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    Here’s How The World’s Richest Terrorist Group Makes Its Millions
    Aug27

    Here’s How The World’s Richest Terrorist Group Makes Its Millions

    ISIS is now the wealthiest terrorist organization on the planet, according to Foreign Policy. And the Al Qaeda offshoot has the ambition and perhaps even the organization needed to put its piles of oil and smuggling-related profits to work, as its several-hundred page-long annual report from this past March demonstrates. Some experts believe that...

    Russian-Directed Counteroffensive Likely Underway In Ukraine, U.S. Says
    Aug27

    Russian-Directed Counteroffensive Likely Underway In Ukraine, U.S. Says

    WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The United States said on Wednesday new military incursions on Ukraine’s eastern border indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in two Ukrainian towns. “These incursions indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in Donetsk and Luhansk,” State...

    Poland Appeals to EU About Russian Sanctions
    Aug27

    Poland Appeals to EU About Russian Sanctions

    Poland has requested the European Commission’s help in keeping Russia from blocking Polish shipments of goods through Russian territory. The Polish Infrastructure and Transport Ministry on Wednesday said Russia was blocking some of its export shipments to Kazakhstan and Mongolia, as well as to other countries. Russia banned most fruit and...

    Ukrainian troops in ‘full, chaotic retreat’ as Putin opens ‘third front’ in stealth war
    Aug27

    Ukrainian troops in ‘full, chaotic retreat’ as Putin opens ‘third front’ in stealth war

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stealth war of attrition may be paying off. As evidence mounts that pro-Russian separatists are being supplied with new weapons from across the border, some Ukrainian soldiers are now refusing to fight. In Novoazovsk, a Ukrainian unit staring down tanks, artillery and infantry personnel responded to...

    REPORT: The FBI Is Probing Whether Russia Hacked US Banks In Retaliation For Sanctions
    Aug27

    REPORT: The FBI Is Probing Whether Russia Hacked US Banks In Retaliation For Sanctions

    Bloomberg’s Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson report the FBI is probing whether Russia may be tied to hacking and theft of data at JP Morgan and another U.S. bank in retaliation for sanctions against its incursions in Ukraine. The banks reported the alleged hacks earlier this month, which they said resulted in large chunks of lost data....

    Ukrainian Sergeant: ‘This Is Now A War With Russia’
    Aug27

    Ukrainian Sergeant: ‘This Is Now A War With Russia’

    Ukraine and Western officials on Wednesday warned that Russian forces are opening up another, major front in the war, according to The New York Times. “This is what happened: they crossed the border, took up positions and started shooting,” Sgt. Aleksei Panko after telling the Times that about 60 armored vehicles crossed the border near the...

    Russian armor attacking Ukrainian towns on new front, Kiev says
    Aug27

    Russian armor attacking Ukrainian towns on new front, Kiev says

    Russian armored vehicles have thundered into southern Ukraine and fired on the strategic town of Novoazovsk as the 5-month-old separatist battle broke open a new front, officials in Kiev said Wednesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin’s Cherished Deniability Is Shattered
    Aug27

    Putin’s Cherished Deniability Is Shattered

    Russian paratroopers are now fighting, and dying, in Ukraine. So are Putin’s attempts to deny Russia’s direct involvement in the conflict. …read more Source:...

    Glavin: What’s so wrong with involving diasporas in foreign policy?
    Aug27

    Glavin: What’s so wrong with involving diasporas in foreign policy?

    Let’s say that the critics are right, that the Conservatives are indeed running this country’s foreign policy in ways that are most sedulously attentive to the sensitivities of Canada’s diverse and sundry ethnic and immigrant communities. Let’s say that the potential votes of 1.3 million Ukrainian-Canadians has been the...

    Russian Courts Close McDonald’s Outlets
    Aug27

    Russian Courts Close McDonald’s Outlets

    Russian courts have backed the consumer regulator’s decision to close several McDonald’s Corp. outlets in the country amid heightening tensions with the West over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Wall Street...