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    EU foreign ministers weigh Ukraine policy amid calls for tougher sanctions against Russia
    Aug29

    EU foreign ministers weigh Ukraine policy amid calls for tougher sanctions against Russia

    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. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ruble Hits New Low
    Aug29

    Ruble Hits New Low

    The Russian ruble hit its all-time low as geopolitical conflict in eastern Ukraine intensified with an alleged participation of Russian troops. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Separatist Leader In Donetsk Agrees To Open ‘Humanitarian Corridor’
    Aug29

    Separatist Leader In Donetsk Agrees To Open ‘Humanitarian Corridor’

    Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, has agreed to let encircled Ukrainian government troops leave the battlefield after Russian President Vladimir Putin called on militia forces to open “a humanitarian corridor.” Zakharchenko said his forces would comply on the...

    To Revive Damaged Brand, Malaysia Airlines To Lay Off 6,000 Workers
    Aug29

    To Revive Damaged Brand, Malaysia Airlines To Lay Off 6,000 Workers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway but there is no move to...

    Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug29

    Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    People observe damage done to a house after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting of the n… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin urges safe passage for Ukrainian troops surrounded by separatist rebels
    Aug29

    Putin urges safe passage for Ukrainian troops surrounded by separatist rebels

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Putin calls for release of surrounded Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug29

    Putin calls for release of surrounded Ukrainian soldiers

    The Russian leader’s call comes amid reports of Russian troops fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Obama cautions against using force to solve crises
    Aug29

    Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

    While that stance is in keeping with Obama’s long-standing aversion to military entanglements, it comes at a time when the effectiveness of his preferred options is being challenged and there are indications that some in the administration are ready to take more robust actions. In the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Obama has relied...

    The Russians Are Coming: What’s Putin’s End Game?
    Aug29

    The Russians Are Coming: What’s Putin’s End Game?

    Increasing evidence points to a Russian incursion into eastern Ukraine in support of pro-Russian rebelas fighting against the Ukrainian government. …read more Source:...

    Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions
    Aug29

    Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include...