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    EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia
    Sep03

    EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS — European Union nations will be looking to give existing penalties against Russia more bite by the weekend rather than expanding sanctions to include sport events to punish Moscow for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis.Several member states came out on Wednesday against the idea of taking action against Russia’s high-profile...

    Canada paid for cash-strapped Hungary’s fighter pilot training
    Sep03

    Canada paid for cash-strapped Hungary’s fighter pilot training

    LONDON — NATO ally Hungary is so financially strapped that Canada has had to step in and pay for its fighter pilot training, according to documents obtained by the Citizen. Because of Hungary’s financial problems, it couldn’t afford the $9 million a year to send pilots to the NATO Flying Training Centre in Moose Jaw, Sask., according...

    Obama: Russia Committing ‘A Brazen Assault’ On Ukraine
    Sep03

    Obama: Russia Committing ‘A Brazen Assault’ On Ukraine

    U.S. …read more Source: International Business...

    PUTIN’S PEACE PLAN: Ukraine Retreats, While Russia Invades
    Sep03

    PUTIN’S PEACE PLAN: Ukraine Retreats, While Russia Invades

    Russian president Vladimir Putin laid out his conditions for a permanent end to the Ukraine crisis during a visit to Mongolia on September 3rd. The 7-point plan makes it clear: He wants Ukraine to retreat, and for Russia to invade. The proposal would formalize the presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine while requiring the withdrawal of...

    NATO Leaders Meet Amid Array of Crises
    Sep03

    NATO Leaders Meet Amid Array of Crises

    The 28 NATO leaders are gathering in Wales, in western Britain, for their first summit in two years, amid a new and challenging array of crises. In 2012 in Chicago, they focused on Afghanistan, and continued the decades-long process of redefining the alliance for the post-Cold War world. They discussed issues like nuclear weapons proliferation,...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Europe’s Energy Chief Not Ruling Out ‘Worst Case Scenarios’ For EU Energy Security As Tensions With Moscow Escalate
    Sep03

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Europe’s Energy Chief Not Ruling Out ‘Worst Case Scenarios’ For EU Energy Security As Tensions With Moscow Escalate

    Europe’s energy chief says he is not ruling out Russia’s blocking natural gas flows to Europe in retaliation for Western sanctions related to fighting in Ukraine. European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger was addressing what he called the “worst case scenarios” for the region’s energy security this winter as tensions with...

    Obama sends message to Russia with visit to Estonia
    Sep03

    Obama sends message to Russia with visit to Estonia

    Standing on Russia’s doorstep in the nation of Estonia, President Obama on Wednesday derided Russia’s “brazen assault” on Ukraine and pledged that the U.S. would defend any NATO ally facing a similar threat. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    LISTEN: President Obama Delivers An Ode To Democracy In Estonia
    Sep03

    LISTEN: President Obama Delivers An Ode To Democracy In Estonia

    Obama said NATO and the democratic values that the alliance stands for are facing “a moment of testing,” with Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. Ultimately, however, Obama said, “Democracy will win.”» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Putin's peace plan: Ukraine withdraws from east
    Sep03

    Putin's peace plan: Ukraine withdraws from east

    KIEV, Ukraine — A day ahead of a NATO summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued his own peace plan for eastern Ukraine, calling on the Russian-backed insurgents there to “stop advancing” and urging Ukraine to withdraw its troops from the region.Hours earlier, Ukraine had issued a vague statement about agreeing with Putin on...

    Putin drafts ceasefire plan ahead of key NATO summit
    Sep03

    Putin drafts ceasefire plan ahead of key NATO summit

    The key points in Putin’s seven-step plan include a halt in the rapid rebel advance in exchange for Ukrainian units pulling back out of shelling range of rebel-held cities …read more Source: The Globe and...