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    Blast in Ukraine’s Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict
    Aug09

    Blast in Ukraine’s Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict

    The explosion, which injured at least two people, came as protest barricades and tents still stand in the central square months after demonstrations that toppled the government. …read more Source: The New York...

    Markets Cheer Russia’s Ukraine Exit
    Aug09

    Markets Cheer Russia’s Ukraine Exit

    U.S. stocks finished out the week on a high note- rallying after Russia said its military exercises near Ukraine’s border are over- overshadowing concerns about U.S. air strikes in Iraq. That news also turned stocks positive for the week. Utilities were the best performers on the S&P 500. Their high-dividend yield – attractive to...

    Iraq Now a No-Go Zone for Commercial U.S. Aircraft, FAA Says
    Aug09

    Iraq Now a No-Go Zone for Commercial U.S. Aircraft, FAA Says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday restricted U.S. airlines and commercial operators from flying over Iraq while armed conflict raged and the United States launched air strikes. The FAA had previously, on Aug. 1, restricted U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) over...

    Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy
    Aug09

    Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

    War-weary after the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and reeling financially from the Great Recession, the public wants U.S. leaders to focus more at home and shoulder far fewer burdens abroad. The public certainly rejects more American “boots on the ground,” and will strongly resist the new U.S. advisers and air strikes in Iraq. MoreIraq...

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border;  Proposes New Sanctions
    Aug09

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border; Proposes New Sanctions

    Ukrainian government forces battled Russian-backed separatists in eastern regions Friday, a top official said, as Kyiv proposed sanctions against dozens of Russian companies and individuals. The fighting came as Ukraine’s armed forces tightened cordons in and around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the last remaining strongholds for...

    Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer
    Aug08

    Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer

    Amid reports that Russia may be open to de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine, Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer told CNBC he’s not buying it. …read more Source:...

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims
    Aug08

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims

    Twenty-three victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been identified so far, the Dutch-led forensic team working on their remains said Friday. …read more Source: Miami...

    US warns Russia that any intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as ‘an invasion of Ukraine’
    Aug08

    US warns Russia that any intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as ‘an invasion of Ukraine’

    The United States is warning Russia that any further intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as “an invasion of Ukraine.” U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power delivered the warning Friday at a Security Council meeting on Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    American Carriers Are Now Banned From Flying Over Iraq
    Aug08

    American Carriers Are Now Banned From Flying Over Iraq

    The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. carriers from flying over Iraq, the agency announced Friday. The ban was handed down just hours after the U.S. launched airstrikes in the country for the first time since U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq in December 2011. The American strikes were targeting forces from militant group the Islamic...

    The War Photo No One Would Publish
    Aug08

    The War Photo No One Would Publish

    The Iraqi soldier died attempting to pull himself up over the dashboard of his truck. The flames engulfed his vehicle and incinerated his body, turning him to dusty ash and blackened bone. In a photograph taken soon afterward, the soldier’s hand reaches out of the shattered windshield, which frames his face and chest. The colors and...