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    Sitting duck: Russia set to storm lost city
    Aug31

    Sitting duck: Russia set to storm lost city

    WITH pro-Russian rebels looming threateningly at its gates, the last civilians in the Ukrainian town of Mariupol are having to face a hard truth: they will be unable to save this vital port city alone. …read more Source:...

    US welcomes EU decision on Russia
    Aug31

    US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU slaps Russia with sanction ultimatum
    Aug31

    EU slaps Russia with sanction ultimatum

    AS Kiev borders on the brink of “full scale war”, Russia is given a week to scale back involvement in Ukraine or face new sanctions. …read more Source: THE...

    EU appoints Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini in top jobs, readies Russian sanctions
    Aug31

    EU appoints Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini in top jobs, readies Russian sanctions

    European Union leaders have chosen Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc’s foreign relations, as the EU prepares to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: ABC...

    EU gives Russia sanctions ultimatum
    Aug31

    EU gives Russia sanctions ultimatum

    UPDATE: EU leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned of “full-scale war” with Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Germany’s Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions
    Aug31

    Germany’s Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) Germany’s Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Poland’s Tusk, Italy’s Mogherini get EU top jobs (AFP)
    Aug31

    Poland’s Tusk, Italy’s Mogherini get EU top jobs (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – European leaders Saturday named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges topped by Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine ‘close to point of no return’
    Aug30

    Ukraine ‘close to point of no return’

    UKRAINE president Petro Poroshenko said Russia is pushing the country “to a point of no return — full scale-war”. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains
    Aug30

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.”Why didn’t you say before that you were alive? Why… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian tanks flatten Ukrainian town as EU leaders threaten more sanctions
    Aug30

    Russian tanks flatten Ukrainian town as EU leaders threaten more sanctions

    Ukraine said Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signalled on Saturday they would threaten more sanctions against Moscow over the crisis. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

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