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    MH17 Update: Ukraine Crash Site Search Suspended As Fighting Escalates
    Aug08

    MH17 Update: Ukraine Crash Site Search Suspended As Fighting Escalates

    The Netherlands prime minister has temporarily suspended search efforts at the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine forces picked up speed. Some 228 coffins carrying the remains of an unknown number of passengers have been returned to the Netherlands, but investigators continue to...

    NATO aid to Ukraine likely to sharpen conflict with Russia
    Aug08

    NATO aid to Ukraine likely to sharpen conflict with Russia

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Kiev on Thursday to offer help from the Western alliance to shore up Ukraine’s defenses as government forces close in on pro-Russia separatists in the embattled east of the country. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Canada sends military gear to assist Ukrainian fighters
    Aug08

    Canada sends military gear to assist Ukrainian fighters

    Canada is sending military equipment to Ukraine including helmets, first aid kits, tents and protective vests. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Canada Will Send Military Supplies to Ukraine
    Aug08

    Canada Will Send Military Supplies to Ukraine

    TRENTON, Ontario—Canada says it is sending non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine to help the country protect its eastern border against Russia. Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said Thursday that Canada will deliver helmets, ballistic eyewear, protective vests, first aid kits, tents and sleeping bags to Ukrainian troops. Russia has massed...

    Ukraine Crisis: Violence Erupts At Maidan, Over Five Months After Yanukovych Fled
    Aug08

    Ukraine Crisis: Violence Erupts At Maidan, Over Five Months After Yanukovych Fled

    Kievans are having flashbacks to the Euromaidan protests earlier this year, as stragglers at ground zero of the Ukrainian revolution fought off police efforts to finally clear out Independence Square for good Thursday. Some are calling them the “AlcoHundred,” a sarcastic term and portmanteau of “hundred,” which is a term...

    NATO Pledges Support to Ukraine, Warns of Possible Russian Invasion
    Aug08

    NATO Pledges Support to Ukraine, Warns of Possible Russian Invasion

    KIEV, Ukraine—NATO’s chief defied mounting Russian belligerence Thursday with a pledge to provide assistance to Ukraine, which is battling to quash an insurgency being waged by pro-Russia rebels in the country’s east. The show of support from Anders Fogh Rasmussen comes as government troops increasingly focus their push to claw...

    NATO chief urges Russia to ‘step back from the brink’ of war
    Aug08

    NATO chief urges Russia to ‘step back from the brink’ of war

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen warns that further intervention in Ukraine would bring Russia greater isolation in the world …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Hits Back on Sanctions; Bans Food From West
    Aug08

    Russia Hits Back on Sanctions; Bans Food From West

    MOSCOW—Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities. The announcement shows that while President Vladimir Putin...

    Russia And Iran Reportedly Signed A Huge Oil Deal — But No One Knows The Details
    Aug08

    Russia And Iran Reportedly Signed A Huge Oil Deal — But No One Knows The Details

    Iran and Russia may have just signed a major $20 billion oil deal, as reported by Russia’s Itar-Tass, Iran’s Fars News, and the Telegraph on Wednesday. The deal would allow Iran to circumvent western and international sanctions aimed at curtailing the country’s nuclear program. And it would allow Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Canada will send military supplies to Ukraine
    Aug08

    Canada will send military supplies to Ukraine

    Canada says it is sending non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine to help the country protect its eastern border against Russia. …read more Source: Miami...