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    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria
    Aug29

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. Obama’s decision to speak on the matter Thursday appeared aimed at...

    Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War
    Aug29

    Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War

    Subtlety has never been the strong suit of Russia’s hacker-patriots. In 2008, during the Russian invasion of Georgia, they managed to hijack or disable all the key websites of the Georgian government, plastering one of them with images of Adolf Hitler. The year before that, during Russia’s diplomatic spat with Estonia over a Soviet...

    Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises
    Aug29

    Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises

    President Obama confronted two volatile crises with restraint Thursday, saying he was not close to authorizing airstrikes in Syria and playing down an escalation of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia’s Ukraine Moves Renew Fears in Poland, Baltics
    Aug29

    Russia’s Ukraine Moves Renew Fears in Poland, Baltics

    Nations that suffered decades of oppression under Soviet rule during the Cold War have been urging their NATO allies to station more troops and otherwise get tougher. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    NATO Diplomats Give Russians Geography Lessons on Twitter
    Aug29

    NATO Diplomats Give Russians Geography Lessons on Twitter

    Once upon a time, wars were fought solely on battlefields, with soldiers fighting face to face. Nowadays war is waged through social media, too, and the latest battleground is Twitter, where western powers have been trading carefully calibrated insults with Russia over who is winning the war in Ukraine. After satellite imagery released by NATO...

    Russia appears to invade Ukraine, opening 2nd front
    Aug29

    Russia appears to invade Ukraine, opening 2nd front

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Thursday of invading his nation, at about the same time that a separatist rebel leader admitted his forces are made up of Russian fighters, including active and retired Russian troops. …read more Source: Miami...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Arming Rebels With Tanks, Artillery
    Aug29

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Arming Rebels With Tanks, Artillery

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as “Russian volunteers.” The Kremlin has repeatedly denied...

    Obama on Russian Culpability in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Obama on Russian Culpability in Ukraine

    President Obama said at a news conference that while he would continue to pressure Russia, he did not foresee a “military confrontation between Russia and the United States.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama Stops Short Of Calling Russia’s Advance Into Ukraine An ‘Invasion’
    Aug29

    Obama Stops Short Of Calling Russia’s Advance Into Ukraine An ‘Invasion’

    President Barack Obama Thursday stopped short of calling the Russian incursion in Ukraine an “invasion,” and said there would be no U.S. military intervention. He vowed to continue supporting Ukraine through diplomatic and financial assistance, however. …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin Keeps Pushing West Over Ukraine
    Aug29

    Putin Keeps Pushing West Over Ukraine

    Moscow’s moves this week to send hundreds of its own troops into eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russia separatists represent a risky new escalation. …read more Source: The Wall Street...