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    NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East
    Sep02

    NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East

    The leaders of the 28 NATO countries will gather for the first time in two years starting Thursday in Wales, in western Britain, with an agenda very different from the one they had for their last summit. When NATO leaders last met in Chicago, Afghanistan was at the top of their agenda, and Russia was considered a partner in addressing issues like...

    Vladimir Putin’s ‘I’ll Take Kiev in Two Weeks’ Comment ‘Taken Out Of Context’
    Sep02

    Vladimir Putin’s ‘I’ll Take Kiev in Two Weeks’ Comment ‘Taken Out Of Context’

    Vladimir Putin’s claims that he could take Kiev in two weeks have been taken out of context, according to the Russian president’s senior foreign policy adviser. Yuri Ushakov also castigated EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso for violating confidentiality by revealing Putin’s comments. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities
    Sep02

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russian Photographer In Ukraine’s Fate Still Unclear, Despite Cryptic ‘RIP’ Tweet
    Sep02

    Russian Photographer In Ukraine’s Fate Still Unclear, Despite Cryptic ‘RIP’ Tweet

    The fate of a Russian photographer who disappeared nearly a month ago in eastern Ukraine remains a mystery despite scattered claims that DNA testing confirmed Andrei Stenin was dead. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Urges U.S. to Act on Ukraine
    Sep02

    Russia Urges U.S. to Act on Ukraine

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the U.S. to push Kiev into giving up its military campaign against pro-Russia rebels in the east and negotiate a political compromise. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin Orders Expedited Building of New Russian Spaceport
    Sep02

    Putin Orders Expedited Building of New Russian Spaceport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered that construction be sped up on a multi-billion-dollar spaceport in Russia’s Far East, which he said would break reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to the Moon and Mars. Putin flew in a helicopter over the sprawling building site in Vostochny at a...

    Leaked Putin remark on Ukraine enrages Russia
    Sep02

    Leaked Putin remark on Ukraine enrages Russia

    Kremlin blasts EU leader over Russian president’s controversial remark as Ukraine says Russian troops seen in 2 rebel-held cities …read more Source:...

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout
    Sep02

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    BRUSSELS — While Ukraine’s leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country’s battered economy.Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the separatists in the country’s east persists...

    German Minister Urges Europeans to Eat More Fruit
    Sep02

    German Minister Urges Europeans to Eat More Fruit

    Europeans should eat more fruit and vegetables to remedy the impact of Russian restrictions on food imports from the West, Germany’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday. “Eat! You should eat, I should eat, we should eat,” the minister, Christian Schmidt, told German radio. Europe faces disruption to food markets from import restrictions...

    NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to Ukraine crises
    Sep02

    NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to Ukraine crises

    NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. …read more Source: The Toronto...