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    Obama in Britain for Pivotal NATO Summit
    Sep04

    Obama in Britain for Pivotal NATO Summit

    President Barack Obama is in Britain for a two-day NATO summit expected to focus on the conflict in Ukraine and the threat of Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq. Obama arrived late Wednesday at a British military base, following talks in the Estonian capital with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Speaking in Tallinn, the U.S....

    President Obama Pledges Baltics Support Against Russia
    Sep04

    President Obama Pledges Baltics Support Against Russia

    President Barack Obama has arrived in Britain for a NATO summit that will focus on Ukraine. The U.S. president spent Wednesday in Estonia where he offered reassurances to Baltic States against possible Russian aggression. White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report. …read more Source: Voice of...

    US to Lead Multinational Exercises in Ukraine
    Sep04

    US to Lead Multinational Exercises in Ukraine

    The U.S. Defense Department has announced upcoming multinational military exercises inside Ukraine. The U.S.-led drill later this month in western Ukraine marks the first deployment of American ground troops to the nation since Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in March and subsequent hostilities between Ukrainian troops and...

    Russia Accuses Ukraine Forces in Journalist’s Death
    Sep03

    Russia Accuses Ukraine Forces in Journalist’s Death

    Russian officials say Ukrainian forces are responsible for the “barbarous” killing of a Russian photojournalist and are demanding an investigation. Russia’s Investigative Committee on Wednesday confirmed the death of Andrei Stenin, 33. The committee said it believed Stenin was killed August 6 while covering the armed conflict in...

    Eurozone Business Grew at Slowest Rate in August
    Sep03

    Eurozone Business Grew at Slowest Rate in August

    Eurozone business grew at the slowest rate this year in August and retail sales declined in July, surveys showed on Wednesday. In its monthly survey, the closely watched financial information company Markit highlighted escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine as the main factor in declining business activity across the 18-country Eurozone....

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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