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    ‘War is madness,’ Pope Says on Visit to Military Memorial
    Sep13

    ‘War is madness,’ Pope Says on Visit to Military Memorial

    Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, condemning the arms trade and “plotters of terrorism” sowing death and destruction. “Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep,” Francis said in the homily of a Mass during a visit to Italy’s largest war...

    Ukraine PM: Putin Wants to Destroy Ukraine
    Sep13

    Ukraine PM: Putin Wants to Destroy Ukraine

    Ukraine’s prime minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Ukraine as an independent country, despite a truce deal. Speaking at an international conference Saturday in Kyiv, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Putin’s goal is to take all of Ukraine which was part of the former Soviet Union. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk praised the...

    Dutch Hope Shards Will Lead to Weapon That Downed MH17
    Sep12

    Dutch Hope Shards Will Lead to Weapon That Downed MH17

    Investigators trying to find out who shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine have recovered 25 pieces of metal from baggage and bodies, which could lead them to the missile believed to have torn apart the airliner. Dutch prosecution service chief Fred Westerbeke, who is leading the international inquiry into the July 17 disaster,...

    Poland Resumes Gas Supplies to Ukraine
    Sep12

    Poland Resumes Gas Supplies to Ukraine

    Poland resumed natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Friday after receiving a pledge that Russia’s Gazprom would deliver requested supplies to Polish state-run gas importer PGNiG. Poland, at odds with Russia over the stand-off in Ukraine, stopped so-called reverse flows to Ukraine after PGNiG said it had received less gas than ordered this...

    World Food Program Launches Ukraine Operation
    Sep12

    World Food Program Launches Ukraine Operation

    The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has begun a food assistance program in eastern Ukraine. The WFP’s first program in Ukraine is distributing food in transportation centers and public shelters in Donetsk and Luhansk. The program, launched earlier this month, has already handed out 10,000 daily rations, enough to feed 2,000 people...

    EU Imposes New Sanctions on Russia
    Sep12

    EU Imposes New Sanctions on Russia

    The European Union has imposed a new package of economic sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine. The new sanctions went into effect Friday and targeted Russian oil and defense firms. The latest EU restrictions also imposed sanctions on individuals, including Russian figures and Ukrainian rebels. European Council President...

    Veteran US Diplomat: Moscow Unlikely to Annex Eastern Ukraine
    Sep11

    Veteran US Diplomat: Moscow Unlikely to Annex Eastern Ukraine

    A cease-fire is holding in Ukraine’s eastern region. The cease-fire halts five months of fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, who Western nations say are directly helped by Russia, a charge denied by Moscow. Senior Russian officials, including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, have recently stated there is...

    NATO: 1,000 Russian Troops Remain in Ukraine
    Sep11

    NATO: 1,000 Russian Troops Remain in Ukraine

    NATO says around 1,000 Russian troops remain inside Ukraine – a day after Ukraine’s president reported that most of the Russian forces assisting separatists there had returned home. President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that 70 percent of the Russian troops in Ukraine had crossed back over the border, raising hopes the cease-fire...

    EU Set to Broaden Russia Sanctions
    Sep11

    EU Set to Broaden Russia Sanctions

    A new round of European Union sanctions against Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict will take effect Friday but may be adjusted depending on the situation on the ground, says a top EU official. Announcing the decision in a statement, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, said that before the end of the month a special...

    US, Russia to Discuss Alleged Nuclear Treaty Violations
    Sep11

    US, Russia to Discuss Alleged Nuclear Treaty Violations

    The State Department is leading a U.S. delegation that will meet with Russian officials in Moscow Thursday to discuss Russia’s alleged violation of provisions in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces accord. The United States says Russia has conducted tests involving ground-based intermediate-range missiles. The move would violate...

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