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    AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce
    Sep09

    AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce

    From the onset of the Ukrainian crisis, Putin’s objective has been to secure enough autonomy for Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east that the region can keep its close ties to Russia — and to prevent Ukraine from ever joining NATO. Putin couldn’t afford to see the insurgents defeated, and the rebel counter-offensive sharply turned...

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets
    Sep09

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

    TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine in an “unnecessarily provocative” incident, Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said Monday. Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Russian news agencies on Tuesday that the...

    Dutch Experts To Release Preliminary Report On MH17 Crash
    Sep09

    Dutch Experts To Release Preliminary Report On MH17 Crash

    Dutch aviation experts investigating the crash of a Malaysian passenger jet during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine plan to issue their preliminary findings on September 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine president visits contested region
    Sep09

    Ukraine president visits contested region

    MOSCOW — With a fragile truce barely holding in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko on Monday visited the port city of Mariupol, not far from where Ukrainian forces suffered severe losses in recent days, and declared that his government would never relinquish territory that some separatists claim historically belongs to Russia....

    Russian warplane makes ‘provocative’ pass over Canadian frigate
    Sep09

    Russian warplane makes ‘provocative’ pass over Canadian frigate

    Russian military jets made “provocative” flyovers on a Canadian frigate taking part in a multinational naval exercise in the Black Sea this week, ratcheting up the war of words a notch. HMCS Toronto has been serving in the Mediterranean in recent months as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Forces. Last week, though, the frigate sailed into the...

    Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due
    Sep09

    Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due

    The Hague (AFP) – A highly anticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine will be released on Tuesday, hoping to shed light on the air disaster that claimed the lives of 298 passengers. The air crash team led by investigators from the Netherlands will release its report at 0800 GMT on the...

    Clooney to wed in Venice in ‘couple of weeks’
    Sep09

    Clooney to wed in Venice in ‘couple of weeks’

    Los Angeles (AFP) – Heartthrob actor George Clooney is to marry his British lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin in Venice in a “couple of weeks”, according to news reports confirmed in part by his spokesman. The US actor’s spokesman confirmed the wedding venue but not the date after Clooney let slip his plans to marry the human...

    EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep09

    EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia

    The European Union is expanding sanctions against Russia as reports of new fighting in Ukraine threaten a fragile cease-fire agreement. The new measures are expected to go into effect in the coming days if the cease-fire fails to hold. EU officials say the latest sanctions are reversible, depending on Moscow’s next moves on Ukraine –...

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets during NATO Black Sea exercise
    Sep09

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets during NATO Black Sea exercise

    A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Canadian navy ship bussed by 3 Russian jets
    Sep09

    Canadian navy ship bussed by 3 Russian jets

    A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...