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    Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border ahead of Nato chief visit
    Aug06

    Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border ahead of Nato chief visit

    August 07, 2014 2:12 AMDONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) – Fears that Russia was massing troops on Ukraine’s border grew on Wednesday ahead of a visit by Nato’s secretary-general, as an air strike hit the main eastern city where Kiev troops are besieging rebels. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin bans food from nations with sanctions on Russia
    Aug06

    Putin bans food from nations with sanctions on Russia

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (Aug 6) slapped a one-year ban and restrictions on food and agricultural product imports from nations that have imposed sanctions on Russia over its defiant stance on Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup on border
    Aug06

    Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup on border

    As the steadily advancing Ukrainian army sets its sights on reclaiming the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, tension is building over whether a large Russian army lying in wait just across the border will step in to protect the separatists. President Vladimir Putin has resisted mounting pressure from Russian nationalists to send the...

    A third of Germans fear NATO-Russia war over Ukraine, poll finds
    Aug06

    A third of Germans fear NATO-Russia war over Ukraine, poll finds

    August 07, 2014 1:24 AMBERLIN (REUTERS) – One in three Germans thinks a war could break out between Russia and NATO over the conflict in Ukraine, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday, a finding that helps explain the country’s cautious approach to the crisis. …read more Source: The Straits...

    From Syria to Ukraine, Social Media Opens Up Warfare
    Aug06

    From Syria to Ukraine, Social Media Opens Up Warfare

    In 2013, Eliot Higgins used videos posted online from Syria to track weapons and pinpoint a chemical strike in Damascus from a computer in the English Midlands. …read more Source:...

    Asian markets down as Ukraine conflict fears escalate
    Aug06

    Asian markets down as Ukraine conflict fears escalate

    HONG KONG–Asian stocks dropped Wednesday, following a sharp fall on Wall Street over fears of a market correction and concerns the conflict in Ukraine could escalate. Analysts cited comments by Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who said Russia had increased its military presence on the Ukraine border, suggesting the situation could...

    Russia’s Putin orders agricultural import bans in sanction retaliation
    Aug06

    Russia’s Putin orders agricultural import bans in sanction retaliation

    August 06, 2014 11:18 PMLONDON (REUTERS) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin’s press service said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin restricts imports from nations imposing sanctions on Russia
    Aug06

    Putin restricts imports from nations imposing sanctions on Russia

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (Aug 6) banned or limited food and agricultural product imports for a year from nations that have imposed sanctions on Russia over its stance on Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin bans imports from nations imposing sanctions on Russia
    Aug06

    Putin bans imports from nations imposing sanctions on Russia

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday banned or limited food and agricultural product imports for a year from nations that have imposed sanctions on Russia over its stance on Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia denies deploying extra troops to Ukraine border
    Aug06

    Russia denies deploying extra troops to Ukraine border

    Russia on Wednesday (Aug 6) denied US and NATO claims that Moscow has sharply increased the number of troops along the border with Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

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