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    Russia to get hit with new EU sanctions over Ukraine
    Aug30

    Russia to get hit with new EU sanctions over Ukraine

    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Pushing Ukraine Conflict to ‘Point of No Return,’ E.U. Leader Says
    Aug30

    Russia Pushing Ukraine Conflict to ‘Point of No Return,’ E.U. Leader Says

    As evidence of Russia’s direct intervention in Ukraine mounted, the president of the European Commission said European leaders meeting in Brussels were likely to endorse new, tougher sanctions. …read more Source: The New York...

    EU: Russia and Ukraine close to ‘point of no return’
    Aug30

    EU: Russia and Ukraine close to ‘point of no return’

    The presidents of the European Commission and Ukraine warn Russia against escalating the conflict in eastern Ukraine, saying it is close to reaching the point of no return. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Russian troops in Ukraine spur new sanctions warning from EU
    Aug30

    Russian troops in Ukraine spur new sanctions warning from EU

    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. …read more Source: CTV...

    Interview: Would A Tusk Presidency Help EU Look East?
    Aug30

    Interview: Would A Tusk Presidency Help EU Look East?

    RFE/RL speaks to Joanna Wajda, the Brussels correspondent for Polish public broadcaster TVP, about what to expect if Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is chosen as the president of the European Council. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine-Russia conflict: What you need to know
    Aug30

    Ukraine-Russia conflict: What you need to know

    NATO estimates 1,000 Russians soldiers are in Ukraine, aiding separatists in the country’s east. …read more Source: USA...

    EU leaders to threaten extra Russia sanctions, agree new team
    Aug30

    EU leaders to threaten extra Russia sanctions, agree new team

    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine on Saturday but, fearful of a new Cold War and self-inflicted harm on their own economies, should give Moscow another chance to make peace. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU ready to prepare sanctions
    Aug30

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU ready to prepare sanctions

    KIEV/BRUSSELS – Ukraine said on Saturday Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signalled they were ready to prepare more sanctions on Moscow over the crisis. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ferguson Funeral, California Quake and A Tomato Fight: Week In Photos, Aug. 24 – 31
    Aug30

    Ferguson Funeral, California Quake and A Tomato Fight: Week In Photos, Aug. 24 – 31

    Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week.1. Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, CA after an earthquake struck the area in the early hours of Aug. 24,...

    Live Updates: EU Threatens More Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Escalation
    Aug30

    Live Updates: EU Threatens More Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Escalation

    The European Union has threatened to launch a fresh round of sanctions against Russia in response to ongoing aggressive military action in eastern Ukraine. The group of nations is prepared to ramp up sanctions against Russia, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko at a summit in Brussels...