: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State
    Aug29

    Obama confesses: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with Islamic State

    President Obama acknowledged Thursday he doesn’t have a plan for defeating Islamist militants in Syria and backed away from imminent military action, while he also downplayed reports of a new Russian invasion in Ukraine. “We don’t have a strategy yet,” Mr. Obama said of his plans for defeating the Islamic …...

    Putin Advisor Says Russia Invaded Ukraine
    Aug29

    Putin Advisor Says Russia Invaded Ukraine

    In the contested Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the evidence of yet more heavy shelling is everywhere. The casualties in this latest round of violence, at least 15 civilians, their bodies scattered indiscriminately. The attack in the rebel held city took place as evidence mounted, of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine. This tank, says Kiev,...

    Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War
    Aug29

    Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War

    Subtlety has never been the strong suit of Russia’s hacker-patriots. In 2008, during the Russian invasion of Georgia, they managed to hijack or disable all the key websites of the Georgian government, plastering one of them with images of Adolf Hitler. The year before that, during Russia’s diplomatic spat with Estonia over a Soviet...

    Obama Warns of Russian Isolation Over Ukraine, Stops Short of Calling It Invasion
    Aug29

    Obama Warns of Russian Isolation Over Ukraine, Stops Short of Calling It Invasion

    ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) …read more Source: The Boston...

    Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises
    Aug29

    Obama Urges Calm in Face of Two Crises

    President Obama confronted two volatile crises with restraint Thursday, saying he was not close to authorizing airstrikes in Syria and playing down an escalation of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama Stops Short Of Calling Russia’s Advance Into Ukraine An ‘Invasion’
    Aug29

    Obama Stops Short Of Calling Russia’s Advance Into Ukraine An ‘Invasion’

    President Barack Obama Thursday stopped short of calling the Russian incursion in Ukraine an “invasion,” and said there would be no U.S. military intervention. He vowed to continue supporting Ukraine through diplomatic and financial assistance, however. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russia’s Ukraine Moves Renew Fears in Poland, Baltics
    Aug29

    Russia’s Ukraine Moves Renew Fears in Poland, Baltics

    Nations that suffered decades of oppression under Soviet rule during the Cold War have been urging their NATO allies to station more troops and otherwise get tougher. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Arming Rebels With Tanks, Artillery
    Aug29

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Arming Rebels With Tanks, Artillery

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as “Russian volunteers.” The Kremlin has repeatedly denied...

    Obama on Russian Culpability in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Obama on Russian Culpability in Ukraine

    President Obama said at a news conference that while he would continue to pressure Russia, he did not foresee a “military confrontation between Russia and the United States.” …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO Diplomats Give Russians Geography Lessons on Twitter
    Aug29

    NATO Diplomats Give Russians Geography Lessons on Twitter

    Once upon a time, wars were fought solely on battlefields, with soldiers fighting face to face. Nowadays war is waged through social media, too, and the latest battleground is Twitter, where western powers have been trading carefully calibrated insults with Russia over who is winning the war in Ukraine. After satellite imagery released by NATO...