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    EU warns Russian-Ukraine conflict near ‘point of no return’
    Aug31

    EU warns Russian-Ukraine conflict near ‘point of no return’

    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. French President Francois Hollande and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said at the summit that the...

    EU leaders pick Italy foreign minister as bloc’s top diplomat, Polish premier as council chief
    Aug31

    EU leaders pick Italy foreign minister as bloc’s top diplomat, Polish premier as council chief

    By Juergen Baetz BRUSSELS, Belgium — European Union leaders on Saturday picked Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, to become the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomat for the next five years. The decision comes as the crisis at the EU’s eastern border pitting Ukraine against Russia poses one of the biggest foreign policy challenges...

    Front Pages from Around the Globe
    Aug31

    Front Pages from Around the Globe

    Fighters with the Islamic State group captured a major military air base in Syria’s northeast on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadist group, activists and state media said. Israeli air strikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping...

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions
    Aug31

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently” prepare tougher economic...

    European Union threatens Russia with stricter sanctions
    Aug31

    European Union threatens Russia with stricter sanctions

    The European Union slapped back at Moscow Saturday, threatening to impose stricter sanctions as Ukrainian officials accused Russia of sending in more tanks to flatten a small border town. During an EU summit in Brussels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said thousands of foreign troops have flooded his country — a day after Russian leader...

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President
    Aug31

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President

    The European Union chose new leadership Saturday, announcing Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Turk as its new council president. EU leaders chose Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to succeed Catherine Ashton as head of foreign policy for the 28-nation bloc. Former Belgian Prime Minster Herman Van Rompuy, who currently heads the...

    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check
    Aug31

    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

    By Matthew Fisher, Postmedia News Canada is interested in joining a NATO joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 troops that is being created to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank in an effort to check Russia’s creeping military takeover of eastern Ukraine, according to Britain’s Financial Times newspaper. The British-led...

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals
    Aug31

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in the regional assembly in the northwestern city of Pskov, said he...

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine
    Aug31

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine

    European leaders meeting say they are preparing to hand down additional sanctions. …read more Source: USA...

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions
    Aug31

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions

    BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently undertake preparatory work”...