: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    UN to call for stepped up security for planes and airports
    Sep22

    UN to call for stepped up security for planes and airports

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to call for stepped up screening and security checks at airports worldwide to “detect and deter terrorist attacks” on civil aviation. A draft of the Security Council resolution calls on all countries to tighten security at airport buildings, share information about possible threats, and...

    Russian Votes From Syria Hint At Size of Military Deployment
    Sep22

    Russian Votes From Syria Hint At Size of Military Deployment

    Nearly 5,000 Russians voted in the country’s parliamentary election from the territory of Syria, a large part of whom are suspected to be Russian military personnel in the country, news channel RBC reports. Russia has never made the size of its deployment to Syria public and announced that the majority of its force would return home earlier...

    Tensions loom in the Balkans over Bosnian Serbs’ referendum
    Sep22

    Tensions loom in the Balkans over Bosnian Serbs’ referendum

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Serb mini-state is holding a referendum this weekend that has turned into a proxy political battle between the West and Russia, stoking ethnic tensions and triggering fears of new clashes more than 20 years after the end of the Balkans War. Sunday’s vote asks residents of Republika Srpska...

    The Morning Vertical, September 22, 2016
    Sep22

    The Morning Vertical, September 22, 2016

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of U.N. debate
    Sep22

    World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of U.N. debate

    UNITED NATIONS — World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General Assembly to rage against their neighbors and presenting a picture of a chaotic world consumed by intractable conflicts. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    US Growing More Wary of Russia’s Syria Strategy
    Sep22

    US Growing More Wary of Russia’s Syria Strategy

    Russia’s ability to leverage its intervention in Syria into any sort of ongoing advantage on the world stage may be starting to wane with the current cease-fire deal still in shambles. Cracks in Moscow’s strategy, some U.S. officials suggested, began showing Wednesday during a high-level meeting of the United Nations Security Council,...

    US Vice President Warns Ukraine About Commitment To Reform
    Sep22

    US Vice President Warns Ukraine About Commitment To Reform

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivered a blunt message to Ukraine saying the country needs to follow through with economic and political reform or risk undermining European backing for Russian sanctions. Biden said in a speech in New York September 21 that Ukraine’s progress in enacting crucial judicial and economic reforms has been mixed....

    News of the day from across the globe, Sept. 22
    Sep22

    News of the day from across the globe, Sept. 22

    Boat capsizes: A boat carrying African refugees headed to Europe capsized off the Mediterranean coast near the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Wednesday, killing at least 42 people, Egyptian authorities said. Pakistani police in eastern Punjab province arrested a 16-year-old Christian boy on blasphemy charges after he “liked” an “inappropriate”...

    World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate
    Sep22

    World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of UN debate

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General Assembly to rage against their neighbors and presenting a picture of a chaotic world consumed by intractable conflicts…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Quotes from the gathering of world leaders at the UN
    Sep21

    Quotes from the gathering of world leaders at the UN

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Key quotes from world leaders at the U.N. meetings on Wednesday. ____ “This is not a joke.” — U.S Secretary of State John Kerry during a Security Council debate on Syria, sharply criticizing those who engage in “word games” to dodge responsibility over questions of “war and peace, life and death.” ____ “I believe this is...