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    Under NATO Pressure, France Puts Freeze on Russia Warship Deal
    Sep05

    Under NATO Pressure, France Puts Freeze on Russia Warship Deal

    France has postponed a deal to deliver two advanced warships to Russia. French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that Russia’s intervention in eastern Ukraine meant conditions were not right to complete the delivery. France faces a huge bill for halting the contract. And as Henry Ridgwell reports from the Saint-Nazaire shipyard,...

    Ukraine president, rebels hope for cease-fire deal
    Sep05

    Ukraine president, rebels hope for cease-fire deal

    Obama and Cameron say the world must confront the “brutal and poisonous” Islamic State. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine and rebels to seek cease-fire Friday
    Sep05

    Ukraine and rebels to seek cease-fire Friday

    Poroshenko says he will order a ceasefire on Friday for Ukraine’s armed forces, paving the way for a “stage-by-stage peace plan.” …read more Source:...

    NATO has no right to push Ukraine to keep fighting a war it can’t win.
    Sep05

    NATO has no right to push Ukraine to keep fighting a war it can’t win.

    A ceasefire scheduled to begin Friday may fall apart, and the fighting may resume. But to encourage Mr. Poroshenko in the meantime to keep up a hopeless fight is to nudge Ukrainians toward an even greater disaster than what they’ve lived through so far. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russian Twitter Account Trolls NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Russian Twitter Account Trolls NATO Summit

    As NATO leaders met in Cardiff, Wales, on Thursday to discuss topics including the Russian invasion in Ukraine, ISIS and the drawing down of the war in Afghanistan, a Twitter account run by the Russian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates attempted to bring levity to the moment — or, more accurately, sarcasm. …read more Source:...

    Pugliese: How NATO backed Russia into a corner
    Sep05

    Pugliese: How NATO backed Russia into a corner

    NEWPORT, Wales – NATO leaders meeting here have been quick to brand Russia an aggressor state, intent on dominating Eastern Europe. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper called Russia “militaristic” and “imperialistic” while Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird suggested the country’s recent actions in Ukraine were akin to those...

    Russian troops now openly moving on port, Ukrainian commander says
    Sep05

    Russian troops now openly moving on port, Ukrainian commander says

    Hopes for a rumored truce were shattered Thursday in the strategic eastern port of Mariupol as Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near the city with heavy artillery and missile fire, a Ukrainian militia leader said. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    U.S. Preparing New Round of Sanctions on Russia
    Sep05

    U.S. Preparing New Round of Sanctions on Russia

    The United States is preparing a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine, a senior White House official said. …read more Source:...

    NATO Would Make Things Worse for Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Would Make Things Worse for Ukraine

    Expressions of support for Ukraine at the NATO summit are too little, too late, but NATO will become an actual liability to Ukraine if its government pushes for membership in the alliance. …read more Source:...

    NATO chief questions Russia’s Ukraine peace plan
    Sep05

    NATO chief questions Russia’s Ukraine peace plan

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday voiced scepticism about a surprise peace plan for the Ukrainian conflict put forward by President Vladimir Putin, saying that Russia was still “attacking” Ukraine. Video provide …read more Source: USA...