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    EU Finalizes Economic Sanctions Against Russia
    Jul31

    EU Finalizes Economic Sanctions Against Russia

    The European Union published the details of its economic sanctions against Russia for allegedly fueling the violent conflict in eastern Ukraine, including a complete embargo of the arms trade between the EU and Russia. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Investigators make 1st inspection of Flight MH17 crash site
    Jul31

    Investigators make 1st inspection of Flight MH17 crash site

    Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels. …read more Source: CTV...

    AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine
    Jul31

    AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    MOSCOW — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.He is caught between a determined West demanding that he disavow the pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine and increasingly assertive nationalists at home urging him to champion the mutiny and send in the Russian army....

    Russia Bans Ukraine’s Soy, Mulls Greek Fruit, US Poultry Ban
    Jul31

    Russia Bans Ukraine’s Soy, Mulls Greek Fruit, US Poultry Ban

    Russia has banned soy imports from Ukraine and may impose restrictions on Greek fruits and U.S. poultry next week, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, in what could be responses to new Western sanctions. Russia has already announced several bans on food imports following Western sanctions over Moscow’s support of rebels in Ukraine....

    A Field Guide To The Bizarre And Terrifying Pro-Russian Rebels In Ukraine
    Jul31

    A Field Guide To The Bizarre And Terrifying Pro-Russian Rebels In Ukraine

    Weeks after Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, fighting still rages as the government battles with the obstinate, heavily armed separatists who remain in control much of the territory around the crash site. In charge of the many masked rebel militiamen in the east is a collection of commanders and self-appointed politicians who are...

    Russia-U.S. relations are chilly, but is this another Cold War?
    Jul31

    Russia-U.S. relations are chilly, but is this another Cold War?

    While the U.S., Europe and Canada continue to punish and isolate Russia with sanctions over its role in Ukraine there is an ongoing debate about whether a new Cold War is underway. …read more Source:...

    ‘But They Use Human Shields!’
    Jul31

    ‘But They Use Human Shields!’

    If truth is the first casualty of war, then ethics, its twin sister, dies in the same explosion. Karl Barth, perhaps the 20th century’s most famous theologian, lived through two European wars and described the ensuing darkness as a complete “collapse of ethics.” He was right. The ability to reason morally may be an accidental...

    NOMURA: Putin Is In Check But Far From Checkmate
    Jul31

    NOMURA: Putin Is In Check But Far From Checkmate

    The downing of MH17 has complicated the situation for Russia President Vladimir Putin, but he’s not finished yet. Alastair Newton of Nomura has a note titled “Russia/Ukraine: ‘Check’…but not ‘checkmate’” in which he analyzes the most recent round of Western sanctions against Russia over Ukraine and...

    EU Formally Adopts Russia Sanctions
    Jul31

    EU Formally Adopts Russia Sanctions

    The European Union formally adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia on July 31, in response to Moscow’s actions in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sham Twitter Feed Of U.S. ‘Ambassador’ To Russia Blocked
    Jul31

    Sham Twitter Feed Of U.S. ‘Ambassador’ To Russia Blocked

    Somebody has set up a fake Twitter account for John Tefft, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...