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    Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup
    Aug07

    Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup

    The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s border could herald a major incursion to protect the separatists. Russia already is showing signs of economic dismay from sanctions imposed...

    NATO warns of Russian threat as Kiev advances on rebels
    Aug07

    NATO warns of Russian threat as Kiev advances on rebels

    The steadily advancing Ukrainian army is setting its sights on the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, while Western officials on Wednesday warned that a Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s border could herald a major incursion to protect … …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Obama Reluctant to Arm Ukraine
    Aug07

    Obama Reluctant to Arm Ukraine

    Speaking at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, President Obama addressed the possibility of extending arms to Ukraine but said the best action now would be “to try to get back on a political track.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine fighting prompts Dutch to halt search for MH-17 remains
    Aug07

    Ukraine fighting prompts Dutch to halt search for MH-17 remains

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte halted the search for victims’ remains and belongings at the eastern Ukraine site of the July 17 Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, saying Wednesday that the intensifying clashes in the area made it too dangerous for the forensic investigators to work. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    US Defense Secretary Echoes Concerns of Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine
    Aug07

    US Defense Secretary Echoes Concerns of Possible Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    A top U.S. official is voicing concern that Moscow may be preparing to invade Ukraine. For days, Western officials have been warning about the Russian military buildup along the border with Ukraine. After a visit to U.S. European Command Headquarters, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made his concern clear. “When you see the buildup of...

    Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports
    Aug07

    Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Dutch PM halts MH17 victim search on Ukraine tension
    Aug07

    Dutch PM halts MH17 victim search on Ukraine tension

    The Netherlands’ prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Obama: Russia sanctions “are working as intended”
    Aug07

    Obama: Russia sanctions “are working as intended”

    The president said that while the situation in eastern Ukraine is not resolved, Russia’s economy has been deeply damaged …read more Source:...

    Russia banning US poultry imports on Putin’s order
    Aug07

    Russia banning US poultry imports on Putin’s order

    Putin earlier signed an order banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia. …read more Source:...

    Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s border: NATO
    Aug07

    Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s border: NATO

    NATO said that Russia has around 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s border in an escalation of the current crisis. NBC News reports. …read more Source:...