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    Talks on Ukraine cease-fire start in Belarus
    Sep05

    Talks on Ukraine cease-fire start in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Talks expected to bring a much-anticipated cease-fire to the fighting in eastern Ukraine began Friday in the Belarusian capital even as the rebels kept pressing their offensive against a strategic port city. Ukraine ready lost about half its coastline, several major ports and untold billions in Black Sea mineral rights with...

    Heavy shelling in Ukraine hours ahead of truce talks
    Sep05

    Heavy shelling in Ukraine hours ahead of truce talks

    Shelling was seen near Mariupol, a strategic port that hold the key to a huge chunk of Ukraine’s sea coast and rich hydrocarbon resources. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks
    Sep05

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks

    Shelling resounded on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire. …read more Source: CTV...

    U.K. says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds
    Sep05

    U.K. says new Russian sanctions could be lifted if ceasefire holds

    The European Union and the United States are preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of Possible Truce
    Sep05

    Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of Possible Truce

    Heavy fighting was reported Friday in eastern Ukraine, just hours before Kyiv and rebel leaders were to meet for peace talks that both sides hope can lead to a cease-fire. Witnesses heard explosions and gunfire on the eastern outskirts of the strategic port city of Mariupol, a continuation of fighting that was also reported there late Thursday....

    Shelling Near Port Hours Before Cease-Fire Talks
    Sep05

    Shelling Near Port Hours Before Cease-Fire Talks

    Fresh shelling was heard outside Ukraine’s strategic port city of Mariupol just hours before talks both sides hoped would bring a ceasefire. …read more Source:...

    NATO Mulls Tightening Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Mulls Tightening Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

    <p>NATO leaders meeting for a second day at a summit in Wales on Friday are set to consider more sanctions against Russia over its widely perceived support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.</p> <p>The 28-member defense alliance is also expected to approve a rapid reaction force and the deployment of military equipment to...

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks
    Sep05

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Shelling resounded on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire. Associated Press reporters heard heavy shelling on Friday morning north and east of Mariupol. The...

    Pro-Moscow Rebels Close In On Strategic Ukrainian Town Ahead Of Potential Cease-Fire
    Sep05

    Pro-Moscow Rebels Close In On Strategic Ukrainian Town Ahead Of Potential Cease-Fire

    Barely hours before a possible cease-fire is scheduled to come into effect in eastern Ukraine, fighting between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels raged on around the city of Mariupol near the Azov Sea, media reports said Friday. …read more Source: International Business...

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression
    Sep05

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression

    NEWPORT — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. The announcement will come...