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    NATO Meets On Ukraine Conflict, Postpones Any Response To Russia To Next Week
    Aug30

    NATO Meets On Ukraine Conflict, Postpones Any Response To Russia To Next Week

    After an “extraordinary” meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Friday, it appears the U.S.-led alliance will wait until its meeting in Cardiff, Wales, next Thursday before taking any direct action regarding Russian troops entering Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check
    Aug30

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

    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 division-sized force will include...

    U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel
    Aug30

    U.S. Warns Against Ukraine Travel

    The U.S. State Department warned Americans Friday to avoid traveling to eastern Ukraine, in response to the ongoing conflict between Ukraine’s armed forces and Russia-backed separatists. “The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable and could change quickly,” the statement said. “U.S. citizens throughout Ukraine should avoid large crowds and...

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
    Aug30

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Families of Russian troops captured, killed or missing in Ukraine want answers on their fate MOSCOW (AP) – The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault
    Aug30

    Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault

    After NATO concluded an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the country is struggling to contain heavy fighting near the strategic port of Mariupol, on the Azov Sea. Separatist rebels are trying to capture the city, allegedly with Russian military help, and Ukraine’s defense forces are digging in. VOA’s Daniel...

    S&P 500 to New Record on Improving Economy
    Aug30

    S&P 500 to New Record on Improving Economy

    Wall Street bounces around into the weekend as escalating tensions involving Ukraine offset another round of mostly upbeat economic data out of the U.S. Gains were small, but small enough for the S&P 500 to log its fourth record close this week. The Dow and Nasdaq extending a weekly rally to week number four. Britain raised its international...

    Weekend Roundup: Where in Hell Did ISIS Come From?
    Aug30

    Weekend Roundup: Where in Hell Did ISIS Come From?

    What happens when the strategic fatigue of the West meets an energetic jihadist surge aimed at setting up a Syriaq caliphate? That is the question The WorldPost asked our contributors to address this week. Writing from Beirut, the legendary former MI6 agent and “middleman of the Middle East,” Alastair Crooke, examines the link between...

    Hillary Clinton speaking in Ottawa Oct. 6
    Aug30

    Hillary Clinton speaking in Ottawa Oct. 6

    Hillary Clinton is coming to Ottawa. The consensus frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016 – and perhaps the next president of the United States – will be in Ottawa Oct. 6 for a luncheon speech at the Ottawa Convention Centre, the Citizen has learned. Clinton will arrive in the nation’s capital at a time of what many observers say...

    Morse: Putin’s plunder signals gloves are off in Ukraine
    Aug30

    Morse: Putin’s plunder signals gloves are off in Ukraine

    At least now we know what that “humanitarian truck convoy” that broke into Ukraine was really for — plunder. It turns out to have stripped a few defence-production factories in Luhansk and hauled their contents back to Russia. In all the speculation around the move, that had not occurred to anyone at all. But it is nothing new to the Russians,...

    NATO chief needs resources to respond to ‘wake-up call’
    Aug29

    NATO chief needs resources to respond to ‘wake-up call’

    On the eve of next week’s NATO Summit in Wales, the alliance’s outgoing Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells CBC News an ‘unstable security environment’ means member countries like Canada must increase defence spending and help the alliance adapt to ‘profound’ changes. …read more Source:...