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    Euro slips to near 1-year dollar low amid ongoing economic weakness and Ukraine uncertainties
    Sep01

    Euro slips to near 1-year dollar low amid ongoing economic weakness and Ukraine uncertainties

    The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine
    Sep01

    Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

    The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    Battle-Ravaged Ukraine Village Struggles to Survive
    Sep01

    Battle-Ravaged Ukraine Village Struggles to Survive

    HRABSKE, Ukraine—Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week’s battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable — with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs...

    Merkel: ISIS Poses Major Risk To Europe
    Sep01

    Merkel: ISIS Poses Major Risk To Europe

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government’s taboo-breaking decision to send arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, telling parliament on Monday that the group posed a major security threat to Germany and Europe. A day after Berlin announced it would send...

    Europe’s Russia Sanctions Dilemma
    Sep01

    Europe’s Russia Sanctions Dilemma

    Use common sense – that’s President Putin’s latest warning to the West over the possibility of fresh sanctions against Russia. EU leaders are preparing new measures against Moscow. But no definite ones have been agreed yet or when they will be imposed. Anxiety over Ukraine is already hurting some of their economies – even...

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
    Sep01

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    MOSCOW — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.The insurgents’ platform, released at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk,...

    Residents in rebel-held village in east Ukraine pick up pieces as fighting rages on
    Sep01

    Residents in rebel-held village in east Ukraine pick up pieces as fighting rages on

    With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable — with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs everywhere. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces
    Sep01

    Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

    With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable — with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs everywhere. Hrabske and the nearby strategic town of Ilovaysk have suffered badly from recent clashes as separatist Russian forces relentlessly chip away at areas under...

    China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis
    Sep01

    China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis

    Thousands of miles away from the Ukrainian battlefields of Donetsk and Novoazovsk sits the country that may end up being the largest beneficiary of the turmoil along Russia’s southwest border: China. With Russian President Vladimir Putin rewriting the playbook on security in post-Cold War Europe, Beijing has watched warily 3,700 miles to...

    ‘A Ukraine Peace Plan That Excludes Ukrainians Is Unacceptable’
    Sep01

    ‘A Ukraine Peace Plan That Excludes Ukrainians Is Unacceptable’

    Last week, The Atlantic published a 24-point plan for ending the conflict between Russia and Ukraine—the product of a meeting between Russian and American experts and former officials on the Finnish island of Boistö. Now, a group of American and European experts and former officials, coordinated by David Kramer of Freedom House, has written a...