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    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...

    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...

    There’s A Word For What’s Going On In Ukraine… But What Is It?
    Aug29

    There’s A Word For What’s Going On In Ukraine… But What Is It?

    It’s been called everything from an “invasion” and an “incursion” to a “cross-border crisis” and “escalated aggression.” We look at the difficulty of describing what, exactly, is taking place in Ukraine — and what’s stopping officials from using the word “war.”...

    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...

    EU Ministers Seek More Russia Sanctions for Ukraine Invasion
    Aug29

    EU Ministers Seek More Russia Sanctions for Ukraine Invasion

    MILAN— Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow has slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into Ukraine. “We have...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...