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    Russia’s Slow-Motion Invasion of Ukraine
    Aug29

    Russia’s Slow-Motion Invasion of Ukraine

    Is Russia invading Ukraine? Ask Ukraine, and the answer is yes. Ask Russia, and the answer is no … ish. Ask the United States, and you’ll learn that Russia, since annexing Crimea from Ukraine in March, has been demonstrating a “pattern” of “escalation of aggression.” U.S. officials have avoided labeling...

    Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers
    Aug29

    Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Putin: ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers’
    Aug29

    Putin: ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin had a message for the international community on Friday: “It’s best not to mess with us.” While speaking at a pro-Kremlin youth camp on Friday, Mr. Putin downplayed the Kremlin’s involvement in destabilizing eastern Ukraine while sending a message to Western nations that he isn’t...

    S&P 500 MAKES A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)
    Aug29

    S&P 500 MAKES A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

    Stocks went nowhere in a quiet trading session ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend. As Rich Barry of NYSE put it in his mid-afternoon update on Friday: “Felt like I was the only knucklehead commuting to work this morning.” Despite the quiet trading session, the S&P 500 did manage to make a new all-time closing high for the...

    Poland Bars Russian Plane From Its Airspace
    Aug29

    Poland Bars Russian Plane From Its Airspace

    WARSAW, Poland—Poland has prevented a plane carrying Russia’s defense minister from traveling through its airspace, leading to a complaint from Moscow. The incident comes at a time of tension between the two countries because of Russia’s support for separatists fighting in Ukraine. The Russian Tu-154 plane was carrying Defense...

    Putin denies invading Ukraine, warns West ‘not to mess with us’
    Aug29

    Putin denies invading Ukraine, warns West ‘not to mess with us’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Friday that the Kremlin had sent troops and tanks into eastern Ukraine and countered threats of increased Western sanctions with the advice that it is “best not to mess with us.” …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    EU Foreign Ministers Call For Tougher Sanctions On Russia
    Aug29

    EU Foreign Ministers Call For Tougher Sanctions On Russia

    Several European Union foreign ministers have accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow should be punished with harsh additional economic sanctions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UEFA Europa League 2014 / 2015 Draw List, Fixtures, Schedule: Inter Milan Get Saint-Etienne, Sevilla Get Feyenoord
    Aug29

    UEFA Europa League 2014 / 2015 Draw List, Fixtures, Schedule: Inter Milan Get Saint-Etienne, Sevilla Get Feyenoord

    MONACO—Title-holder Sevilla will play another former champion in Feyenoord in the group stage of the Europa League, which now rewards the trophy winner with a Champions League place. The two teams were drawn along with Standard Liege and HNK Rijeka in the 48-team group draw Friday for UEFA’s second-tier competition. Inter Milan, also a...

    Ukraine: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East
    Aug29

    Ukraine: Russian Forces Tightening Grip on East

    Ukrainian security officials on Friday said Russian forces have tightened their control on territory in eastern Ukraine after crossing the border to support separatist rebels. Meanwhile, a new United Nations report documents serious human rights abuses committed by both sides in the conflict. Ukrainian national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko...

    Pro-Russia separatists take firm control of coastal town of Novoazovsk
    Aug29

    Pro-Russia separatists take firm control of coastal town of Novoazovsk

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia. Associated Press reporters saw at least a half-dozen tanks in the town of about 12,000 people, bearing … …read...