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    EU Names Polish PM as Council President
    Aug31

    EU Names Polish PM as Council President

    The European Union chose new leadership Saturday, announcing Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Turk as its new council president. EU leaders chose Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to succeed Catherine Ashton as head of foreign policy for the 28-nation bloc. Former Belgian Prime Minster Herman Van Rompuy, who currently heads the...

    Fisher: Canada looks to join NATO force of 10,000 troops meant to keep Russia in check
    Aug31

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

    By Matthew Fisher, Postmedia News 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...

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine
    Aug31

    EU: Russia has 1 week to scale back actions in Ukraine

    European leaders meeting say they are preparing to hand down additional sanctions. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals
    Aug31

    Russian Politician Hospitalized After Reporting on Soldier Funerals

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in the regional assembly in the northwestern city of Pskov, said he...

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions
    Aug31

    EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions

    BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of state and government tasked their executive body to “urgently undertake preparatory work”...

    EU Sets Russia Ultimatum, Threatens Sanctions
    Aug31

    EU Sets Russia Ultimatum, Threatens Sanctions

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is giving Russia a one-week ultimatum to scale back its intervention in Ukraine or face additional economic sanctions. EU summit chairman Herman Van Rompuy said early Sunday that the bloc’s 28 leaders tasked its executive body to “urgently undertake preparatory work for consideration within a week.” He says...

    Garry Kasparov: It’s a War, Stupid!
    Aug31

    Garry Kasparov: It’s a War, Stupid!

    As Russian troops and armored columns advance in Eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government begs for aid from the free world it hoped would receive it and protect it as one of its own. The leaders of the free world, meanwhile, are struggling to find the right terminology to free themselves from the moral responsibility to provide that protection....

    Obama speaks with Harper, signals more sanctions against Russia
    Aug31

    Obama speaks with Harper, signals more sanctions against Russia

    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    EU threatens extra Russia sanctions as Ukraine president warns of ‘full-scale war’
    Aug31

    EU threatens extra Russia sanctions as Ukraine president warns of ‘full-scale war’

    But divisions among the 28 EU nations have hampered action against Moscow, and a draft of Saturday’s final statement indicated that they will merely ask the bloc’s executive arm “urgently” to prepare more options for sanctions. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Near ‘Point Of No Return’; Putin Warns Don’t ‘Mess With Us’
    Aug31

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Near ‘Point Of No Return’; Putin Warns Don’t ‘Mess With Us’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the European Union’s foreign ministers Saturday Ukraine is “very close to the point of no return,” and a “full-scale war” with Russia, days after his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned the international community “it’s best not to mess with us.” Poroshenko’s comments came just...