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    Ukrainian Military Routed as Russia Talks Tough
    Sep02

    Ukrainian Military Routed as Russia Talks Tough

    NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine—The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens. In fields around the eastern Ukrainian village of Novokaterynivka, more than thirty army vehicles lay charred and pulverized into twisted piles...

    Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough
    Sep02

    Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

    Pro-Russian rebels pass by destroyed Ukrainian military vehicles near the village of Novokaterynivka, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Ukrainian troops have over the past week suffered… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    IMF: Ukraine May Need $19B More in Aid if Conflict Continues
    Sep02

    IMF: Ukraine May Need $19B More in Aid if Conflict Continues

    Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion in additional funds from donors if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists continues during 2015, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Even under Kyiv’s current $17 billion IMF bailout, the Fund said Ukraine will not be able to meet all of its targets due to the ongoing fighting and an...

    Estonia Wants NATO Base on Russia’s Doorstep
    Sep02

    Estonia Wants NATO Base on Russia’s Doorstep

    Estonia is calling for NATO to establish a permanent base on its soil, as U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to visit the one-time Soviet satellite amid Baltic state worries about possible Russian aggression in the region. Estonia President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, during a state visit Tuesday to Norway, said NATO, the U.S.-European military...

    Putin’s War of Words: A Roundup
    Sep02

    Putin’s War of Words: A Roundup

    A review of comments by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia meant to inspire nationalist support at home and encourage pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport
    Sep02

    Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

    EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow’s role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war’s tide last week. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama
    Sep02

    Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama

    Spooked by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil. …read more Source: Miami...

    Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama
    Sep02

    Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Spooked by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil. The U.S. and many other Western countries never recognized the nearly five-decade Soviet occupation,...

    Chernobyl’s Legacy: Radioactive Wild Boars Roam Germany
    Sep02

    Chernobyl’s Legacy: Radioactive Wild Boars Roam Germany

    The explosion at the Ukrainian plant spread a radioactive cloud over Europe in 1986. …read more Source:...

    Putin Digs In for Long Fight in Ukraine
    Sep02

    Putin Digs In for Long Fight in Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. The four-month conflict has now reached a breaking point, where Russia and Ukraine could either negotiate a political settlement...