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    Gung-ho rebels impose tough rule of newly-taken Ukraine city
    Aug30

    Gung-ho rebels impose tough rule of newly-taken Ukraine city

    Novoazovsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Camouflaged rebel Alexander hung a sign on the wall of a busy supermarket Friday laying down the harsh new laws now governing the town of Novoazovsk after fighting drove out Ukrainian forces.”Robbers, thieves and violent criminals must be judged before a military tribunal!” the decree...

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
    Aug30

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Families of Russian troops captured, killed or missing in Ukraine want answers on their fate MOSCOW (AP) – The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian … …read more Source: The...

    S&P 500 to New Record on Improving Economy
    Aug30

    S&P 500 to New Record on Improving Economy

    Wall Street bounces around into the weekend as escalating tensions involving Ukraine offset another round of mostly upbeat economic data out of the U.S. Gains were small, but small enough for the S&P 500 to log its fourth record close this week. The Dow and Nasdaq extending a weekly rally to week number four. Britain raised its international...

    U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel
    Aug30

    U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel

    The U.S. State Department warned Americans Friday to avoid traveling to eastern Ukraine, in response to the ongoing conflict between Ukraine’s armed forces and Russia-backed separatists. “The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable and could change quickly,” the statement said. “U.S. citizens throughout Ukraine should avoid large crowds and...

    Hillary Clinton speaking in Ottawa Oct. 6
    Aug30

    Hillary Clinton speaking in Ottawa Oct. 6

    Hillary Clinton is coming to Ottawa. The consensus frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016 – and perhaps the next president of the United States – will be in Ottawa Oct. 6 for a luncheon speech at the Ottawa Convention Centre, the Citizen has learned. Clinton will arrive in the nation’s capital at a time of what many observers say...

    Morse: Putin’s plunder signals gloves are off in Ukraine
    Aug30

    Morse: Putin’s plunder signals gloves are off in Ukraine

    At least now we know what that “humanitarian truck convoy” that broke into Ukraine was really for — plunder. It turns out to have stripped a few defence-production factories in Luhansk and hauled their contents back to Russia. In all the speculation around the move, that had not occurred to anyone at all. But it is nothing new to the Russians,...

    Families of Russian Troops in Ukraine Want Answers
    Aug29

    Families of Russian Troops in Ukraine Want Answers

    MOSCOW— The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. “He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was hard for all of them to say goodbye,” Sokolova told The Associated Press,...

    NATO chief needs resources to respond to ‘wake-up call’
    Aug29

    NATO chief needs resources to respond to ‘wake-up call’

    On the eve of next week’s NATO Summit in Wales, the alliance’s outgoing Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells CBC News an ‘unstable security environment’ means member countries like Canada must increase defence spending and help the alliance adapt to ‘profound’ changes. …read more Source:...

    Rebels control key Ukraine town as EU ministers urge new Russia sanctions
    Aug29

    Rebels control key Ukraine town as EU ministers urge new Russia sanctions

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of strategic coastal town; EU foreign ministers say Moscow should be punished for invading Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Analysts: France, Germany at Forefront of EU Foreign Diplomacy
    Aug29

    Analysts: France, Germany at Forefront of EU Foreign Diplomacy

    As European leaders return from summer holiday to hold their first summit amid multiple international crises — in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine — the bloc’s two economic heavyweights, France and Germany, are also emerging as the EU’s foreign policy leaders. Instead of competing for primacy, experts say Paris and Berlin are...