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    US: Images Prove Russia Fired Rockets into Ukraine
    Jul27

    US: Images Prove Russia Fired Rockets into Ukraine

    United States officials have released satellite images (see below) they say show that Russia has fired rockets against Ukrainian forces in the last week, in support of separatist rebels. The images, which were prepared by the Director of National Intelligence and forwarded to reporters by the State Department, show what the U.S. government says...

    On the front lines in eastern Ukraine with a rebel dog: Susan Ormiston
    Jul27

    On the front lines in eastern Ukraine with a rebel dog: Susan Ormiston

    The CBC’s Susan Ormiston reports from the front line in eastern Ukraine, where she received a strange request amidst the battle between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source:...

    Pope Francis appeals for peace in Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
    Jul27

    Pope Francis appeals for peace in Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine

    (JTA) – Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal for peace in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine. Addressing thousands of people Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, he noted that Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. “As we remember this tragic event, I hope that the mistakes of the past won’t be...

    Satellite Images Show Russia Fired Rockets Into Ukraine
    Jul27

    Satellite Images Show Russia Fired Rockets Into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON—The United States released satellite images Sunday that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. A four-page document released from the State Department seems to show blast marks from where rockets were launched and...

    Putin Stays on Offense in Ukraine
    Jul27

    Putin Stays on Offense in Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense and appears to positioning for the long game. In his televised appearances since last Thursday’s crash,...

    U.S. releases images showing Russia firing into Ukraine
    Jul27

    U.S. releases images showing Russia firing into Ukraine

    Series of U.S. satellite images show signs of blasts from Russia and craters in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site
    Jul27

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the site by … …read more...

    Ukraine mounts onslaught to secure Flight 17 crash site
    Jul27

    Ukraine mounts onslaught to secure Flight 17 crash site

    As U.S. officials claim evidence of Russia firing artillery into Ukraine, Ukrainian army attempts to cut off rebel supply lines …read more Source:...

    Gormley: Rise of the nation, fall of the world?
    Jul27

    Gormley: Rise of the nation, fall of the world?

    Whether they’re shooting passenger jets out of the sky along the frayed, grassy fringes of Ukraine, brandishing swords and swastikas in the cluttered immigrant neighbourhoods of Greece, stalking the streets in a mad midnight hunt for Syrian refugees in Bulgaria, railing against the International Criminal Court in Kenya, attacking the...

    EU, US Try to Persuade Russian President Putin to Change Course
    Jul27

    EU, US Try to Persuade Russian President Putin to Change Course

    BRUSSELS—Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course. Targeted economic sanctions and threats of tougher ones have yet to alter what western officials say is...