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    Death toll in east Ukraine conflict nears 2,600: UN (AFP)
    Aug29

    Death toll in east Ukraine conflict nears 2,600: UN (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The conflict raging in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 2,600 people, the United Nations said Friday, voicing concern about atrocities committed by armed groups and the increasing involvement of foreign fighters. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin hails Ukraine separatists; Kiev raises prospect of joining NATO
    Aug29

    Putin hails Ukraine separatists; Kiev raises prospect of joining NATO

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine as “insurgents” battling an army that he likened to Nazi invaders during World War II, and the Ukrainian government raised the prospect of joining NATO as it seeks help in repelling what it calls an outright Russian military invasion of...

    Obama do beige? Yes he tan
    Aug29

    Obama do beige? Yes he tan

    HE may have been addressing issues in Ukraine and Iraq, but it was Obama’s tan suit that took centre stage, and not in a good way. …read more Source: THE...

    Putin tells Ukraine to talk to rebels
    Aug29

    Putin tells Ukraine to talk to rebels

    RUSSIAN leader Vladimir Putin said Ukraine must enter talks with separatist rebels, as NATO called on Russia to stop ‘illegal’ military action. …read more Source:...

    NATO condemns Russian military action in Ukraine
    Aug29

    NATO condemns Russian military action in Ukraine

    NATO says it is clear Russian troops and equipment have illegally crossed the border into Ukraine, describing the actions as a “blatant violation” of the country’s sovereignty.The organisation’s secretary-general, Anders Rasmussen, condemned “in the strongest terms” what he said was Russia’s...

    NATO says Russia blatantly violating Ukraine sovereignty
    Aug29

    NATO says Russia blatantly violating Ukraine sovereignty

    NATO has accused Russian forces of a blatant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions
    Aug29

    EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions

    MILAN (AP) European Union foreign ministers are weighing the 28-nation bloc’s stance in the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia.The ministers’ meeting Friday in Milan comes a day after… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians
    Aug29

    UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians

    GENEVA (AP) The U.N. human rights office says around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where the death toll has risen to at least 2,220.It says both sides are committing a range of abuses targeting civilians… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    West in a quandary as Russia opens new front in Ukraine ‘hybrid warfare’
    Aug29

    West in a quandary as Russia opens new front in Ukraine ‘hybrid warfare’

    Ukraine just got uglier. The problem is that for all its huffing and puffing, the West is not quite sure about how to respond. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Russia’s Putin calls for release of Ukrainian POWs
    Aug29

    Russia’s Putin calls for release of Ukrainian POWs

    MOSCOW (AP) Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.Putin said in a statement… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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