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    Live Updates: EU Threatens More Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Escalation
    Aug30

    Live Updates: EU Threatens More Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Escalation

    The European Union has threatened to launch a fresh round of sanctions against Russia in response to ongoing aggressive military action in eastern Ukraine. The group of nations is prepared to ramp up sanctions against Russia, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko at a summit in Brussels...

    Interview: Would A Tusk Presidency Help EU Look East?
    Aug30

    Interview: Would A Tusk Presidency Help EU Look East?

    RFE/RL speaks to Joanna Wajda, the Brussels correspondent for Polish public broadcaster TVP, about what to expect if Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is chosen as the president of the European Council. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ferguson Funeral, California Quake and A Tomato Fight: Week In Photos, Aug. 24 – 31
    Aug30

    Ferguson Funeral, California Quake and A Tomato Fight: Week In Photos, Aug. 24 – 31

    Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week.1. Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, CA after an earthquake struck the area in the early hours of Aug. 24,...

    Kiev Calls For Response To Russia As Town Falls To Rebels
    Aug30

    Kiev Calls For Response To Russia As Town Falls To Rebels

    Speaking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the West needs to make an “appropriate response” to the Kremlin’s aggression.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Syrian Rebels Attack UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights
    Aug30

    Syrian Rebels Attack UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. MoreU.N. Says Syria Refugees Top 3 Million MarkFive Best Ideas of...

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Aug30

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Poroshenko said a strong response is needed because Ukraine is subject to “military aggression and terror.” …read more Source: USA...

    EU poised to level new sanctions against Russia as fighting continues
    Aug30

    EU poised to level new sanctions against Russia as fighting continues

    European Union leaders on Saturday were poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU ready to prepare sanctions
    Aug30

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU ready to prepare sanctions

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Saturday the EU will provide more aid to Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia as Ukraine’s president calls conflict threat to Europe
    Aug30

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia as Ukraine’s president calls conflict threat to Europe

    Juergen Baetz And Jim Heintz BRUSSELS, Belgium — A top European Union official said Saturday that the 28-nation bloc is set to decide new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko said a strong EU response is needed...

    Europe looks for new sanctions to impose on Russia over Ukraine crisis
    Aug30

    Europe looks for new sanctions to impose on Russia over Ukraine crisis

    BRUSSELS — European Union leaders on Saturday were poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko said a strong EU response is needed because his country is subject to “military aggression …...