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    Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational
    Aug14

    Russian aid convoy for Ukraine takes turn for the confrontational

    A Russian convoy carrying aid for civilians trapped in separatist-controlled Luhansk in eastern Ukraine diverted from its agreed route to the Ukrainian border Thursday, drawing warnings from Kiev that it will be blocked “with all the forces available” unless its cargo is first inspected. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    On Japan and China: Taking a Stand, Not Taking Sides
    Aug14

    On Japan and China: Taking a Stand, Not Taking Sides

    From Project Syndicate CANBERRA — With the world producing more history than most of us can consume right now, it is easy to lose sight of recent developments that could have even greater consequences for long-term peace and stability than recent alarming events in eastern Ukraine, Gaza, and Syria-Iraq. The outcome of the nuclear...

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine
    Aug14

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television…. …read more Source:...

    Russian Convoy Nears Ukraine Border
    Aug14

    Russian Convoy Nears Ukraine Border

    A Russian convoy, filled with what Moscow has described as humanitarian aid for Ukraine’s war-torn east, approached the border as Ukraine insisted it must be inspected first. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Being Pro-West Doesn’t Mean Being Anti-Russian
    Aug14

    Being Pro-West Doesn’t Mean Being Anti-Russian

    MOSCOW — The recent events in Ukraine and the resulting wave of sanctions, affecting all sides of the conflict, have once again intensified the long-running disagreement in Russia between pro-West and anti-West factions. Facebook is full of passionate arguments as yesterday’s friends disperse to different sides of the barricade....

    Putin gives cautious speech, possibly leading towards easing crisis
    Aug14

    Putin gives cautious speech, possibly leading towards easing crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin travelled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television. …read more Source: CTV...

    German Foreign Engagement Is Light
    Aug14

    German Foreign Engagement Is Light

    Brussels Beat: Berlin has led Europe’s diplomatic response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, but is it really taking the lead enough? …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Dutch Push Ukraine on MH17 Disaster Inquiries
    Aug14

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Dutch Push Ukraine on MH17 Disaster Inquiries

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch officials said Monday they will push ahead with both an investigation into the cause of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster and a criminal investigation into the persons responsible, despite not being able to access the site where the plane went down in eastern Ukraine. Flight 17 was shot down July 17 above an area held by...

    Ukraine, Russia Parry Over Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug14

    Ukraine, Russia Parry Over Russian Aid Convoy

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia—Raising the stakes in Ukraine’s conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed...

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine
    Aug14

    Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin pauses, during a meeting with cultural figures at Chekhov museum in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, Crimea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Putin addressed hundreds of… …read more Source: The Bismarck...