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    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

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

    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:...

    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 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...

    Ukraine Looks To Stalin Era To Root Out Spies
    Sep03

    Ukraine Looks To Stalin Era To Root Out Spies

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey has announced the creation of a Special Service, similar to a counterintelligence organization that existed during Josef Stalin’s rule, to deal with subversive elements in the Ukrainian military. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia, Ukraine Distance Themselves From News Of A Cease-Fire Deal
    Sep03

    Russia, Ukraine Distance Themselves From News Of A Cease-Fire Deal

    Ukraine released a statement saying it had agreed to a “permanent cease-fire,” only to walk it back shortly thereafter. Russia said it had come to no such agreement.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    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. A day ahead of a NATO summit, Ukraine issued a vague statement about agreeing with Putin on cease-fire steps for eastern Ukraine. The...

    Obama Says Planned NATO Deployments Send A Clear Message
    Sep03

    Obama Says Planned NATO Deployments Send A Clear Message

    U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to defend other NATO states under what is known as Article 5 of the alliance’s charter. He spoke at a news conference in Tallinn with Estonian President Toomas Ilves. In reaction to Russia’s military actions in Ukraine, NATO’s secretary-general recently announced that...

    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...