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    Officials says 19 dead over past day in Donetsk region in E. Ukraine
    Jul30

    Officials says 19 dead over past day in Donetsk region in E. Ukraine

    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: FOX...

    Sanctions on Russia increase
    Jul30

    Sanctions on Russia increase

    As fighting escalates in Ukraine and the U.S. and E.U. sanctions raise the stakes for Russia, some see echoes of the Cold War. …read more Source:...

    Twenty Killed In Ukraine’s East Clashes In Last 24 Hours
    Jul30

    Twenty Killed In Ukraine’s East Clashes In Last 24 Hours

    Nineteen people lost their lives in the last 24 hours in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk, where Ukrainian army is conducting a military operation against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Separatist Commander ‘Strelkov’ Bans Cursing
    Jul30

    Separatist Commander ‘Strelkov’ Bans Cursing

    Pro-Russian separatists appear to have their backs against the wall, but their leader enigmatic leader may have found a solution: Stop cursing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine
    Jul30

    New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine

    The United States and European Union are imposing tougher new sanctions against Russia for its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Tuesday’s sanctions announcement came as Ukraine’s foreign minister accused Russia of continuing to send fighters and weapons across the border. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns...

    U.S., EU adopt tough new sanctions on Russia
    Jul30

    U.S., EU adopt tough new sanctions on Russia

    The carefully orchestrated actions on both sides of the Atlantic were designed to demonstrate solidarity in the face of what U.S. and European officials say has been a stark escalation by Russia in the insurgency in eastern Ukraine. [...] European leaders have resisted the broader sorts of actions they agreed to Tuesday and their decision to do...

    Mercurial Tango: Putin’s Odd Courtship of Argentina
    Jul30

    Mercurial Tango: Putin’s Odd Courtship of Argentina

    In light of the history, Argentina seems like the last country one would expect to embrace Russia and Vladimir Putin. Indeed, during the Cold War Buenos Aires was ruled by a military junta firmly allied to the U.S. In what came to be known as the “Dirty War,” Argentine generals hunted down suspected left-wing political opponents,...

    West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia
    Jul30

    West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia’s stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia’s economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in...

    Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
    Jul30

    Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

    Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed. The increased danger to civilians has brought...

    Stiff curbs on Russia stop short of impacting Europeans
    Jul30

    Stiff curbs on Russia stop short of impacting Europeans

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia’s energy, arms and finance sectors to protest Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict damage on Western economies. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...