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    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 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 sanctions that...

    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...

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions
    Aug31

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    Comrades and Crimea’s self-defense fighters carry the coffin of former paratrooper Alexander Gusev, 46, covered by Russian paratroopers flag, who was killed during clashes with Ukrainian troop… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    EU Gives Russia Ultimatum: Pull Back In Ukraine Or Face Sanctions
    Aug31

    EU Gives Russia Ultimatum: Pull Back In Ukraine Or Face Sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — 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...

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals
    Aug31

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in the regional assembly in the northwestern city of Pskov, said he...

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions
    Aug31

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens 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 undertake preparatory work”...