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    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...

    With Homeland at War, Ukrainian-Americans Watch, Mobilize
    Sep11

    With Homeland at War, Ukrainian-Americans Watch, Mobilize

    A cease-fire in Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists has brought a temporary lull in the crisis gripping that country. But many of the estimated 1.2 million Americans of Ukrainian descent remain tense, fearful and angry. At Saint George Academy, a Catholic school in the heart of New York City’s Ukrainian-American...

    EU Delays New Russia Sanctions, to Meet on Thursday
    Sep11

    EU Delays New Russia Sanctions, to Meet on Thursday

    European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said. The diplomats said that while Germany was pushing to have the sanctions implemented, several other EU countries wanted to hold...

    Putin, Iran’s Rouhani to Discuss Trade, Economic Ties
    Sep11

    Putin, Iran’s Rouhani to Discuss Trade, Economic Ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani while they are in Tajikistan for a security summit on Friday to discuss trade and economic ties, a Kremlin official said. He did not say whether they would touch on an “oil-for-goods deal” which Tehran and Moscow have been discussing as a way to get...

    Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence
    Sep10

    Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence

    President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia must maintain its nuclear deterrence because of what he described as a growing number of possible security threats. With ties between Moscow and the West tense over the crisis in Ukraine, Putin signed a decree that gives him more control over a commission that oversees the defense industry and...

    Amnesty Says Both Sides Committed War Crimes in Ukraine
    Sep10

    Amnesty Says Both Sides Committed War Crimes in Ukraine

    Amnesty International said on Wednesday it had documented evidence of war crimes by both sides in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The human rights group’s secretary-general, Salil Shetty, told a news conference in Moscow that some separatists, backed by Russian troops, and...

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