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    Putin urges Europeans to have ‘common sense’ over sanctions threat
    Sep01

    Putin urges Europeans to have ‘common sense’ over sanctions threat

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show “common sense” and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine.”I hope that common sense will prevail… that we will work together normally and that we...

    Pro-Russian rebels would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy
    Sep01

    Pro-Russian rebels would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy

    Pro-Russian rebels soften their demand for independence on Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Poland’s PM: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now
    Sep01

    Poland’s PM: Ukraine’s war must be stopped now

    A scout stands with a torch in front of the Westerplatte monument during ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II at the Westerplatte peninsula near Gdansk, Poland,… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    NATO preparing high-readiness force to counter Russia
    Sep01

    NATO preparing high-readiness force to counter Russia

    Even though Moscow-backed rebels lowered peace talk demands in Ukraine, Russia’s aggression there has made Europe ready itself for worse …read more Source:...

    Merkel Defends Arming Kurds and Calls Islamic State a Threat to Europe
    Sep01

    Merkel Defends Arming Kurds and Calls Islamic State a Threat to Europe

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government’s taboo-breaking decision to send arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, telling parliament on Monday that the group posed a major security threat to Germany and Europe. A day after Berlin announced it would send anti-tank rockets, assault rifles and hand grenades to...

    Residents in rebel-held village in east Ukraine pick up pieces as fighting rages on
    Sep01

    Residents in rebel-held village in east Ukraine pick up pieces as fighting rages on

    With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable — with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs everywhere. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister
    Sep01

    Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister

    Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday.’ “The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in...

    Pro-Russia Rebels Ease Demands at Ukraine Peace Talks
    Sep01

    Pro-Russia Rebels Ease Demands at Ukraine Peace Talks

    MOSCOW—Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy—a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents’ platform, released at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk, the...

    Battle-Ravaged Ukraine Village Struggles to Survive
    Sep01

    Battle-Ravaged Ukraine Village Struggles to Survive

    HRABSKE, Ukraine—Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week’s battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost, residents in the village of Hrabske must scrape for a living and at least scrap metal is reliable — with wrecked tanks, cars and APCs...

    Europe’s Russia Sanctions Dilemma
    Sep01

    Europe’s Russia Sanctions Dilemma

    Use common sense – that’s President Putin’s latest warning to the West over the possibility of fresh sanctions against Russia. EU leaders are preparing new measures against Moscow. But no definite ones have been agreed yet or when they will be imposed. Anxiety over Ukraine is already hurting some of their economies – even...