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    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. MoreEXCLUSIVE: Ebola Victim Kent Brantly ‘Not Worried’ About Stigma NBC NewsObama Vows: We Will ‘Degrade and Destroy’...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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:...

    Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces to Hold Major Exercise This Month
    Sep03

    Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces to Hold Major Exercise This Month

    The forces responsible for Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal will conduct major exercises this month involving more than 4,000 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday, in the latest sign of rising tension with NATO over the Ukraine crisis. In an announcement a day before the start of a NATO summit in Wales, RIA news agency quoted...

    Ukraine Modifies ‘Permanent Ceasefire’ Claim To ‘Cease-Fire Process’ After Kremlin Refutes Original Report
    Sep03

    Ukraine Modifies ‘Permanent Ceasefire’ Claim To ‘Cease-Fire Process’ After Kremlin Refutes Original Report

    Update as of 7:15 a.m. EDT: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office reportedly corrected its earlier statement regarding a cease-fire and changed it to saying that Russia and Ukraine have agreed to a “cease-fire process,” BBC reported. A New York Times report cited the correction to a spokesperson, and added that a new statement will...

    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...

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics
    Sep03

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics

    President Barack Obama condemned Russia’s intervention in Ukraine Wednesday as a “brazen assault” on the country’s integrity and assured three former Soviet satellite states that NATO would defend them against any aggression by Moscow. Obama said that Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia had lost their independence before to...