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    Russian troops in Ukraine spur new sanctions warning from EU
    Aug30

    Russian troops in Ukraine spur new sanctions warning from EU

    The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. …read more Source: CTV...

    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,...

    Lesotho Military Says It Has Disarmed Police
    Aug30

    Lesotho Military Says It Has Disarmed Police

    (JOHANNESBURG) — Lesotho’s military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country’s prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country. MoreCut Day: What If Michael Sam Doesn’t Make the...

    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...

    EU leaders to threaten extra Russia sanctions, agree new team
    Aug30

    EU leaders to threaten extra Russia sanctions, agree new team

    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine on Saturday but, fearful of a new Cold War and self-inflicted harm on their own economies, should give Moscow another chance to make peace. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    EU: Russia and Ukraine close to ‘point of no return’
    Aug30

    EU: Russia and Ukraine close to ‘point of no return’

    The presidents of the European Commission and Ukraine warn Russia against escalating the conflict in eastern Ukraine, saying it is close to reaching the point of no return. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

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

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

    KIEV/BRUSSELS – Ukraine said on Saturday Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signalled they were ready to prepare more sanctions on Moscow over the crisis. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine-Russia conflict: What you need to know
    Aug30

    Ukraine-Russia conflict: What you need to know

    NATO estimates 1,000 Russians soldiers are in Ukraine, aiding separatists in the country’s east. …read more Source: USA...

    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...

    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 …...