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    EU To Debate Tougher Russian Sanctions
    Aug30

    EU To Debate Tougher Russian Sanctions

    EU leaders meet in Brussels on August 30 to discuss firmer action against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
    Aug30

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    The meeting of the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into Ukraine. Fighting between Ukrainian military forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has already claimed at least 2,200 lives, according to U.N. figures. The...

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west  along coast
    Aug30

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    None of the half-dozen tanks seen by reporters in the town of about 12,000 people bore Russian markings, but the packaging on their field rations said they were issued by the Russian army. The Ukrainian government the day before accused Russia of sending tanks, artillery and troops across the border, and NATO estimated at least 1,000 Russian...

    Putin Compares Kiev to Nazi Germany
    Aug30

    Putin Compares Kiev to Nazi Germany

    Amateur video, uploaded to a social media website, purports to show a Russian army tank traveling in a Ukrainian rebel convoy. In Kiev, it’s yet more evidence that Russian forces are now operating in Ukrainian territory. But Russian President, Vladimir Putin is ignoring claims that Russia is invading Ukraine. Instead, he’s suggesting...

    As Russian Threat Grows, NATO Faces Thorny Spending Questions
    Aug30

    As Russian Threat Grows, NATO Faces Thorny Spending Questions

    Ukraine’s showdown with Moscow deepened as Putin lashed out and sidestepped allegations that Russian troops are in Ukraine’s territory. The crisis underlines a key issue facing NATO allies gathering next week for a two-day summit: Will Russian aggression prompt alliance members to pay more for defense? …read more Source: The...

    Putin Orders Rebels to Allow Surrounded Ukrainian Troops to Escape
    Aug30

    Putin Orders Rebels to Allow Surrounded Ukrainian Troops to Escape

    Pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine will comply with a Kremlin request to allow surrounded Ukrainian government troops to safely leave rebel-held areas. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk announced on Friday he wanted Ukraine to join NATO — the mutual defense treaty between the United States and European countries....

    Gung-ho rebels impose tough rule of newly-taken Ukraine city
    Aug30

    Gung-ho rebels impose tough rule of newly-taken Ukraine city

    Novoazovsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Camouflaged rebel Alexander hung a sign on the wall of a busy supermarket Friday laying down the harsh new laws now governing the town of Novoazovsk after fighting drove out Ukrainian forces.”Robbers, thieves and violent criminals must be judged before a military tribunal!” the decree...

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault
    Aug30

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault

    After NATO concluded an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the country is struggling to contain heavy fighting near the strategic port of Mariupol, on the Azov Sea. Separatist rebels are trying to capture the city, allegedly with Russian military help, and Ukraine’s defense forces are digging in. VOA’s Daniel...

    NATO Meets On Ukraine Conflict, Postpones Any Response To Russia To Next Week
    Aug30

    NATO Meets On Ukraine Conflict, Postpones Any Response To Russia To Next Week

    After an “extraordinary” meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Friday, it appears the U.S.-led alliance will wait until its meeting in Cardiff, Wales, next Thursday before taking any direct action regarding Russian troops entering Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    S&P 500 to New Record on Improving Economy
    Aug30

    S&P 500 to New Record on Improving Economy

    Wall Street bounces around into the weekend as escalating tensions involving Ukraine offset another round of mostly upbeat economic data out of the U.S. Gains were small, but small enough for the S&P 500 to log its fourth record close this week. The Dow and Nasdaq extending a weekly rally to week number four. Britain raised its international...