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    Russian Photojournalist Killed In Eastern Ukraine
    Sep03

    Russian Photojournalist Killed In Eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine. Andrei Stenin went missing in early August, his whereabouts unknown. The agency’s director-general, Dmitry Kiselyov, said in a statement on Wednesday that the remains in a charred car found outside the rebel...

    Ukraine: How We Got Here – in 2 Mins
    Sep03

    Ukraine: How We Got Here – in 2 Mins

    Tim Willcox presents a timeline summary of the events that bought the country to it’s present situation. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Shakhtar Donetsk: Soccer Club Says HQ Occupied by Armed Men
    Sep03

    Shakhtar Donetsk: Soccer Club Says HQ Occupied by Armed Men

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukrainian soccer champion Shakhtar Donetsk says its club headquarters has been occupied by “armed men” as fighting between government troops and separatists continues. Shakhtar did not identify the men and said the “circumstances of what has happened are being investigated.” The city of Donetsk is the largest under the control...

    Obama Calls Ukraine a ‘Moment of Testing’ for NATO
    Sep03

    Obama Calls Ukraine a ‘Moment of Testing’ for NATO

    In a speech in Estonia, President Obama cast Russia as the aggressor in Ukraine and said borders could not be redrawn ”at the barrel of a gun.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Does This Flag Reveal True Intent of Pro-Russia Rebels?
    Sep03

    Does This Flag Reveal True Intent of Pro-Russia Rebels?

    Pro-Russian rebels conquering territory in eastern Ukraine are fighting under a new flag that betrays their – and perhaps the Kremlin’s – ambitions. …read more Source:...

    Is Ukraine ‘Ceasefire’ for Real?
    Sep03

    Is Ukraine ‘Ceasefire’ for Real?

    There’s barely a building unscathed. This is Spartak near Donetsk – recovering from heavy shelling overnight. But the end of the crisis could be in sight. Ukraine defence spokesman Andriy Lysenko. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukraine Crisis: France Suspends Delivery Of Warships To Russia
    Sep03

    Ukraine Crisis: France Suspends Delivery Of Warships To Russia

    France will not move ahead with the delivery of the first of two Mistral amphibious assault ships to Russia because of Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Ukraine, the office of President François Hollande said in a statement Wednesday. Hollande had been under pressure from allies to suspend or cancel the delivery of the ships....

    Obama Pledges NATO Backing for Baltics
    Sep03

    Obama Pledges NATO Backing for Baltics

    President Obama pledged that NATO would defend its Baltic allies as he laid blame for clashes in Ukraine squarely on Moscow. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    EU Wants to Deepen Russia Sanctions
    Sep03

    EU Wants to Deepen Russia Sanctions

    BRUSSELS—European Union nations will be looking to give existing penalties against Russia more bite by the weekend rather than expanding sanctions to include sport events to punish Moscow for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis. Several member states came out on Wednesday against the idea of taking action against Russia’s high-profile...

    France stops delivery of warship to Russian military
    Sep03

    France stops delivery of warship to Russian military

    PARIS — France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow’s actions in neighboring Ukraine, President Francois Hollande’s office said Wednesday. …read more Source: New York Daily...