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    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: “We Are Very Close to the Point of No Return”
    Aug31

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: “We Are Very Close to the Point of No Return”

    Amid a backdrop of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists… Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, attending an EU summit in Brussels, says the EU has agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check
    Aug31

    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

    By Matthew Fisher, Postmedia News Canada is interested in joining a NATO joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 troops that is being created to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank in an effort to check Russia’s creeping military takeover of eastern Ukraine, according to Britain’s Financial Times newspaper. The British-led...

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals
    Aug31

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in the regional assembly in the northwestern city of Pskov, said he...

    EU Sets Russia Ultimatum, Threatens Sanctions
    Aug31

    EU Sets Russia Ultimatum, Threatens Sanctions

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is giving Russia a one-week ultimatum to scale back its intervention in Ukraine or face additional economic sanctions. EU summit chairman Herman Van Rompuy said early Sunday that the bloc’s 28 leaders tasked its executive body to “urgently undertake preparatory work for consideration within a week.” He says...

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine
    Aug31

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine

    European leaders meeting say they are preparing to hand down additional sanctions. …read more Source: USA...

    Garry Kasparov: It’s a War, Stupid!
    Aug31

    Garry Kasparov: It’s a War, Stupid!

    As Russian troops and armored columns advance in Eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government begs for aid from the free world it hoped would receive it and protect it as one of its own. The leaders of the free world, meanwhile, are struggling to find the right terminology to free themselves from the moral responsibility to provide that protection....

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions
    Aug31

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions

    BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently undertake preparatory work”...

    European Union threatens Russia with stricter sanctions
    Aug31

    European Union threatens Russia with stricter sanctions

    The European Union slapped back at Moscow Saturday, threatening to impose stricter sanctions as Ukrainian officials accused Russia of sending in more tanks to flatten a small border town. During an EU summit in Brussels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said thousands of foreign troops have flooded his country — a day after Russian leader...

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President
    Aug31

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President

    The European Union chose new leadership Saturday, announcing Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Turk as its new council president. EU leaders chose Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to succeed Catherine Ashton as head of foreign policy for the 28-nation bloc. Former Belgian Prime Minster Herman Van Rompuy, who currently heads the...

    Obama speaks with Harper, signals more sanctions against Russia
    Aug31

    Obama speaks with Harper, signals more sanctions against Russia

    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...