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    EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia
    Sep03

    EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia

    Several member states came out on Wednesday against the idea of taking action against Russia’s high-profile sports events, such as its hosting of the 2018 World Cup, describing it as unrealistic at this stage. The EU’s executive Commission said in a statement that it offered proposals to the 28 member states to complement sanctions...

    Stocks spike amid confusion over Ukraine cease-fire
    Sep03

    Stocks spike amid confusion over Ukraine cease-fire

    Risk assets across Europe rose sharply on hopes that the presidents of both Ukraine and Russia were nearing a cease-fire agreement. …read more Source:...

    Canada paid for cash-strapped Hungary’s fighter pilot training
    Sep03

    Canada paid for cash-strapped Hungary’s fighter pilot training

    LONDON — NATO ally Hungary is so financially strapped that Canada has had to step in and pay for its fighter pilot training, according to documents obtained by the Citizen. Because of Hungary’s financial problems, it couldn’t afford the $9 million a year to send pilots to the NATO Flying Training Centre in Moose Jaw, Sask., according...

    U.S., Allies To Stage Military Drills In Ukraine
    Sep03

    U.S., Allies To Stage Military Drills In Ukraine

    Poland’s Defense Ministry said on September 3 that the exercises, dubbed Rapid Trident 14, are to be held on September 13-26 in western Ukraine close to NATO-member Poland. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia
    Sep03

    EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS — European Union nations will be looking to give existing penalties against Russia more bite by the weekend rather than expanding sanctions to include sport events to punish Moscow for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis.Several member states came out on Wednesday against the idea of taking action against Russia’s high-profile...

    Obama: Russia Committing ‘A Brazen Assault’ On Ukraine
    Sep03

    Obama: Russia Committing ‘A Brazen Assault’ On Ukraine

    U.S. …read more Source: International Business...

    PUTIN’S PEACE PLAN: Ukraine Retreats, While Russia Invades
    Sep03

    PUTIN’S PEACE PLAN: Ukraine Retreats, While Russia Invades

    Russian president Vladimir Putin laid out his conditions for a permanent end to the Ukraine crisis during a visit to Mongolia on September 3rd. The 7-point plan makes it clear: He wants Ukraine to retreat, and for Russia to invade. The proposal would formalize the presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine while requiring the withdrawal of...

    NATO Leaders Meet Amid Array of Crises
    Sep03

    NATO Leaders Meet Amid Array of Crises

    The 28 NATO leaders are gathering in Wales, in western Britain, for their first summit in two years, amid a new and challenging array of crises. In 2012 in Chicago, they focused on Afghanistan, and continued the decades-long process of redefining the alliance for the post-Cold War world. They discussed issues like nuclear weapons proliferation,...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Europe’s Energy Chief Not Ruling Out ‘Worst Case Scenarios’ For EU Energy Security As Tensions With Moscow Escalate
    Sep03

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Europe’s Energy Chief Not Ruling Out ‘Worst Case Scenarios’ For EU Energy Security As Tensions With Moscow Escalate

    Europe’s energy chief says he is not ruling out Russia’s blocking natural gas flows to Europe in retaliation for Western sanctions related to fighting in Ukraine. European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger was addressing what he called the “worst case scenarios” for the region’s energy security this winter as tensions with...

    Putin drafts ceasefire plan ahead of key NATO summit
    Sep03

    Putin drafts ceasefire plan ahead of key NATO summit

    The key points in Putin’s seven-step plan include a halt in the rapid rebel advance in exchange for Ukrainian units pulling back out of shelling range of rebel-held cities …read more Source: The Globe and...