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    Amid Simmering Conflicts, Paris Marks 1944 Liberation
    Aug26

    Amid Simmering Conflicts, Paris Marks 1944 Liberation

    During a summer darkened by conflict in the Middle East, Ukraine and parts of Africa, the world is remembering this week a more joyous event: the Liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation 70 years ago. It counts among the highlights of anniversaries this year marking the 20th century’s two great wars – and lessons they offer today....

    Russia, Ukraine Leaders to Meet in New Peace Push
    Aug26

    Russia, Ukraine Leaders to Meet in New Peace Push

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Kyiv levels new accusations against Moscow of fueling a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The meeting in Minsk, Belarus, which also includes senior European Union officials, represents a fresh diplomatic push to end five months of fighting that...

    NATO Plots Defense Against Russia
    Aug25

    NATO Plots Defense Against Russia

    The 28 NATO members are preparing for their summit meeting in Wales in early September. The main topic of discussion: the notion of collective defense in light of Russia’s recent actions against Ukraine. Simply put, NATO’s collective defense posture means that an attack on one of its 28 members is an attack on all of them. In a recent...

    Ukraine Military Clashes with Separatist Convoy
    Aug25

    Ukraine Military Clashes with Separatist Convoy

    Ukraine says government forces have battled with a convoy of separatist armored vehicles near the Russian border. Military sources say the convoy was stopped Monday as it was advancing near a town on the Azov Sea. The French News Agency quotes a Ukrainian official as saying the convoy entered the country from Russia. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign...

    Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin
    Aug25

    Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin

    The Presidents of Russia and Ukraine are expected to meet face-to-face Tuesday in Minsk, along with European leaders, for talks on the situation in Ukraine. The much-welcomed dialogue could help bring an end to months of deadly clashes between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces in the country’s southeast, analysts say. But much...

    Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin Story
    Aug25

    Meeting in Minsk May Hinge on Putin Story

    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine are expected to meet face-to-face Tuesday in Minsk, along with European leaders, for talks on the situation in Ukraine. Political analysts say the much welcomed dialogue could help bring an end to months of deadly clashes between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces in the country’s southeast. But...

    Independence Day in Eastern Ukraine Takes on New Meaning
    Aug25

    Independence Day in Eastern Ukraine Takes on New Meaning

    Independence Day took on a special meaning Sunday in Slovyansk, Ukraine, a town that, earlier this year, was under the control of pro-Russian separatists. But a new nationalist fervor is sweeping the city as residents fight for a more Ukrainian future. Take the activity buzzing at city hall in Slovyansk. Citizens confronted the chairman of a...

    Pro-Russian Separatists March Ukrainian POWs Through Donetsk
    Aug24

    Pro-Russian Separatists March Ukrainian POWs Through Donetsk

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    Separatists March Ukrainian POWs Through Donetsk
    Aug24

    Separatists March Ukrainian POWs Through Donetsk

    Pro-Russian separatists marched dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war through the eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday in a parade meant to counter Independence Day celebrations in Kyiv. Some bandaged, some limping, the men were marched up one of Donetsk’s main streets and past the remains of Ukrainian armored personnel carriers...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows $3 Billion for Military
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Vows $3 Billion for Military

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase military spending by $3 billion over the next few years because of the ongoing pro-Russian separatist threat in the east of Ukraine. Poroshenko made the comment Sunday in Kyiv during a speech marking Independence Day, 23 years after the breakup of the Soviet Union. He told a crowd of...

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