RUSSIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RUSSIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58445857-79/media-russia-bill-foreign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58445857-79/media-russia-bill-foreign.html.csp">Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T09:12:01.544-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 09:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent. The State Duma voted 434-1 to pass the first reading of the law. The bill can be amended in the second reading, and either adopted or withdrawn in the third. The bill has been seen as the Kremlin’s latest attempt to stifle media freedom. Many of Russia’s leading media outlets including the Vedomosti daily and the Russian Forbes magazine have foreign ownership. The prop...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584458572014-09-23T09:12:01.544-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T09:12:01.544-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58445857@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:12:01 MDT Buffer zone created between Ukraine troops, pro-Russian rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58437116-68/ukraine-rebels-fire-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58437116-68/ukraine-rebels-fire-deal.html.csp">Buffer zone created between Ukraine troops, pro-Russian rebels</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minsk, Belarus • Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. Despite positive developments coming out of talks in the Belarusian capital of Minsk and a cease-fire that has been in place since Sept. 5, the fighting between the two sides was still deadly. In Donetsk, the largest rebe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584371162014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T21:51:02.099-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58437116@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:51:02 MDT Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433293-79/exxon-drilling-russia-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433293-79/exxon-drilling-russia-russian.html.csp">Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Irving, Texas • Exxon Mobil says it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia’s Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine. Exxon planned to drill the well between August and October. The latest round of sanctions called for the removal of U.S. workers on projects in the Russian Arctic by Sept. 26. Exxon says it has received a license from the U.S. Treasury Department to wind down operations, but it is unclear whether the license wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584332932014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433293@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:55:02 MDT Pabst Brewing to be sold to Russian company http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433262-79/pabst-beer-brewing-blue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433262-79/pabst-beer-brewing-blue.html.csp">Pabst Brewing to be sold to Russian company</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:41:01.942-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum. Oasis is buying Pabst with TSG, an investment firm known for its work with consumer products companies. TSG Consumer Partners will take a minority stake in Pabst. In addition to its namesake beer, Pabst Brewing Co. makes Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz, in addition to regional brews such as Lone Star, Rainier and Old Style. Pabst was acquired in 2010 by C. Dean Metropoulos &...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584332622014-09-19T12:41:01.942-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T12:41:01.942-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Russia’s Investigative Committee said Friday that Vladimir Yevtushenkov has remained under house arrest, dismissing the claim of his release issued by his Sistema holding company. Tuesday’s arrest by the nation’s top criminal investigation agency of 65-year old Yevtushenkov on money laundering charges has sent shoc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584325852014-09-19T09:12:02.516-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T09:12:02.516-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432585@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:12:02 MDT Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428572-68/ukraine-poroshenko-russian-ukrainian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428572-68/ukraine-poroshenko-russian-ukrainian.html.csp">Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine’s military, but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight against Russian-backed separatists. Poroshenko pleaded his case during remarks Thursday to a rare joint meeting of Congress. While he thanked the U.S. for the nonlethal equipment it is providing his country’s beleaguered military, he said more was needed to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584285722014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428572@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:27:19 MDT Bezos turns to Boeing-Lockheed for space venture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425930-79/boeing-bezos-space-nasa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425930-79/boeing-bezos-space-nasa.html.csp">Bezos turns to Boeing-Lockheed for space venture</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jeff Plungis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:38:02.482-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The spaceflight company backed by billionaire Jeff Bezos will team up with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin venture to develop a U.S alternative to Russian-made rocket engines. The partnership between United Launch Alliance and Bezos’s Blue Origin has set a four-year development schedule, with full testing to begin in 2016 and a first flight in 2019, according to a statement today from the companies. The Boeing-Lockheed venture currently handles all U.S. military satellite launches. The ann...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425930@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:38:02 MDT Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419953-79/russian-sanctions-ruble-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419953-79/russian-sanctions-ruble-russia.html.csp">Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T10:31:53.586-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about long-term economic damage from Western sanctions. The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine that consisted in, among other things, blocking off Western financial markets to key Russian companies. The Russian currency fell more than 1 percent to 38.80 rubles against the U.S. dollar by noon Moscow time Tuesda...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584199532014-09-16T10:31:53.586-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T10:31:53.586-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419953@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:31:53 MDT Ukrainian president offers rebels big concessions to end uprising http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417697-68/ukraine-poroshenko-rebels-proposal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417697-68/ukraine-poroshenko-rebels-proposal.html.csp">Ukrainian president offers rebels big concessions to end uprising</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Anthony Faiola</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T20:30:41.839-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • President Petro Poroshenko on Monday proposed a series of major concessions to end the uprising by pro-Russian rebels in restive eastern Ukraine, offering the separatists a broad amnesty and special self-governance status for territories they occupy. The proposal also includes protections for the Russian language and would allow the separatist-controlled regions to elect their own judges, create their own police forces and cultivate deeper ties to Russia - while remaining part o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417697@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:30:41 MDT U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584106562014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:01 MDT US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:40:27.363-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409600@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:40:27 MDT Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409607-68/ukraine-ukrainian-aid-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409607-68/ukraine-ukrainian-aid-border.html.csp">Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:25.726-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luhansk, Ukraine • A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev’s consent yet met with silence by Ukraine’s top leaders. “Early in the morning, we entered Ukraine to bring aid to Luhansk,” said Yury Stepanov, a Russian who was overseeing the convoy. “We came in around 215 vehicles,” he added, as workers unloaded boxes into a local warehouse. The much-needed aid arrived as fighting...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409607@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:25 MDT US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406357-68/russia-russian-sanctions-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406357-68/russia-russian-sanctions-companies.html.csp">US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T09:23:02.043-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia’s largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies. The sanctions were imposed in coordination with the European Union, which unveiled its own package of penalties hours earlier. Officials said the parallel penalties are aimed at punishing Russia for deepening its provocations in Ukraine, including sending forces and weaponry across the borde...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063572014-09-12T09:23:02.043-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T09:23:02.043-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406357@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:23:02 MDT Russia, Poland in spat over gas supplies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403727-79/gas-poland-russia-gazprom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403727-79/gas-poland-russia-gazprom.html.csp">Russia, Poland in spat over gas supplies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T16:10:02.583-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Warsaw, Poland • A spat has broken out between Poland and Russia over what Warsaw claims is a sharp drop in natural gas supplies. The move comes amid concerns Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian gas supplier Gazprom was elusive in its position: while it claimed its deliveries didn’t drop, it warned that they depend on volumes available for export. It also argued that the problem is due to Poland ramping up its demand, something the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584037272014-09-11T16:10:02.583-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T16:10:02.583-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403727@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:10:02 MDT Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399700-68/ukraine-russia-poroshenko-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399700-68/ukraine-russia-poroshenko-fire.html.csp">Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T19:41:14.568-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. But President Petro Poroshenko said the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of federalization, something both Russia and the separatists are still pushing for even after a cease-fire that began Friday. The cease-fire deal reached in Belarus ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583997002014-09-10T19:41:14.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T19:41:14.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399700@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:41:14 MDT Poland receiving 24 percent less gas from Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398221-79/gas-poland-ukraine-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398221-79/gas-poland-ukraine-percent.html.csp">Poland receiving 24 percent less gas from Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T11:39:02.079-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Warsaw, Poland • Russian natural gas deliveries to Poland have dropped by some 24 percent this week, Poland’s gas monopoly said Wednesday, though the reason remained unclear. Spokesman Rafal Pazura told The Associated Press that the company, PGNiG, is asking Russian supplier Gazprom whether the drop is due to “technical or trade” issues. Gazprom told the AP that it was working on a statement. The fall of deliveries arriving through Ukraine and Belarus comes at a time of conflict in Eastern Ukrai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583982212014-09-10T11:39:02.079-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T11:39:02.079-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398221@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:39:02 MDT Shaky cease-fire appears to hold in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382722-68/cease-fire-ukrainian-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382722-68/cease-fire-ukrainian-ukraine.html.csp">Shaky cease-fire appears to hold in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T18:52:03.523-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 06:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its positions late Saturday, little more than a day after Ukraine and Russian-backed separatist rebels signed a cease-fire following more than four months of fighting in the country’s east. The cease-fire had appeared to largely been holding during much of the day. But late Saturday, witnesses in Mariupol ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583827222014-09-06T18:52:03.523-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-06T18:52:03.523-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382722@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:52:03 MDT Ukraine cease-fire begins, but U.S. still skeptical http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58377756-68/fire-ukraine-cease-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58377756-68/fire-ukraine-cease-russia.html.csp">Ukraine cease-fire begins, but U.S. still skeptical</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T21:10:16.156-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minsk, Belarus •Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a cease-fire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions in case the truce fails. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any aggression by Moscow against alliance members. Gunfire and shelling appeared to fall silent across eastern Ukraine shortly after the appointed hour, to the relief of war-weary residents. But the U.S. voiced skepticism that the rebels and Russia w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583777562014-09-05T21:10:16.156-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T21:10:16.156-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377756@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:10:16 MDT Krauthammer: Ukraine abandoned http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374701-82/obama-ukraine-invasion-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58374701-82/obama-ukraine-invasion-russia.html.csp">Krauthammer: Ukraine abandoned</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Krauthammer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T01:01:05.032-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State. Yet it was not nearly the most egregious, or consequential, thing he said. Idiotic, yes. You’re the leader of the free world. Even if you don’t have a strategy — indeed, especially if you don’t — you never admit it publicly. However, if Obama is indeed building a larger strategy, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374701@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 01:01:05 MDT Ukraine, rebels say they are ready for cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375636-68/ukraine-nato-russian-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58375636-68/ukraine-nato-russian-russia.html.csp">Ukraine, rebels say they are ready for cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T17:21:55.602-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 05:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists appeared increasingly close to signing a deal to end four months of fighting, as NATO leaders including President Barack Obama expressed support for Ukraine at a NATO summit Thursday. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he’s ready to order a cease-fire in the east Friday if a peace deal is signed that day at talks in Minsk, Belarus. The rebels also said they were ready to declare a truce Friday if an agreement with Ukraine is reached on a p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583756362014-09-04T17:21:55.602-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T17:21:55.602-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375636@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:21:55 MDT