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    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...

    Canadian frigate to join exercises in the Black Sea
    Sep04

    Canadian frigate to join exercises in the Black Sea

    NEWPORT, England – A Canadian warship will sail into the Black Sea in the coming days to take part in a multi-lateral exercise with Ukrainian, U.S. and other vessels. HMCS Toronto, a Halifax-class frigate, will enter the Black Sea on Sept. 6 to begin the exercise starting on Sept. 8, military officials at the NATO summit here said Thursday. The...

    Russian Activist Seeks Spain Asylum, Citing Threats
    Sep04

    Russian Activist Seeks Spain Asylum, Citing Threats

    A prominent activist and gay rights advocate from St. Petersburg says she has left Russia after receiving death threats following her participation in a rally in support of Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s NATO ambitions threaten peace talks, Russia warns
    Sep04

    Ukraine’s NATO ambitions threaten peace talks, Russia warns

    Russia’s foreign minister warned Thursday that Ukraine’s NATO ambitions are threatening to derail peace talks in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    NATO: Russia ‘attacking’ Ukraine as rift widens
    Sep04

    NATO: Russia ‘attacking’ Ukraine as rift widens

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), said Russia is “attacking” neighboring Ukraine on Thursday. …read more Source:...

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

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

    NEWPORT, Wales—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. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared...

    Australia to Give Military Assistance to Ukraine
    Sep04

    Australia to Give Military Assistance to Ukraine

    The Australian government is to provide military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Canberra is also offering to join U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has previously branded Russia a “bully” over its actions in Ukraine and this week he compared Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq to...

    Eastern Hopes for NATO Bases Stymied by Russia
    Sep04

    Eastern Hopes for NATO Bases Stymied by Russia

    WARSAW, Poland — On the eve of a NATO summit, President Barack Obama gave the alliance’s eastern European members a soaring assurance of protection from any Russian threat. But Poland and the Baltic states are seeking more than lofty words: They want permanent bases with troops on their land. And they probably won’t get that. While...

    NATO Chief, At Summit, Says Russia Attacking Ukraine
    Sep04

    NATO Chief, At Summit, Says Russia Attacking Ukraine

    (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 defences against a Russia they now see as hostile for the first time since the Cold War. …read more Source: International Business...

    The $1.6 Billion Warship Deal With Russia Is Now A Huge Headache For France
    Sep04

    The $1.6 Billion Warship Deal With Russia Is Now A Huge Headache For France

    Suspending the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia would cost France as much as $1.3 billion, a French diplomat told BBC. On Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande decided to suspend delivery of the warships in a signal of Western cohesion amid Russia’s continued escalation in Ukraine. Russia has reportedly paid much of the...