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    Ukraine PM: Close to point of all-out war with Russia
    Aug31

    Ukraine PM: Close to point of all-out war with Russia

    Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko also said EU leaders agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia, conditional on progress of his peace plan. …read more Source:...

    Russian Tanks Flatten Ukrainian Town, Ukraine Military Says
    Aug31

    Russian Tanks Flatten Ukrainian Town, Ukraine Military Says

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Saturday its forces had pulled out of areas to the east of the border-area city of Luhansk under pressure from Russian-backed rebels and that Russian tanks had been used to “destroy virtually every house” in one small town. “Direct military aggression against eastern...

    US welcomes EU decision on Russia
    Aug31

    US welcomes EU decision on Russia

    WASHINGTON — The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the U.S. is working closely with the E.U. and other partners to hold Russia accountable for actions in Ukraine that...

    ‘We have to act quickly’ on Russia, European Union leaders told
    Aug31

    ‘We have to act quickly’ on Russia, European Union leaders told

    Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    EU To Prepare Fresh Russian Sanctions
    Aug31

    EU To Prepare Fresh Russian Sanctions

    European Council President Herman Van Rompuy says EU officials will draw up proposals for new sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine within a week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU gives Russia ultimatum over Ukraine sanctions
    Aug31

    EU gives Russia ultimatum over Ukraine sanctions

    Despite tough talk decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European leaders delay hitting Moscow with new penalties …read more Source:...

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions
    Aug31

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently” prepare tougher economic...

    EU warns Russian-Ukraine conflict near ‘point of no return’
    Aug31

    EU warns Russian-Ukraine conflict near ‘point of no return’

    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. French President Francois Hollande and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said at the summit that the...

    Front Pages from Around the Globe
    Aug31

    Front Pages from Around the Globe

    Fighters with the Islamic State group captured a major military air base in Syria’s northeast on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadist group, activists and state media said. Israeli air strikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: “We Are Very Close to the Point of No Return”
    Aug31

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: “We Are Very Close to the Point of No Return”

    Amid a backdrop of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists… Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, attending an EU summit in Brussels, says the EU has agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The Boston...