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    Ukraine crisis: NATO preps rapid response force to ease Eastern Europe anxiety
    Sep05

    Ukraine crisis: NATO preps rapid response force to ease Eastern Europe anxiety

    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. …read more Source:...

    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...

    U.K. says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds
    Sep05

    U.K. says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds

    The European Union and the United States are preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    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...

    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...

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force
    Sep05

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said the U.K. will commit 3,500 troops to a new “spearhead” force established by NATO following Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    HRW: Ukraine Rebels Use Civilians for Forced Labor
    Sep05

    HRW: Ukraine Rebels Use Civilians for Forced Labor

    A leading human rights group is accusing rebels in eastern Ukraine of arresting civilians and using them for forced labor, in some cases near frontline battle positions. Human Rights Watch released a report on Friday alleging civilians are being arrested for minor alleged infractions, such as drinking beer in public, breaking curfew or unlawful...

    Ukraine, Russia and Rebels Meeting for Cease-Fire Talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine, Russia and Rebels Meeting for Cease-Fire Talks

    Representatives from Russia, Ukraine and rebels fighting in Ukraine’s east arrived in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for talks expected to lead to a long-awaited cease-fire in the five-month conflict. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    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....

    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....