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    Ukraine Will Block Russian Aid Convoy Heading to Rebel Region
    Aug12

    Ukraine Will Block Russian Aid Convoy Heading to Rebel Region

    MOSCOW— A convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid headed for eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, but Ukraine said it wouldn’t let the mission in because it isn’t being coordinated by the international Red Cross and could be a covert military operation. The neutral agency said it had no information on what the trucks were...

    The Way Out of the Ukraine Crisis
    Aug12

    The Way Out of the Ukraine Crisis

    MOSCOW—In May, Bob Corker, the ranking Republican on the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bill of stunning recklessness that seems specifically designed to destroy what remains of relations between the United States and Russia. The legislation’s very name—the “Russian Aggression Prevention Act of...

    Ukraine says will deny access to Russian aid
    Aug12

    Ukraine says will deny access to Russian aid

    Ukrainian security spokesman: Russian humanitarian convoy will not be allowed across border …read more Source:...

    Ukraine bars aid convoy from Russia
    Aug12

    Ukraine bars aid convoy from Russia

    Ukraine said it would deny the mission entry because it has not been certified by the Red Cross and could be a covert military operation. …read more Source: Toronto...

    With the Ukrainian President
    Aug12

    With the Ukrainian President

    Kiev, August 11, 2014 I had not seen Petro Poroshenko since his election. He greeted me in a large panelled room where the gold leaf had an oddly rosy tint. Ukrainian television cameras ran for the first few minutes of our interview. The president brought up our initial encounter in the Maidan that Sunday in February, at a time when the fate of...

    Putin Prepares for Crimea Visit
    Aug12

    Putin Prepares for Crimea Visit

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will meet his top security officials on Wednesday and address members of government and parliament traveling with him on a trip to the Crimean peninsula a day later, the Kremlin said. A Russian convoy carrying food, water and other aid set off on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are...

    Obama’s Hidden-Hand Foreign Policy
    Aug12

    Obama’s Hidden-Hand Foreign Policy

    Over six years of his presidency, President Obama has pursued a down-sized foreign policy that has mixed diplomacy, sanctions and force in varying measures to protect American national security interests abroad — without involving US ground forces. Obama began this approach from Day 1 of his presidency when he negotiated the withdrawal of...

    Wary Ukraine Sets Conditions for Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug12

    Wary Ukraine Sets Conditions for Russian Aid Convoy

    A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine set off on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Says It Will Block Russian Aid Convoy
    Aug12

    Ukraine Says It Will Block Russian Aid Convoy

    Ukrainian officials said they will not allow Russian trucks to cross the border after Moscow said it was sending a convoy to deliver humanitarian aid to besieged residents in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Russia said Tuesday it was sending 280 truckloads of relief supplies to residents of eastern Ukraine, who are caught in the conflict between...

    The Outlook For Germany In One Word: ‘Grim’
    Aug12

    The Outlook For Germany In One Word: ‘Grim’

    Confidence in Germany is crumbling. The ZEW investor confidence survey index plunged to 44.3 in August from 61.8 a month ago. This was much worse than the 54.0 expected by economists. To make things worse, the expectations index crashed to 8.6 from 27.1. This was the lowest reading since December 2012. Economists were expecting 17.0. “In...