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    Ukraine president orders army to observe cease-fire
    Sep05

    Ukraine president orders army to observe cease-fire

    Poroshenko says he has ordered the army to observe a cease-fire in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    U.S., European allies promise new support for Ukraine
    Sep05

    U.S., European allies promise new support for Ukraine

    The U.S. and European allies are finalizing another round of sanctions against Russia and promising new security support for Ukraine in another effort to pressure Moscow to shift course after months of meddling in the separatist conflict across its border. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine Signs Cease-Fire With Pro-Russian Rebels
    Sep05

    Ukraine Signs Cease-Fire With Pro-Russian Rebels

    (MINSK, Belarus) — Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday. MoreUkraine Signs Cease-Fire With Pro-Russia RebelsTalks on Ukraine Cease-Fire Start in Belarus’Meet’ the President: What to Watch for in Obama’s Interview NBC...

    Ukraine Crisis: NATO Will Send Thousands Of Troops To Eastern Europe
    Sep05

    Ukraine Crisis: NATO Will Send Thousands Of Troops To Eastern Europe

    NATO approved a rapid response “spearhead” force Friday designed to “deal swiftly and firmly with threats” in Eastern Europe, a move prompted by Russian intervention in Ukraine and NATO concerns Russia could try the same in bordering NATO member states. Russian officials said this week they consider any NATO buildup near Russia a provocation....

    Rebels: We signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine
    Sep05

    Rebels: We signed cease-fire deal with Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president, at NATO summit, voices ‘careful optimism’ on peace talks with rebels …read more Source:...

    NATO Authorizes New Rapid Response Force to Deter Russia
    Sep05

    NATO Authorizes New Rapid Response Force to Deter Russia

    NATO will create a new military force based in eastern Europe designed to mobilize quickly in the event of a hostile incursion into the region, officials said Friday. “Should you even think of attacking one ally, you will be facing the whole alliance,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday at the close of a two-day summit in...

    Ukraine, rebels agree on conditional cease-fire
    Sep05

    Ukraine, rebels agree on conditional cease-fire

    A deal comes only hours after NATO announces a new rapid response force for Eastern Europe. …read more Source: USA...

    Why NATO Won’t Stop Russia In Ukraine
    Sep05

    Why NATO Won’t Stop Russia In Ukraine

    More than 60 leaders are attending a historical NATO summit in Wales this week. On the agenda are the political crisis in Afghanistan, the rise of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq and most prominently, the pressing concern of the unabated tensions in Ukraine. Since the start of the conflict between the Ukrainian government and...

    NATO Approves New Force Aimed at Deterring Russia
    Sep05

    NATO Approves New Force Aimed at Deterring Russia

    (NEWPORT, Wales) — Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to dispatch several thousand troops in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region comes under attack. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the new unit would send a clear message to potential aggressors....

    Canadian military advisers headed to Iraq to help push back ISIL
    Sep05

    Canadian military advisers headed to Iraq to help push back ISIL

    NEWPORT, Wales — Several dozen Canadian soldiers will be sent to Iraq to advise that country’s military forces in fighting Islamic terrorists, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced here Friday. But Canada’s contribution could be further increased once a strategy with its allies has been worked out. The Canadians will join U.S....