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    Ukraine Crisis Is Testing E.U.’s Resolve
    Jul25

    Ukraine Crisis Is Testing E.U.’s Resolve

    As it considers sanctions against Russia, the European Union faces a question: Can it reconcile competing interests, confront a conflict on its borders and play a meaningful role in foreign policy? …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S.: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military
    Jul25

    U.S.: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military

    State Department also cites evidence that Russia intends to deliver “more powerful multiple rocket launchers” to pro-Russian separatists …read more Source:...

    Russian Media Narrative on MH17 Tragedy Highlights Kremlin’s Grip on Public Opinion
    Jul25

    Russian Media Narrative on MH17 Tragedy Highlights Kremlin’s Grip on Public Opinion

    Outside Russia, the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) has refocused the world’s attention on the separatists in eastern Ukraine who are suspected of shooting down the plane with Russian arms. But inside Russia, a dramatically different narrative has taken hold. The conspiracy theories are as varied as they are bizarre: The...

    Dutch sending 40 military police to Ukraine to help search for Flight 17 victims
    Jul25

    Dutch sending 40 military police to Ukraine to help search for Flight 17 victims

    The Dutch prime minister says he is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk Announces Resignation
    Jul25

    Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk Announces Resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a supporter of closer ties with Europe and a key participant...

    Proposed EU Sanctions May Target Russian Billionaires
    Jul25

    Proposed EU Sanctions May Target Russian Billionaires

    Hard-hitting European Union sanctions would target state-owned Russian banks and the export of sensitive military goods to Russia, as well as some of Russia’s richest people, according to proposals set forth by European leaders today. EU ministers are meeting to discuss further measures against Russia as a response to the crisis in Ukraine...

    Russian Army Said to Be Tipping Balance in E. Ukraine
    Jul25

    Russian Army Said to Be Tipping Balance in E. Ukraine

    Ukraine’s national security spokesman said Thursday Russian forces are conducting a multi-faceted campaign from their own side of the border against Ukrainian troops. The allegation came a week after the downing of the Malaysian airliner in the rebel-held part of eastern Ukraine. Colonel Andriy Lysenko says the Russian troops across the...

    Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east
    Jul25

    Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Alexander Litvinenko speaks of the damage inflicted where a missile hit, two days before, leaving a gaping hole in the wall of his ninth-floor … …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site
    Jul25

    Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    The Dutch prime minister says he is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site. …read more Source: Miami...

    John Kerry May Leave Israel if He Doesn’t Think Both Sides Want Peace
    Jul25

    John Kerry May Leave Israel if He Doesn’t Think Both Sides Want Peace

    CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will soon decide if Hamas and Israel are willing to agree on a Gaza ceasefire and will not stay in the region indefinitely, a senior U.S. official said Thursday, in what appeared an effort to pressure the parties. “Gaps remain between the parties, so his focus is on finding a...