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    The 10 Most Important Tweets About Obama’s Tan Suit
    Aug29

    The 10 Most Important Tweets About Obama’s Tan Suit

    President Barack Obama addressed the military conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine at a press briefing Thursday afternoon. However, for much of the political press corps, Obama’s unusual khaki suit was the main conversation. During the briefing, Twitter erupted with discussion of Obama’s fashion choice. Multiple parody accounts based...

    Putin Escalated To Save His Aggressive Ukraine Policy From Collapsing — But His Strategy Hasn’t Changed
    Aug29

    Putin Escalated To Save His Aggressive Ukraine Policy From Collapsing — But His Strategy Hasn’t Changed

    In an analyst’s note on August 28, Morgan Stanley published its takeaways from the recent meeting in Minsk between Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. “If negotiations make progress on the terms of a ceasefire and a political settlement for Donbas,” the note beings, referring to...

    Russian tanks enter Ukraine; ‘encroachment’ condemned by world leaders
    Aug29

    Russian tanks enter Ukraine; ‘encroachment’ condemned by world leaders

    Two columns of Russian tanks and armored vehicles rolled into Ukraine after firing upon a border crossing Thursday, causing overmatched Ukrainian guardsmen to flee and sparking international fears about Russian intentions. A Ukrainian military spokesman said shots were fired from Russian territory at 11 a.m., and the border crossing occurred...

    ISIS defeat in Iraq and Syria will not be quick or easy, Barack Obama says
    Aug29

    ISIS defeat in Iraq and Syria will not be quick or easy, Barack Obama says

    U.S. President Barack Obama said his priority is to make sure gains made by the ISIS militant group in Iraq are rolled back, he told reporters at the White House. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian PM: “Russian military boots are on Ukrainian ground”
    Aug28

    Ukrainian PM: “Russian military boots are on Ukrainian ground”

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russian troops have entered Ukraine and are working with separatists east of Donetsk. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Obama: ‘Russia Is Responsible For The Violence In Eastern Ukraine’
    Aug28

    Obama: ‘Russia Is Responsible For The Violence In Eastern Ukraine’

    President Barack Obama made a statement Thursday on the situation in Ukraine, saying he spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and that the two agree “Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine.” “The new images of Russian forces inside Ukraine make that plain for the world to see,” Obama said. Obama...

    Momentum Gathers For The West’s Response To Russia
    Aug28

    Momentum Gathers For The West’s Response To Russia

    Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia’s new incursions into Ukraine. The issue’s also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia’s calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively...

    Obama Speaks From White House About ISIS
    Aug28

    Obama Speaks From White House About ISIS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at 4 p.m. from the White House before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. The U.S. is already launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Iraq and Obama is considering similar action in Syria. The president’s remarks...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor
    Aug28

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    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...

    UN Security Council Meets on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
    Aug28

    UN Security Council Meets on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS—A top U.N. official told the Security Council Thursday further violence in Ukraine marked a dangerous escalation, but that the international body had no way of verifying the latest reports of a Russian invasion. In an emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine, members expressed outrage with U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power...