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    Report: bodies of 87 Ukrainian soldiers retrieved
    Sep03

    Report: bodies of 87 Ukrainian soldiers retrieved

    KIEV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military official says the bodies of 87 soldiers killed while fighting Russian-backed rebels have been evacuated from southeastern Ukraine.Mykhailo Logvinov, a military official in the southeastern region of Zaporizhye, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying Wednesday that the bodies have been delivered to...

    Russian news agency says photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine
    Sep03

    Russian news agency says photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine

    Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt
    Sep03

    Putin: Ukraine Must Withdraw, Rebels Must Halt

    KIEV, Ukraine— Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Russian-backed insurgents in eastern Ukraine to “stop advancing” Wednesday and urged the Ukrainian army to withdraw their troops from the region. A day ahead of a NATO summit, Ukraine issued a vague statement about agreeing with Putin on cease-fire steps for eastern Ukraine. The...

    Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe
    Sep03

    Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

    TALLINN, Estonia — Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin’s next target.”You lost your independence once before,” Obama said following...

    Obama: This is a time of testing for Russia
    Sep03

    Obama: This is a time of testing for Russia

    President Obama commented on establishing military bases in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine, and to prevent further incursions by Moscow across previously Kremlin-controlled territory. …read more Source: USA...

    Switzerland Tops Economic Competitiveness Survey
    Sep03

    Switzerland Tops Economic Competitiveness Survey

    A new report by the World Economic Forum ranks Switzerland as the most competitive country in the world, followed by Singapore and the United States. As in previous years, countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Chad, Guinea and Burundi hold up the bottom of the 144 countries surveyed in this latest edition of The Global Competitiveness, which...

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire
    Sep03

    Ukraine, Russia Closer to Ceasefire

    KIEV, Ukraine—The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but the statement was ambiguous and a top rebel figure said no cease-fire was possible without Ukraine withdrawing its forces. The brief statement said “mutual...

    Putin: Framework for Ukraine cease-fire OK’d
    Sep03

    Putin: Framework for Ukraine cease-fire OK’d

    Kremlin leader lays out a seven-point peace plan that he hopes will be adopted by all sides this week. …read more Source: USA...

    Putin urges Ukraine to withdraw troops, rebels to “stop advancing”
    Sep03

    Putin urges Ukraine to withdraw troops, rebels to “stop advancing”

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people and forced over 340,000 to flee their homes, according to the U.N. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Looks To Stalin Era To Root Out Spies
    Sep03

    Ukraine Looks To Stalin Era To Root Out Spies

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey has announced the creation of a Special Service, similar to a counterintelligence organization that existed during Josef Stalin’s rule, to deal with subversive elements in the Ukrainian military. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...