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    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
    Aug23

    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

    The first trucks of the aid convoy pass the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, se… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Flight 17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout
    Aug23

    Flight 17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over...

    Plaques mark internment of Ukrainian immigrants during First World War | video
    Aug23

    Plaques mark internment of Ukrainian immigrants during First World War | video

    Calgary’s Ukrainian community reflected on a dark chapter of Canadian history Friday with the unveiling of three plaques to commemorate the internment of Ukrainian immigrants during the First World War. The plaques, which depict images of internees with the caption “Recalling Canada’s First National Internment Operations,” are being...

    West condemns Russia over truck convoy
    Aug23

    West condemns Russia over truck convoy

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. In another ominous turn in the crisis, NATO said it has mounting evidence that Russian forces are operating inside Ukraine and launching artillery attacks from...

    Obama, Merkel Alarmed By Russian Actions In Ukraine
    Aug23

    Obama, Merkel Alarmed By Russian Actions In Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have expressed alarm at Russian moves inside Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Weekend Roundup: Subversive Pope Takes Aim at Global Consumer Society
    Aug23

    Weekend Roundup: Subversive Pope Takes Aim at Global Consumer Society

    Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ who overturned the money-changer’s table in Biblical times, Pope Francis has regularly hurled the gospel against the “idolatrous economies” of contemporary global capitalism “that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money.” This week in South Korea, he took aim at the...

    Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West
    Aug22

    Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West

    Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.» E-Mail This …read...

    West Condemns Russia Over Convoy to Ukraine
    Aug22

    West Condemns Russia Over Convoy to Ukraine

    LUHANSK, Ukraine— Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a “direct invasion,” and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well. The trucks, part of a convoy of 260 vehicles, entered Ukraine...

    Russian convoy arrives in Ukraine amid shelling reports
    Aug22

    Russian convoy arrives in Ukraine amid shelling reports

    NATO chief condemns unauthorized aid transport and accuses Moscow of shelling Ukrainian troops. …read more Source: USA...

    NATO Condemns Russian Aid Convoy’s Entrance Into Ukraine, Russia’s Artillery Use
    Aug22

    NATO Condemns Russian Aid Convoy’s Entrance Into Ukraine, Russia’s Artillery Use

    NATO, the Pentagon and Ukrainian officials have condemned a purported Russian aid convoy’s entrance into Ukraine. Part of the convoy, which Russian officials describe as humanitarian in nature, headed toward rebel-held eastern Ukraine without the approval of authorities in Kiev or the participation of the Red Cross. …read more Source:...