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    Iraq Now a No-Go Zone for Commercial U.S. Aircraft, FAA Says
    Aug09

    Iraq Now a No-Go Zone for Commercial U.S. Aircraft, FAA Says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday restricted U.S. airlines and commercial operators from flying over Iraq while armed conflict raged and the United States launched air strikes. The FAA had previously, on Aug. 1, restricted U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) over...

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border;  Proposes New Sanctions
    Aug09

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border; Proposes New Sanctions

    Ukrainian government forces battled Russian-backed separatists in eastern regions Friday, a top official said, as Kyiv proposed sanctions against dozens of Russian companies and individuals. The fighting came as Ukraine’s armed forces tightened cordons in and around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the last remaining strongholds for...

    Russian leader of eastern Ukraine rebellion cedes fight to locals
    Aug09

    Russian leader of eastern Ukraine rebellion cedes fight to locals

    The flagging pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine has a new leader fighting to keep control of the militants’ most important stronghold following the resignation of a Russian citizen who had directed the insurgency since it began more than four months ago. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    American Carriers Are Now Banned From Flying Over Iraq
    Aug08

    American Carriers Are Now Banned From Flying Over Iraq

    The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. carriers from flying over Iraq, the agency announced Friday. The ban was handed down just hours after the U.S. launched airstrikes in the country for the first time since U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq in December 2011. The American strikes were targeting forces from militant group the Islamic...

    US warns Russia that any intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as ‘an invasion of Ukraine’
    Aug08

    US warns Russia that any intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as ‘an invasion of Ukraine’

    The United States is warning Russia that any further intervention in Ukraine would be viewed as “an invasion of Ukraine.” U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power delivered the warning Friday at a Security Council meeting on Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer
    Aug08

    Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer

    Amid reports that Russia may be open to de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine, Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer told CNBC he’s not buying it. …read more Source:...

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims
    Aug08

    Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims

    Twenty-three victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been identified so far, the Dutch-led forensic team working on their remains said Friday. …read more Source: Miami...

    The War Photo No One Would Publish
    Aug08

    The War Photo No One Would Publish

    The Iraqi soldier died attempting to pull himself up over the dashboard of his truck. The flames engulfed his vehicle and incinerated his body, turning him to dusty ash and blackened bone. In a photograph taken soon afterward, the soldier’s hand reaches out of the shattered windshield, which frames his face and chest. The colors and...

    Putin Holds Peace Talks With Eurasian Leaders, As New Conflict Looms
    Aug08

    Putin Holds Peace Talks With Eurasian Leaders, As New Conflict Looms

    Vladimir Putin will mediate talks between leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan over the reigniting hostilities on the disputed border between the two countries in Sochi today. Four Armenian and 13 Azeri servicemen have been killed since July 28th in the Armenian-populated region of Nagorno Karabakh. The unrecognised Ministry of Defence of Nagorno...

    Dutch forensics team has identified bodies of 23 Ukraine plane disaster victims so far
    Aug08

    Dutch forensics team has identified bodies of 23 Ukraine plane disaster victims so far

    The Dutch-led forensic team working on the remains of those aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it has identified 23 victims so far. …read more Source: FOX...