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    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,...

    Is Putin ‘Rebuilding Russia’ According To Solzhenitsyn’s Design?
    Sep01

    Is Putin ‘Rebuilding Russia’ According To Solzhenitsyn’s Design?

    In recent remarks, Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to call into question Kazakhstan’s legitimacy as a country, comments that echoed statements he made before the current crisis in Ukraine. His geopolitical vision for a “greater Russia” reminds some of a 1990 essay by Nobel laureate Aleksander Solzhenitsyn. …read...

    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...

    Pro-Russia Rebels Ease Demands at Ukraine Peace Talks
    Sep01

    Pro-Russia Rebels Ease Demands at Ukraine 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, the...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Merkel Defends Arming Kurds and Calls Islamic State a Threat to Europe
    Sep01

    Merkel Defends Arming Kurds and Calls Islamic State a Threat to Europe

    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 anti-tank rockets, assault rifles and hand grenades to...