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    EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions
    Aug29

    EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions

    MILAN (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are weighing the 28-nation bloc’s stance in the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia. The United States and the EU have imposed sanctions against Russian officials and the country’s financial industry. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    EU foreign ministers weigh Ukraine policy amid calls for tougher sanctions against Russia
    Aug29

    EU foreign ministers weigh Ukraine policy amid calls for tougher sanctions against Russia

    European Union foreign ministers are weighing the 28-nation bloc’s stance in the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin Commends Separatist Militias in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Putin Commends Separatist Militias in Ukraine

    Addressing the rebels directly, the Russian president also asked that a humanitarian corridor be opened to allow encircled Ukrainian troops to retreat. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ruble Hits New Low
    Aug29

    Ruble Hits New Low

    The Russian ruble hit its all-time low as geopolitical conflict in eastern Ukraine intensified with an alleged participation of Russian troops. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Malaysia Airlines to Cut 6,000 Staff in Overhaul
    Aug29

    Malaysia Airlines to Cut 6,000 Staff in Overhaul

    (KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO for the airline is underway. Khazanah Nasional, the...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Aug29

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    It’s Friday! Here’s what people will be talking about. 1. NATO is holding an emergency meeting on Friday over the crisis in eastern Ukraine, estimating that more 1,000 Russian soldiers have invaded the region. 2. Russian president Vladamir Putin praised the success of pro-Russian separatists fighting in Ukraine, while asking for the...

    Separatist Leader In Donetsk Agrees To Open ‘Humanitarian Corridor’
    Aug29

    Separatist Leader In Donetsk Agrees To Open ‘Humanitarian Corridor’

    Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, has agreed to let encircled Ukrainian government troops leave the battlefield after Russian President Vladimir Putin called on militia forces to open “a humanitarian corridor.” Zakharchenko said his forces would comply on the...

    The Russians Are Coming: What’s Putin’s End Game?
    Aug29

    The Russians Are Coming: What’s Putin’s End Game?

    Increasing evidence points to a Russian incursion into eastern Ukraine in support of pro-Russian rebelas fighting against the Ukrainian government. …read more Source:...

    Obama cautions against using force to solve crises
    Aug29

    Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

    While that stance is in keeping with Obama’s long-standing aversion to military entanglements, it comes at a time when the effectiveness of his preferred options is being challenged and there are indications that some in the administration are ready to take more robust actions. In the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Obama has relied...

    Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions
    Aug29

    Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) – As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers...