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    Putin Hails Soviet Victory Over Japan, Courts Mongolia
    Sep03

    Putin Hails Soviet Victory Over Japan, Courts Mongolia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin cited a 1939 Soviet victory over the Japanese army as a foundation of relations with Mongolia during a visit to Ulan Bator on Wednesday, despite a risk of upsetting Tokyo. Putin’s reference to the battles of Khalkhin Gol could be seen in Tokyo as a jibe following Japan’s sanctions on Russia over the...

    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,...

    Switzerland Tops Economic Competitiveness Survey
    Sep03

    Switzerland Tops Economic Competitiveness Survey

    A new report by the World Economic Forum ranks Switzerland as the most competitive country in the world, followed by Singapore and the United States. As in previous years, countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Chad, Guinea and Burundi hold up the bottom of the 144 countries surveyed in this latest edition of The Global Competitiveness, which...

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics
    Sep03

    Obama Stresses NATO Commitment to Baltics

    President Barack Obama condemned Russia’s intervention in Ukraine Wednesday as a “brazen assault” on the country’s integrity and assured three former Soviet satellite states that NATO would defend them against any aggression by Moscow. Obama said that Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia had lost their independence before to...

    Putin, Poroshenko Find Common Ground on Ukraine Crisis
    Sep03

    Putin, Poroshenko Find Common Ground on Ukraine Crisis

    A Russian official said President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, largely agree on what needs to be done to resolve the Ukraine crisis. Russian news agencies quote presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying the two leaders exchanged views in a phone conversation on ways to stop the “bloodshed” in...

    Obama Arrives in Estonia to Reassure Baltic States
    Sep03

    Obama Arrives in Estonia to Reassure Baltic States

    President Barack Obama is in Estonia to reassure it and the other Baltic states that the United States will help defend them against any Russian aggression. Obama arrived early Wednesday for a full day of meetings, first with Estonia’s president and later with leaders of the other Baltic republics, Latvia and Lithuania. Obama stopped here...

    NATO to Prepare for Russia’s Next Move
    Sep03

    NATO to Prepare for Russia’s Next Move

    NATO is preparing for what many are calling one of the alliance’s most important summits in many years. When member leaders meet later this week in Wales, they are expected to take strong actions to form a new force that can act swiftly to handle what many see as Russian aggression. The charred remains of a Ukrainian military convoy –...

    Kyiv: Russian Troops Spotted at 10 Sites Inside Ukraine
    Sep03

    Kyiv: Russian Troops Spotted at 10 Sites Inside Ukraine

    Ukraine says Russian troops have been spotted at 10 locations in Ukrainian territory, including two major cities controlled by pro-Russian rebels seeking autonomy from Ukrainian rule. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Russia is continuing to concentrate soldiers and military hardware in six areas in the Donetsk region, including Donetsk city...

    Obama Seeks to Reassure NATO Allies on Ukraine
    Sep03

    Obama Seeks to Reassure NATO Allies on Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama has left Washington on a four-day European trip aimed at reassuring NATO allies of active U.S. support, as regional tensions over Russia’s role in Ukraine continue to rise. Obama will hold a full day of talks Wednesday in the Estonian capital with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The meetings in...

    EU’s New Leadership May Surprise on Upside
    Sep02

    EU’s New Leadership May Surprise on Upside

    At first sight, the European Union’s new leadership team looks like a missed opportunity. Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini seem a less than ideal crew to tackle the EU’s biggest challenges – dynamizing a stagnant economy, standing up to Russia over Ukraine and preventing Britain from drifting away from...

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