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    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east
    Sep10

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    KIEV, Ukraine โ€” Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months.But President Petro Poroshenko said the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of...

    Germany’s Merkel Calls For Russian Sanctions To Be Put Into Effect
    Sep10

    Germany’s Merkel Calls For Russian Sanctions To Be Put Into Effect

    BERLIN (AP) โ€” German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine have not yet been implemented fully. The EU has drawn up new measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine but stopped short Monday of enforcing them right...

    Ukrainian Villages Torn Apart After MH17 Crash
    Sep10

    Ukrainian Villages Torn Apart After MH17 Crash

    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came as a harbinger of misfortune for people in and around three rebel-held villages in Ukraine where the remains of the plane and its passengers landed. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainian President Offers Limited Autonomy For Rebellious Region
    Sep10

    Ukrainian President Offers Limited Autonomy For Rebellious Region

    Petro Poroshenko is offering a bill to grant special status to parts of the country’s restive east, but he reiterates that there will be no concession on sovereignty.ยป E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Amnesty Says Both Sides Committed War Crimes in Ukraine
    Sep10

    Amnesty Says Both Sides Committed War Crimes in Ukraine

    Amnesty International said on Wednesday it had documented evidence of war crimes by both sides in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The human rights group’s secretary-general, Salil Shetty, told a news conference in Moscow that some separatists, backed by Russian troops, and...

    Eastern Ukraine promised autonomy, not independence
    Sep10

    Eastern Ukraine promised autonomy, not independence

    Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill to parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. …read more Source: CTV...

    EU’s Juncker gives France, Britain key economic jobs
    Sep10

    EU’s Juncker gives France, Britain key economic jobs

    Brussels (AFP) – France and Britain secured top positions on Wednesday in incoming European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker’s new team, which must tackle a stagnant economy, rising euroscepticism and the Ukraine crisis on its borders.Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici was named economic affairs commissioner, the...

    Russia Launches 80 Administrative Cases Over McDonald’s Checks
    Sep10

    Russia Launches 80 Administrative Cases Over McDonald’s Checks

    Russia’s food safety agency has launched 80 administrative cases against companies and individuals as a result of sanitary control checks on McDonald’s restaurants across the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian president: Rebel areas offered greater autonomy but stay part of country
    Sep10

    Ukrainian president: Rebel areas offered greater autonomy but stay part of country

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine โ€” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine could be granted greater autonomy, but vowed they will always remain part of the country. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect
    Sep10

    Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine have not yet been implemented fully. …read more Source: Miami...