirts of the key Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Thursday as Kiev’s forces battled pro-Moscow rebels. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine president, rebels hope for cease-fire deal
    Sep05

    Ukraine president, rebels hope for cease-fire deal

    Obama and Cameron say the world must confront the “brutal and poisonous” Islamic State. …read more Source: USA...

    NATO has no right to push Ukraine to keep fighting a war it can’t win.
    Sep05

    NATO has no right to push Ukraine to keep fighting a war it can’t win.

    A ceasefire scheduled to begin Friday may fall apart, and the fighting may resume. But to encourage Mr. Poroshenko in the meantime to keep up a hopeless fight is to nudge Ukrainians toward an even greater disaster than what they’ve lived through so far. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russian Twitter Account Trolls NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Russian Twitter Account Trolls NATO Summit

    As NATO leaders met in Cardiff, Wales, on Thursday to discuss topics including the Russian invasion in Ukraine, ISIS and the drawing down of the war in Afghanistan, a Twitter account run by the Russian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates attempted to bring levity to the moment — or, more accurately, sarcasm. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Preparing New Round of Sanctions on Russia
    Sep05

    U.S. Preparing New Round of Sanctions on Russia

    The United States is preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine, a senior White House official said. …read more Source:...