Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Sep 20, 2014

Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine. The deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, ...

Sep 18, 2014

Ukraine leader to seek U.S. security pledge when he visits Obama

Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko will cast Russia as a global menace Thursday when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama in the hope of winning a “special status” guaranteeing his troubled nation’s security. The pro-Western president’s first tour of the White House since his May ...

Sep 16, 2014

Female GSDF officer to draw NATO duty

The Defense Ministry plans to dispatch a female officer in the Ground Self-Defense Force to the NATO headquarters in Brussels later this year, sources said Tuesday. The lieutenant colonel will be the first SDF member dispatched to NATO. With the dispatch, the Abe administration ...

A Scottish yes would also mean exit from EU, NATO

Sep 15, 2014

A Scottish yes would also mean exit from EU, NATO

If Scottish voters this week say yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking ...

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

Sep 13, 2014

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

The United States and the European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behavior” in Ukraine despite a fragile truce. Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail the peace push aimed at halting ...

Sep 12, 2014

NATO's new missions won't solve Ukraine, Iraq crises

NATO leaders emerged from a summit in Wales with a plan to protect eastern members from a resurgent Russia, a pledge to reverse the decline in their defense spending, and an embryonic Western coalition to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. Yet despite ringing declarations ...

Sep 10, 2014

NATO's 'call to arms'

NATO's declaration of resolve to defend member states against aggression from the east must be followed by effective action