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    Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug29

    Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels. …read more Source: Miami...

    NATO to Meet on Ukraine as Condemnation of Russia Mounts
    Aug29

    NATO to Meet on Ukraine as Condemnation of Russia Mounts

    NATO holds an emergency meeting in Brussels Friday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, as Western leaders offered a growing condemnation of Russian-backed violence in the eastern part of the country. President Barack Obama said Thursday it is “plain for the world to see” Russian forces have entered eastern Ukraine. He accused Moscow of...

    Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug29

    Russia’s Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels. Putin’s statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops,...

    NATO To Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Aug29

    NATO To Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    NATO officials meet August 29 in Brussels to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    Nikkei Slips After Japan Data
    Aug29

    Nikkei Slips After Japan Data

    Japanese stocks fell as investors digested domestic economic data after the latest Russia-Ukraine tensions pushed the U.S. market lower overnight. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine: Russia has invaded
    Aug29

    Ukraine: Russia has invaded

    Ukraine accused Russia yesterday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, an assertion quickly endorsed by President Obama, who said he believes Russian troops are threatening the nation’s sovereignty even as he ruled out military action, saying it was “not in the cards.”“Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern...

    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...

    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...

    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...