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    NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to Ukraine crises
    Sep02

    NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to Ukraine crises

    NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Obama Visits Russia, Objectives May be Clouded by Ukraine
    Sep02

    Obama Visits Russia, Objectives May be Clouded by Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia’s backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West’s inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics....

    Official: Yemen Protesters Plan Ukrainian-Style Revolution
    Sep02

    Official: Yemen Protesters Plan Ukrainian-Style Revolution

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet, firing the prime minister for the first time in two years, while partially reversing an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi made his...

    Leaked Putin remark on Ukraine enrages Russia
    Sep02

    Leaked Putin remark on Ukraine enrages Russia

    Kremlin blasts EU leader over Russian president’s controversial remark as Ukraine says Russian troops seen in 2 rebel-held cities …read more Source:...

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout
    Sep02

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    BRUSSELS — While Ukraine’s leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country’s battered economy.Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the separatists in the country’s east persists...

    NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East
    Sep02

    NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East

    The leaders of the 28 NATO countries will gather for the first time in two years starting Thursday in Wales, in western Britain, with an agenda very different from the one they had for their last summit. When NATO leaders last met in Chicago, Afghanistan was at the top of their agenda, and Russia was considered a partner in addressing issues like...

    Baltic States Fear Putin Amid Escalation in Ukraine
    Sep02

    Baltic States Fear Putin Amid Escalation in Ukraine

    In the latest chapter of the West’s confrontation with Russia, President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia on Wednesday to stress U.S. solidarity with the Baltic states, the former Soviet republics rattled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention in nearby Ukraine. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — the trio of tiny nations...

    Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin’s ‘I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks’ Quote
    Sep02

    Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin’s ‘I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks’ Quote

    The quote was published by an Italian daily, which reported Russian President Vladimir Putin said it during a phone call with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities
    Sep02

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout
    Sep02

    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    BRUSSELS (AP) — While Ukraine’s leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country’s battered economy. Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the separatists in the country’s east...