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    Russia and Ukraine Close to ‘Point of No Return’ -EU
    Aug30

    Russia and Ukraine Close to ‘Point of No Return’ -EU

    As fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives in Brussels Saturday in a bid for Europe’s support. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso warns Russia against escalating the crisis. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17
                            
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    Aug30

    Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17 [Photos]

    Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defence minister said in an interview published on Saturday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains
    Aug30

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. Lysenko said that regular units of the military had also been ordered to retreat from Novosvitlivka and Khryashchuvate, two towns on the main road between the Russian...

    EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia
    Aug30

    EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    A captured Ukrainian border guard sits in a garage at the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. In Novoazovsk, pro Russian rebel fighters looked to be in… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine rebels’ confidence boosted by string of victories
    Aug30

    Ukraine rebels’ confidence boosted by string of victories

    After weeks of yielding ground, the Russian-backed separatists are brimming with confidence following a string of seemingly effortless victories. …read more Source: CTV...

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains
    Aug30

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. …read more Source: Miami...

    Resurgent pro-Russia rebels brim with confidence in Ukraine after gaining ground
    Aug30

    Resurgent pro-Russia rebels brim with confidence in Ukraine after gaining ground

    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia after incursion into Ukraine
    Aug30

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia after incursion into Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ueged a strong response to “military aggression and terror” of an estimated 1,000 troops. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine reaching ‘point of no return,’ says E.U. Commission head
    Aug30

    Ukraine reaching ‘point of no return,’ says E.U. Commission head

    The situation in Ukraine is approaching the point of no return, European Union Commission head Jose Manual Barroso said Saturday, as the EU prepared to pass a new round of sanctions against Russia over the escalating violence there. “We are in a very serious, I would say, dramatic situation… where … …read more Source: The...

    EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia
    Aug30

    EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS — 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.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who briefed a summit of the 28-nation EU’s leaders in...