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    Obama Pledges NATO Backing for Baltics
    Sep03

    Obama Pledges NATO Backing for Baltics

    President Obama pledged that NATO would defend its Baltic allies as he laid blame for clashes in Ukraine squarely on Moscow. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    France May Withhold Warship Delivery to Russia
    Sep03

    France May Withhold Warship Delivery to Russia

    France said it may withhold the delivery of a powerful warship to Russia, due next month, because the Kremlin’s support to breakaway forces in eastern Ukraine threatens peace in Europe. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Does This Flag Reveal True Intent of Pro-Russia Rebels?
    Sep03

    Does This Flag Reveal True Intent of Pro-Russia Rebels?

    Pro-Russian rebels conquering territory in eastern Ukraine are fighting under a new flag that betrays their – and perhaps the Kremlin’s – ambitions. …read more Source:...

    Is Ukraine ‘Ceasefire’ for Real?
    Sep03

    Is Ukraine ‘Ceasefire’ for Real?

    There’s barely a building unscathed. This is Spartak near Donetsk – recovering from heavy shelling overnight. But the end of the crisis could be in sight. Ukraine defence spokesman Andriy Lysenko. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Obama Offers Muddled Message to Europe in Face of Crises
    Sep03

    Obama Offers Muddled Message to Europe in Face of Crises

    MoreObama: ‘Justice Will Be Served’ on ISIS for U.S. Journalist’s KillingObama Says It’s ‘Too Early to Tell’ What the Ukraine Ceasefire MeansObama Orders 350 More Troops to IraqPresident Barack Obama traveled to Estonia on Wednesday to set the world straight on his intentions. In a speech at the wood-paneled Nordea Concert...

    France suspends warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine concerns
    Sep03

    France suspends warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine concerns

    PARIS — President Francois Hollande’s office says France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow’s actions in neighboring Ukraine. The announcement, after Hollande convened a special defense panel, comes a day before the start of a NATO summit and after months of …...

    Obama Calls Ukraine a ‘Moment of Testing’ for NATO
    Sep03

    Obama Calls Ukraine a ‘Moment of Testing’ for NATO

    In a speech in Estonia, President Obama cast Russia as the aggressor in Ukraine and said borders could not be redrawn ”at the barrel of a gun.” …read more Source: The New York...

    France stops delivery of warship to Russian military
    Sep03

    France stops delivery of warship to Russian military

    PARIS — France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow’s actions in neighboring Ukraine, President Francois Hollande’s office said Wednesday. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Christie’s Mexico trip touches on trade, politics
    Sep03

    Christie’s Mexico trip touches on trade, politics

    With his state exporting $2 billion worth of goods to Mexico, and tens of thousands of New Jersey jobs relying on the relationship, Christie becomes the latest potential presidential contender to cross the border on official business — and in pursuit of international expertise and credibility. “If you’re a national leader of the party...

    Putin Hails Soviet Victory Over Japan, Courts Mongolia
    Sep03

    Putin Hails Soviet Victory Over Japan, Courts Mongolia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin cited a 1939 Soviet victory over the Japanese army as a foundation of relations with Mongolia during a visit to Ulan Bator on Wednesday, despite a risk of upsetting Tokyo. Putin’s reference to the battles of Khalkhin Gol could be seen in Tokyo as a jibe following Japan’s sanctions on Russia over the...