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    Estonia Wants NATO Base on Russia’s Doorstep
    Sep02

    Estonia Wants NATO Base on Russia’s Doorstep

    Estonia is calling for NATO to establish a permanent base on its soil, as U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to visit the one-time Soviet satellite amid Baltic state worries about possible Russian aggression in the region. Estonia President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, during a state visit Tuesday to Norway, said NATO, the U.S.-European military...

    NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East
    Sep02

    NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East

    The leaders of the 28 NATO countries will gather for the first time in two years starting Thursday in Wales, in western Britain, with an agenda very different from the one they had for their last summit. When NATO leaders last met in Chicago, Afghanistan was at the top of their agenda, and Russia was considered a partner in addressing issues like...

    Ukraine Schools Resume Classes, Donate to Government Forces
    Sep02

    Ukraine Schools Resume Classes, Donate to Government Forces

    A new school year has started in Ukraine but thousands of children in the war-torn east are unable to attend because of ongoing clashes with pro-Russia rebels. In Ukraine’s capital, patriotic education has become the norm along with donations to support injured security forces fighting to take back rebel-held areas. Schoolchildren across...

    NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East
    Sep02

    NATO Leaders Set to Gather on Russia, Middle East

    The leaders of the 28 NATO countries will gather for the first time in two years starting Thursday in Wales, in western Britain, with an agenda very different from the one they had for their last summit. When NATO leaders last met in Chicago, Afghanistan was at the top of their agenda, and Russia was considered a partner in addressing issues like...

    Putin Orders Expedited Building of New Russian Spaceport
    Sep02

    Putin Orders Expedited Building of New Russian Spaceport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered that construction be sped up on a multi-billion-dollar spaceport in Russia’s Far East, which he said would break reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to the Moon and Mars. Putin flew in a helicopter over the sprawling building site in Vostochny at a...

    German Minister Urges Europeans to Eat More Fruit
    Sep02

    German Minister Urges Europeans to Eat More Fruit

    Europeans should eat more fruit and vegetables to remedy the impact of Russian restrictions on food imports from the West, Germany’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday. “Eat! You should eat, I should eat, we should eat,” the minister, Christian Schmidt, told German radio. Europe faces disruption to food markets from import restrictions...

    UN Chief: Political Dialogue Solution to Ukraine Crisis
    Sep02

    UN Chief: Political Dialogue Solution to Ukraine Crisis

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for political dialogue between Russia and Ukraine as the solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Ban made his remarks during a stop in New Zealand Tuesday, a day after Ukrainian separatist leader Andrei Purgin said he is ready to discuss a cease-fire and prisoner exchange. Purgin spoke at the...

    China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis
    Sep01

    China May Be Biggest Winner From Ukraine Crisis

    Thousands of miles away from the Ukrainian battlefields of Donetsk and Novoazovsk sits the country that may end up being the largest beneficiary of the turmoil along Russia’s southwest border: China. With Russian President Vladimir Putin rewriting the playbook on security in post-Cold War Europe, Beijing has watched warily 3,700 miles to...

    Developments in Ukraine – Sept. 1, 2014
    Sep01

    Developments in Ukraine – Sept. 1, 2014

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    Lavrov Urges Ukraine Cease-fire as Parties Hold Talks
    Sep01

    Lavrov Urges Ukraine Cease-fire as Parties Hold Talks

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says talks Monday in Belarus should focus on an immediate, unconditional cease-fire in Ukraine. The meeting in Minsk involves representatives from Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. It was not clear if pro-Russian separatists would also take part. Lavrov also said...

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