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    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia
    Sep05

    NATO to outline force aimed at deterring Russia

    NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. …read more Source: FOX...

    Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of Possible Truce
    Sep05

    Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of Possible Truce

    Heavy fighting was reported Friday in eastern Ukraine, just hours before Kyiv and rebel leaders were to meet for peace talks that both sides hope can lead to a cease-fire. Witnesses heard explosions and gunfire on the eastern outskirts of the strategic port city of Mariupol, a continuation of fighting that was also reported there late Thursday....

    NATO Mulls Tightening Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine
    Sep05

    NATO Mulls Tightening Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

    <p>NATO leaders meeting for a second day at a summit in Wales on Friday are set to consider more sanctions against Russia over its widely perceived support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.</p> <p>The 28-member defense alliance is also expected to approve a rapid reaction force and the deployment of military equipment to...

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks
    Sep05

    Shelling moves closer to Ukrainian port hours before peace talks

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Shelling resounded on the outskirts of a Ukrainian port city Friday as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive in the strategically key southeast just hours ahead of talks that are widely hoped to bring a cease-fire. Associated Press reporters heard heavy shelling on Friday morning north and east of Mariupol. The...

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force
    Sep05

    U.K. Commits Troops to NATO Force

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said the U.K. will commit 3,500 troops to a new “spearhead” force established by NATO following Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression
    Sep05

    NATO leaders to outline rapid response force aimed at deterring Russian aggression

    NEWPORT — NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia’s border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. The announcement will come...

    In Kyiv, McCain Calls For ‘Crushing Sanctions’ On Russia
    Sep05

    In Kyiv, McCain Calls For ‘Crushing Sanctions’ On Russia

    During a visit to Kyiv on September 4, U.S. Senator John McCain said “truly crushing sanctions” should be imposed on Russia. He told journalists he’s urging the U.S. government to provide defensive weapons for Ukraine to be able to defend against what he described as the “invasion of a sovereign country” by Russia....

    Ukraine crisis: NATO agrees to cheer for Kyiv, but not much more
    Sep05

    Ukraine crisis: NATO agrees to cheer for Kyiv, but not much more

    NATO allies have pledged considerable support to Ukraine, but not direct military intervention, an outcome that’s likely unsurprising to Vladimir Putin, writes CBC senior correspondent Terry Milewski. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Russia and Rebels Meeting for Cease-Fire Talks
    Sep05

    Ukraine, Russia and Rebels Meeting for Cease-Fire Talks

    Representatives from Russia, Ukraine and rebels fighting in Ukraine’s east arrived in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for talks expected to lead to a long-awaited cease-fire in the five-month conflict. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit
    Sep05

    Crises in Ukraine, Iraq Hang Over NATO Summit

    NATO leaders have a lot to talk about at this year’s summit in Wales, expected to be the toughest since the Cold War ended. …read more Source: The Boston...