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    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check
    Aug31

    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check

    By Matthew Fisher, Postmedia News Canada is interested in joining a NATO joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 troops that is being created to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank in an effort to check Russia’s creeping military takeover of eastern Ukraine, according to Britain’s Financial Times newspaper. The British-led...

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine
    Aug31

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine

    European leaders meeting say they are preparing to hand down additional sanctions. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals
    Aug31

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in the regional assembly in the northwestern city of Pskov, said he...

    Obama speaks with Harper, signals more sanctions against Russia
    Aug31

    Obama speaks with Harper, signals more sanctions against Russia

    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    EU threatens extra Russia sanctions as Ukraine president warns of ‘full-scale war’
    Aug31

    EU threatens extra Russia sanctions as Ukraine president warns of ‘full-scale war’

    But divisions among the 28 EU nations have hampered action against Moscow, and a draft of Saturday’s final statement indicated that they will merely ask the bloc’s executive arm “urgently” to prepare more options for sanctions. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Near ‘Point Of No Return’; Putin Warns Don’t ‘Mess With Us’
    Aug31

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Near ‘Point Of No Return’; Putin Warns Don’t ‘Mess With Us’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the European Union’s foreign ministers Saturday Ukraine is “very close to the point of no return,” and a “full-scale war” with Russia, days after his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned the international community “it’s best not to mess with us.” Poroshenko’s comments came just...

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains
    Aug31

    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…. …read more Source: Associated...

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Aug31

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia as Ukraine’s president calls conflict threat to Europe …read more Source:...

    World conflicts will dominate Sunday TV talk shows
    Aug31

    World conflicts will dominate Sunday TV talk shows

    Ukraine, Syria and Iraq take center stage …read more Source: USA...

    Russia ‘practically in a war state’ with E.U., says Lithuania leader
    Aug31

    Russia ‘practically in a war state’ with E.U., says Lithuania leader

    Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite claimed Russia is “practically” at war with Europe ahead of a meeting with European Union leaders which will likely result in more sanctions on Russia. “It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of … …read more Source: The...