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    Is French Warship Start of New Cold War?
    Sep04

    Is French Warship Start of New Cold War?

    They were seen as a lifeline for the French economy. Two helicopter carriers bound for Russia in a deal worth 1.2 billion euros. But now France may have to pay that money back – after halting delivery at the 11th hour in light of Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. A significant moment, says Carsten Bzreski from ING. …read more Source:...

    Russian armoured vehicles moving to key Ukrainian port: Ukraine’s UN ambassador
    Sep04

    Russian armoured vehicles moving to key Ukrainian port: Ukraine’s UN ambassador

    Ukraine’s UN ambassador says a convoy of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles has moved from the resort town of Novoazovsk toward the key port of Mariupol and was stopped by Ukrainian forces and civilians. …read more Source: CTV...

    NATO official at summit accuses Russia of attacking Ukraine
    Sep04

    NATO official at summit accuses Russia of attacking Ukraine

    NATO’s top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defenses against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    NATO Secretary General calls on Russia to end “illegal” annexation of Crimea
    Sep04

    NATO Secretary General calls on Russia to end “illegal” annexation of Crimea

    NEWPORT, Wales – Here is what NATO Secretary General NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen had to say in greeting Ukraine’s president to talks with alliance officials today: “President Poroshenko, I welcome you here today at a testing time for your nation. An independent, sovereign and stable Ukraine, firming committed to democracy...

    Ceasefire in Ukraine or No Warship, France Tells Russia
    Sep04

    Ceasefire in Ukraine or No Warship, France Tells Russia

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that a ceasefire and a political settlement in Ukraine were conditions for France to deliver a warship it has built for Russia. Hollande told reporters on the sidelines of a NATO summit that the contract to supply two Mistral-class helicopter carriers was neither...

    Hollande: Cease-Fire, Political Deal Conditions For Mistral Delivery
    Sep04

    Hollande: Cease-Fire, Political Deal Conditions For Mistral Delivery

    French President Francois Hollande has said a cease-fire and a political settlement in Ukraine are conditions for France to deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pursuing ISIS to the Gates of Hell
    Sep04

    Pursuing ISIS to the Gates of Hell

    Over the past two weeks, the American foreign-policy debate has dramatically changed. The key to understanding why lies in a book. The book is called Special Providence. Published 13 years ago by Walter Russell Mead, it remains, for my money, the best analysis of American foreign policy written in our time. Mead argues that America has four...

    Letter: What does the West really want?
    Sep04

    Letter: What does the West really want?

    Unquestionably, the regular reader is finding it difficult to keep pace with Russian-inspired events in Ukraine. The annexation of Crimea by the “little green men” followed by the recent convoy invasion (mostly unsanctioned by the Red Cross and more threatened) is showing Russia at its worst. Victimized by the West, according to itself and some...

    Obama and Cameron: U.S. and U.K. Won’t Be Threatened by ‘Barbaric Killers’ as NATO Talks Begin in Wales
    Sep04

    Obama and Cameron: U.S. and U.K. Won’t Be Threatened by ‘Barbaric Killers’ as NATO Talks Begin in Wales

    NATO officials directly accused Russia of attacking Ukraine on Thursday at the start of the two-day NATO summit in Wales, which looks set to be dominated by two international crises. Instability in Ukraine and the increasing threat from Islamic State (IS), the militant Islamist group formerly known as ISIS, were both addressed in a joint op-ed...

    Ukraine braces for possible assault on key port amid hopes for cease-fire
    Sep04

    Ukraine braces for possible assault on key port amid hopes for cease-fire

    Concerns grow that rebels are aiming to seize major port; Ukrainian president says he’s ready to order cease-fire if peace deal is signed …read more Source:...