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    Analysis: Russian troops in Ukraine a ‘game-changer’
    Aug29

    Analysis: Russian troops in Ukraine a ‘game-changer’

    The presence of 1,000 Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine “is a game-changer” in the months-long conflict with Russian-backed separatists, says one analyst, but it remains unlikely that the international community will be dragged into a full-scale war. …read more Source: CTV...

    Mad With Power?
    Aug29

    Mad With Power?

    Co-written with Robert Ferguson Weeks after a chorus of international outrage erupted over the annexing of Crimea and the downing of Malaysia Airline’s Flight 17 in pro-Russian rebel airspace in Ukraine and the death of 298 civilians, Russia is unapologetically sending new military convoys equipped with mobile artillery into...

    Pro-Russia separatists in firm control of strategic coastal town
    Aug29

    Pro-Russia separatists in firm control of strategic coastal town

    Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armoured vehicles had invaded from Russia. …read more Source: CTV...

    Postcard from Washington: Texas Governor Rick Perry sees ‘aggressive overreach’ … but not in the mirror
    Aug29

    Postcard from Washington: Texas Governor Rick Perry sees ‘aggressive overreach’ … but not in the mirror

    WASHINGTON — You could list about five dozen putative candidates for the U.S. presidency in 2016 but only one of them is facing 109 years in the Texas State Penitentiary for abuse of official capacity. Now this Bush-y-haired Republican is standing before us and trying his best to talk tough about eye-RACK while brandishing the most excruciatingly...

    Pro-Russian Separatists In Control Of Key Town Of Novoazovsk
    Aug29

    Pro-Russian Separatists In Control Of Key Town Of Novoazovsk

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia. Associated Press reporters saw at least a half-dozen tanks in the town of about 12,000 people, bearing the flags of...

    Photos August 29: Top images from around the world
    Aug29

    Photos August 29: Top images from around the world

    A North Korean boy arm wrestles with former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Former NFL player Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-war and arm wrestling competition...

    Francois Hollande in Purgatory
    Aug29

    Francois Hollande in Purgatory

    French president François Hollande is evermore himself and this is bad news for France. In his first year it was the old Socialist pattern of campaigning in left-wing poetry (for example the 75 percent tax on incomes over 1 million euros), then backpedaling to mixed-up prose once in office when the big interests and the Constitutional Court...

    Kremlin: Russian Troop Images Are From ‘Computer Games’
    Aug29

    Kremlin: Russian Troop Images Are From ‘Computer Games’

    On Thursday, NATO released images it said showed that Russian combat troops had crossed into Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    NATO to Russia: Stop ‘Illegal’ Ukraine Operations
    Aug29

    NATO to Russia: Stop ‘Illegal’ Ukraine Operations

    NATO condemns what it calls Russian efforts to destabilize Ukraine, charges Moscow dismisses as ‘conjecture.’ VOA’s Jeff Custer reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia Says Open to Gas Talks With Ukraine, Offers Discount
    Aug29

    Russia Says Open to Gas Talks With Ukraine, Offers Discount

    Russia is open to talks on resuming gas supplies to Ukraine and willing to offer a price cut of nearly 20 percent, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, but the discounted price is still above the level Kiev demands. Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed late last year to cut the gas price for Ukraine to $268.50 per 1,000 cubic meters...