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    Russia, Ukraine leaders say ceasefire holding, more steps needed
                            
                            
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    Sep06

    Russia, Ukraine leaders say ceasefire holding, more steps needed [Video]

    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine said on Saturday that a ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists was holding up fairly well and they discussed urgent humanitarian aid for the shattered region. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense
    Sep06

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

    Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to protect the region from Russian bullying. They have long sought a commitment to allay their fears, especially following Russia’s recent aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense
    Sep06

    Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

    Some who spent decades under the Soviet yoke — politicians and ordinary people — think that the move could enrage Moscow and undermine the sense of security they have felt since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the expansion of NATO in the 1990s. The region’s long-standing distrust of Russia became more acute following Russia’s...

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to  hold
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    A statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed steps “for giving the cease-fire a stable character” in a telephone conversation Saturday. Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s national security council, told reporters that rebels had fired at...

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to  hold
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia on Saturday said the cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was mostly holding, but the truce still appeared fragile in its first full day as both sides of the conflict claimed violations. …read more Source: Miami...

    Lava Eruption, Pakistan Protests And A Kite Surfing Record: Week In Photos, Aug. 31 – Sept. 7
    Sep06

    Lava Eruption, Pakistan Protests And A Kite Surfing Record: Week In Photos, Aug. 31 – Sept. 7

    Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week.1. Local fishermen collect ‘popocha’ fish that washed up dead in the Cajititlan lagoon in Jalisco State, Mexico on Sept. 1,...

    In Ukraine flashpoint cities, residents doubt lasting peace
    Sep06

    In Ukraine flashpoint cities, residents doubt lasting peace

    Mariupol (Ukraine) (AFP) – In flashpoint cities of eastern Ukraine, uneasy residents voiced doubt Saturday that the ceasefire deal would bring lasting peace after five months of devastating conflict that has ruined the lives of so many.”It’s only a matter of time (before the truce is broken) because our Russian...

    Australian PM Arrives in Malaysia for One-Day Visit
    Sep06

    Australian PM Arrives in Malaysia for One-Day Visit

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in Malaysia for a state visit on Saturday (September 6). Abbott was welcomed by his counterpart, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, in Malaysia’s administration capital of Putrajaya. Both sides are expected to discuss issues related to the search of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 and the...

    Australia’s Abbott on MH370: “We Will Not Give Up
    Sep06

    Australia’s Abbott on MH370: “We Will Not Give Up

    With the pomp and circumstance of its military marching band, Malaysia rolled out the red carpet on Saturday, welcoming Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. On his one-day state visit, Abbott met with his counterpart, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. The two discussed issues related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 and the...

    Donetsk Residents Wary of Ukraine Ceasefire
    Sep06

    Donetsk Residents Wary of Ukraine Ceasefire

    With a new ceasefire in place in Ukraine, peace and calm are returning to Donetsk. But residents of one of the two last rebel strongholds in the country have their doubts. …read more Source: The Boston...