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    Obama Wants More NATO Defense Spending To Deal With Ukraine And ISIS, But Reality Says Otherwise
    Sep04

    Obama Wants More NATO Defense Spending To Deal With Ukraine And ISIS, But Reality Says Otherwise

    U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated to allies at the NATO summit in Wales on Thursday that they must spend more on defense if the alliance is to be effective against threats like a resurgent Russia and the Islamic militant group ISIS. But most of America’s allies in the 28-member alliance don’t spend the 2 percent of GDP that Obama...

    Ukraine Conflict Begins to Stunt Growth in Germany
    Sep04

    Ukraine Conflict Begins to Stunt Growth in Germany

    Evidence is mounting that the Ukraine conflict has unsettled German businesses and consumers enough to stunt the growth of Europe’s largest economy, complicating the Continent’s fragile recovery from the eurozone crisis. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Photos Sept 4: Top images from around the world
    Sep04

    Photos Sept 4: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. This picture shows a man taking pictures of floodwater released from the Three Gorges Dam, a gigantic hydropower project on the Yangtze river, in Yichang, central China’s Hubei province, after heavy...

    Ukraine And Pro-Russia Rebels Agree To Friday Cease-Fire As Fighting Rages On
    Sep04

    Ukraine And Pro-Russia Rebels Agree To Friday Cease-Fire As Fighting Rages On

    Ukraine government representatives and pro-Russian rebels are expected to go along with a cease-fire agreement Friday provided planned talks go through in Minsk, Belarus, where the two sides have been negotiating for the past week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday. Poroshenko called the cease-fire the first step in “the...

    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...

    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...

    Ukraine President Seeks Closer NATO Ties
    Sep04

    Ukraine President Seeks Closer NATO Ties

    MOSCOW—Undeterred by threats from Russia that Ukraine’s NATO ambitions would derail peace talks, Ukraine’s leader discussed closer ties with NATO at a meeting Thursday with President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders in Wales. Russia and Ukraine say they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine between...

    Russia Resettles Refugees From War-Torn Eastern Ukraine
    Sep04

    Russia Resettles Refugees From War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

    Russia is promoting a huge resettlement program to encourage refugees to put down roots in far-flung cities across Russia. …read more Source: The New York...

    Barack Obama Latest News: US President Meets With Ukraine President as Rebels Call for Rease-Fire With Russia
    Sep04

    Barack Obama Latest News: US President Meets With Ukraine President as Rebels Call for Rease-Fire With Russia

    MOSCOW—Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists appeared increasingly close to signing a deal to end four months of fighting, even as Ukraine’s leader met Thursday with PresidentBarack Obama and other NATO leaders in Wales. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he’s ready to order a cease-fire in the east on Friday, if a peace deal...