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    Ukraine Modifies ‘Permanent Ceasefire’ Claim To ‘Cease-Fire Process’ After Kremlin Refutes Original Report
    Sep03

    Ukraine Modifies ‘Permanent Ceasefire’ Claim To ‘Cease-Fire Process’ After Kremlin Refutes Original Report

    Update as of 7:15 a.m. EDT: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office reportedly corrected its earlier statement regarding a cease-fire and changed it to saying that Russia and Ukraine have agreed to a “cease-fire process,” BBC reported. A New York Times report cited the correction to a spokesperson, and added that a new statement will...

    Obama Casts Russia As A Threat To Peace In Europe
    Sep03

    Obama Casts Russia As A Threat To Peace In Europe

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin’s next target. “You lost your independence once before,” Obama said...

    Obama expresses skepticism on Russia’s aims in Ukrainian conflict
    Sep03

    Obama expresses skepticism on Russia’s aims in Ukrainian conflict

    President Obama expressed skepticism Wednesday about Russia’s aims in Ukraine after officials in Kiev announced that the two countries had agreed to a cease-fire, then backed off that claim. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin: Ukraine must withdraw, rebels must halt
    Sep03

    Putin: Ukraine must withdraw, rebels must halt

    Ukraine says Russian forces sighted in major eastern cities …read more Source:...

    Switzerland Tops Economic Competitiveness Survey
    Sep03

    Switzerland Tops Economic Competitiveness Survey

    A new report by the World Economic Forum ranks Switzerland as the most competitive country in the world, followed by Singapore and the United States. As in previous years, countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Chad, Guinea and Burundi hold up the bottom of the 144 countries surveyed in this latest edition of The Global Competitiveness, which...

    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt
    Sep03

    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt

    (KIEV, Ukraine) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Russian-backed insurgents in eastern Ukraine to “stop advancing” Wednesday and urged the Ukrainian army to withdraw their troops from the region. MoreEXCLUSIVE: Ebola Victim Kent Brantly ‘Not Worried’ About Stigma NBC NewsObama Vows: We Will ‘Degrade and Destroy’...

    Obama to Russia: ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’
    Sep03

    Obama to Russia: ‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’

    Earlier in the day there were conflicting statements from both sides in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    Putin Hopes For September 5 Deal To Resolve Ukraine Crisis
    Sep03

    Putin Hopes For September 5 Deal To Resolve Ukraine Crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed terms of a cease-fire for eastern Ukraine and said he hopes Kyiv and pro-Russian separatists fighting against government troops will agree on a plan to end their conflict during talks on September 5. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics
    Sep03

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics

    President Barack Obama condemned Russia’s intervention in Ukraine Wednesday as a “brazen assault” on the country’s integrity and assured three former Soviet satellite states that NATO would defend them against any aggression by Moscow. Obama said that Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia had lost their independence before to...

    Russia LGBT Activists Worried After Crimea ‘Leader’ Lashes Out
    Sep03

    Russia LGBT Activists Worried After Crimea ‘Leader’ Lashes Out

    The head of the Russian-installed government in Crimea has said his region “does not need” gays and other sexual minorities. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...