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    Poroshenko and NATO Leaders Arrive for Talks
    Sep04

    Poroshenko and NATO Leaders Arrive for Talks

    NATO leaders arrived in Wales on Thursday (September 4) for a summit where they were set to buttress support for Kiev and bolster their eastern defences, spurred by the Ukraine crisis to enact the most radical shift in allied strategy towards Russia since the end of the Cold War. U.S. Secretary John Kerry and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

    Netanyahu’s Tactical Use of U.S. ‘Strategic’ Dialogue
    Sep04

    Netanyahu’s Tactical Use of U.S. ‘Strategic’ Dialogue

    This just in… Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs, will be leading what he calls a “very large” delegation to Washington next week, ostensibly to lobby against the nuclear deal being envisioned with Iran. As Laura Rozen pointed out to me — and as Haaretz explains — Steinitz’s mission is...

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants
    Sep04

    Leaders: US, UK will ‘not be cowed’ by militants

    U.S. President Barack Obama, fourth from left, is seated at a table with, from left to right: France’s President Francois Hollande; Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; British Prime Minister D… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    NATO Chief: Alliance Would Consider Intervention in Iraq
    Sep04

    NATO Chief: Alliance Would Consider Intervention in Iraq

    NATO Secretary-General Andesr Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday that the alliance would consider containing Islamist militants in Iraq if the Iraqi government requested NATO’s help. “I’m sure that if the Iraqi government were to forward a request for NATO assistance, that would be considered seriously by NATO allies,” Rasmussen said on...

    Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation
    Sep04

    Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

    As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia’s ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow’s grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Putin says peace deal looms, depending on Ukraine’s nod
    Sep04

    Putin says peace deal looms, depending on Ukraine’s nod

    President Vladimir Putin says peace could come as early as Friday if Ukraine agrees to a deal that’s in the works and that’s “very close” to reaching consensus, he said. Mr. Putin said on the heels of a telephone call with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko that the two shared similar … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president meets with NATO amid Kremlin warning
    Sep04

    Ukraine president meets with NATO amid Kremlin warning

    Obama, Cameron say the world faces ‘dangerous and evolving challenges.’ …read more Source: USA...

    EU Readies Action Plan Should Russia Cut Off Gas Supply
    Sep04

    EU Readies Action Plan Should Russia Cut Off Gas Supply

    The European Union is preparing to take action to secure gas supplies this winter if its biggest supplier, Russia, cuts exports due to the crisis in Ukraine, a draft document seen by Reuters showed. The measures could include making use of existing powers to ban companies from selling liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker cargoes outside Europe,...

    EU Official: Union Considering Payouts to Compensate for Russian Ban
    Sep04

    EU Official: Union Considering Payouts to Compensate for Russian Ban

    The European Union’s trade chief said on Thursday the bloc was considering compensating European food producers hit by trade restrictions that Russia has imposed in retaliation for EU sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht told business leaders in Cyprus the EU was looking at ways to help food producers during...

    NATO Chief: Russia Attacking Ukraine
    Sep04

    NATO Chief: Russia Attacking Ukraine

    By Adrian Croft and Kylie MacLellan NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4 (Reuters) – 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. U.S. President...