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    Humanitarian Aid Convoy for Russian Rebels Due to Arrive; Ukraine Races to Beat Rebels
    Aug21

    Humanitarian Aid Convoy for Russian Rebels Due to Arrive; Ukraine Races to Beat Rebels

    KIEV, Ukraine—Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russia separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross. Trucks loaded with water, generators and sleeping bags for desperate civilians in the besieged...

    West Point graduate who joined Ukrainian army unit died in ‘street battle’
    Aug21

    West Point graduate who joined Ukrainian army unit died in ‘street battle’

    A West Point graduate died Wednesday while fighting in an Ukrainian army unit near Donetsk. Mark Paslawsky, 55, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1981, but recently joined the Donbas volunteer battalion and has fought in the region since April. Mr. Paslawsky, who went by “Franko” in a recent … …read more Source:...

    Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine
    Aug21

    Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    Ukrainian soldiers muster at a point close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Ukrainian troops make a significant push into rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, claimin… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Fighting Continues in Ukraine as Russian Aid Convoy Reaches Customs
    Aug21

    Fighting Continues in Ukraine as Russian Aid Convoy Reaches Customs

    KIEV, Ukraine—Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination. Russia has been trying to send in over 200 trucks carrying what it says is...

    Businesses Wonder Who’s Next After Russia Targets McDonald’s
    Aug21

    Businesses Wonder Who’s Next After Russia Targets McDonald’s

    Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald’s restaurants, in what many businessmen said was retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine they fear could spread to other symbols of Western capitalism. Russia’s food safety watchdog said it was looking at possible breaches of sanitary rules at McDonald’s, but...

    Hollywood Stars Say Thanks But No Thanks to Russia
    Aug21

    Hollywood Stars Say Thanks But No Thanks to Russia

    On Aug. 14, the actor Steven Seagal arrived at Russia’s premier weapons expo and, in the company of several arms dealers, strolled to a display of automatic rifles. A crowd of reporters and onlookers gathered around to watch as he handled one of the weapons, some even climbing on top of a military vehicle in order to get a better look....

    The Gargoyle – Anniversaries marked by the Prime Minister’s Office
    Aug21

    The Gargoyle – Anniversaries marked by the Prime Minister’s Office

    This week’s statement from the Prime Minister’s Office marking the 72nd anniversary of Canada’s participation in the ill-fated raid on Dieppe had me wondering which other anniversaries his office felt worthy of an official communique. (Thomas Mulcair also issued a statement this week noting 72nd anniversary of Dieppe, though...

    Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3
    Aug21

    Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

    MOSCOW — Russia’s food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald’s restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.The pressure on the American chain, which has 435 restaurants in Russia, comes at a time of heightened tensions over the fighting in eastern Ukraine.After...

    Russian aid convoy poised to enter Ukraine as fighting rages
    Aug21

    Russian aid convoy poised to enter Ukraine as fighting rages

    Pro-Russia separatists who control part of Ukraine’s eastern border allowed Kiev customs officials into the occupied territory Thursday to inspect a Russian convoy seeking to carry aid to the militants’ last two strongholds. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    RICK PERRY: There Is ‘A Very Real Possibility’ ISIS Forces Have Crossed US-Mexican Border
    Aug21

    RICK PERRY: There Is ‘A Very Real Possibility’ ISIS Forces Have Crossed US-Mexican Border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes the jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) may have already sent militants across the U.S.-Mexican border. Perry was directly asked about this prospect Thursday afternoon after he gave a border-security speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Perry, a potential...