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    Russia sends tanks, troops into eastern Ukraine
    Aug29

    Russia sends tanks, troops into eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russian tanks and troops fired their way into eastern Ukraine on Thursday and seized a strategic gateway town on the road to the heavily militarized Crimean peninsula in a brazen display of support for pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian government troops. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Obama rules out military response to Russian moves in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Obama rules out military response to Russian moves in Ukraine

    President Obama rebuffed pressure for quick U.S. action in two foreign crises Thursday, declining to label Russia’s military moves into Ukraine an invasion and saying that he was not ready to expand an air campaign against Islamist militants to Syria. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State
    Aug29

    Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State

    President Obama acknowledged Thursday he doesn’t have a plan for defeating Islamist militants in Syria and backed away from imminent military action, while he also downplayed reports of a new Russian invasion in Ukraine. “We don’t have a strategy yet,” Mr. Obama said of his plans for defeating the Islamic …...

    Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises
    Aug29

    Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises

    President Obama confronted two volatile crises with restraint Thursday, saying he was not close to authorizing airstrikes in Syria and playing down an escalation of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet
    Aug29

    Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet

    TORONTO (AP) — It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as “not Russia.” …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War
    Aug29

    Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War

    Subtlety has never been the strong suit of Russia’s hacker-patriots. In 2008, during the Russian invasion of Georgia, they managed to hijack or disable all the key websites of the Georgian government, plastering one of them with images of Adolf Hitler. The year before that, during Russia’s diplomatic spat with Estonia over a Soviet...

    Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet
    Aug29

    Russia replies to Canada’s colorful map tweet

    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as “not Russia.” …read more Source: Miami...

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria
    Aug29

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. Obama’s decision to speak on the matter Thursday appeared aimed at...

    Putin Advisor Says Russia Invaded Ukraine
    Aug29

    Putin Advisor Says Russia Invaded Ukraine

    In the contested Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the evidence of yet more heavy shelling is everywhere. The casualties in this latest round of violence, at least 15 civilians, their bodies scattered indiscriminately. The attack in the rebel held city took place as evidence mounted, of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine. This tank, says Kiev,...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor
    Aug29

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

    The Kremlin has repeatedly denied arming and supporting the separatists who have been fighting Ukrainian troops for four months in the gravest crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. Two columns of tanks and other equipment entered southeastern Ukraine at midday, following heavy shelling of the area from Russia that...