Friday, September 5, 2014
Undeterred by threats from Russia that Ukraine's NATO ambitions would derail peace talks, Ukraine's leader discussed closer ties with NATO at a meeting Thursday with U.S. President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders in Wales.
The United States will send about 200 troops to take part in a U.S.-led annual exercise in Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a show of solidarity with Kiev.
France suspended Wednesday the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia “until November” after fierce criticism from its allies given the crisis in Ukraine.
The German government has agreed to provide additional financial assistance for child survivors of the Holocaust, who are suffering increasing problems associated with malnutrition and psychological trauma when they were young.
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A plan to form high-readiness military units to be approved at this week's NATO summit in Wales would cost “several hundred million euros” a year to implement, a NATO general told AFP on Wednesday.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism — noting it wasn't the first attempt to end the deadly conflict.
The heady “we won the Cold War” days are over. When U.S. President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable alliance members from Russia, without goading the Kremlin into military action.
A day ahead of a NATO summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued his own peace plan for eastern Ukraine, calling on the Russian-backed insurgents there to “stop advancing” and urging Ukraine to withdraw its troops from the region.
Growth in Switzerland has ground to a halt, official data showed Tuesday, suggesting that while the wealthy Alpine nation has survived years of European financial turmoil relatively unscathed, weakness in the eurozone has begun to rub off.