Ukraine agrees to 'permanent cease-fire' with Russia

Sep 3, 2014

Ukraine agrees to 'permanent cease-fire' with Russia

Ukraine’s beleaguered President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday that he and Russia’s Vladimir Putin had agreed to a “permanent cease-fire” in the east of the former Soviet country. Poroshenko’s office said the agreement was reached in a telephone exchange that was preceded only a ...

Sep 3, 2014

Russian fund hides names of key U.S. advisers from its website

A $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday, making it more difficult to find the names of prominent U.S. and European executives on its ...

NATO: the Russian bear's bugbear

| Sep 3, 2014

NATO: the Russian bear's bugbear

NATO has been a bugbear for the Kremlin, a monstrous threat used to keep Russians in line, but Moscow’s nightmare is now coming true as a new Cold War hangs over Europe, analysts say. At a summit in Wales on Thursday and Friday NATO ...

Putin seen digging in for long Ukraine fight

Sep 3, 2014

Putin seen digging in for long Ukraine fight

Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. The four-month conflict has now reached a ...

Sep 3, 2014

Arming Ukraine could lead to nuclear war: Lech Walesa

European military assistance to Ukraine could lead to a nuclear conflict between Russia and NATO, according to Poland’s iconic cold warrior and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa. “It could lead to a nuclear war,” the anti-Communist legend told reporters when asked whether the ...

Baltic states fear 'hybrid warfare' from former Russian masters

Sep 2, 2014

Baltic states fear 'hybrid warfare' from former Russian masters

Nervously eyeing Russian naval maneuvers and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flash point after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With U.S. President Barack Obama heading ...

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Sep 2, 2014

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a “great war” that could claim tens of thousands of lives. The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as European-mediated talks over the ...

U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Sep 1, 2014

U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air ...

Pragmatism, charm are Tusk's hallmarks

Sep 1, 2014

Pragmatism, charm are Tusk's hallmarks

Donald Tusk relied on a mix of charm and pragmatism to rise to the top of Polish politics and stay in power longer than anyone since the Cold War. Being the European Union’s president will test the extent of those talents. Emerging from a ...