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    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...

    ‘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 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 leaders pick Italy foreign minister as bloc’s top diplomat, Polish premier as council chief
    Aug31

    EU leaders pick Italy foreign minister as bloc’s top diplomat, Polish premier as council chief

    By Juergen Baetz BRUSSELS, Belgium — European Union leaders on Saturday picked Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, to become the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomat for the next five years. The decision comes as the crisis at the EU’s eastern border pitting Ukraine against Russia poses one of the biggest foreign policy challenges...

    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 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...

    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...