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    Obama on Russian Culpability in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Obama on Russian Culpability in Ukraine

    President Obama said at a news conference that while he would continue to pressure Russia, he did not foresee a “military confrontation between Russia and the United States.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia appears to invade Ukraine, opening 2nd front
    Aug29

    Russia appears to invade Ukraine, opening 2nd front

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Thursday of invading his nation, at about the same time that a separatist rebel leader admitted his forces are made up of Russian fighters, including active and retired Russian troops. …read more Source: Miami...

    NATO Diplomats Give Russians Geography Lessons on Twitter
    Aug29

    NATO Diplomats Give Russians Geography Lessons on Twitter

    Once upon a time, wars were fought solely on battlefields, with soldiers fighting face to face. Nowadays war is waged through social media, too, and the latest battleground is Twitter, where western powers have been trading carefully calibrated insults with Russia over who is winning the war in Ukraine. After satellite imagery released by NATO...

    Russia’s Ukraine Moves Renew Fears in Poland, Baltics
    Aug29

    Russia’s Ukraine Moves Renew Fears in Poland, Baltics

    Nations that suffered decades of oppression under Soviet rule during the Cold War have been urging their NATO allies to station more troops and otherwise get tougher. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Obama Stops Short Of Calling Russia’s Advance Into Ukraine An ‘Invasion’
    Aug29

    Obama Stops Short Of Calling Russia’s Advance Into Ukraine An ‘Invasion’

    President Barack Obama Thursday stopped short of calling the Russian incursion in Ukraine an “invasion,” and said there would be no U.S. military intervention. He vowed to continue supporting Ukraine through diplomatic and financial assistance, however. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Arming Rebels With Tanks, Artillery
    Aug29

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Arming Rebels With Tanks, Artillery

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as “Russian volunteers.” The Kremlin has repeatedly denied...

    U.S. Government Bonds Rise
    Aug29

    U.S. Government Bonds Rise

    U.S. Treasury bonds strengthened Thursday as a resurgence of tensions between Ukraine and Russia boosted the demand for haven bonds. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin Keeps Pushing West Over Ukraine
    Aug29

    Putin Keeps Pushing West Over Ukraine

    Moscow’s moves this week to send hundreds of its own troops into eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russia separatists represent a risky new escalation. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    NATO struggles with how to contain Russia
    Aug29

    NATO struggles with how to contain Russia

    As the situation in Ukraine rapidly deteriorates, NATO’s senior military officers will be looking to the leaders of alliance countries, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to back further action on Russia. NATO believes at least 1,000 Russian soldiers have entered Ukraine. The escalation comes as Harper and other leaders prepare for...

    Ukraine Concerns Overshadow Econ Data
    Aug29

    Ukraine Concerns Overshadow Econ Data

    U.S. markets took a step back- after Ukraine’s president said Russian forces had been brought into his country- that overshadowed new and encouraging economic data. …read more Source: The Boston...