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    At NATO summit, leaders vow to ‘not be cowed’ by Islamic militants
    Sep04

    At NATO summit, leaders vow to ‘not be cowed’ by Islamic militants

    NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russian armoured vehicles moving to key Ukrainian port: Ukraine’s UN ambassador
    Sep04

    Russian armoured vehicles moving to key Ukrainian port: Ukraine’s UN ambassador

    Ukraine’s UN ambassador says a convoy of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles has moved from the resort town of Novoazovsk toward the key port of Mariupol and was stopped by Ukrainian forces and civilians. …read more Source: CTV...

    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...

    Canadian frigate joins military exercise in Black Sea
    Sep04

    Canadian frigate joins military exercise in Black Sea

    Operation brings Canada closer to the conflict between Moscow and Kiev, and is certain to escalate tensions with Russia …read more Source: The Globe and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Hollande: Cease-Fire, Political Deal Conditions For Mistral Delivery
    Sep04

    Hollande: Cease-Fire, Political Deal Conditions For Mistral Delivery

    French President Francois Hollande has said a cease-fire and a political settlement in Ukraine are conditions for France to deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...