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    News of the day From Across the Globe, August 8
    Aug08

    News of the day From Across the Globe, August 8

    The episode highlighted the high risk of collateral damage and civilian casualties as the Ukrainian army tries to defeat the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. In recent days, government forces have encircled Donetsk, a separatist stronghold, but have not yet tried to storm it with ground troops, opting instead to bombard rebel positions...

    Ukrainian activists clash with city workers in Kiev
    Aug08

    Ukrainian activists clash with city workers in Kiev

    Activists clashed with city workers and volunteer fighters in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Thursday after the workers tried to remove tents from the city’s central Independence Square. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Fears Growing of Russian Invasion of Ukraine
    Aug08

    Fears Growing of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    Fears are growing that Moscow may be ready to invade Ukraine. The top U.S. defense official this week said the action is “absolutely” a possibility. VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Responding to Sanctions, Russia Bans Imports Of Food From West
    Aug08

    Responding to Sanctions, Russia Bans Imports Of Food From West

    Russia has announced a ban on imports of food and agricultural products from the United States, Europe and other Western countries. It’s in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the West following Moscow’s forceful takeover of Crimea and continued support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Henry Ridgwell reports the...

    Terrific opportunity to invest in Russia: Pro
    Aug08

    Terrific opportunity to invest in Russia: Pro

    The crisis in the Ukraine has provided a buying opportunity, particularly in Russian names, Leader Capital CIO John Lekas said. …read more Source:...

    Expert: Russia will use ‘humanitarian crisis’ as excuse to invade Ukraine
    Aug08

    Expert: Russia will use ‘humanitarian crisis’ as excuse to invade Ukraine

    Cut off from the Russian border and under increasing pressure from Ukrainian military forces, the pro-Russian separatists’ stronghold of Donetsk could become the flashpoint for a Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine, an expert on U.S. and Russian national security predicted.. …read more Source: FOX...

    How Stephen Harper hopes to win the 2015 election
    Aug08

    How Stephen Harper hopes to win the 2015 election

    Ever so slowly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s strategy for winning the 2015 election is becoming clear. It will be built on four pillars: Economic management and tax cuts; a hard-nosed approach to crime; a “principled” foreign policy that stands up to international tyrants and terrorists; and a simple mantra to discredit and...

    NATO Chief to Russia: ‘Step Back from the Brink’
    Aug08

    NATO Chief to Russia: ‘Step Back from the Brink’

    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is calling on Russia to “step back from the brink” of war in Ukraine by withdrawing thousands of combat troops massed on its border. “Step back from the brink, step back from the border and [do] not use peacekeeping as an excuse for war-making,” said Rasmussen during a visit to...

    Give Peacekeepers a Chance in Ukraine
    Aug08

    Give Peacekeepers a Chance in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is escalating in Ukraine after the latest round of European and U.S. sanctions. Offering an international peacekeeping mission might help to break the cycle. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Crisis: Violence Erupts At Maidan, Over Five Months After Yanukovych Fled
    Aug08

    Ukraine Crisis: Violence Erupts At Maidan, Over Five Months After Yanukovych Fled

    Kievans are having flashbacks to the Euromaidan protests earlier this year, as stragglers at ground zero of the Ukrainian revolution fought off police efforts to finally clear out Independence Square for good Thursday. Some are calling them the “AlcoHundred,” a sarcastic term and portmanteau of “hundred,” which is a term...