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    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...

    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...

    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...

    IMF says Ukraine could need billions in additional aid if fighting persists
    Sep02

    IMF says Ukraine could need billions in additional aid if fighting persists

    The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine will need billions of dollars in additional support if the fighting between the military and Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east persists. …read more Source: FOX...

    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....

    Russian forces spotted in Donetsk and Luhansk, says Ukrainian colonel
    Sep02

    Russian forces spotted in Donetsk and Luhansk, says Ukrainian colonel

    Ukraine says it is now facing the task of waging war with the Russian army, and not just the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …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...

    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:...

    Putin Orders Expedited Building of New Russian Spaceport
    Sep02

    Putin Orders Expedited Building of New Russian Spaceport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered that construction be sped up on a multi-billion-dollar spaceport in Russia’s Far East, which he said would break reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to the Moon and Mars. Putin flew in a helicopter over the sprawling building site in Vostochny at a...

    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...